The musical program has been set for our afternoon with cellist Tessa Seymour and Cal Performances’ Executive and Artistic Director Matias Tarnopolsky, and it’s full of cherished gems and lesser-known enchantments.

J.S. Bach: Selections from Suite No. 5
Krzysztof Penderecki: Selections from the Suite for Solo Cello
Pēteris Vasks: Dolcissimo
György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
Gaspar Cassadó: Intermezzo e Danza Finale

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. We’ve shared a video below to give a sense of the depth of her musicality.

Joining the conversation with Tessa is none other than Cal Performances’ Director Matias Tarnopolsky. A seasoned veteran of the business of the performing arts, he’s worked with most all of the celebrated performers of the world, and brings to this conversation a singularly knowledgeable viewpoint.

We think this is a rare opportunity to learn something about the journey of a young artist and its many challenges, and to listen to exquisite music in an acoustically enhanced and intimate atmosphere. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

1 pm to 2:30 pm


Tickets and Info

Includes a reception and light refreshments. The cafe will also be open for lunch before and after.