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
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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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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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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Feb
27
Sat
GOITSE
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm
GOITSE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

GOITSE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021 · 6:30 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: Gaelic Irish / traditional folk / rhythmic / powerful  

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PROGRAM
Get ready for a cracking good time in The JAI with the multi-award-winning Irish quintet Goitse (“Go-witcha”). If you find yourself leaning in to their music, it is no coincidence. The name Goitse means “come here” in Gaelic, and their music has a distinctively captivating quality. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year,” Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year,” as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. Goitse’s distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique.

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GOITSE
Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm
GOITSE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

GOITSE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021 · 8:30 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: Gaelic Irish / traditional folk / rhythmic / powerful  

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PROGRAM
Get ready for a cracking good time in The JAI with the multi-award-winning Irish quintet Goitse (“Go-witcha”). If you find yourself leaning in to their music, it is no coincidence. The name Goitse means “come here” in Gaelic, and their music has a distinctively captivating quality. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year,” Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year,” as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. Goitse’s distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique.

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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
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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PROGRAM
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
21
Sun
CRISTINA PATO QUARTET
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm
CRISTINA PATO QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CRISTINA PATO QUARTET

SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021 · 5 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: Galician Bagpipe / piano / world music / jazz fusion

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PROGRAM
Hailed as “one of the living masters of the gaita” (Wall Street Journal) and known for musicality that “explodes with energy and fire” (New York Classical Review), Cristina Pato commands the stage and seamlessly fuses musical influences from Latin, jazz, pop, and contemporary music.

“Imagine a bagpiper playing with the passion and emotion of John Coltrane on sax and you’ve got this incredible band and its leader in focus. This concert was nothing short of a revelation… [Pato] danced, rocked back and forth, strained to get the notes and brought intense and total emotional conviction to her music… And the music just grooved so deeply, with a vital force that only the best jazz bands can deliver.”
Vancouver Sun

“Imagine a bagpiper playing with the passion and emotion of John Coltrane on sax and you’ve got this incredible band and its leader in focus. This concert was nothing short of a revelation… [Pato] danced, rocked back and forth, strained to get the notes and brought intense and total emotional conviction to her music… And the music just grooved so deeply, with a vital force that only the best jazz bands can deliver.”
Vancouver Sun

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CRISTINA PATO QUARTET
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
CRISTINA PATO QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CRISTINA PATO QUARTET

SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021 · 7 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: Galician bagpipe / piano / world music / jazz fusion

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PROGRAM
Hailed as “one of the living masters of the gaita” (Wall Street Journal) and known for musicality that “explodes with energy and fire” (New York Classical Review), Cristina Pato commands the stage and seamlessly fuses musical influences from Latin, jazz, pop, and contemporary music.

“Imagine a bagpiper playing with the passion and emotion of John Coltrane on sax and you’ve got this incredible band and its leader in focus. This concert was nothing short of a revelation… [Pato] danced, rocked back and forth, strained to get the notes and brought intense and total emotional conviction to her music… And the music just grooved so deeply, with a vital force that only the best jazz bands can deliver.”
Vancouver Sun

“Imagine a bagpiper playing with the passion and emotion of John Coltrane on sax and you’ve got this incredible band and its leader in focus. This concert was nothing short of a revelation… [Pato] danced, rocked back and forth, strained to get the notes and brought intense and total emotional conviction to her music… And the music just grooved so deeply, with a vital force that only the best jazz bands can deliver.”
Vancouver Sun

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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
20
Tue
DREAMERS’ CIRCUS
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm
DREAMERS' CIRCUS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DREAMERS’ CIRCUS

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 · 6:30 PM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: Nordic folk / traditional / classical influences 

PROGRAM
Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, Nordic roots trio Dreamers’ Circus draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music in the region and reshape them into something bright, shiny and new. This young Danish trio includes Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, Ale Carr on Nordic cittern, and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish String Quartet on violin. With an adventurous attitude and outstanding musicianship, Dreamers’ Circus is at the forefront of the Nordic folk and world music scenes. Join us in The JAI for the triumphant return of this astonishingly talented acoustic trio.

“This is music that paints images in your mind, that fires the imagination… Dreamers’ Circus celebrate more than the colour and vibrancy of Scandinavian music, they celebrate the ability it has to drive inspiration and innovation, and place themselves firmly in the vanguard of that movement”
Folk Radio

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DREAMERS’ CIRCUS
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm
DREAMERS' CIRCUS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DREAMERS’ CIRCUS

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 · 8:30 PM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: Nordic folk / traditional / classical influences 

PROGRAM
Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, Nordic roots trio Dreamers’ Circus draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music in the region and reshape them into something bright, shiny and new. This young Danish trio includes Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, Ale Carr on Nordic cittern, and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish String Quartet on violin. With an adventurous attitude and outstanding musicianship, Dreamers’ Circus is at the forefront of the Nordic folk and world music scenes. Join us in The JAI for the triumphant return of this astonishingly talented acoustic trio.

