Feb. 18: The preeminent jazz vocalist in the world today, Dianne Reeves, will deploy her arsenal of talents at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and was named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master. Tickets: $25-$75.
Feb. 19: The groundbreaking Kronos Quartet of San Francisco will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. Their program will feature some Kronos favorites, including selections from their landmark education and legacy project, “50 for the Future.” The Green Music Center is a proud Commissioning Partner for the project. Tickets: $25-$55.
Feb. 27: Young jazz pianist Connie Han, along with her trio, will blaze into Schroeder Hall at 3 p.m. with top-notch verve and rhythm. Han has been described by Downbeat magazine as possessing “skills as a bop player of fearsome ability, a supple balladeer and a groove merchant par excellence.” Jazziz magazine predicts her latest album, “Iron Starlet,” will “confirm her as one of the brightest young stars in jazz.” Tickets: $30-$40.
Feb. 28: Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. The Harvard graduate, who is reported to be considering a run for governor of Oregon, will share his many stories and insights into the events that shape our world. Tickets: $25.
March 3: Conductor and viola da gamba player Jordi Savall will lead his ensemble, Le Concert des Nations, in music inspired by the award-winning 1991 film “Tous Les Matins du Monde” at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. The concert will include music from the French Baroque composed by Lully, Marais, Couperin, Rameau and others. Tickets: $25-$95.
March 6: Concert pianist Anthony de Mare will celebrate new music inspired by the works of legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim at 3 p.m. in Schroeder Hall with a program entitled, “Liaisons 2021: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.” Tickets: $30-$40.
March 13: Grammy-award-winning fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band, Universal Roots, will bring their energetic, global sound to Weill Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25-$75.
March 25: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz will team up on a dynamic program of Beethoven and Phillip Glass at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. The two extraordinary artists will pair Beethoven’s Cello Sonata for cello and piano with work from one of contemporary music’s most influential composers, Glass and his Partita, plus perform solo pieces by both composers. Tickets: $25-$75
March 27: Jazz bandleader, arranger and composer Maria Schneider will bring her big-band-inspired Orchestra to Weill Hall at 7 p.m. Critics have called Schneider’s music “evocative, majestic, magical … daring and beyond categorization.” Tickets: $25-$75.
April 14: Choreographer Liz Lerman returns to the Green Music Center with a new, evening-length dance-theater piece, “Wicked Bodies (Sonoma),” at 8 p.m.
The work looks at the persistence across time and culture of the stereotypes of old crones and evil stepmothers and the use of the body to invoke fear by governments and institutions. The multidisciplinary piece is designed specifically for Weill Hall. Tickets: $40.
April 16: Composer, educator and jazz trumpeter Sean Jones will explore the music of Dizzy Gillespie and the intersection of cultural and spiritual dilemmas within the African diaspora at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. Jones will team with tap dancer and vocalist Brinae Ali to create “Dizzy Spellz,” a tribute to Gillespie that fuses elements of jazz, tap, hip-hop and bebop. Tickets: $25-$75.
April 22 and 23: “Nassim” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. each night at Weill Hall Loft.
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s latest theatrical work is an audacious experiment exploring the power of language to unite us. Without rehearsals or preparation by the actor, the performance is based on the actor reading the script for the first time in front of the audience. Tickets: $25-$40.
April 27: Las Cafeteras produces a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock,” the LA Times said. The band will bring their remixed roots music to Weill Hall at 7:30 p.m. Las Cafeteras’ vocalists infuse rich lyrics with the unseen stories of migrant life in Los Angeles. Tickets: $25-$55.
May 15: In a unique, in-concert presentation, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will explore one of the seminal quartets of Franz Joseph Haydn, the “father” of the string quartet, at 3 p.m. in Weill Hall.
The quartet, renowned for the intensity of their performances, will perform Haydn’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 “Emperor” and Dvorak’s String Quartet in G-Major, Op. 106. Tickets: $25-$85.
You can reach Staff Writer Diane Peterson at [email protected] or 707-521-5211. On Twitter @dianepete56