The Grammy award winning Takács Quartet, now entering its forty-third season, is internationaly renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. They are the first string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal. Their touring this season includes stops in Copenhagen, Vienna, Luxembourg, Rotterdam the Edinburgh Festival, the Aspen and Tanglewood Festivals and Carnegie Hall. The first string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal, their inaugural visit to Sacramento will find them performing works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven’s monumental Opus 131.
Acclaimed violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman will be appearing with pianist Angela Cheng on February 28 as part of the 2017 New Millennium Concert Series.
Acclaimed baritone Randall Scarlata and legendary pianist Gilbert Kalish will perform a set of songs by Charles Ives and Schubert's extraordinary final work, Schwanengesang ("Swan Song"). Kalish will also be performing Leoš Janáček’s In The Mist — gorgeous music that is rarely heard.