Dec
5
Sat
JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am
JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 · 9:30 AM
The JAI

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Join Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards for a musical adventure influenced by the music from her mother’s hometown of New Orleans and her father’s Trinidadian culture! Come enjoy your favorite Jazzy Ash songs and hear live ukulele, guitar, banjo, accordion, fiddle, bass, trombone, saxophone, washboard, and drums! As an acclaimed songwriter and music educator, Jazzy Ash’s music celebrates the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans-style!

“All four of us walked away feeling elevated, joyous, and even more connected. The only downside was that the concert ended (after several encores)!”
– San Diego Mom’s Blog

“There was something for everyone at this concert: the small and the big kids got to fully enjoy and experience the amazing talent of the musicians, New Orleans culture, and even learn a bit of Creole.”
– San Diego Mom’s Blog

“There was something for everyone at this concert: the small and the big kids got to fully enjoy and experience the amazing talent of the musicians, New Orleans culture, and even learn a bit of Creole.”
– San Diego Mom’s Blog

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JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am
JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 · 11:30 AM
The JAI

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PROGRAM
Join Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards for a musical adventure influenced by the music from her mother’s hometown of New Orleans and her father’s Trinidadian culture! Come enjoy your favorite Jazzy Ash songs and hear live ukulele, guitar, banjo, accordion, fiddle, bass, trombone, saxophone, washboard, and drums! As an acclaimed songwriter and music educator, Jazzy Ash’s music celebrates the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans-style!

“All four of us walked away feeling elevated, joyous, and even more connected. The only downside was that the concert ended (after several encores)!”
– San Diego Mom’s Blog

“There was something for everyone at this concert: the small and the big kids got to fully enjoy and experience the amazing talent of the musicians, New Orleans culture, and even learn a bit of Creole.”
– San Diego Mom’s Blog

“There was something for everyone at this concert: the small and the big kids got to fully enjoy and experience the amazing talent of the musicians, New Orleans culture, and even learn a bit of Creole.”
– San Diego Mom’s Blog

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Dec
6
Sun
CAMERON CARPENTER, organ
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm
CAMERON CARPENTER, organ @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CAMERON CARPENTER, organ

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
J.S. BACH · Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. for organ by Cameron Carpenter)
HANSON · Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 “Romantic” (arr. for organ by Cameron Carpenter)

Known for his fearless reinterpretations of the classics, organist Cameron Carpenter has decisively brought the pipe organ tradition into the 21st century. Carpenter is “the Maverick Organist… he is a player with extraordinarily glib fingers and Astaire-like footwork… a first-rate talent with a sense of how phrases move” (The New York Times).

“Carpenter is one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument… He is a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos. He is technically the most accomplished organist I have ever witnessed… And, most important of all, the most musical”
– Los Angeles Times

Known for his fearless reinterpretations of the classics, organist Cameron Carpenter has decisively brought the pipe organ tradition into the 21st century. Carpenter is “the Maverick Organist… he is a player with extraordinarily glib fingers and Astaire-like footwork… a first-rate talent with a sense of how phrases move” (The New York Times).

Cameron Carpenter

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Jan
17
Sun
LEIF OVE ANDSNES
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
LEIF OVE ANDSNES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

LEIF OVE ANDSNES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021 · 6 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
SCHUMANN · Three Romances, Op. 28
JANÁCEK · On an Overgrown Path, Book 1
BARTÓK · Three Burlesques, Sz. 47
SCHUMANN · Carnaval, Op. 9

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Michael Gerdes · 5 PM

“A pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.”

The New York Times

“A pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.”

The New York Times

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Jan
22
Fri
TAKÁCS QUARTET
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
TAKÁCS QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

TAKÁCS QUARTET

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
HAYDN · String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 42
BRITTEN · String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94
DEBUSSY · String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 7 PM

“The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.”

The Guardian

“The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.”

The Guardian

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Feb
13
Sat
KODO: LEGACY
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
KODO: LEGACY @ Balboa Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

KODO:
LEGACY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021 · 7 PM
Balboa Theatre

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PROGRAM
For more than three decades, Kodo has explored the possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum demonstrating athleticism, grace, stamina, and discipline. Through their remarkably nuanced playing, Kodo draws both subtle tones and explosive sound from their drums, placing them in conversation with traditional Japanese instruments and embodying a range of human experience. Join us for Legacy—a physically stunning and musically sensational show—highlighting the group’s treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring.

“If there is such a thing as perfection in music, KODO comes as near to it as any group in the world.”

– The Boston Globe

“If there is such a thing as perfection in music, KODO comes as near to it as any group in the world.”
– The Boston Globe

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Feb
14
Sun
APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm
APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
SCHUBERT · String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor/B-flat Major, D. 18
HAYDN · String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
DVORÁK · String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

Winner of First Prize and several other awards at the International Music Competition of the ARD in 2008, Apollon Musagète Quartet has rapidly become an established feature of the European musical scene, captivating the public and press alike.

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 2 PM

“If Apollo had played the violin instead of the lyre, this is exactly how it would have sounded.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

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Feb
20
Sat
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY @ Spreckels Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY
OSNEL DELGADO, founder & artistic director

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2021 · 2 PM
Spreckels Theatre

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Since their founding in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. This exciting program will feature a new work by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek, co-commissioned by The Cleveland Foundation and DANCECleveland, and La Jolla Music Society.

