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2021-2022 Performers

With an all-star season featuring innovators new and old, the Xavier University Music Series makes its triumphant return to fully in-person events. From NYC's all-female mariachi Flor De Toloache to renowned pianist Ivo Pogorelich, there's something in the 2021-2022 season for everyone.

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FLOR DE TOLOACHE

Latin GRAMMY Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos & Shae Fiol.

Flor De Toloache's appearance at the Xavier Music Series is made possible thorugh the generous support of Xavier University's Women of Excellence Grant.

Performance Date: October 9, 2021

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Gerald Clayton Trio

Featuring Matt Brewer & Marcus Gilmore

Six-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and band leader Gerald Clayton earned recent Recording Academy recognition for Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard, his debut release on Blue Note Records.

Performance Date: October 27, 2021

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Stephen Hough

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer.

Performance Date: Novemeber 11, 2021

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Zsolt Bognar

Known to many around the globe in musical and cultural circles, Mr. Bognár is host of the award-winning film series Living the Classical Life. As concert pianist, he frequently gives inspiring performances in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Zsolt Bognar's appearance at the Xavier Music Series is sponsored by the Donald Metz family.

Performance Date: January 20, 2022

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Shai Maestro

Shai Maestro

Shai Maestro (1987) is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. Since his debut with his own trio in 2011, Shai has shaped a strong and unique personal identity and has portrayed an incredible musical fluidity, making Shai and his band one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in the jazz today.

Performance Date: April 9, 2022

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Ivo Pogorelich

Born in Belgrade in 1958, the son of a musician, Ivo Pogorelich started his musical education when he was seven, making, his solo concert debut at the very young age of 10. As an outstanding talent he continues his education in Moscow, where he spent the following ten years first attending the Central Special Music School, and then, studying at the P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Performance Date: April 22, 2022

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Sergei Babayan

The meditative focus and rare stillness of Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan’s keyboard artistry prompted the Hamburger Abendblatt to liken him to “one of those Japanese calligraphers who contemplate the white page before them in silence until, at the exact right moment, their brush makes its instinctive, perfect sweep across the paper”.

Sergei Babayan's appearance at the Xavier Music Series is sponsored by the Rockwern Charitable Foundation.

Performance Date: May 4, 2022

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Piano Mavericks Bundle

A “season pass” featuring the most innovative pianists of our generation—Stephen Hough, Ivo Pogorelich, and Sergei Babayan—at a 10% discount.

Performance Dates: Thursday November 10, 2021 - May 4, 2022

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