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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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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>Future Folk</i>

Wild Up – Future Folk

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. The performance of Future Folk explores the music of Ancient India, Modern California and post-war New York that embraces innovation and acknowledges we are all standing on the shoulders of the Ancestors.

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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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Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio

Veronica Swift with The Benny Green Trio

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 – 7:00 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 gospel 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

Delphi Trio

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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