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Green Music Center 2018-19 Season

The 2018-19 Season comprises 35 performances representing the finest talent across a variety of genres including classical, jazz, folk, and popular music; world music and dance. Venues include the traditional 1,400-seat Weill Hall, a new setup in Weill Hall called The Loft which reimagines the concert experience by spinning performers and audiences around to see and hear from a whole new perspective, and the intimate 240-seat Schroeder Hall.

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Pre-Sale for Donors at the Benefactor Level ($1,000 & above): Tue, Aug 7 at 10 A.M.
Pre-Sale for 2018–19 Season Subscribers & Mastercard Cardholders: Thu, Aug 9 at 10 A.M.
General Public: Tue, Aug 14 at 10 A.M.

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<i>Banjos & Bourbon </i><br/>A Benefit for the Green Music Center Celebrating Music Mentors  <br/>Featuring BUMPER JACKSONS

Banjos & Bourbon
A Benefit for the Green Music Center Celebrating Music Mentors
Featuring BUMPER JACKSONS

Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Start the season off with a party that features a great band, cocktails, dancing, and the Green Music Center's Annual Benefit Dinner — all while paying tribute to music teachers!

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Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

Friday, Sep. 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Los Angeles-based Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice.

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Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet

Sunday, Sep. 30, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Since 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to critical acclaim.  “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the  London Independent and the  New York Times  extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 – 7:30 pm

 South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir returns to the Green Music Center for an infectiously joyful performance of spirituals and gospel tunes!

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Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.

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FREE MOVIES AT THE GREEN: Disney Pixar's <i>Brave</i>

FREE MOVIES AT THE GREEN: Disney Pixar's Brave

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Free and open to everyone. Julie Fowlis will introduce Disney Pixar’s Brave, which features her songs. Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnics to Weill Lawn and catch our final outdoor movie of the season.

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Manual Cinema – <i>The End of TV</i>

Manual Cinema – The End of TV

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 – 7:30 pm

A one-of-a-kind movie-going experience! Part shadow puppetry, part cinematic techniques, and part innovative music, Manual Cinema creates an immersive visual story for stage and screen. Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990’s, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the constant barrage of commercial images through a song cycle that accompanies a film that’s handmade in front of you. Stay after to visit the artists on stage to see how they make it all happen!

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Steven Lin, piano

Steven Lin, piano

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Taiwanese American pianist Steven Lin is an immediately engaging and imaginative young artist, applauded by The New York Times for playing that is “…immaculately voiced and enhanced by admirable subtleties of shading and dynamics.”

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Venice Baroque Orchestra

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces.

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Kenny Barron Quintet

Kenny Barron Quintet

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Among jazz musicians, pianist Kenny Barron is considered an institution. He spent years in bands led by legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, and Stan Getz, and brings that wisdom to every note.

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Kurbasy

Kurbasy

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 – 7:30 pm

 From the Carpathian Mountains, Kurbasy traces contemporary connections to an archaic past. Their folk-based multimedia performances vibrate in tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, unique instruments, and phantasmagoric visual imagery.

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Peter Serkin, piano

Peter Serkin, piano

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Recognized as an artist of passion and integrity, Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians appearing before the public today. 

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JOAN BAEZ – FARE THEE WELL... TOUR 2018

JOAN BAEZ – FARE THEE WELL... TOUR 2018

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Legendary artist and activist, and 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee,  Joan Baez, has announced an extensive Fare Thee Well tour in 2018 in conjunction with her new album Whistle Down the Wind.

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Calmus

Calmus

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 – 7:30 pm

A perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness, and wit. These are the hallmarks of Calmus, now one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany.

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Navidad Mexicana with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Navidad Mexicana with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 – 7:30 pm

!Que Vivan Las Mujeres! Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® brings the spirit of the Holidays through the historic art of mariachi to the Green Music Center.

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American Bach Soloists – Handel's <i>Messiah</i>

American Bach Soloists – Handel's Messiah

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – 7:00 pm

San Francisco-based American Bach Soloists are leading performers in the field of Baroque music, dedicated to historically informed performances of Bach and his contemporaries.

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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus<br>Home for the Holidays

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Home for the Holidays

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 – 5:00 pm

No one does holidays better than the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. This will be the 28th year the chorus has traveled north at the holidays to benefit Face 2 Face, AIDS services of Sonoma County.

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Dave Koz & Friends – Christmas Tour 2018 With Special Guests Mindi Abair, <br>Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui

Dave Koz & Friends – Christmas Tour 2018 With Special Guests Mindi Abair,
Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 – 7:30 pm

In a career that spans more than a quarter-century and nine Grammy® nominations, saxophonist  Dave Koz  has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his genre or generation. 

