2023 Season: June 30-August 19

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Join us for our 62nd season with eight weeks of performances under the leadership of Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles!

Festival favorite violinist James Ehnes kicks off the Festival Orchestra series at Walk Festival Hall with Bruch’s Violin Concerto. Other highlights include Strauss’ epic Ein Heldenleben featuring GTMF Concertmaster Madeline Adkins, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with GTMF principal bassoonist Sue Heineman, plus guest appearances by pianists Yefim Bronfman and Marc-André Hamelin, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and soprano Julia Bullock. Stéphane Denève returns as a guest conductor, and conductors Jader Bignamini and Christian Reif make their festival debuts. The Festival Orchestra series culminates in a semi-staged production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, featuring seven world-class opera soloists.

Special events include an evening with six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and a performance by the National Youth Orchestra with violinist Gil Shaham, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

Enjoy two outdoor events at Center for the Arts Park: the ever-popular Patriotic Pops concert with Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels and Jeff Kready, plus a free Family Concert.

The Gateway Series returns with four diverse artists and ensembles: jazz vocalist Dee Daniels, the Mambo Kings with Camille Zamora, The Music of Motown with percussionist Richard Brown and his band plus guest vocalists, and vocalist/mandolinist Chris Thile.

The Sunday Matinee Piano Recital Series showcases accomplished pianists: Michelle Cann, Clayton Stephenson and George Li. In addition, our Festival Orchestra musicians are featured in an eclectic six-concert Chamber Music Series.

*NEW* this year – Pick any 3+ concerts & save 10%!  
Valid for all events except 7/4 Patriotic Pops and 8/6 Audra McDonald concert

Season artwork:  “Quiet Evening” by Stacey Peterson

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