“This is music that paints images in your mind, that fires the imagination… Dreamers’ Circus celebrate more than the colour and vibrancy of Scandinavian music, they celebrate the ability it has to drive inspiration and innovation, and place themselves firmly in the vanguard of that movement”
Folk Radio

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Apr
24
Sat
CHRISTIAN SANDS
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
CHRISTIAN SANDS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CHRISTIAN SANDS

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 · 6:30 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: jazz piano / fusion / fluid / progressive  

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PROGRAM
Five-time Grammy Nominee, Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future.

“…Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.”
The New York Times

“…Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.”
The New York Times

“Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic…”
VICE Noisey

“Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic…”
VICE Noisey

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CHRISTIAN SANDS
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm
CHRISTIAN SANDS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CHRISTIAN SANDS

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 · 8:30 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: jazz piano / fusion / fluid / progressive  

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PROGRAM
Five-time Grammy Nominee, Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future.

“…Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.”
The New York Times

“…Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.”
The New York Times

“Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic…”
VICE Noisey

“Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic…”
VICE Noisey

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May
21
Fri
DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
May 21 @ 6:30 pm
DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 · 6:30 PM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: American Songbook / jazz / blues / retro  

PROGRAM
Bluesy, blustery, bawdy and irresistibly fun, Davina & The Vagabonds have carved their own niche in the blues world with their high-energy live performances and rollicking compositions. Lead singer Davina Lozier’s voice and stage presence defy category, with elements of boogie-woogie, ragtime, early rock, and beyond. Lozier has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Davina is a true original.

“Listening to Davina & the Vagabonds is like stepping into a wondrous musical time machine. They have the panache and superlative musicianship to recreate the retro sound and ageless appeal of golden age Americana…”
Thunder Bay Blues Festival

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DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
May 21 @ 8:30 pm
DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 · 8:30 PM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: American Songbook / jazz / blues / retro  

PROGRAM
Bluesy, blustery, bawdy and irresistibly fun, Davina & The Vagabonds have carved their own niche in the blues world with their high-energy live performances and rollicking compositions. Lead singer Davina Lozier’s voice and stage presence defy category, with elements of boogie-woogie, ragtime, early rock, and beyond. Lozier has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Davina is a true original.

“Listening to Davina & the Vagabonds is like stepping into a wondrous musical time machine. They have the panache and superlative musicianship to recreate the retro sound and ageless appeal of golden age Americana…”
Thunder Bay Blues Festival

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Jun
11
Fri
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 · 6:30 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: soul / contemporary jazz / R&B / rock & roll  

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PROGRAM
Known for their infectious energy, tantalizing grooves and lush improvisations, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is a band on the rise. The trio brings a new edge to combos rooted in the sounds of 60s and 70s soul jazz.

“It’s hard not to start moving once Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio hit the stage. Their blend of soul and jazz is absolutely infectious.”
KEXP Seattle

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DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO
Jun 11 @ 8:30 pm
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 · 8:30 PM
The JAI

THE VIBE: soul / contemporary jazz / R&B / rock & roll  

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PROGRAM
Known for their infectious energy, tantalizing grooves and lush improvisations, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is a band on the rise. The trio brings a new edge to combos rooted in the sounds of 60s and 70s soul jazz.

“It’s hard not to start moving once Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio hit the stage. Their blend of soul and jazz is absolutely infectious.”
KEXP Seattle

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Jun
24
Thu
PEDRITO MARTINEZ
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
PEDRITO MARTINEZ @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

PEDRITO MARTINEZ

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021 · 6:30 PM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: percussion Afro-Cuban rumba tradition / timba / funk / percussion

PROGRAM
Pedrito Martinez is a master percussionist. As a bandleader, he is an essential voice in the evolving tradition of Afro-Cuban music and jazz, and as a collaborator, he has recorded and performed with such artists as Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Bruce Springsteen, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, and super-group Nuevo Jazz Latino. Martinez’s group possesses a rare level of virtuosity, but it never gets in the way of their ability to get a room moving.

“Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.”
Wynton Marsalis

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PEDRITO MARTINEZ
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm
PEDRITO MARTINEZ @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

PEDRITO MARTINEZ

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021 · 8:30 PM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: percussion Afro-Cuban rumba tradition / timba / funk / percussion

PROGRAM
Pedrito Martinez is a master percussionist. As a bandleader, he is an essential voice in the evolving tradition of Afro-Cuban music and jazz, and as a collaborator, he has recorded and performed with such artists as Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Bruce Springsteen, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, and super-group Nuevo Jazz Latino. Martinez’s group possesses a rare level of virtuosity, but it never gets in the way of their ability to get a room moving.

“Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.”
Wynton Marsalis

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