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Martha Redbone – <i>Bone Hill: The Concert</i>

Martha Redbone – Bone Hill: The Concert

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 – 7:30 pm

A vital voice in American Roots music, Martha Redbone is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of music, reflecting her Appalachian childhood mixed with her teenage years in Brooklyn.

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Joshua Bell, violin

Joshua Bell, violin

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader, he maintains a busy schedule of recitals and orchestral performances, and his position as Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

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A Far Cry

A Far Cry

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Grammy®-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry has developed a distinct approach to music-making. Known for its high energy, the ensemble “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied” (The New York Times).

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Wild Up – <i>We, the People: Arts as Activism</i>

Wild Up – We, the People: Arts as Activism

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Los Angeles-based chamber orchestra Wild Up  is a modern music collective committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Empowered by the megaphone of art, We, The People  is a concert that celebrates the repertoire created by composers as a reflection of the civic dialogue

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The Chieftains

The Chieftains

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Since 1962, The Chieftains have been lauded for their contemporary take on traditional Irish music. With six Grammy® Awards, their ability to transcend musical genres has made them one of the most revered Irish bands.

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Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio

Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 – 3:00 pm

A 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition winner, 23-year old Veronica Swift has been gaining attention throughout the jazz world. She has recently hit her stride collaborating with pianist Benny Green, who has been hailed as perhaps the most revered hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist.

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Banda Magda

Banda Magda

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Led by Greek-born singer, composer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, mid-century classics, and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.

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<i>We Shall Overcome</i> – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Damien Sneed

We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Damien Sneed

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.

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Roger Guenveur Smith – <i>Frederick Douglass Now</i>

Roger Guenveur Smith – Frederick Douglass Now

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Roger Guenveur Smith presents his internationally acclaimed solo performance, Frederick Douglass Now, a work the Los Angeles Times calls “a personal benchmark for this remarkable artist.”

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Jonathan Dimmock, organ

Jonathan Dimmock, organ

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 – 3:00 pm

Considered by many to be the best in his field, organist Jonathan Dimmock has distinguished himself through his dazzling and sensitive performances in churches, major concert halls, music festivals, and cathedrals throughout the world.

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Monica Bill Barnes & Co. <i>– Happy Hour!</i>

Monica Bill Barnes & Co. – Happy Hour!

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 – 6:00 pm

An evening of theater like you’ve never experienced before. A dance show turned into an after-work office party. Come for a drink, stay for the hope of a life-changing experience. “Happy Hour  breaks all the rules of theater… it offers not merely terrific entertainment, but more than a measure of poignancy, a sense of loss even amid the fun-and-games.” –  DC Metro

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Monica Bill Barnes & Co. <i>– Happy Hour!</i>

Monica Bill Barnes & Co. – Happy Hour!

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 – 8:30 pm

An evening of theater like you’ve never experienced before. A dance show turned into an after-work office party. Come for a drink, stay for the hope of a life-changing experience. “Happy Hour  breaks all the rules of theater… it offers not merely terrific entertainment, but more than a measure of poignancy, a sense of loss even amid the fun-and-games.” –  DC Metro

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Anne Akiko Meyers, violin & Jason Vieaux, guitar

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin & Jason Vieaux, guitar

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Two internationally acclaimed artists join forces. Billboard top selling violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and Grammy®-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux come together for a marvelously adventurous evening of music.

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Delphi Trio <i>– Among Friends</i>

Delphi Trio – Among Friends

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 – 3:00 pm

Praised for “…rich, committed string tone, dazzling pianism, rhythmic flexibility, and risky tempi…” (Sarasota Herald Tribune) the Delphi Trio   has become a powerfully eloquent voice in the world of chamber music. 

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MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR <br>60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION<br> featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR
60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 – 7:30 pm

The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 60th Anniversary Celebration features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent, the leaders of jazz’s future.

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Tallis Scholars

Tallis Scholars

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Dubbed “the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music” by The New York Times, the Tallis Scholars are bona fide choral music royalty.

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TAIKOPROJECT <i>– Surrounding Suns</i>

TAIKOPROJECT – Surrounding Suns

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm

TAIKOPROJECT  was founded in 2000 in Los Angeles by a group of young, emerging Taiko drummers seeking to create a truly American style of Taiko by blending the traditional forms in which they were raised with an innovative and fresh aesthetic approach to the Japanese drum.

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Villalobos Brothers

Villalobos Brothers

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling! The Villalobos Brothers are redefining contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice.

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Gil Shaham, violin & Akira Eguchi, piano

Gil Shaham, violin & Akira Eguchi, piano

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has critics fawning over the “special kind of humanism” with which his performances are imbued.

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Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat<br> <i>Music for Change: The Banned Countries</i>

Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat
Music for Change: The Banned Countries

Thursday, May. 9, 2019 – 7:30 pm

For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s  Kronos Quartet  has embodied a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience.

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