During their week-long residency, Malpaso Dance Company will connect with the San Diego community through special education activities, including open master classes featuring diverse styles from modern dance to Cuban street style. 

“…a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning…Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional.”
The LA Times

“…a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning…Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional.”
The LA Times

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MALPASO DANCE COMPANY
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY @ Spreckels Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY
OSNEL DELGADO, founder & artistic director

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2021 · 8 PM
Spreckels Theatre

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PROGRAM
Since their founding in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. This exciting program will feature a new work by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek, co-commissioned by The Cleveland Foundation and DANCECleveland, and La Jolla Music Society.

During their week-long residency, Malpaso Dance Company will connect with the San Diego community through special education activities, including open master classes featuring diverse styles from modern dance to Cuban street style. 

“…a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning…Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional.”
The LA Times

“…a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning…Malpaso’s dancers were exceptional.”
The LA Times

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Mar
5
Fri
BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
BACH · Adagio in G Major, BWV 968
SCHUMANN · Kreisleriana, Op. 16
LISZT · Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
RACHMANINOFF · Variations on a Theme of Corelli

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Michael Gerdes · 7 PM

“…he is the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation.”

The Independent

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Mar
6
Sat
123 ANDRÉS
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am
123 ANDRÉS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

123 ANDRÉS

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 · 9:30 AM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: Latin-folk / bilingual / pop

PROGRAM
123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award–winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo fuse folk-based rhythms like Vallenato and Champeta with upbeat pop, creating a winning combination for listeners of any age, featuring first-class musicianship and rich instrumentation.

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

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123 ANDRÉS
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am
123 ANDRÉS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

123 ANDRÉS

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 · 11:30 AM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: Latin-folk / bilingual / pop

PROGRAM
123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award–winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo fuse folk-based rhythms like Vallenato and Champeta with upbeat pop, creating a winning combination for listeners of any age, featuring first-class musicianship and rich instrumentation.

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

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DOVER QUARTET with ESCHER STRING QUARTET
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
DOVER QUARTET with ESCHER STRING QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DOVER QUARTET with ESCHER STRING QUARTET

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
SHOSTAKOVICH · Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
ENESCU · Octet in C Major, Op. 7
MENDELSSOHN · Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Two celebrated string quartets share the stage for a rare all-octet program.

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 7 PM

“Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication made [the Dover Quartet’s] performances satisfying on many levels.”

Chicago Tribune

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Mar
12
Fri
THE JOFFREY BALLET
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
THE JOFFREY BALLET @ San Diego Civic Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

THE JOFFREY BALLET
ASHLEY WHEATER, Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021 · 8 PM
San Diego Civic Theatre

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The incomparable Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet returns for a dazzling evening at San Diego Civic Theatre. Among America’s premier ballet companies, their cutting-edge programs display the inestimable skill of The Joffrey Ballet’s dancers. Program to be announced.

PRELUDE
Interview Hosted by Molly Glynn Puryear · 7 PM

“The Joffrey dancers, costumed and lit and shockingly talented, are like a rock concert for the eyes.”
 Huffington Post

“The Joffrey dancers, costumed and lit and shockingly talented, are like a rock concert for the eyes.”
 Huffington Post

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Mar
25
Thu
ANGELA HEWITT
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
ANGELA HEWITT @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

ANGELA HEWITT

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
COUPERIN · Selections from Pièces de clavecin
BEETHOVEN · “Eroica” Variations, Op. 35
BRAHMS · Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Michael Gerdes · 7 PM

“An artist of consummate technical skill and refinement.”

The New York Times

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Apr
15
Thu
QUARTETTO DI CREMONA
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
QUARTETTO DI CREMONA @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

QUARTETTO DI CREMONA

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
WEBERN · Langsamer Satz
MOZART · String Quartet No. 19, K. 465 “Dissonance”
SCHUBERT · String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden”

Quartetto di Cremona is a preeminent quartet of its generation noted for its lustrous sound, refined musicianship, and stylistic versatility.

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 7 PM

“It’s a rare blend: breadth of sound and capriciousness combined with perfect tuning and ensemble has the players sounding absolutely of one voice… Nothing less than life-affirming.”

Gramophone

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May
12
Wed
YEFIM BRONFMAN
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
YEFIM BRONFMAN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

YEFIM BRONFMAN

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22
BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”
CHOPIN · Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
CHOPIN · Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Michael Gerdes · 7 PM

“[Bronfman is a] marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura”
Chicago Tribune

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May
22
Sat
SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS
May 22 @ 9:30 am
SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND
feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS & THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 · 9:30 AM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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THE VIBE: singer-songwriter / bilingual / folk-Americana / ConRAD Kids

PROGRAM
Friendship is at the heart of this joyful new collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand.

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY®-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

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SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS
May 22 @ 11:30 am
SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND
feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS & THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 · 11:30 AM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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THE VIBE: singer-songwriter / bilingual / folk-Americana / ConRAD Kids

PROGRAM
Friendship is at the heart of this joyful new collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand.

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY®-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

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