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ARTICLE: Where to eat near La Jolla’s new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Michele Parente
April 4, 2019

With its gorgeous setting, landmark restaurants and top-line chefs, La Jolla has long been one of the region’s top dining destinations.

But as neighborhoods like Little Italy, North Park and Carlsbad have edged it out for culinary cachet, La Jolla isn’t always the first place that pops into hungry non-La Jollans’ minds.

Friday’s opening of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is sure to change that tune. The $82 million, state-of-the-art venue is the new home of the La Jolla Music Society and will also host a world-class roster of performers.

If you’re planning to eat up all that culture and it’s been a while since you’ve been to La Jolla — or are looking for a new place to try — here’s our first-string list of where to dine.

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ARTICLE: Where to eat near La Jolla’s new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center2019-04-13T15:16:25-07:00

ARTICLE: $82M Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center debuts Friday

La Jolla Light
George Varga, Corey Levitan
April 2, 2019

When opportunity came knocking for the La Jolla Music Society to launch the most ambitious and expensive undertaking in the organization’s history, it came in the form of a wrecking ball.

In 2012, the society learned that Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla would be torn down and rebuilt as a large exhibition gallery by its owner, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The society had rented the 492-seat auditorium every August since 1986 for its acclaimed SummerFest chamber-music extravaganza. It had also used the auditorium for fall, winter and spring concerts. Sherwood’s closure could have been a crippling, if not fatal, blow.

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ARTICLE: $82M Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center debuts Friday2019-04-13T15:10:55-07:00

ARTICLE: La Jolla Music Society’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center set to open with a splash — and an $82 million price tag

The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
March 31, 2019

When opportunity came knocking for the La Jolla Music Society to launch the most ambitious and expensive undertaking in the organization’s history, it came in the form of a wrecking ball.

In 2012, the society learned that Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla would be torn down and rebuilt as a large exhibition gallery by its owner, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The society had rented the 492-seat auditorium every August since 1986 for its acclaimed SummerFest chamber-music extravaganza. It had also used the auditorium for fall, winter and spring concerts. Sherwood’s closure could have been a crippling, if not fatal, blow.

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ARTICLE: La Jolla Music Society’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center set to open with a splash — and an $82 million price tag2019-03-31T09:16:42-07:00

PREVIEW: Seal to perform during Conrad Opening Weekend

SDNEWS.COM
Emily Blackwood
March 13, 2019

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center will be opening it’s doors to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and home of the La Jolla Music Society just in time for its 50th anniversary present to itself and the community — a performance by Seal.

On April 5, 6, and 7, LJMS will host three inaugural gala concerts to celebrate the Conrad’s $82 million, 49,000-square foot renovation, which includes two new, cutting-edge performance spaces: the Baker-Baum 513-seat concert hall and 2,000 square-for multiple purpose performance space, THE JAI. Leah Rosenthal, the LJMS director of programming, said the new performance spaces open up more opportunities for the society to pursue.

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PREVIEW: Seal to perform during Conrad Opening Weekend2019-03-15T13:31:50-07:00

ANNOUNCEMENT: La Jolla Music Society will celebrate stellar 50th anniversary season in its new $78.5 million arts center

The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
July 8, 2018

Booking the performers and heading the board of directors for one of San Diego’s oldest and most respected arts organizations is serious business.

But Leah Rosenthal and Katherine Chapin have good reason to sound doubly giddy when they discuss the La Jolla Music Society’s upcoming 2018-19 season.

Their excitement stems from more than the star-packed lineup, which ranges from Japanese-born violinist Midori and Russian piano sensation Daniil Trifonov to sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Not only does the new season mark the 50th anniversary of the La Jolla Music Society, it will also usher in the debut of the nonprofit arts organization’s new La Jolla home, the $78.5 million Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: La Jolla Music Society will celebrate stellar 50th anniversary season in its new $78.5 million arts center2018-07-08T14:21:56-07:00