Dec
10
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:02 pm
Bidini

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY

December 10, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Acclaimed pianist Fabio Bidini gives us a sneak peek at San Diego Symphony’s January Beethoven Festival with Ludwig van Beethoven’s early trio that includes a jaunty set of variations on a popular opera aria from his time. Anton Arensky’s popular First Piano Trio – full of dramatic and passionate melodies of Russian Romanticism – concludes the program.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series. San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY

BEETHOVEN · Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” for Two Oboes and English Horn

BEETHOVEN ·  Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major

ARENSKY · Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

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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CAMARADA PRESENTS HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH JACKIE FOSTER
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Jackie Foster

CAMARADA PRESENTS:
HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH JACKIE FOSTER

December 12, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The JAI @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

“The Voice” semi-finalist Jackie Foster joins Camarada for a magical evening of holiday gems both classical and popular. A provocative trio for flute, violin, and guitar by Croatian composer Lana Janjanin combines with baroque treats and popular song awakening the spirit of the season. From Vivaldi’s “Winter” with a twist and “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” by Johnny Marks arranged in the style of Stéphane Grappelli to “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” by Frank Loesser, the repertoire of classics with modern vocals is sure to enchant and delight.

Kindly Underwritten by Dowling & Yahnke

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Jackie Foster, voice
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Abraham Liebhaber, cello
Fred Benedetti, guitar
Dana Burnett, piano
Matt Armstrong, drums

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


Dec
15
Sun
BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BISD Nutcracker - No Sugar

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

December 15, 2019 · 1:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Old and new traditions assimilated in to one Premiere of “The Nutcracker – No Sugar.” Unexpected and joyful, created with love for and performed by Ballet Institute of San Diego students, many of whom are winners of numerous International competitions. The performance features Eagle Martial Arts school students and includes guest performers from San Diego ballet schools, young artists of musical theater, professional dancers and students from Mexico.
We will dance and fight for Love! A Holiday spectacular for adults and children alike.

Children 11 years or younger qualify for a discounted child price ticket. You may select this price when you select a seat for purchase.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego. Learn more about Ballet Institute of San Diego at balletinstitutesd.com


BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

Music · P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography · Egle Spokaite
Projections · Imantas Boiko

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BISD Nutcracker - No Sugar

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

December 15, 2019 · 4:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Old and new traditions assimilated in to one Premiere of “The Nutcracker – No Sugar.” Unexpected and joyful, created with love for and performed by Ballet Institute of San Diego students, many of whom are winners of numerous International competitions. The performance features Eagle Martial Arts school students and includes guest performers from San Diego ballet schools, young artists of musical theater, professional dancers and students from Mexico.
We will dance and fight for Love! A Holiday spectacular for adults and children alike.

Children 11 years or younger qualify for a discounted child price ticket. You may select this price when you select a seat for purchase.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego. Learn more about Ballet Institute of San Diego at balletinstitutesd.com


BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

Music · P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography · Egle Spokaite
Projections · Imantas Boiko

Dec
22
Sun
BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO PRESENTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Bach Collegium San Diego

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
HANDEL’S MESSIAH

December 22, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Handel’s Messiah springs to life through a striking account of this beloved oratorio. The oratorio’s strength lies in Charles Jennens’ carefully conceived libretto and Handel’s supreme prowess as composer of the theatre. BCSD’s performance of Messiah, delivered by a dynamic cast of musicians in the manner of Handel’s most dramatic operas, has become its crown jewel and is not to be missed.

Stage seats for this performance are available for purchase.
For more information, please call the box office at 858.459.3728

Learn more about Bach Collegium San Diego at bachcollegiumsd.org.


Jan
14
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS BEETHOVEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Shai Wosner

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS
BEETHOVEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

January 14, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

The San Diego Symphony celebrates their January Festival with the works of a young Ludwig van Beethoven, whose innovations as a pianist and composer dazzled Viennese audiences. The Septet was the most popular of Beethoven’s work in his own lifetime, and in it we hear foreshadowing of the great symphonies he would later write.

This concert is part of the San Diego Symphony’s season-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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Beethoven’s Septet for Strings and Winds (Wiener phiharmonisches Kammerensemble)

Beethoven Trio No 3 in C minor (E. Istomin, piano; I. Stern, violin; L. Rose, cello)

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS
BEETHOVEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

Shai Wosner, piano
Musicians from the San Diego Symphony

BEETHOVEN · Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3
BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata in D Major: Pastoral
BEETHOVEN · Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Jan
31
Fri
SEIZE THE DAY ENTERTAINING PRESENTS ASSIA AHHATT
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Assia Ahhatt

SEIZE THE DAY ENTERTAINING PRESENTS:
ASSIA AHHATT A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

January 31, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Take a journey across a world of genres with Assia Ahhatt and find yourself captivated by her magical prowess.

A musical genius from the age of 5, Assia started with nothing but a violin and rose from the ashes of her childhood home in the war-torn country of Ukraine to be a world-class musician.

Hear modern classics as you have never heard them before, interpreted by one of contemporary music’s best violin soloists, in ASSIA – LIVE IN CONCERT. This musical extravaganza is part of special programming premiering on public television stations across the country in June of 2019 (check local listings).

Although she is classically trained, Assia’s heart is in modern ballads. In this extravaganza featuring some of the artist’s favorite songs, she demonstrates her skills woven into a brilliant tapestry with background dancers, singers, and Special Guests.

