Dec
7
Sat
PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS: TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm


PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

La Jolla Music Society is honored to announce our 2019 Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas. During his yearlong residency, Mr. Sáinz Villegas will present three unique programs exploring the breadth and dynamic versatility of the guitar along with in-depth education activities with local students and community outreach throughout the season. His residency kicks off with a tribute to the father of modern classical guitar, Andrés Segovia.

This event is SOLD OUT. For last minute ticket availability, please call the Box Office at 858.459.3728.


PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

ALBÉNIZ · Sevilla from Suite Española, Op. 47
J.S. BACH · Chaconne from Violin Partita, BWV 1004
SOR · Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
GIMÉNEZ · La boda de Luis Alonso
GRANADOS · Valses poéticos
RODRIGO · Invocación y Danza (Homage to M. de Falla)
ALBÉNIZ · Asturias from Suite Española, Op. 47
TÁRREGA · Gran Jota

Dec
12
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE! BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Canyon

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a nation park. In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure: to transect the length of the canyon on foot.

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Dec
13
Fri
VOCTAVE: THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

VOCTAVE
THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Ring in the “spirit of the season” with Voctave, a remarkable 11-member a cappella ensemble. Group members have professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, but their range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all both in and out of the a cappella realm. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Join us for an a cappella holiday show for the entire family that will make it clear why they have received more than 100 million views of their videos on Facebook and YouTube.

Voctave The Spirit of the Season is sold out. For last minute ticket availability, please call the box office at 858.459.3728 or email boxoffice@ljms.org.


Jan
22
Wed
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
Martha Graham Dance Company

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
THE EVE PROJECT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 · 8 PM
Civic Theatre

After an absence of nearly three decades, Martha Graham Dance Company returns to La Jolla Music Society to captivate audiences with the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post). Martha Graham has been a world-leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Don’t miss this program of iconic masterworks by Martha Graham including Diversion of Angels (1948) and Chronicle (1936) paired with an innovative new work by choreographer Pam Tanowitz, whose recent works have been declared by The New York Times to be, “the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.”

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

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MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY:
THE EVE PROJECT

EVE FORGING

DIVERSION OF ANGELS

EKSTASIS

UNTITLED (SOUVENIR)

INTERMISSION

CHRONICLE

Jan
26
Sun
KIAN SOLTANI AND JULIO ELIZALDE
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm
Kian Soltani

KIAN SOLTANI, cello
JULIO ELIZALDE, piano

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2013 International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki

“A remarkable cellist, with a piercingly beautiful tone and utterly pure intonation”
The New York Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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KIAN SOLTANI, cello
JULIO ELIZALDE, piano

STRAVINSKY · Suite Italienne

BEETHOVEN · Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No.2

ARVO PÄRT · Fratres

FRANCK · Sonata in A Major (arr. Delsart)

Feb
6
Thu
WINTERFEST WONDERLAND GALA 2020
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WinterFest Gala 2020 Save the Date


La Jolla Music Society
WinterFest Wonderland Gala
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wendy Brody, Gala Chair

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring a benefit concert by world-renowned Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov.

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center will be transformed into a WinterFest Wonderland. We will begin with a reception and dinner of culinary delights inspired by St. Petersburg’s celebrated White Nights Festival. After an exhilarating performance by Daniil Trifonov, the festivities will continue in an after-party where we invite you to dance the night away.

Your support for this elegant evening of culture, arts and music provides the financial resources needed for La Jolla Music Society’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. Music affects the intellectual and emotional development of everyone, particularly children and especially children at risk. I hope you will join me and other like-minded supporters in raising the funds needed to bring impactful education programs throughout San Diego.

RESERVE YOUR GALA TICKET ONLINE

For reservations by telephone or email, please contact Landon Akiyama at 858.459.3724, ext. 216 or LAkiyama@LJMS.org.


Feb
9
Sun
HANZHI WANG, ACCORDION
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm
Hanzhi Wang

HANZHI WANG, accordion

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Audition

“Putting a regal polish on every phrase, her sparkling technique held the audience in a state of breathlessness.”
Oberon’s Grove

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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HANZHI WANG, accordion

J.S BACH · Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Busoni)

SCARLATTI · Three Sonatas

RAMEAU · Selections from Pièces de clavecin

SCHNITTKE · Revis Fairy Tale

GRIEG · Holberg Suite

Feb
21
Fri
BRENTANO QUARTET
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Brentano Quartet

BRENTANO QUARTET

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Lauded as “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” by the London Independent, the Brentano String Quartet’s interest in the intersection of historical and new music makes them a perfect fit to première American composer Matthew Aucoin’s String Quartet (2019) on the west coast.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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BRENTANO QUARTET

MOZART · String quartet in A Major, K. 464

MATTHEW AUCOIN · String Quartet (2019) · WEST COAST PREMIÈRE
Co-Commissioned by Union College Concert Series, Carnegie Hall, La Jolla Music Society and Da
Camera Houston.

