SUMMERFEST 2014

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La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 85 world-class artists and ensembles performing concerts from July 30 – August 22, 2014.

Since its inception in 1986, SummerFest has welcomed over 650 renowned artists and ensembles, four talented artistic directors and nearly a quarter of a million audience members at venues in San Diego and over the airwaves nationwide.

During every SummerFest since 1999, UCSD-TV has produced several TV programs from select SummerFest performances. Click here to see the complete list of those programs and watch them on the web.

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Outdoor-Concert

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT:
SUMMERFEST UNDER THE STARS

Wednesday, July 30 | 7:00 PM Scripps Park (La Jolla Cove)

Enjoy a free concert featuring Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, SummerFest artists and special guests, the San Diego Youth Symphony’s International Youth Symphony.


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OPENING NIGHT: The Four Seasons

Friday, August 1 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$75 | $50

SummerFest begins! Celebrate the festival’s opening night with Duo Pianists Orion Weiss & Anna Polonsky featuring works by Dvořák, Fauré, Beethoven & Vivaldi.


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HOMAGE TO TCHAIKOVSKY

Saturday, August 2 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$65 | $45

La Jolla Music Society pays tribute to Tchaikovsky through the music of artists influenced by the great composer.


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EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK

Sunday, August 3 | 3:00 PM The Auditorium at TSRI
$65 | $45

Join us for “A Little Music” featuring Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) and Schubert’s Octet in F Major also known as Eine Kleine Trauermusik (A Little Morning Music).


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HAYDN I: An Esterházy Concert

Tuesday, August 5 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$65 | $45

Celebrate the work of Austrian composer Joseph Haydn as our SummerFest artists bring you some of the work composed during Haydn’s tenure as music director for Austria’s wealthy Esterházy family.


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AN EVENING WITH ALISON BALSOM

Wednesday, August 6 | 8:00 PM St. James By-The-Sea
$75 | $50

Winner of Gramophone Artist of the Year 2013, Alison Balsom, presents a full evening of music highlighting her masterwork on trumpet.


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BAROQUE MASTERWORKS

Friday, August 8 | 8:00 PM St. James By-The-Sea
$75 | $50

La Jolla Music Society presents Baroque Masterworks by J.S. Bach and Handel.

Program will also feature the SummerFest Chamber Ensemble and the Miró Quartet, one of America’s highest profile chamber groups.


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MIRÓ QUARTET & FRIENDS

Sunday, August 10 | 3:00 PM The Auditorium at TSRI
$65 | $45

La Jolla Music Society welcomes The Miró Quartet back to SummerFest. One of America’s highest profile chamber groups, The Miró Quartet was the first ensemble ever to be awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant.


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HAYDN II: Papa, Family & Protégé

Tuesday, August 12 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$65 | $45

Join La Jolla Music Society as we celebrate the vast influence of Joseph Haydn through his own music along with the contemporaries most close to him.


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AN EVENING WITH YEFIM BRONFMAN

Wednesday, August 13 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$75 | $50

Widely regarded as one of the most talented performers today, virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to the SummerFest stage.


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MUSIC OF OUR TIME

Friday, August 15 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$65 | $45

La Jolla Music Society celebrates contemporary classical music written after 1950 by composers from all around the world.


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THE GREAT CLASSICS

Saturday, August 16 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$65 | $45

SummerFest brings you work by 3 great composers- Mozart, Brahms and Schubert.

Program features new and returning SummerFest artists.


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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE 20TH CENTURY?

Sunday, August 17 | 3:00 PM The Auditorium at TSRI
$65 | $45

La Jolla Music Society takes you on a journey through some of the best classical music composed in the 20th century.


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HAYDN III: The Classical Icon

Tuesday, August 19 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$65 | $45

The last concert in our SummerFest Haydn series highlights the classical icon’s oeuvre.


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AN EVENING WITH THE ASSAD BROTHERS

Wednesday, August 20 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$75 | $50

SummerFest welcomes back Brazilian guitar virtuosos Sérgio and Odair Assad. Enjoy an evening of collaborative music making with the extraordinary Assad Brothers joined by their SummerFest friends in a thrilling program featuring music from composers COPLAND, FALLA, CLARICE ASSAD, PIAZZOLLA and more.


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SUMMERFEST FINALE WITH LEONARD SLATKIN

Friday, August 22 | 8:00 PM MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
$75 | $50

La Jolla Music Society closes SummerFest 2014 with Music Director of both the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon, France, Leonard Slatkin conducting the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra.

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