The Green Music Center this week had two announcements – their upcoming concert season schedule, and who is going to be taking the job of Executive Director, with Zarin Mehta retiring from his post. It’s Jacob Yarrow, who’s been Programming Director for the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium for eight years. He’ll be starting his job in June.
There’s more information about the season at the Green Music Center’s website.
The season mixes large and chamber ensembles, solo performances, vocal, plus jazz, world, folk, dance, and even spoken word, after getting off to a start with Irma Thomas and a soul-inflected trip to New Orleans, backed by the Preservation Hall Legacy Band. The orchestral offerings lean mostly in the direction of early music, with Les Arts Florissants, Les Violons du Roy, Apollo’s Fire, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. The exception is a program with Valery Gergiev leading the Mariinsky Orchestra and soloist Denis Matsuev in early November. Violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Jennifer Koh, and Nikolaj Znaider present recitals, as do pianists Peter Serkin and Louis Lortie. There are also a trio of pianists who will join forces with other chamber ensembles: Stephen Hough plays with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Jeffrey Kahane with the Miro Quartet, and Marc-Andre Hamelin with the Takacs Quartet. Other groups on the roster include the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, as well as Eighth Blackbird, the Israeli Chamber Project, and the Tetzlaff Quartet.