Nov
16
Sat
DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM I
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Danish String Quartet

DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM I – BACH, SHOSTAKOVICH, & BEETHOVEN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

On the heels of their recent GRAMMY® nomination, The Danish String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of their generation, continues their three-year La Jolla Music Society residency with five concerts from November 16-23, 2019 at The Baker Baum Concert Hall celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The PRISM Project is a series of musical sets based on the historical and musical impact of Bach’s seminal fugal writing, the final Beethoven string quartets, and compositions which were born out of these fundamentally influential works, including quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Webern. The title refers to a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism.

“What they do know is how to be an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM I – BACH, SHOSTAKOVICH, & BEETHOVEN

J.S. BACH · Fugue No. 7 in E-flat Major, BWV 876 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (arr. Mozart)

SHOSTAKOVICH · String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat Minor

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Frederik Øland; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violins; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

Nov
17
Sun
DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM II
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm
Danish String Quartet

DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM II – BACH, SCHNITTKE, & BEETHOVEN

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

On the heels of their recent GRAMMY® nomination, The Danish String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of their generation, continues their three-year La Jolla Music Society residency with five concerts from November 16-23, 2019 at The Baker Baum Concert Hall celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The PRISM Project is a series of musical sets based on the historical and musical impact of Bach’s seminal fugal writing, the final Beethoven string quartets, and compositions which were born out of these fundamentally influential works, including quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Webern. The title refers to a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism.

“They could be grounded in their ton or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.”
The Los Angeles Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM II – BACH, SCHNITTKE, & BEETHOVEN

J.S. BACH · Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (arr. Förster)

SCHNITTKE · String Quartet No. 3

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet Op. 130 & Grosse Fuge Op. 133 in B-flat Major

Frederik Øland; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violins; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

Nov
22
Fri
DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM III
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Danish String Quartet

DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM III – BACH, BARTÓK, & BEETHOVEN

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

On the heels of their recent GRAMMY® nomination, The Danish String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of their generation, continues their three-year La Jolla Music Society residency with five concerts from November 16-23, 2019 at The Baker Baum Concert Hall celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The PRISM Project is a series of musical sets based on the historical and musical impact of Bach’s seminal fugal writing, the final Beethoven string quartets, and compositions which were born out of these fundamentally influential works, including quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Webern. The title refers to a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism.

“What they do know is how to be an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM III – BACH, BARTÓK, & BEETHOVEN

J.S. BACH · Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, BWV 849 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (arr. Förster)

BARTÓK · String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Frederik Øland; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violins; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

Nov
23
Sat
DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM IV
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm
Danish String Quartet

DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM IV – BACH, MENDELSSOHN, & BEETHOVEN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

On the heels of their recent GRAMMY® nomination, The Danish String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of their generation, continues their three-year La Jolla Music Society residency with five concerts from November 16-23, 2019 at The Baker Baum Concert Hall celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The PRISM Project is a series of musical sets based on the historical and musical impact of Bach’s seminal fugal writing, the final Beethoven string quartets, and compositions which were born out of these fundamentally influential works, including quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Webern. The title refers to a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism.

“They could be grounded in their ton or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.”
The Los Angeles Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM IV – BACH, MENDELSSOHN, & BEETHOVEN

J.S. BACH · Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (arr. Förster)

MENDELSSOHN · String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Frederik Øland; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violins; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM V
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Danish String Quartet

DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM V – BACH, WEBERN, & BEETHOVEN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

On the heels of their recent GRAMMY® nomination, The Danish String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of their generation, continues their three-year La Jolla Music Society residency with five concerts from November 16-23, 2019 at The Baker Baum Concert Hall celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The PRISM Project is a series of musical sets based on the historical and musical impact of Bach’s seminal fugal writing, the final Beethoven string quartets, and compositions which were born out of these fundamentally influential works, including quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Webern. The title refers to a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism.

“What they do know is how to be an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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DANISH STRING QUARTET
PRISM V – BACH, WEBERN, & BEETHOVEN

J.S BACH · Contrapunctus 14(18): Fuga a 3 Soggetti from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

WEBERN · String Quartet (1905)

J.S. BACH · Für deinen Thron tret’ ich, BWV 668

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

Frederik Øland; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violins; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

Dec
7
Sat
PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS: TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
Pablo Sáinz Villegas

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

La Jolla Music Society is honored to announce our 2019 Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas. During his yearlong residency, Mr. Sáinz Villegas will present three unique programs exploring the breadth and dynamic versatility of the guitar along with in-depth education activities with local students and community outreach throughout the season. His residency kicks off with a tribute to the father of modern classical guitar, Andrés Segovia.

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PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

ALBÉNIZ · Sevilla from Suite Española, Op. 47
J.S. BACH · Chaconne from Violin Partita, BWV 1004
SOR · Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
GIMÉNEZ · La boda de Luis Alonso
GRANADOS · Valses poéticos
RODRIGO · Invocación y Danza (Homage to M. de Falla)
ALBÉNIZ · Asturias from Suite Española, Op. 47
TÁRREGA · Gran Jota

Dec
13
Fri
VOCTAVE: THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Voctave

VOCTAVE
THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Ring in the “spirit of the season” with Voctave, a remarkable 11-member a cappella ensemble. Group members have professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, but their range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all both in and out of the a cappella realm. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Join us for an a cappella holiday show for the entire family that will make it clear why they have received more than 100 million views of their videos on Facebook and YouTube.

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Feb
21
Fri
BRENTANO QUARTET
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Brentano Quartet

BRENTANO QUARTET

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Lauded as “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” by the London Independent, the Brentano String Quartet’s interest in the intersection of historical and new music makes them a perfect fit to première American composer Matthew Aucoin’s String Quartet (2019) on the west coast.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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BRENTANO QUARTET

MOZART · String quartet in A Major, K. 464

MATTHEW AUCOIN · String Quartet (2019) · WEST COAST PREMIÈRE
Co-Commissioned by Union College Concert Series, Carnegie Hall, La Jolla Music Society and Da
Camera Houston.

RAVEL · String Quartet in F Major

Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello

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
2
Mon
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Joshua Bell with Academy of St Martin in the Fields

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 · 8 PM
Jacobs Music Center-Copley Symphony Hall

Renowned for its distinctive, polished, and refined sound, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, under the leadership of virtuosic violinist Joshua Bell, performs a program of beloved works from the orchestral canon.

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ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

PAGANINI · Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6

BEETHOVEN · Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op. 67

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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Apr
3
Fri
CHRISTIAN SANDS—3 PIANOS ERROLL GARNER TRIBUTE!
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Christian Sands

CHRISTIAN SANDS—3 PIANOS ERROLL GARNER TRIBUTE!
FEATURING HELEN SUNG AND TADATAKA UNNO

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Named “jazz star of the future” by Wynton Marsalis, 28-year-old Christian Sands is one of the most in-demand jazz pianists, touring the world as a bandleader and appearing on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. As the new Creative Ambassador for Octave Music’s Erroll Garner Jazz Projects, and the co-producer of the recent Erroll Garner release ‘Nightconcert’ (Mack Avenue Records), Christian Sands formed this special three piano program, choosing Helen Sung and Tadataka Unno to present audiences with a fresh take on legendary pianist/composer Erroll Garner, who remains one of the most important musical voices of the 20th century.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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Apr
24
Fri
HAGEN QUARTET
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Hagen Quartet

HAGEN QUARTET

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“One of the finest quartets of our time”
The Washington Post

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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HAGEN QUARTET

SHOSTAKOVICH · String Quartet No. 10 A-flat Major, Op. 118

PUCCINI · I Crisantemi

MENDELSSOHN · String Quartet No. 1 E-flat Major, Op. 12

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello

May
1
Fri
LES VIOLONS DU ROY
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Les Violons Du Roy

LES VIOLONS DU ROY
JONATHAN COHEN, music director & conductor
AVI AVITAL, mandolin

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“The words ‘superstar’ and ‘mandolinist’ still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world they are starting to be joined with some frequency due to Avi Avital”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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LES VIOLONS DU ROY

VIVALDI · Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425

J.S. BACH · The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)

J.S. BACH · Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo, RV 531

J.S. BACH · Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 (arr. and transc. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

May
2
Sat
KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Kenny Barron

KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
FEATURING JOHNATHAN BLAKE

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Kenny Barron, piano, and Dave Holland, bass, come together for a special performance. Each frequently dubbed as this generation’s best jazz musicians on their respective instruments, Barron and Holland form a duet that can often be described as seamless, or like two people who know each other so well they finish each other’s sentences. Their 2014 album, “The Art of Conversation,” proved just that.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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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