2021 SEASON – Welcome Home
Under the leadership of Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles, the Festival’s 60th season (July 2-August 21) kicked off with outdoor concerts and then returned to reduced capacity, indoor performances for six weeks at Walk Festival Hall. Concert programs featured guest artists cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Leila Josefowicz. Other highlights included a world premiere by composer Melody Eötvös, a Jessie Montgomery co-commission with soprano Julia Bullock, and a concert of opera highlights with world-renowned soloists. Stéphane Denève and Miguel Harth-Bedoya returned as guest conductors and the new Gateway Series featured Time For Three, Third Coast Percussion and Broadway Through the Ages. The world-class talents of the Festival Orchestra musicians were highlighted in a weekly chamber music series on Wednesdays.
OPENING WEEK at Center for the Arts Park
FINALE WEEK at Walk Festival Hall
All programs and artists are subject to change.