Upcoming Events

December 2021

Next Up: To Be Bach or Not to Be Bach

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7 pm - 8 pm, Thayer Hall
Free, tickets required

Next Up: To Be Bach or Not to Be Bach

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7 pm, Thayer Hall

“To Be Bach or Not to Be Bach” is a program of three works for violin and harpsichord that have been attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. Their BWV catalog numbers suggest that they are original compositions by the famed composer —but are they? Performed on period instruments, this program paints a picture of the musical world in which Bach lived.

January 2022

Next Up: Celestial Suite, Combining Astronomy and Music

Thursday, January 27, 2022
7 pm - 8 pm, Thayer Hall
Free, tickets required

Next Up: Celestial Suite, Combining Astronomy and Music

Thursday, January 27, 2022
7 pm, Thayer Hall

"Celestial Suite" explores the work of five astronomers: Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilee, Isaac Newton, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking. Set against visuals from real astronomical images, each movement features narrator Kyle Kremer drawing connections between music and science. Following the performance, the audience is invited to join Kyle for an informal Q&A and telescope viewing of the night sky.

March 2022

Next Up: Solo (Livestream Only)

Thursday, March 17, 2022
7 pm - 8 pm
Free, tickets required

Next Up: Solo (Livestream Only)

Thursday, March 17, 2022
7 pm PT

When the pandemic hit, musicians all around the world were challenged to explore and create in new ways, and many turned back to neglected solo repertoire. Evin Blomberg, a violinist for the Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra, presents the culmination of her artistic journey in a virtual program for solo violin.

May 2022

Next Up: The Life and Music of Ernst Toch

Thursday, May 12, 2022
7 pm - 8 pm, Thayer Hall
Free, tickets required

Next Up: The Life and Music of Ernst Toch

Thursday, May 12, 2022
7 pm, Thayer Hall

Ernst Toch's life and work are explored in historical context as pianist Makiko Hirata performs pieces in chronological order with narration from Toch's grandson, author Lawrence Weschler. The program goes from the beginning with the Brahms and Mozart of Toch's early days in Europe through Toch's very last piano pieces written in Southern California in 1962.