Counterpoint is the artistic collaboration between pianist Conrad Tao and choreographer/dancer Caleb Teicher, exploring the intersections between their artistic worlds.
The Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) comprises the principal performers of the music of Philip Glass. In 1968, Glass founded the PGE in New York City as a laboratory for his music. Its purpose was to develop a performance practice to meet the unprecedented technical and artistic demands of his compositions. In pioneering this approach, the PGE became a creative wellspring for Glass, and its members remain inimitable interpreters of his work.
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the veteran string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.” With the bold and expressive singer Magos Herrera.
Drummer. Educator. Author. Creative Entrepreneur. A drummer who The New York Times has said “take[s] a back seat to no one,” and “a musician who balances excitement gracefully and shines with innovation. Performer, producer, and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond.
Alan Pasqua is an American rock and jazz pianist, a Steinway Piano Artist, Grammy Nominee and Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music. He has been a member of the bands of Bob Dylan and Santana, played and recorded with jazz artists including Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Gary Burton and worked with composers John Williams, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini.
An intimate evening of songs and stories by the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist Curtis Stigers and his band. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, his commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Along the way, this musician has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing.
The Argyros is proud to present Chris Botti in a very special Gala event in support of our annual fund.
For over two decades, Grammy Award-winning and Billboard #1 master trumpeter Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular array of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the largest selling instrumental artist in The United States.