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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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
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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Mar
6
Sat
123 ANDRÉS
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am
123 ANDRÉS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

123 ANDRÉS

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 · 9:30 AM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: Latin-folk / bilingual / pop

PROGRAM
123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award–winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo fuse folk-based rhythms like Vallenato and Champeta with upbeat pop, creating a winning combination for listeners of any age, featuring first-class musicianship and rich instrumentation.

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

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123 ANDRÉS
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am
123 ANDRÉS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

123 ANDRÉS

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 · 11:30 AM
The JAI

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THE VIBE: Latin-folk / bilingual / pop

PROGRAM
123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award–winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo fuse folk-based rhythms like Vallenato and Champeta with upbeat pop, creating a winning combination for listeners of any age, featuring first-class musicianship and rich instrumentation.

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

“A rock star for little language learners”
Billboard

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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
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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May
6
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE: UNTAMED
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
NAT GEO LIVE: UNTAMED @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

NAT GEO LIVE:
UNTAMED with Filipe DeAndrade

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. He’ll also share a preview of his documentary, The River and The Wall, which focuses on wildlife along the Mexico & U.S. border.

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May
22
Sat
SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS
May 22 @ 9:30 am
SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND
feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS & THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 · 9:30 AM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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THE VIBE: singer-songwriter / bilingual / folk-Americana / ConRAD Kids

PROGRAM
Friendship is at the heart of this joyful new collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand.

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY®-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

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SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS
May 22 @ 11:30 am
SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND
feat. SONIA DE LOS SANTOS & THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 · 11:30 AM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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THE VIBE: singer-songwriter / bilingual / folk-Americana / ConRAD Kids

PROGRAM
Friendship is at the heart of this joyful new collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand.

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

“If you’ve already burned through every Kidz Bop CD known to man and you want something a little more pleasing to your ears, GRAMMY®-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to the rescue.”
Wall Street Journal

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.”
Latin Trends

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Jun
4
Fri
THE HOT SARDINES
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
THE HOT SARDINES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

THE HOT SARDINES

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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THE VIBE: hot jazz / vintage / glamorous / moxie

PROGRAM
The Hot Sardines play with a little glamour, a bit of grit, and a lot of moxie. These mischief-makers of hot jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London). In the talented hands of this New York-based ensemble, history-defining jazz comes alive through brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and a crooner known for transporting listeners to a bygone era with a mere lilt of her voice.

PRELUDE
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes · 7 PM

“Unforgettably wild… consistently electrifying. A live music powerhouse.”

– POPMATTERS

“Unforgettably wild… consistently electrifying. A live music powerhouse.”
– POPMATTERS

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Jun
17
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE: CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
NAT GEO LIVE: CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

NAT GEO LIVE:
CORAL KINGDOMS & EMPIRES OF ICE
with David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National Geographic. They’ll go beyond the published stories to share the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.

Translating Ocean Science Through Art
Presented in partnership with Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Arrive early for a special event featuring talented local artist-researchers. In this immersive experience you’ll be able to explore and understand cutting-edge scientific data through large-scale multimedia installations.

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