Aug
19
Wed
ARTIST TALK
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
ARTIST TALK @ YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM | San Diego | California | United States

ARTIST TALK WITH INON BARNATAN
& LEAH ROSENTHAL

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 · 7 PM
Youtube Live Stream

Join Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal and SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan for a conversation live-streamed from The Baker-Baum Concert Hall as they discuss festival highlights, share insight and excerpts, and sip champagne!

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Aug
20
Thu
PRELUDE WEBINAR I
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
PRELUDE WEBINAR I @ ZOOM WEBINAR | San Diego | California | United States

PRELUDE WEBINAR I

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020 · 7 PM
Zoom Webinar

Beloved SummerFest scholar and program book annotator Eric Bromberger explores the music featured in the first three concerts of the festival. Join this webinar to gain a better understanding of the musical and historical significance of these great masterworks.

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Aug
21
Fri
OPEN REHEARSAL I
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm
OPEN REHEARSAL I @ YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM | San Diego | California | United States

OPEN REHEARSAL I

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 · 2 PM
YouTube Live Stream from The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Watch live as Inon Barnatan, Tessa Lark, and Clive Greensmith rehearse Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 36 (arr. for piano trio). Log in to YouTube to participate in a Q&A with the artists at the end of the rehearsal.

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SUMMERFEST AT HOME
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 10:00 pm

LiveStream SummerFest

SUMMERFEST AT HOME

You can now enjoy SummerFest from the comfort of your own home, August 21-29! SummerFest Music Director, Inon Barnatan, has assembled a small but mighty all-star roster of old friends and new faces to bring to life the most beloved pieces from the chamber music canon. Barnatan has also enlisted acclaimed documentarian and filmmaker Tristan Cook to direct the live-streamed concerts, ensuring that we can deliver the artistry and excellence you have come to expect from La Jolla Music Society. Subscribe for live access to all six SummerFest concerts, educational events like preludes, artist encounters, and even more exclusive content.

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OPENING NIGHT:
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 · 7 PM PST

IVES · The Unanswered Question
SCHUBERT · String Quintet in C Major, D.956

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, Alisa Weilerstein, cello

A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 7 PM PST

BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 (arr. for piano trio)
RACHMANINOFF · Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (arr. for solo piano by Inon Barnatan)

Inon Barnatan, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020 · 3 PM PST

BEETHOVEN · Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
MENDELSSOHN · Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

Yura Lee, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

FAURÉ & SCHUMANN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 7 PM PST

FAURÉ · Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
SCHUMANN · Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020 · 7 PM PST

MOZART · Violin Sonata No. 21 in E Minor, K. 304
KODÁLY · Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
SUK · Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 1

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

FINALE: THE TROUT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 · 7 PM PST

J.S. BACH · Selections from Two-Part Inventions (arr. for Violin and Double Bass)
PROKOFIEV · Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56
SCHUBERT · Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Op. 114 “Trout”

Inon Barnatan, piano; James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin;
Yura Lee, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Thurber, bass

A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 7 PM PST

BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 (arr. for piano trio)
RACHMANINOFF · Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (arr. for solo piano by Inon Barnatan)

Inon Barnatan, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

FAURÉ & SCHUMANN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 7 PM PST

FAURÉ · Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
SCHUMANN · Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

FINALE: THE TROUT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 · 7 PM PST

J.S. BACH · Selections from Two-Part Inventions (arr. for Violin and Double Bass)
PROKOFIEV · Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56
SCHUBERT · Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Op. 114 “Trout”

Inon Barnatan, piano; James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin;
Yura Lee, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Thurber, bass

SummerFest 2020 Artist Roster:

Inon Barnatan, Music Director & piano:
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of three after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch, and he made his orchestral debut at age 11. His musical education connects him to some of the 20th century’s most illustrious pianists and teachers: he studied first with Professor Victor Derevianko, who, himself, studied with the Russian master Heinrich Neuhaus; and in 1997 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maria Curcio – a student of the legendary Artur Schnabel – and with Christopher Elton. This summer, Barnatan begins his tenure as La Jolla Music Society’s newest SummerFest Music Director.

James Ehnes, violin:
James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors. Ehnes began violin studies at the age of four, became a prote?ge? of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin aged nine, made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montre?al aged 13 and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music.

Clive Greensmith, cello:
Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet from 1999 until 2013, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. As a soloist, Greensmith has performed with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and Rome’s RAI orchestras, among others. He is Professor of Cello at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Greensmith performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is a founding member of the Montrose Trio, alongside Jon Kimura Parker and Martin Beaver.

Tessa Lark, violin:
Violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. A budding superstar in the classical realm, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky. Since making her concerto debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at sixteen, Lark has appeared with dozens of orchestras, festivals, and recital venues including Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, San Francisco Performances, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Marlboro Music.

Yura Lee, violin & viola:
Few in the world have mastery of both violin and viola, Yura Lee actively performs each equally and is one of the most versatile and compelling artists today. Her two-decade-plus-long international career includes performances as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. Her many honors include first prize in Viola at the 2013 ARD Competition in Germany and a 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Lee studied at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Salzburg Mozarteum and Kronberg Academy. She teaches both violin and viola at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Michael Thurber, bass:
Acclaimed composer and bassist Michael Thurber’s musical career defies categorization. From composing for The Royal Shakespeare Company, co-founding the smash YouTube channel CDZA, and creating his Thurber Theater? variety show at Joe’s Pub, to teaching at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute and performing in the house band on ?The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,? as well as around the country in duo with violinist Tessa Lark, Thurber’s musical journey has been remarkably singular. Thurber serves proudly on the Board Of Directors for NPR’s From The Top and studied music at The Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School.

Alisa Weilerstein, cello:
“A young cellist whose emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music have earned her international recognition, Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship,” stated the MacArthur Foundation, when awarding American cellist Alisa Weilerstein a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship. In the 2018-19 season, Weilerstein released Transfigured Night on the Pentatone label, joined by Norway’s Trondheim Soloists for three masterworks of the First and Second Viennese Schools: Haydn’s First and Second Cello Concertos and Schoenberg’s Verkla?rte Nacht, from which the album takes its title.

SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT: THE UNANSWERED QUESTION
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT: THE UNANSWERED QUESTION @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT:
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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IVES · The Unanswered Question
SCHUBERT · String Quintet in C Major, D.956

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Aug
22
Sat
OPEN REHEARSAL II
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm
OPEN REHEARSAL II @ YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM | San Diego | California | United States

OPEN REHEARSAL II

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 2 PM
YouTube Live Stream from The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Watch live as Inon Barnatan, Yura Lee, and Alisa Weilerstein rehearse Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Opus 49. Log in to YouTube to participate in a Q&A with the artists at the end of the rehearsal.

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A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 (arr. for piano trio)
RACHMANINOFF · Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (arr. for solo piano by Inon Barnatan)

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Aug
23
Sun
BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm
BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BEETHOVEN · Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
MENDELSSOHN · Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

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Aug
24
Mon
ENCOUNTER: FROM STUDENT TO PROFESSIONAL
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm
ENCOUNTER: FROM STUDENT TO PROFESSIONAL @ ZOOM WEBINAR | San Diego | California | United States

ENCOUNTER:
FROM STUDENT TO PROFESSIONAL

MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020 · 4 PM
Zoom Webinar

Music students and their parents are invited to join a conversation about their future in the arts. Learn what to expect in the years ahead as students navigate academic life and prepare to launch professional careers in the arts. Have your questions answered by violinist Tessa Lark, composer and bassist Michael Thurber, Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Community Impact at Colburn School, Jazmín Morales, and La Jolla Music Society’s Education & Community Engagement Manager, Allison Boles. Open to music students and their parents.

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Aug
25
Tue
PRELUDE WEBINAR II
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
PRELUDE WEBINAR II @ ZOOM WEBINAR | San Diego | California | United States

PRELUDE WEBINAR II

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 · 7 PM
Zoom Webinar

Join this webinar with Eric Bromberger to explore the music featured in the second half of the festival. He’ll examine the composers’ inspiration and intent while providing rich cultural history and musical context.

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Aug
26
Wed
ENCOUNTER: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ARTS
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm
ENCOUNTER: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ARTS @ ZOOM WEBINAR | San Diego | California | United States

ENCOUNTER:
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ARTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 2 PM
Zoom Webinar

Can we create from a distance? Can art help us heal? Have the arts changed forever? Join James Ehnes, Clive Greensmith, Yura Lee, and Alisa Weilerstein in conversation to learn about their experiences during the pandemic and to share in their hopes for the future.

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FAURÉ & SCHUMANN
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm
FAURÉ & SCHUMANN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

FAURÉ & SCHUMANN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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FAURÉ · Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
SCHUMANN · Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47

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Aug
27
Thu
OPEN REHEARSAL III
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
OPEN REHEARSAL III @ YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM | San Diego | California | United States

OPEN REHEARSAL III

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020 · 1 PM
YouTube Live Stream from The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Watch live as Inon Barnatan, James Ehnes, Yura Lee, and Clive Greensmith rehearse Suk’s Piano Quartet in A Minor, Opus 1. Log in to YouTube to participate in a Q&A with the artists at the end of the rehearsal.

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Aug
28
Fri
MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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MOZART · Violin Sonata No. 21 in E Minor, K. 304
KODÁLY · Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
SUK · Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 1

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Aug
29
Sat
SUMMERFEST FINALE: THE TROUT
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST FINALE: THE TROUT @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST FINALE:
THE TROUT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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J.S. BACH · Selections from Two-Part Inventions (arr. for Violin and Double Bass)
PROKOFIEV · Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56
SCHUBERT · Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Op. 114 “Trout”

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Nov
1
Sun
ALEXANDER MALOFEEV, piano
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm
ALEXANDER MALOFEEV, piano @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

ALEXANDER MALOFEEV, piano

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
MEDTNER · Two Tales, Op. 48
MEDTNER · Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38
BRAHMS · Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
SCHUMANN · Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

Young “Russian genius” (Corriere della Sera) Alexander Malofeev came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen. Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.

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

“Alexander Malofeev manifests the piano mastery of the new millennium in itself”
Il Giornale

“Alexander Malofeev manifests the piano mastery of the new millennium in itself”
Il Giornale

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Nov
7
Sat
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION, MARCUS BATTLE AND RON MYLES
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION, MARCUS BATTLE AND RON MYLES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION
MARCUS BATTLE AND RON MYLES, movement artists
Featuring choreography by
Movement Art Is — Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

THIRD COAST
PERCUSSION
MARCUS BATTLE AND RON MYLES,
movement artists
Featuring choreography by Movement Art Is
— Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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EDUCATION AMBASSADORS-IN-RESIDENCE

PROGRAM
For 15 years, the GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, dynamic performances that celebrate the exceptional depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. For this new collaborative work, Third Coast joins forces with Movement Art Is, showcasing the gravity-defying choreography of Jon Boogz and Lil Buck—two artists using movement to inspire social change.

As LJMS’s second Education Ambassador, Third Coast Percussion, as well as Movement Art Is artists, will engage with the San Diego community focusing on artist development and elementary music education.

“sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune)

 “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune).

The “sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune).

“commandingly elegant” (The New York Times)

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Dec
3
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE: SPINOSAURUS – LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
NAT GEO LIVE: SPINOSAURUS – LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

NAT GEO LIVE:
SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Spinosaurus was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant. With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique.

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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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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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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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Jan
23
Sat
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS @ Balboa Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
with WYNTON MARSALIS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

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PROGRAM
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Don’t miss this memorable and exciting weekend of music-making with the ensemble’s highly anticipated return to San Diego and their debut at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center as part of our new Connect to The Conrad initiative.

PRELUDE
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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Jan
24
Sun
CONNECT TO THE CONRAD: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER with WYNTON MARSALIS
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm
CONNECT TO THE CONRAD: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER with WYNTON MARSALIS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CONNECT TO THE CONRAD:
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
with WYNTON MARSALIS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. The ensemble and their renowned leader make their debut in a special acoustic performance at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center as part of our new Connect to The Conrad initiative.

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Jan
30
Sat
THE QUEEN’S CARTOONISTS
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
THE QUEEN'S CARTOONISTS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

THE QUEEN’S CARTOONISTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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The Queen’s Cartoonists have arrived for riotous renditions of music from the Golden Age of animation, Disney films, cult cartoon classics, and modern animation, along with singing, comedy, and instrumental pandemonium. Featuring the music of Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, Danny Elfman, Alf Clausen, John Williams, and countless others, this performance runs the gamut from lightning fast swing arrangements to synced video projections, vocal numbers, and comedy. Th… Th… Th… That’s all, folks!

“Enthusiastic renditions so infectious that they brought instant smiles on the faces of the listeners. I was in such rapture listening to them that I had tears of joy.”
Queens Law Review

“Enthusiastic renditions so infectious that they brought instant smiles on the faces of the listeners. I was in such rapture listening to them that I had tears of joy.”
Queens Law Review

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Jan
31
Sun
MAXIM LANDO, piano
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm
MAXIM LANDO, piano @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

MAXIM LANDO, piano

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
J.S. BACH (ARR. BRAHMS) · Chaconne in D Minor for Left Hand from Partita No. 2 in D Minor
RACHMANINOFF · Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36
LISZT · Sonata in B Minor, S. 178

Celebrated by The New York Times for his “stamina and brilliance in his New York recital debut,” Maxim Lando is sure to impress as winner of the 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Award and the First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

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

“…fingers of steel, nonstop playing, and extreme virtuosity — all effortlessly offered by Lando, along with a deep sense of the music.”
San Francisco Classical Voice

“…fingers of steel, nonstop playing, and extreme virtuosity — all effortlessly offered by Lando, along with a deep sense of the music.”
San Francisco Classical Voice

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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
10
Wed
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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For more than a half century, the world has been blessed with the hauntingly beautiful voices of South Africa’s iconic singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The five-time GRAMMY®-award-winning Zulu-based ensemble exploded onto the world scene as guest stars on Paul Simon’s Graceland record. Ladysmith went on to release over 50 acclaimed records of their own and remains as vibrant, joyous, and powerful as ever.

“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.”
Paul Simon

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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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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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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.