Beethoven’s Third

On a stirring program, the Festival Orchestra performs Beethoven’s “Heroic” symphony, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with soloist Inon Barnatan, and Reena Esmail’s Testament.

Mahler’s Fifth

Under the baton of new Music Director Timothy Myers, the Festival Orchestra tackles Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5 and a world premiere cello concerto by composer Nathalie Joachim with guest soloist Seth Parker Woods.

The Festival Chorus and Orchestra unite for a jubilant performance of Joseph Haydn’s 1798 oratorio The Creation, chronicling the biblical creation of Eden.

The legendary cellist reflects on his five-year, six-continent tour of Bach’s Cello Suites in both performance and conversation. Joining him are two extraordinary artists he met during his travels— Angélique Kidjo and Jeremy Dutcher.

Classic drag, intimate storytelling, live art, and video experimentation collide in this sought-after spectacle from the internationally celebrated drag performer Sasha Velour.