Join us for a friendly conversation with two East Bay musical treasures: cellist Tessa Seymour, one of classical music’s most promising young talents, and Cal Performances’ Director Matias Tarnopolsky.

Tessa is on the brink of becoming a widely recognized concert artist. Freshly graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, she has already performed as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, made a televised debut at Carnegie Hall, and recorded a debut album set to release this year. Her viewpoint is a rare one – that of a young prodigy with a musical understanding beyond her years, well on the way into a career full of promise.

As director of Cal Performances, Matias is tasked with planning inventive and compelling programming for one of the most influential performing arts centers in the world. In doing so, he helps steward the many artists that perform on Cal Performances’ stages. Having worked with pretty much all of the celebrated performers of the world, he brings to this conversation a singularly knowledgeable viewpoint of the tough business of classical music today.

We hope to learn something about the journey of a young classical musician and its many challenges and enjoy some beautiful music. Our Meyer Sound-enhanced room allows us to provide a beautiful environment in which to enjoy live performances.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
1 pm to 2:30 pm