Nov
29
Sun
STREAM ERIC LU, piano
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
STREAM ERIC LU, piano @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

STREAM ERIC LU, piano

Recorded in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
This performance will be available to stream on-demand until December 1, 2020.

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PROGRAM:
MOZART · Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333
SCHUBERT · Piano Sonata in A major, D.959

“Leeds winner Eric Lu showed an astonishing command of keyboard tone and color… the sign he is already a true artist. It was a spellbinding experience.”
The Guardian

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Feb
4
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE: POINT OF NO RETURN
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
NAT GEO LIVE: POINT OF NO RETURN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

NAT GEO LIVE:
POINT OF NO RETURN
with Hilaree Nelson

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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In the fall of 2014, a National Geographic team set out on a harrowing journey to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is indeed Southeast Asia’s highest point. They didn’t realize that the greatest obstacle wouldn’t be their dwindling rations, the grueling jungle hikes, or the life-threatening hypothermia. It was the force of conflicting personalities that threatened to unravel the entire endeavor. Leader Hilaree Nelson recounts the tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together, accompanied by photographer Cory Richard’s dramatic stills and clips from Renan Ozturk’s searing documentary Down to Nothing.

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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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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
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
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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Apr
18
Sun
ARIS QUARTETT
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm
ARIS QUARTETT @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

ARIS QUARTETT

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
HAYDN · String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 20
SCHULHOFF · Five Pieces for String Quartet
BEETHOVEN · String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127

Aris Quartett shines as 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award Winners and BBC New Generation Artists, securing no fewer than five awards at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

MUSICAL PRELUDE:
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony
and Conservatory perform · 2 PM

“… an ensemble to which the future belongs …”
Neue Musikzeitung

“… an ensemble to which the future belongs …”
Neue Musikzeitung

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May
6
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE: UNTAMED
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
NAT GEO LIVE: UNTAMED @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

NAT GEO LIVE:
UNTAMED with Filipe DeAndrade

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. He’ll also share a preview of his documentary, The River and The Wall, which focuses on wildlife along the Mexico & U.S. border.

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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
16
Sun
JOHAN DALENE, violin & CHRISTIAN IHLE HADLAND, piano
May 16 @ 3:00 pm
JOHAN DALENE, violin & CHRISTIAN IHLE HADLAND, piano @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

JOHAN DALENE, violin
& CHRISTIAN IHLE HADLAND, piano

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
SINDING · Suite in A Minor, Op. 10
RAVEL · Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, M 77
AUERBACH · Selections from 24 Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op. 46
BRAHMS · Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 108
WAXMAN · Carmen Fantasie

First Prize Winner at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and 2019-2021 BBC New Generation Artist, 20 year old Johan Dalene will delight audiences with his refreshingly honest musicality.

MUSICAL PRELUDE:
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony
and Conservatory perform · 2 PM

“Dalene plays throughout with an engaging flair, command and emotional range remarkable from such a young player, -this is one of the finest violin debuts of the last decade.”
BBC Music Magazine

“Dalene plays throughout with an engaging flair, command and emotional range remarkable from such a young player, -this is one of the finest violin debuts of the last decade.”
BBC Music Magazine

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Jun
6
Sun
ZLATOMIR FUNG, cello & RICHARD FU, piano
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm
ZLATOMIR FUNG, cello & RICHARD FU, piano @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

ZLATOMIR FUNG, cello
& RICHARD FU, piano

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
JUDITH WEIR · Unlocked for Solo Cello
FAURÉ · Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 117
BERGER · Duo for Cello and Piano
BEETHOVEN · Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time.

MUSICAL PRELUDE:
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony
and Conservatory perform · 2 PM

“A rich, warm tone, impeccable intonation and thoughtful phrasing suggested a good future for the 17-year-old soloist. His appreciation for dynamic shading proved especially rewarding.”
Baltimore Sun

“A rich, warm tone, impeccable intonation and thoughtful phrasing suggested a good future for the 17-year-old soloist. His appreciation for dynamic shading proved especially rewarding.”
Baltimore Sun

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Jun
17
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE: CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
NAT GEO LIVE: CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

NAT GEO LIVE:
CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE
with David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National Geographic. They’ll go beyond the published stories to share the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.

Translating Ocean Science Through Art
Presented in partnership with Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Arrive early for a special event featuring talented local artist-researchers. In this immersive experience you’ll be able to explore and understand cutting-edge scientific data through large-scale multimedia installations.

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