Three-time Grammy Award winner Diego El Cigala returns to Koerner Hall with an evening of Argentine tangos from his latest CD, Romance de La Luna Tucumana, plus favorites from his CD with Bebo Valdés.
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Wang, “the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today,” (San Francisco Chronicle) forms a dynamic duo with Kavakos, one of the world’s top violinist, to perform works by Brahms, Schumann, Stravinsky, and Respighi.
Principal Conductor Maestro Lu Jia leads one of China's most adventurous and dynamic orchestras in a program of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Qigang Chen’s Wu Xing (Five Elements) along with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Minor with 17-year-old Chinese-Canadian pianist Xiaoyu Liu.
Presented in association with the National Arts Centre of Canada.
“Mr. Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” (The New York Times) He will perform works by Janáček, Schubert, Mozart, and Schumann.
"Africa's premier diva" (TIME) performs rhythmic Afro-funk fusion with “irresistible energy and joie de vivre.” (Los Angeles Times)
Presented in association with Batuki Music and Small World Music.
A modern day troubadour, Cockburn’s characteristic blend of folk, blues, jazz, and rock relate his observations about the human experience. At this rare solo concert, we also celebrate the release of Bruce Cockburn’s new autobiography, Rumours of Glory.
Ana Moura is at the forefront of the fado music renaissance. “Her mesmeric appeal radiates from within, even if you don’t know a syllable of Portuguese. Her ability to alternately whisper, growl and ring like a silver bell are the hallmarks of a fine singer.” (NPR Music)
Presented in association with Small World Music.
Living legend Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer. “He has a technical mastery so complete that it makes everything look easy.” (Los Angeles Times) “Committed, insightful and lovable performances.”
Increasingly recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Tito Muñoz leads a program of Bartók and Shostakovich that includes a performance by violinist Emily Kruspe, winner of The Glenn Gould School’s concerto competition.
Gilmore Artist Award-winning Blechacz is an interpreter of “engaging lucidity” (Der Tagesspiegel), with “a gorgeous gift for the keyboard.” (Corriere della Sera) He will perform Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.
Presented in association with the Canadian Chopin Society.