The concert features soulful renditions of classic American hits that have inspired Assia’s transcendent musical career, from Katrina and the Waves’ hit song, “I’m Walking on Sunshine,” and Secret Garden’s contemporary Christian tune, “You Raise Me Up,” all the way to Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 timeless classic, “I Will Survive,” and ABBA’s musical sensation, “Mamma Mia.” Assia delights audiences everywhere with her amazing takes on these classics and more.

This is one performance sure to entertain the entire family!

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Seize the Day Entertaining. Learn more about Seize the Day Entertaining at assiaahhatt.com


Feb
1
Sat
AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A New World: Final Fantasy

AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD:
INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

February 1, 2020 · 5:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A New World features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event. A limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets are available! Each includes: premium seating for the performance, and an autograph session and photo opportunity with conductor Eric Roth.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by AWR Music Productions. Learn more about A New World at ffnewworld.com


AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A New World: Final Fantasy

AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD:
INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

February 1, 2020 · 8:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A New World features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event. A limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets are available! Each includes: premium seating for the performance, and an autograph session and photo opportunity with conductor Eric Roth.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by AWR Music Productions. Learn more about A New World at ffnewworld.com


Feb
8
Sat
ABSTRACTION MEDIA PRESENTS MAX AMINI
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Max Amini

ABSTRACTION MEDIA PRESENTS
MAX AMINI LIVE IN SAN DIEGO 2020 WORLD TOUR

February 8, 2020 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Max Amini brings his highly anticipated 2020 World Tour to San Diego!
Through an array of eccentric impressions and novel storytelling, Max’s comedy delivers a strong message about family ties, cultural trappings, and social topics.

Rated 16+. Younger children are welcome at the discretion of their parents.
We do not recommend bringing children younger than 5 years of age. All children must have a valid ticket.

There are no exchanges or refunds on event tickets.

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Learn more about Max Amini at maxamini.com.


Feb
18
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS BRAHMS, GYPSIES, AND HUNGARIANS
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stefan Jackiw

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
BRAHMS, GYPSIES, AND HUNGARIANS

STEFAN JACKIW, violin
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY MUSICIANS

February 18, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Johannes Brahms’ powerful and poignant Clarinet Quintet was influenced by the Hungarian “gypsy” music that he loved. Enjoy Franz Joseph Haydn’s bewitching Gypsy trio and its rollicking finale. Béla Bartók’s Duos for violin take us on a trip to the Hungarian and Eastern European countryside with folk and dance tunes.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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2nd mvt, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B minor (K. Leister, clarinet; Amadeus Quartet)
Finale from Haydn’s “Gypsy” Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major (Trio Wanderer)
This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: BRAHMS, GYPSIES, AND HUNGARIANS

HAYDN · Piano Trio in G Major: Gypsy
BARTÓK · Selected Duos for two violins
BRAHMS · Clarinet Quintet in B Minor

Feb
27
Thu
CAMARADA PRESENTS TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

CAMARADA PRESENTS TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES & THE FOUR SEASONS OF TANGO

February 27, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Calling all romantics—come share in Camarada’s passion for tango music and dance! Camarada pays tribute to the music of the great Astor Piazzolla, who referred to his music as Nuevo tango, an avant-garde version of Buenos Aires’ most popular dance form. Piazzolla fused classical, jazz, and tango into a distinctive musical idiom that has become his own genre. Join us for this performance of Piazzolla’s most celebrated works: The Four Seasons of Tango and a premiere of the instrumental suite Maria de Buenos Aires, both arranged by Grammy-award winning tango master, Raul Jaurena.

Kindly Underwritten by Gerald Blank & Mary Barranger

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Raul Jaurena, bandoneon
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
David Buckley, violin
Dana Burnett, piano
Jeff Pekarek, bass

Carolina Jaurena and Juan Alessandrini, dance

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


Feb
28
Fri
HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Hélène Grimaud

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, piano

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Touring her most recent album, Memory, Hélène Grimaud performs a unique program of miniatures by Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and Silvestrov, which in the pianist’s own words, “conjure atmospheres of fragile reflection, a mirage of what was—or what could have been.” The program concludes with Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, piano

VALENTIN SILVESTROV · Bagatelle I
DEBUSSY · Arabesque No. 1
VALENTIN SILVESTROV · Bagatelle II
SATIE · Gnossienne No. 4
CHOPIN · Nocturne No.19 in E minor Opus 72 No. 1
SATIE · Gnossienne No. 1
SATIE · Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers No. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
DEBUSSY · La plus que lente
CHOPIN · Mazurka Opus 17 No. 4 in A minor
CHOPIN · Waltz No. 3 Opus 34 No. 2 in A minor
DEBUSSY · Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
DEBUSSY · Reverie
SATIE · Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers No. 2 / “Passer”

SCHUMANN · Kreisleriana Op. 16

Mar
5
Thu
MURRAY PERAHIA
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
Murray Perahia

MURRAY PERAHIA

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

With his performances described as revelatory, Murray Perahia has remained a consistent and dominating presence in the classical world for over four decades, procuring his place amongst the greats with meticulous technique and scrupulous musicianship. The virtuoso pianist is widely known for his affinity for the Classical and early Romantic repertoire, including Mozart and Bach.

“…music-making of the highest order” – The Guardian

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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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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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
21
Thu
IGOR LEVIT
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Igor Levit

IGOR LEVIT

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020· 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with Igor Levit, “…one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation.” — The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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IGOR LEVIT

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106