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John Malkovich

The Music Critic

April 30, 2020

Aleksey Igudesman, violin
Soyoung Yoon, violin
Molly Carr, viola
Andrew Janss, cello
Hyung-ki Joo, piano


Acclaimed actor and two-time Academy Award nominee John Malkovich returns to Cal Performances in Aleksey Igudesman’s The Music Critic. Equipped with a potpourri of frivolous musical insults, Malkovich plays the role of the evil critic, believing that some of the greatest works from the classical music canon are weary and dreary. Theater and music share center stage with a quintet of superb musicians surrounding Malkovich and accompanying his harsh critiques, until the grand finale, when the ensemble decides to fight back. Featuring music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev, Ysaÿe, Kancheli, Piazzolla, and Igudesman.

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Pictured: Cal Performances presents John Malkovich in The Music Critic Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
Pictured: John Malkovich.


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Pictured: Cal Performances presents John Malkovich in The Music Critic Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
Pictured: Aleksey Igudesman.
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Pictured: Cal Performances presents John Malkovich in The Music Critic Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.


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