The Italian star pianist’s special concert for Cal Performances premieres May 13 and runs through June 12.
Drawing on his European classical training, his Chickasaw heritage, and sometimes Celtic roots music, Tate optimistically fuses it all into his own American style.
Even when revisiting her 2009 Steel Hammer for a film adaptation for Cal Performances, the composer likes to jump in at the deep end.
The general director’s vision has resulted in a remarkable series of video productions that have shown the company in a whole new light.
The eclectic Iranian-American composer talks about his wide-ranging roots, creating meaningful music, and his ongoing work with children.
In town to conduct SFO’s groundbreaking Barber of Seville, the rising star talks about his journey from church choir to conductor’s podium.
The Rainin Fellowship recipient talks about her spiritual approach to creating new work and how it has evolved during the pandemic.
A conversation with CAP UCLA’s executive and artistic director reveals the serious challenges of mounting an original season virtually, and the equal test of getting ready for reopening.
The fearless saxophonist and composer talks about his latest explorations with three top pianists.
The composer finds musical inspiration in children’s games, puzzles, found sound, and above all else, other creative spirits.