RAVEL · String Quartet in F Major

Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello

Mar
2
Mon
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Joshua Bell with Academy of St Martin in the Fields

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 · 8 PM
Jacobs Music Center-Copley Symphony Hall

Renowned for its distinctive, polished, and refined sound, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, under the leadership of virtuosic violinist Joshua Bell, performs a program of beloved works from the orchestral canon.

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ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

PAGANINI · Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6

BEETHOVEN · Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Mar
15
Sun
AROD QUARTET
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
Arod Quartet

AROD QUARTET

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2016 ARD International Music Competition

“…expressive flexibility and delicacy of detail”
Gramophone

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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AROD QUARTET

HAYDN · String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5

BARTÓK · String Quartet No. 4

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

Jordan Victoria, Alexandre Vu, violins; Tanguy Parisot, viola; Samy Rachid, cello

Mar
19
Thu
DORRANCE DANCE
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm
Dorrance Dance

DORRANCE DANCE
SOUNDspace

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Bringing innovation to the tap tradition and paving the way for a new generation, Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most acclaimed tap dancers and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). SOUNDspace, originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church, grows and adapts in this reinvention for The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. With the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, Ms. Dorrance’s work explores what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing—movement as music.

“…entirely glorious.” – The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

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Mar
20
Fri
DORRANCE DANCE
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dorrance Dance

DORRANCE DANCE
SOUNDspace

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Bringing innovation to the tap tradition and paving the way for a new generation, Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most acclaimed tap dancers and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). SOUNDspace, originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church, grows and adapts in this reinvention for The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. With the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, Ms. Dorrance’s work explores what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing—movement as music.

“…entirely glorious.” – The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

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Mar
26
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE! EXPLORING MARS WITH KOBIE BOYKINS
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Exploring Mars

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
EXPLORING MARS
KOBIE BOYKINS

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration.

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Apr
18
Sat
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
GLENN EDGERTON, artistic director

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 · 8 PM
Spreckels Theatre

After 40 seasons, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago remains among the most original forces in contemporary dance with its deep commitment to presenting the leading choreographers of our time. This exciting program features the world’s premier choreographers, including two extraordinary works by Crystal Pite. Ohad Naharin’s Decadance/Chicago rounds out the program with an exploration of boundaries, sensual energy, and the explosive power of gesture through his Gaga movement language.

“Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ought to bottle itself as a cure for the ills of the era” – The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with a member of the company

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Apr
24
Fri
HAGEN QUARTET
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Hagen Quartet

HAGEN QUARTET

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“One of the finest quartets of our time”
The Washington Post

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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HAGEN QUARTET

SHOSTAKOVICH · String Quartet No. 10 A-flat Major, Op. 118

PUCCINI · I Crisantemi

MENDELSSOHN · String Quartet No. 1 E-flat Major, Op. 12

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello

Apr
26
Sun
ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, PIANO
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm
Zoltán Fejérvári

ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, piano

SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal
2016 Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, piano

J.S. BACH · French Suite No. 5 in G Major, 816

RAVEL · Le tombeau de Couperin

CHOPIN · 24 Preludes, Op. 28

May
1
Fri
LES VIOLONS DU ROY
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Les Violons Du Roy

LES VIOLONS DU ROY
JONATHAN COHEN, music director & conductor
AVI AVITAL, mandolin

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“The words ‘superstar’ and ‘mandolinist’ still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world they are starting to be joined with some frequency due to Avi Avital”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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LES VIOLONS DU ROY

VIVALDI · Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425

J.S. BACH · The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)

J.S. BACH · Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo, RV 531

J.S. BACH · Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 (arr. and transc. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

May
14
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE! OCEAN SOUL WITH BRIAN SKERRY
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Ocean Soul

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
OCEAN SOUL
BRIAN SKERRY

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

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May
17
Sun
BEATRICE RANA, PIANO
May 17 @ 3:00 pm
Beatrice Rana

BEATRICE RANA, piano

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner at the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition
Silver Medalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

“Ms. Rana’s fearless playing was an exhilarating rush of speed and color.”
The New York Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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BEATRICE RANA, piano

J.S. BACH · Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

SCHUMANN · Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14 (1836 version)

ALBÉNIZ · Iberia, Book 3

STRAVINSKY · Three Movements from Petrushka