We engage musicians, composers, artists, historians, scientists and craftspeople from all over the world to bring our programs to life.
Our music stories vary widely, so too do our artists.
You never know who’s going to be on stage for a Canvas Lab show. It may be a string quartet, a rock band, a solo bassoonist or a klezmer ensemble. You might see photographers. Or piano technicians. Or scientists. Or historians.
Some other places you might hear our alumni:
Los Angeles Opera
Amsterdam Klezmer Band
Cirque de Soleil
TV / Movie soundtracks
New York Metropolitan Opera
Los Vegas Philharmonic
On tour with David Byrne
Canvas is committed to musicians
Lab audiences have had the unique opportunity to hear world-class performances, often due to generously reduced fees offered by artists. We stand behind a professional musician’s right to support their livelihood: our first priority with proceeds is to compensate musicians fairly.
Without them, live music wouldn’t exist.
I think I’ve seen those folks before…?
Although we are known for our revolving door of guests coming and going, there are a few who are well-known to our returning audiences. The following artists are irreplaceable supporters of our mission and have been foundational in developing our reputation for excellence: