Aug
19
Wed
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: ARTIST TALK
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: ARTIST TALK @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM:
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
SUMMERFEST20: PRELUDE WEBINAR I
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20: PRELUDE WEBINAR I @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20:
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
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: OPEN REHEARSAL I
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: OPEN REHEARSAL I @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM:
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
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: OPEN REHEARSAL II
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: OPEN REHEARSAL II @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM:
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
SUMMERFEST20 ENCOUNTER: FROM STUDENT TO PROFESSIONAL
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20 ENCOUNTER: FROM STUDENT TO PROFESSIONAL @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20 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, Manager 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
SUMMERFEST20: PRELUDE WEBINAR II
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20: PRELUDE WEBINAR II @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20:
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
SUMMERFEST20 ENCOUNTER: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ARTS
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20 ENCOUNTER: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ARTS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20 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
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: OPEN REHEARSAL III
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM: OPEN REHEARSAL III @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST20 LIVE STREAM:
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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Aug
30
Sun
SUMMERFEST GALA
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
SUMMERFEST GALA @ The Lodge at Torrey Pines | San Diego | California | United States
SF20 Gala Save the Date

SUMMERFEST GALA
LIVE AT THE LODGE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020 · 6 PM
The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Debra Turner, Gala Chair
Sue Wagener, SummerFest Chair

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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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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
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
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
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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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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TICKETS ON SALE 8/17

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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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
19
Fri
CHRIS BOTTI
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm
CHRIS BOTTI @ Balboa Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

CHRIS BOTTI

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

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PROGRAM
Trumpet powerhouse and American best-selling artist Chris Botti dazzles with both “flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity” (The New York Times). His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene.

PRELUDE
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes · 7 PM

“An elegant figure backed by a sharp and aggressive band playing music that alternately charmed and seduced listeners, then gave them license to dance.”

– VARIETY

“An elegant figure backed by a sharp and aggressive band playing music that alternately charmed and seduced listeners, then gave them license to dance.”
– VARIETY

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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
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
4
Fri
THE HOT SARDINES
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm