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2022 Concerts at a Glance

SummerFest 2022: July 29 – August 26

at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

 

This summer, we’re going Under the Influence, exploring the muses that seduced and inspired some of the greatest composers in musical history.

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Opening Night: Side by Side

Friday, July 29, 2022 • 7:30 PM

VARIOUS
Variations in A Major on a Russian Theme

CHOPIN-FRANCHOMME
Grand Duo Concertant on Themes from Robert le Diable

BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b

BACEWICZ
Quartet for Four Violins

CZERNY
Quatuor Concertant No.1, Op. 230

Point Counterpoint

Saturday, July 30, 2022 • 7:30 PM

VALENTINI
Sonata for Two String Quartets and Bass “EnHarmonic”

HAYDN
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5

STEVE REICH
New York Counterpoint
Synergy Initiative Commission

MOZART
Fantasy in F Minor for Two Pianos, K.608 (arr. Busoni)

ELGAR
Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Beyond Bach

Sunday, July 31, 2022 • 3:00 PM

FALCONIERI
Chaconne in G Major

J.S. BACH
Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and Strings, BWV 1043

C.P.E BACH
Cello Concerto in A Major

BIBER
Battalia à 9

VIVALDI
Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 208 “Grosso Mogul”

Under the Influence: Shakespeare’s World

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 • 7:00 PM

PURCELL
If Music be the Food of Love, Z.379

PURCELL
A Selection of Fantasias

VARIOUS
A Selection of Songs by Schubert, Dale, and Vaughn Williams

KORNGOLD
Suite from Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11

BEETHOVEN
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”

A Weekend in Paris: The Salon and The Masquerade

Friday, August 5, 2022 • 7:30 PM

DEBUSSY
Petite Suite, for Piano Four-Hands

CHOPIN
Nocturne, Op. 62, No. 2

VARIOUS
A Selection of Songs by Poulenc, Fauré, and Duparc

CAPLET
Conte Fantastique

RAVEL
La Valse for Two Pianos

SARASATE
Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 25

A Weekend in Paris: Le Conservatoire

Saturday, August 6, 2022 • 7:30 PM

DEBUSSY
Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane

L. BOULANGER
Nocturne

FRANCK
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

MESSIAEN
Theme and Variations

FAURÉ
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15

A Weekend in Paris: Beg, Borrow and Steal

Sunday, August 7, 2022 • 3:00 PM

COUPERIN
L’Apothéose de Corelli

MILHAUD
Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

SAINT-SAËNS
Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 65

SCHUMANN
Six Canonic Études, Op. 56 (arr. Debussy)

RAVEL
Piano Trio in A Minor

Under the Influence:
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 • 7:00 PM

BARRIERE
Sonata for Two Cellos

VIVALDI
The Four Seasons

The New Romantics

Friday, August 12, 2022 • 7:30 PM

SCHUBERT
Quartettsatz, D.703

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN
Piano Quintet
World Première

DVOŘÁK
Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65

The Wagner Effect

Sunday, August 14, 2022 • 3:00 PM

STRAUSS
Sextet from Capriccio

BERG
Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (arr. Müller)

WAGNER
Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
(arr. Liszt)

LISZT
At the Grave of Richard Wagner (arr. Barnatan)

DOHNÁNYI
Sextet in C Major, Op. 37

Synergy
Under the Influence: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 • 7:00 PM

This special event transforms The Conrad for the spellbinding, once-in-a-generation vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, a multi-GRAMMY-winner and MacArthur Fellow. Salvant has a captivating passion for storytelling and weaves together jazz, blues, Baroque, and folk traditions from the world over. You’ll leave the concert entranced, but don’t float away too soon. Stick around after the concert for the best of San Diego’s culinary scene, craft cocktails, and more live music.

Synergy: An Evening of Kurt Weill

Thursday, August 18, 2022 • 7:30 PM

Join us for an evening with Cécile McLorin Salvant and Anthony Roth Costanzo, two of the greatest vocalists alive today, featuring and inspired by the music of Kurt Weill. Costanzo, who became an international sensation and won a GRAMMY for his portrayal of the pharaoh Akhnaten in the Philip Glass opera of the same name, makes his SummerFest debut. He is joined by multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Salvant, one of the most daring and brilliant performers of our time, for an incomparable evening you will not want to miss.

 

Synergy: The Planets
The Knights with Dance Heginbotham

Saturday, August 20, 2022 • 6:00 & 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2022 • 3:00 & 5:00 PM

The Planets is a lightly immersive music, dance, and theater event in which audience members and performers are all equally present and interwoven throughout the playing space. The Knights and Dance Heginbotham guide the audience through our local celestial environment. Focusing on each planet, Gustav Holst’s masterpiece propels us from the fiery worlds at the core of our solar system to the icy bodies slowly orbiting in the far distance. The culmination of this tour brings our eyes and ears to rest on the one planet Holst excluded from his composition: the pale blue dot.

Under the Influence:
Miró Quartet

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 • 7:00 PM

CAROLINE SHAW
Microfictions
West Coast Première

MENDELSSOHN
String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Takeover @ The JAI
with Caroline Shaw

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 • 8:30 PM

As the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music, GRAMMY Award-winning composer Caroline Shaw strives to create intricate soundscapes that have never been heard before but have always existed. For this season’s Takeover @ The JAI, Shaw will curate a cabaret-style concert of music she composed and music she loves, with the Miró Quartet and other friends, accompanied by cocktails and conversation.

New Wine, Old Bottles

Thursday, August 25, 2022 • 7:30 PM

FRANÇAIX
Octet

CHRIS ROGERSON
World Première

BRAHMS
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115

Finale: Metamorphosis

Friday, August 26, 2022 • 7:30 PM

STRAUSS-HASENÖHRL
Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!

STRAUSS
Metamorphosen

SCHUBERT
String Quartet in D Minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden”
(arr. Mahler)