2016-2017 Season

Welcome to Fontana’s 2016-2017 season! The artists come from various corners of the United States as well as abroad from countries such as France, Germany, and Denmark. We have vocalists and instrumentalists; soloists, duos, quartets, and ensembles; repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary.

The diversity of performers will provide Fontana audiences with a dynamic array of music to experience. But a common thread unites these artists: a commitment to musical excellence and exuberance meant to challenge as well as captivate their audiences.

Joshua Redman/ Brad Mehldau Duo

Grammy-nominated jazz leaders renew a long-standing musical relationship, creating music that swings and connects to the spirit.

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Bertrand Chamayou piano

Known for his elegance, refinement, talent and style, this pianist is performing at the highest level on the international music scene.

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Stephanie Blythe mezzo
“Sing America!”

This mezzo-soprano is one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation.

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Inon Barnatan piano
Anthony McGill clarinet
Alisa Weilerstein cello

Long-time recital partners Barnatan and Weilerstein join forces with virtuoso Anthony McGill for a thrilling evening of clarinet trios.

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The Danish String Quartet

The joy of playing, the powerful stage impact, the fresh approach, the high quality – all trademarks of the Danish String Quartet.

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Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter organ

This former child prodigy is smashing the stereotypes of organ music, generating acclaim and controversy all over the world.

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The Hot Sardines

A blustery brass lineup layered over a rhythm section, led by a stride-piano, tied together with a frontwoman with a voice from another era.

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The Ebène Quartet

There is no single word that describes the style of the Ebène Quartet: they’ve created their own.

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Calmus: “All the World’s a Stage”  Shakespeare a capella

A perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness and wit; these are the hallmarks of one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany.

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Crybaby Concerts

FREE 45-minute mini-concerts that give kids under the age of five and their family beautiful music in an open & flexible environment.

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