Mancini Lecture Series

In Crowden's Mancini Series, experts share interesting thoughts on musical topics.

The Mancini Series is named for Piero Mancini, who helped Anne Crowden found our school and created our original Crowden School academic curriculum.

Tickets: $10 general admission, students free. Join us for a "Meet & Greet" reception before each lecture.

Stay tuned for 2016-17 Mancini Series information!

Shinji Eshima

Shinji Eshima: Composing for the San Francisco Ballet

November 19, 2015

Composer and double bassist Shinji Eshima discusses composing for ballet choreography, drawing upon his experiences creating RaKU and Swimmer for the San Francisco Ballet.

The San Francisco Ballet performs Swimmer this season

Deborah O'Grady

Deborah O'Grady: Photography and Messiaen with the St. Louis Symphony

Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Lecture

Photographer Deborah O'Grady discusses her multimedia collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony on Olivier Messiaen's Des Canyons aux Étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars), a tribute to the beauty of Utah's southwestern canyon lands.

A project of majestic proportions, Des Canyons aux Étoiles premieres in Berkeley at Cal Performances this season to celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service, and was commissioned by Cal Performances, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Washington Performing Arts, and Sydney Symphony.

Des Canyons aux Étoiles in the News

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