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2017-2018 Season in Weill Hall

The Green Music Center's 2017–18 Season in Weill Hall spans September 30, 2017–April 28, 2018 and comprises 37 performances representing the finest talent across the genres of classical orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo recital music; jazz, folk and popular music; and world music and dance.

Dublin Irish Dancers

Dublin Irish Dancers "Stepping Out" – An Extravaganza of Sights & Sounds of Irish Culture

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a celebration of Irish Music and Dance.

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Takács Quartet <br/>with Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Takács Quartet
with Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Now entering its 43rd season, the TAKÁCS QUARTET is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations, “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional works feel radical once more” (The New York Times). They are joined by MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, ranked among the elect of world pianists.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin <br/> & Lambert Orkis, piano

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
& Lambert Orkis, piano

Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 – 7:30 pm

For over three decades, Anne-Sophie Mutter has been one of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time. She returns to Weill Hall, with a program that straddles the range of musical architecture, featuring works by Bach, Brahms, and Penderecki.

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H. Andréa Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series Ralph Nader: One Person Can Make a Difference:  Social Justice and World Affairs

H. Andréa Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series Ralph Nader: One Person Can Make a Difference: Social Justice and World Affairs

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm

What would life be like in this country without Ralph Nader? Would all the people saved by seatbelts be around? Would our grandchildren be breathing in clean air, or carcinogens? Would renewable energy be the newest catchphrase, or accountable campaign promise? Fortunately, we don’t have to do any more than imagine the unimaginable, thanks to Ralph Nader.

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Yamato Drummers

Yamato Drummers

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 – 7:30 pm

For the Yamato Drummers, every encounter with listeners is a precious experience, with a goal to send audiences home with a new vitality and passion for life. They perform in front thousands of people over the world, committed to preserving the art of Taiko, a musical instrument often called “the spirit of Japan.”

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Jennifer Koh, violin <br/> & Shai Wosner, piano

Jennifer Koh, violin
& Shai Wosner, piano

Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Pianist Shai Wosner reflects a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, alike.

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Israeli Chamber Project

Israeli Chamber Project

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in the 2017-18 season, the Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble comprising strings, winds, harp, and piano, that brings together some of today's most distinguished musicians for chamber music concerts iboth in Israel and abroad.

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Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully

Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully

Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves is the total package – virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings in one powerful and flexible voice, with a knack for storytelling.

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Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 – 7:30 pm

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune). They live by their mission to move music forward through innovative performance, advocate for new music by living composers, and create a legacy of guiding an emerging generation of musicians.

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Louis Lortie, piano

Louis Lortie, piano

Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, extending his interpretative voice across a broad range of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style.

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Apollo's Fire | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra with Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

Apollo's Fire | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra with Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Named “the U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band” by Classical Music Magazine, APOLLO’S FIRE, with conductor JEANNETTE SORRELL, is a collection of creative artists who share a passion for rhetoric, dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various passions in the listeners. Together they present an electrifying semi-staged production of Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo.

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Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, praised for its “burnished grace” and “selfless concentration,” is much more than a dance company. With exceptional synchronicity, and compelling physicality the ensemble has earned international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theatre.

 

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Les Violons du Roy <br/> Bernard Labadie, founding conductor <br/>with Isabelle Faust, violin

Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, founding conductor
with Isabelle Faust, violin

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm

 

Inspired by the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French kings, Les Violons du Roy was formed in 1984 by founding conductor Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. 

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