Feb
6
Thu
WINTERFEST WONDERLAND GALA 2020
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WinterFest Gala 2020 Save the Date


La Jolla Music Society
WinterFest Wonderland Gala
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wendy Brody, Gala Chair

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring a benefit concert by world-renowned Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov.

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center will be transformed into a WinterFest Wonderland. We will begin with a reception and dinner of culinary delights inspired by St. Petersburg’s celebrated White Nights Festival. After an exhilarating performance by Daniil Trifonov, the festivities will continue in an after-party where we invite you to dance the night away.

Your support for this elegant evening of culture, arts and music provides the financial resources needed for La Jolla Music Society’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. Music affects the intellectual and emotional development of everyone, particularly children and especially children at risk. I hope you will join me and other like-minded supporters in raising the funds needed to bring impactful education programs throughout San Diego.

RESERVE YOUR GALA TICKET ONLINE

For reservations by telephone or email, please contact Nicole Slavik at 858.459.3724, ext. 206 or NSlavik@LJMS.org.


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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Mar
6
Fri
PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

Pablo Sainz Villegas Americano Trio

PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The JAI

This will be your only opportunity to see Pablo Sainz Villegas, LJMS’s Educational Ambassador in Residence, perform on the intimate JAI stage. Pablo has been hailed as “the soul of the Spanish guitar” and his Americano Trio gives you the chance to experience his spirit and savvy up close and personal. The evening will be full of everything from bluegrass to tango, so don’t be afraid to get up, dance, and have a drink or two. We know Pablo would approve.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis at your assigned table.

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Each ticket purchased includes one $15 food & beverage voucher, valid for this performance only. Vouchers will be distributed at the event.

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Take note, La Jolla Music Society will present Pablo Sainz Villegas Americano Trio at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 9:00 PM performance listing.


PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm

Pablo Sainz Villegas Americano Trio

PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 · 9:00 PM
The JAI

This will be your only opportunity to see Pablo Sainz Villegas, LJMS’s Educational Ambassador in Residence, perform on the intimate JAI stage. Pablo has been hailed as “the soul of the Spanish guitar” and his Americano Trio gives you the chance to experience his spirit and savvy up close and personal. The evening will be full of everything from bluegrass to tango, so don’t be afraid to get up, dance, and have a drink or two. We know Pablo would approve.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis at your assigned table.

BUY TICKETS

Each ticket purchased includes one $15 food & beverage voucher, valid for this performance only. Vouchers will be distributed at the event.

View Sample Menu

Take note, La Jolla Music Society will present Pablo Sainz Villegas Americano Trio at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 7:00 PM performance listing.


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
7
Thu
AARON DIEHL
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Aaron Diehl

AARON DIEHL

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The JAI

After a revelatory show with Inon Barnatan and frequent collaborator Cecile McLorin Salvant at 2019’s SummerFest, Aaron Diehl is back to dazzle audiences with an inspired program devoted to early-American Blues and its reverberations through Jazz traditions. Diehl’s 15 years in music have allowed him to hone his “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint,” (New York Times). Join us at The JAI to experience how these two institutional American musical traditions inform and enhance one another.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis at your assigned table.

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Each ticket purchased includes one $15 food & beverage voucher, valid for this performance only. Vouchers will be distributed at the event.

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Take note, La Jolla Music Society will present Aaron Diehl at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 9:00 PM performance listing.


AARON DIEHL
May 7 @ 9:00 pm

Aaron Diehl

AARON DIEHL

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 · 9:00 PM
The JAI

After a revelatory show with Inon Barnatan and frequent collaborator Cecile McLorin Salvant at 2019’s SummerFest, Aaron Diehl is back to dazzle audiences with an inspired program devoted to early-American Blues and its reverberations through Jazz traditions. Diehl’s 15 years in music have allowed him to hone his “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint,” (New York Times). Join us at The JAI to experience how these two institutional American musical traditions inform and enhance one another.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis at your assigned table.

BUY TICKETS

Each ticket purchased includes one $15 food & beverage voucher, valid for this performance only. Vouchers will be distributed at the event.

View Sample Menu

Take note, La Jolla Music Society will present Aaron Diehl at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 7:00 PM performance listing.


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