Aug
13
Sun
KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO: 40th Anniversary
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm
KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO: 40th Anniversary @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO: 40th Anniversary

Wish a happy 40th anniversary to America’s internationally-lauded piano trio, as they gift SummerFest with the new work written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as profoundly moving trios by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

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ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH Pas de Trois (2016)
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Opus 66
BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Program Notes

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BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in G Major Op.1 No.2
IV. Finale. Presto
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

MUSICAL PRELUDE 2 PM

Ulysses Quartet performs Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
15
Tue
BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN SONATAS I
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN SONATAS I @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

BEETHOVEN I

Tuesday, August 15 at 8 PM
UC SAN DIEGO DEPT. OF MUSIC’S CONRAD PREBYS CONCERT HALL

Violinist (and SummerFest Music Director) Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker inaugurate a four-concert journey through some of the most profound
and beautifully-moving music written by Beethoven, history’s
most-acclaimed composer.

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BEETHOVENViolin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Opus 30 , No. 3
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Opus 30, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Opus 30, No. 2
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Program Notes

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CHO-LIANG LIN: MEET THE PROS – The Juilliard School, VC 20 Questions


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

PRELUDE 7 PM
Lecture by Nuvi Mehta
In the first of two lectures, Nuvi Mehta – himself a gifted violinist as well as music scholar – explores three of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas, examining the astonishing freedom and spontaneity with which Beethoven developed a revolutionary compositional language that was to change music forever afterward.

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
16
Wed
BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN SONATAS II
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN SONATAS II @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

BEETHOVEN II

Wednesday, August 16 at 8 PM
UC SAN DIEGO DEPT. OF MUSIC’S CONRAD PREBYS CONCERT HALL

The sublime “Kreutzer” sonata is the capstone for the second stop on this four-concert journey through Beethoven’s genius, performed violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner.

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BEETHOVENViolin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Opus 12, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 12, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Opus 47 “Kreutzer”
Jennifer Koh, violin; Shai Wosner, piano
Program Notes

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JENNIFER KOH: Violinist Jennifer Koh discusses her process for preparing a new piece


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

PRELUDE 7 PM

Lecture by Nuvi Mehta
The composition of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas spans only fifteen years. Nuvi Mehta outlines the development of the characteristics that propelled Beethoven’s work toward the powerful combination of mastery and mystery found in the famous Opus 47 “Kreutzer” Sonata, a work that broke boundaries in both beauty and bravado.

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
18
Fri
BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN SONATAS IV
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN SONATAS IV @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

BEETHOVEN IV

Friday, August 18 at 8 PM
UC SAN DIEGO DEPT. OF MUSIC’S CONRAD PREBYS CONCERT HALL

SummerFest favorite, violinist Yura Lee, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center pianist Gilles Vonsattel complete this SummerFest first-ever performance
of the complete Beethoven violin-piano sonatas.

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BEETHOVENViolin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Opus 12, No. 3
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Opus 23
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Opus 96
Yura Lee, violin, Gilles Vonsattel, piano
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YURA LEE: Violinist/violist Yura Lee, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2007, is enjoying a career that spans almost two decades and takes her all over the world.


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
19
Sat
AN EVENING WITH THE REGINA CARTER QUARTET
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
AN EVENING WITH THE REGINA CARTER QUARTET @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

AN EVENING WITH THE REGINA CARTER QUARTET

THE REIGNING QUEEN OF JAZZ VIOLIN
Regina Carter is an extraordinary violinist, a certified genius. The Los Angeles Times calls her “a talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument.” Wherever this Grammy® nominated violinist performs, she takes her audiences with her on a journey through tradition and creativity.

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Regina Carter is an extraordinary violinist, a certified genius. The Los Angeles Times calls her “a talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument.” Wherever this Grammy® nominated violinist performs, she takes her audiences with her on a journey through tradition and creativity.


Program to be announced from stage.Regina Carter Quartet

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REGINA CARTER: ‘I’m Going Home,’ Live On Soundcheck


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

PRELUDE 7 PM

Join us for an interview with Regina Carter hosted by Marcus Overton

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
20
Sun
SUMMER SERENADES
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm
SUMMER SERENADES @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

SUMMER SERENADES

Wind virtuosi will take you on a musical journey. From the British genteel and aristocratic atmosphere of Elgar to the rarely heard Gemini Variations by Britten. This program brims with disarming quirks and unexpected charms, concluding with Dvořák Serenade for Winds, one of the greatest works for winds since the Mozart Serenade.

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BRITTEN Gemini Variations for Flute, Violin and Piano 4- Hands, Opus 73
Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute; Michelle Kim, violin; Haochen Zhang, Scott Cuellar, piano
ELGARPiano Quintet in A Minor, Opus 84
Haochen Zhang, piano; Cho-Liang Lin, Michelle Kim, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds and Strings in D Minor, Opus 44
Nathan Hughes, Laura Griffiths, oboes; Anthony McGill, Sheryl Renk, clairinets; Keith Buncke, Ryan Simmons, bassoons; Leyla Zamora, contrabassoon; Keith Popejoy, Tricia Skye, Mike McCoy, horns; Joshua Halpern, cello; Nico Abondolo, bass
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DVOŘÁK: Serenade in D Minor for Wind, Cello and Bass, Op. 44
1. Moderato quasi marcia
Orchestra Academy Ossiach and Ensemble Berlin


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

MUSICAL PRELUDE 2 PM
Rodin Trio performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
22
Tue
MOZART’S ENCHANTMENT
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
MOZART'S ENCHANTMENT @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

MOZART’S ENCHANTMENT

Mozart – the very word embodies the experience of sublime beauty. The Quintet for Winds and Piano is an astonishing rarity; few composers tackled this combination. The Divertimento for string trio – a pinnacle of human creativity. The Flute Quartet, featuring SummerFest veteran Catherine Ransom Karoly, an immersion in sheer pleasure.

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MOZARTFlute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K. 285b
Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute; Michelle Kim, violin; Colin Brookes, cello
MOZARTQuintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K.452
Haochen Zhang, piano; Nathan Hughes, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Keith Buncke, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn
MOZARTDivertimento in E-flat Major, K.563
Eugene Drucker, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello
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MOZART: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat K452
Caspar Frantz, piano; Chris Richards, clarinet; Joost Bosdijk, bassoon; Katy Woolley, horn; Olivier Stankiewic, oboe
recorded live during the Whittington International Chamber Music Festival (Shropshire UK) May 2016 supported using public funding by Arts Council England


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
23
Wed
AN EVENING WITH ALISA WEILERSTEIN
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
AN EVENING WITH ALISA WEILERSTEIN @ UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

AN EVENING WITH ALISA WEILERSTEIN

One of today’s reigning instrumental soloists world-wide, cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to SummerFest. Clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Inon Barnatan join Alisa for the shimmering autumnal profundities of the Brahms’ Clarinet Trio and the brooding power of Brahms’ Piano Quintet.

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J.S.BACHCello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
BRAHMSClarinet Trio in A Minor, Opus 114
Anthony McGill, clarinet; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano
BRAHMSPiano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Eugene Drucker, Michelle Kim, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano
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J.S. BACH: Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009, Gigue
Alisa Weilerstein


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
25
Fri
FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm
FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN @ Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall  | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST 2017

FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN

An All-Star SummerFest chamber orchestra led by American conductor, David Zinman, whose career has embodied the style-spanning virtuosity and propulsive energy that are our country’s artistic trademark brings SummereFest’s 31st season to a close – and a fitting occasion to look forward to a transformed future.

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STRAVINSKY"Dumbarton Oaks" Concerto
HAYDNSinfonia Concertante
Michelle Kim, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; Nathan Hughes, oboe; Keith Buncke, bassoon
BEETHOVENSymphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Michelle Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, concertmasters; Rhiannon Banerdt, Christina Bouey, Armen Dekevorkian, Bridget Dolkas, Kathryn Hatmaker, Joanna Lee, Philip Marten, Alyssa Park, Jeanne Skrocki, Roger Wilkie, violins; Paul Neubauer, Colin Brookes, Caterina Longhi, Travis Maril, violas; Clive Greensmith, Chia-Ling Chien, Alex Greenbaum, Joshua Halpern, Grace Ho, cellos; Nico Abondolo, Samuel Hager, basses; Catherine Ransom Karoly, Pamela Vliek Marchev, flutes; Nathan Hughes, Laura Griffiths, Andrea Overturf, oboes; Anthony McGill, Sheryl Renk, clarinets; Keith Buncke, Ryan Simmons, Leyla Zamora,
bassoons
; Jennifer Montone, Keith Popejoy, horns; David Washburn, Jennifer Marotta, trumpets; Jason Ginter, timpani
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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
David Zinman, conductor; Berliner Philharmoniker


Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

PRELUDE 7 PM

Join us for an interview with Maestro David Zinman hosted by Music Director Cho-Liang Lin

Joey Alexander Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of six, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. He was immediately able to pick out the melody of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t,” but he didn’t stop there. Joey’s dad nurtured his gift of swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.

Joey’s musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age eight UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. Joey later remarked to Hancock, “You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz.”

At nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014 where he amazed the audience with his musicality, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Wishing to encourage the continued development of Joey’s prodigious playing, his parents sold the family business in Jakarta and relocated to the United States. Success did not arrive overnight, however. Promoters were skeptical that an 11 year-old could drive substantial ticket sales and captivate discerning jazz audiences, but soon recognized his ability to absolutely delight audiences, despite the challenges associated with learning a new language. Joey experienced a major stroke of luck when he received an invitation from impresario George Wein to perform on two stages at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Joey took full advantage of the opportunity and brought audiences to their feet with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing.

Over the past two years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and his native Indonesia.

Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, The New York Times, and a host of other television, radio and print media. This has fueled a rare level of public notoriety for Joey as a jazz musician, entirely unheard of for one his age, both within the jazz community and among the public at large.

 His 2015 debut album for Motema Music, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his performance of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His performances on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast – far more magical than what was expected – received standing ovations from the star-studded audience, bringing his talent to the attention of music lovers everywhere, mesmerizing long-time industry professionals, and inspiring other young musicians to pursue their own dreams.

Through all this Joey has remained humble, focused on developing as a player and pursuing his growing interest in composing. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown (set for release in September 2016 on Motema Music) showcases Joey’s remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer. He develops fresh takes on well-known tunes, combining them seamlessly with his own original compositions in a way which invites both new and seasoned listeners in, and reflects the true emotional heart and soul of his musical personality.

Joey says that his growth as a composer is due to the hours he spends practicing piano in between his school, media and touring commitments – and his rare moments of free time in which he enjoys doing “regular kid things” like watching movies, playing games, swimming, and tennis. “Sometimes, when I’m just practicing or playing something, new melodic and rhythmic ideas come to me, and I realize that I’m actually starting to compose a song,” he says. “I think that writing memorable tunes comes from listening to so much music from composers and artists I like. I actually find it harder to interpret other people’s songs than to write my own, because I have to figure out and feel what the song is about and find a way to make it my own.”

Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Now, as he enters his teen years, Joey takes another step in charting his artistic direction with the release of Countdown.

“You know, I love both creating music in the studio and performing for people onstage,” he says, “but I have to admit there’s something special about getting a crowd excited by playing jazz live. In most situations I try to be calm, but I love the intense energy that happens between me and the audience. When they express their appreciation in this way, I am inspired to go deeper as a person and musician, improve my craft and create exciting new sounds.”

Building upon the swing and improvisational style that made his first project a critical and popular success, Countdown is a reflection of the growth and maturity of Joey Alexander as an artist, and a confident next step toward a limitless future.

This performance marks Joey Alexander's La Jolla Music Society debut.

Aug
3
Fri
OPENING NIGHT CARNIVAL
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
OPENING NIGHT CARNIVAL @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

OPENING NIGHT CARNIVAL!

Friday, August 3, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Take a walk on the wild side as the festival kicks off with this celebratory program. Legendary cellist Lynn Harrell leads an all-star roster of eight cellists, sharing the stage with beloved soprano Lyubov Petrova, known for her fiery presence and shimmering voice. The evening closes with a delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins with Saint-Saëns’ humorous musical suite Carnival of the Animals, with text by comedic musical genius Peter Schickele.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin hosted by Eric Bromberger

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OPENING NIGHT CARNIVAL!

BARTÓK · Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Sz.111
Paul Huang, violin; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Shai Wosner, piano

VILLA-LOBOS · Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 for Eight Cellos
VILLA-LOBOS · Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Eight Cellos
Lyubov Petrova, soprano; Lynn Harrell, Ben Hong, Hai-Ye Ni, Chia-Ling Chien, Yao Zhao, Max Geissler, Jonathan Lo, Alex Greenbaum, cellos

SAINT-SAËNS · Carnival of the Animals
Paul Huang, Cho-Liang Lin, violins; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Ben Hong, cello; Peter Lloyd, bass; Pamela Vliek Martchev, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Shai Wosner, Joyce Yang, pianos; Ryan Nestor, percussion; Mark Pinter, narrator

Aug
4
Sat
AN EVENING WITH YEFIM BRONFMAN
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
AN EVENING WITH YEFIM BRONFMAN @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

AN EVENING WITH YEFIM BRONFMAN

Saturday, August 4, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Extolled by The Wall Street Journal for “his range of sonority – from lyrical to pungent, to explosive,” Yefim Bronfman is internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists. As a close friend of Cho-Liang Lin, Mr. Bronfman celebrates the music director’s 18-year tenure with a beautiful and rich evening of solo and chamber music masterpieces, including Schubert’s iconic Piano Sonata, D.958, written in the last year of the composer’s life.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with Yefim Bronfman hosted by Eric Bromberger

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AN EVENING WITH YEFIM BRONFMAN

MOZART · Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano, K.304
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano

SCHUBERT · Piano Sonata in C Minor, D.958
Yefim Bronfman, piano

SCHUMANN · Quintet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Paul Huang, Emily Kruspe, violins; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Lynn Harrell, cello

Aug
5
Sun
AN AFTERNOON WITH EMERSON STRING QUARTET
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm
AN AFTERNOON WITH EMERSON STRING QUARTET @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

Emerson String Quartet

AN AFTERNOON WITH EMERSON STRING QUARTET

Sunday, August 5, 2018 · 3:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Named “America’s greatest quartet” by TIME Magazine, the distinguished Emerson String Quartet performs an all-Beethoven program, featuring the bewildering and complex Grosse Fuge.

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Interview with members of Emerson String Quartet hosted by Eric Bromberger

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AN AFTERNOON WITH EMERSON STRING QUARTET

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Emerson String Quartet:
Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, violins; Laurence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello

Aug
7
Tue
MUSIC FROM THE HEART
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
MUSIC FROM THE HEART @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

MUSIC FROM THE HEART

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Strings soar in beautifully lyrical works by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn. The evening culminates with Rachmaninoff’s final composition, Symphonic Dances, performed by two of the most accomplished pianists of their generation, Shai Wosner and Joyce Yang. Let your emotions take flight!

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Rolston String Quartet performs Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

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MUSIC FROM THE HEART

STRAVINSKY · Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
Martin Beaver, violin; Joyce Yang, piano

MENDELSSOHN · String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87
Paul Huang, Anna Lee, violins; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Heiichiro Ohyama, violas; Hai-Ye Ni, cello

RACHMANINOFF · Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 for Two Pianos
Shai Wosner, Joyce Yang, pianos

Aug
8
Wed
LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) with an intimate look into the life and music of this remarkable man, composer, conductor, musician, and father, through the eyes of his daughter Nina Bernstein Simmons.

Leonard Bernstein, a well-known insomniac for whom night was a time for creativity and friendship, was often found entertaining guests late into the night. Hosted by his daughter Nina and featuring soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin, this performance is an affectionate, multi-media portrait of the personal side of this singularly public figure.

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LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

 
Program to be announced from stage.

Aug
9
Thu
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (AUG. 9)
Aug 9 @ 12:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (AUG. 9) @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Thursday, August 9, 2018 · 12:30 PM
Athanaeum Music & Arts Library

New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey, soprano Lyubov Petrova, pianist Saetbyeol Kim, and Fellowship Artist Ensemble Rolston String Quartet are featured in this all-Schubert program. Host Marcus Overton delves into the connection between Schubert’s music and the time in which the composer lived.

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SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (AUG. 9)

SCHUBERT · Lieder Selections
Lyubov Petrova, soprano; Saetbyeol Kim, piano

SCHUBERT · String Quartet in C Major, D.956
Rolston String Quartet; Carter Brey, cello

49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: AN EXPLORATION WITH FLUX QUARTET
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: AN EXPLORATION WITH FLUX QUARTET @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: AN EXPLORATION WITH FLUX QUARTET

Thursday, August 9, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

In this first of two 49-minute performances, the acclaimed FLUX Quartet will take the audience onto a new musical plane with a program celebrating contemporary composers. Audience members are invited to mingle at a post-concert gathering with the artists, creating an opportunity for essential dialogue around this next wave of composition.

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49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: AN EXPLORATION WITH FLUX QUARTET

BROWN · String Quartet (1965)

OLIVER LAKE · Hey Now Hey (2017)

LEI LIANG · Serashi Fragments (2005)

NANCARROW · String Quartet No. 3 (1987)

RAND STEIGER · String Quartet (2018) WORLD PREMIÈRE

FLUX Quartet:
Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, violins; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello

Aug
10
Fri
ACROSS OCEANS
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
ACROSS OCEANS @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

ACROSS OCEANS

Friday, August 10, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Dive into this lush, dynamic program bridging the great masterworks of Bruch and Dvorák with one of the most prolific and esteemed Japanese composers working today, Toshi Ichiyanagi.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Cambridge Trio performs Dvorák’s Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65

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ACROSS OCEANS

TOSHI ICHIYANAGI · String Quartet
FLUX Quartet

BRUCH · Octet in B-flat Major, Op. posth.
Martin Beaver, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Luri Lee, Emily Kruspe, violins; Hezekiah Leung, Heiichiro Ohyama, violas; Felix Fan, cello; DaXun Zhang, bass

DVORÁK · Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Carter Brey, cello

Aug
14
Tue
MY FAVORITE PLAYLIST
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
MY FAVORITE PLAYLIST @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

MY FAVORITE PLAYLIST

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Cho-Liang Lin’s eclectic artistic palette has led him to diverse musical endeavors, including championing new works. Join us as we shuffle through some of the gems he has discovered, with friends he’s made along the way during his 18 years as Music Director!

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Nicolas Reveles

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MY FAVORITE PLAYLIST

TURINA · Escena Andaluza, Op. 7 (Scenes of Andalusia)
Paul Neubauer, viola; Saetbyeol Kim, piano; Rolston String Quartet

DEBUSSY · Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
Jian Wang, cello; John Novacek, piano

LEI LIANG · Vis-à-vis, for Pipa and Percussion WORLD PREMIÈRE
Wu Man, pipa; Steven Schick, percussion

MAHLER · Rückert-Lieder
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ken Noda, piano

GINASTERA · String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
Rolston String Quartet

Aug
15
Wed
AN EVENING WITH ADELE ANTHONY & GIL SHAHAM
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
AN EVENING WITH ADELE ANTHONY & GIL SHAHAM @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

AN EVENING WITH ADELE ANTHONY & GIL SHAHAM

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

A string extravaganza featuring the extraordinary Gil Shaham and
Adele Anthony alongside powerhouse violinists and rising stars from
the Bravo! International Music Academy.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Cambridge Trio performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”

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AN EVENING WITH ADELE ANTHONY & GIL SHAHAM

LECLAIR · Sonata in E Minor for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 5
Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham, violins

MOSZKOWSKI · Suite in G Minor for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71
Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham, violins; Juho Pohjonen, piano

BACH/BRAHMS · Presto after J.S. Bach from Five Studies for Piano,
op. Anh. Ia/1

BARTÓK · Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz.98

WIENIAWSKI · Selections from Études-Caprices for Two Violins, Op. 18
Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham, violins

JULIAN MILONE · Flower Duet from Delibes’ Lakmé
Song to the Moon from Dvorák’s Rusalka
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Kyoko Takezawa, violins; DaXun Zhang, bass

JULIAN MILONE · En Coulisses for Twelve Violins
Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham, Emily Kruspe, Anna Lee, Luri Lee, Cho-Liang Lin, Kyoko Takezawa, Bravo! International Music Academy students, violins

Aug
16
Thu
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: THE VIOLIN MAKER
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: THE VIOLIN MAKER @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: THE VIOLIN MAKER

Thursday, August 16, 2018 · 12:30 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Renowned contemporary luthier and SummerFest Scholar-in-Residence Sam Zygmuntowicz guides the audience on a journey of instrument making through the history of the great houses of Guarneri and Stradivari to the present day. Festival artists Gary Hoffman, Yura Lee, Cho-Liang Lin, Kyoko Takezawa, and more demonstrate the quality of craftsmanship, artistry, and exquisite sound of these rare instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries. Come and see this priceless collection up close before it is featured onstage at The Glory of Cremona on August 19th!

Free to the public, reservation required.

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Please note, parking permits will be required at UC San Diego for The Violin Maker.


49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: PIANO FOCUS
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: PIANO FOCUS @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: PIANO FOCUS

Thursday, August 16, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

In a spotlight of SummerFest commissions, Marc-André Dalbavie’s Piano Quartet and Pierre Jalbert’s most recent Piano Quintet refashion piano chamber music staples into a vehicle for exploring contemporary harmonies. Following this 49-minute performance, audience members are invited to mingle at a post-concert gathering with the artists, creating the opportunity for essential dialogue around this next wave of composition.

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49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: PIANO FOCUS

MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE · Piano Quartet for Piano and Strings (2012)
John Novacek, piano; Margaret Batjer, violin, Che-Yen Chen, viola; Max Geissler, cello

PIERRE JALBERT · Piano Quintet (2017) WEST COAST PREMIÈRE
Juho Pohjonen, piano; Rolston String Quartet

Aug
17
Fri
JOHANNES, CLARA, & ROBERT
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
JOHANNES, CLARA, & ROBERT @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

JOHANNES, CLARA, & ROBERT

Friday, August 17, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms shared one of the most fascinating and yet tragic love triangles in the history of music. The details of their relationship can be traced through letters, and of course, the great music that was written for and played by each of these three iconic musical figures, who continued to inspire each other even after Robert’s untimely death.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Rolston String Quartet performs Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”

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JOHANNES, CLARA, & ROBERT

BRAHMS · Two Songs for Alto, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Paul Neubauer, viola; John Novacek, piano

C. SCHUMANN · Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17
John Novacek, piano; Yura Lee, violin; Jian Wang, cello

R. SCHUMANN · Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
Liang Wang, oboe; Juho Puhonen, piano

BRAHMS · Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Horn, Op. 40
Juho Pohjonen, piano; Kyoko Takezawa, violin; Erik Ralske, horn

Aug
18
Sat
A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO

Saturday, August 18, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Called “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli entertains and delights with his all-star trio. Let “the genial genius of the guitar” (The Toronto Star) take you on a musical journey exploring the Great American Songbook and beyond.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with John Pizzarelli hosted by Jazz 88.3’s Claudia Russell

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Preview Article from The San Diego Union-Tribune
Guitar ace John Pizzarelli returns with his jazz trio for SummerFest concert

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A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO

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Aug
19
Sun
THE GLORY OF CREMONA: STRADIVARI, GUARNERI, & AMATI
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm
THE GLORY OF CREMONA: STRADIVARI, GUARNERI, & AMATI @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

THE GLORY OF CREMONA: STRADIVARI, GUARNERI, & AMATI

Sunday, August 19, 2018 · 3:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear an exquisite collection of string instruments from the greatest lutherie houses of the 17th and 18th centuries on this stunning program. Performed by world-class musicians, these dazzlingly beautiful works from Massenet’s Meditation to Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence—arguably one of the greatest chamber music works every written—come to life before your eyes.

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Lecture by Sam Zygmuntowicz

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THE GLORY OF CREMONA: STRADIVARI, GUARNERI, & AMATI

TELEMANN · Concerto in D Major for Four Violins
Cho-Liang Lin, Yura Lee, Anna Lee, Kyoko Takezawa, violins

TCHAIKOVSKY · Mélodie, Op. 42, No. 3
Yura Lee, violin; Saetbyeol Kim, piano

MASSENET · Meditation from Thaïs
Anna Lee, violin; Saetbyeol Kim, piano

SCHUMANN · Adagio and Allegro in A-flat Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 70
Jian Wang, cello; Saetbyeol Kim, piano

DVORÁK · Terzetto in C Major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
Yura Lee, Kyoko Takezawa, violins; Toby Hoffman, viola

MENDELSSOHN · Capriccio in E Minor for String Quartet, Op. 81
Anna Lee, Yura Lee, violins; Che-Yen Chen, viola; Jian Wang, cello

TCHAIKOVSKY · Sextet for Strings in D Major, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”
Kyoko Takezawa, Yura Lee, violins; Paul Neubauer, Che-Yen Chen, violas; Gary Hoffman, Jian Wang, cellos

Aug
21
Tue
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Stroll along the Seine and fall in love all over again with some of the most beautiful works in chamber music written by the foremost French composers of their time. Delight in the sensualistic palette of harmonies and timbres, and let the reverie transport you à Paris!

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Cambridge Trio performs Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

GOUNOD · Petite Symphonie for Wind Nonet in B-flat Major, Op. 216
Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute; Liang Wang, Laura Griffiths, oboes; John Bruce Yeh, Teresa Reilly, clarinets; Keith Buncke, Ryan Simmons, bassoons; Erik Ralske, Dylan Hart, horns

RAVEL · String Quartet in F Major
New Orford String Quartet

CHAUSSON · Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Orion Weiss, piano; New Orford String Quartet

Aug
22
Wed
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (AUG. 22)
Aug 22 @ 12:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (AUG. 22) @ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 · 12:30 PM
Athanaeum Music & Arts Library

Hosted by Scholar-in-Residence Eric Bromberger, this Encounter features a virtuosic and exuberant program with Fellowship Artist Ensemble Cambridge Trio and acclaimed violist Eric Nowlin of the New Orford String Quartet.

Please note, this free event has sold out. Tickets are no longer available.

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SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (AUG. 22)

HANDEL/HALVORSEN · Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Anna Lee, violin; Max Geissler, cello

BRAHMS · Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26
Cambridge Trio; Eric Nowlin, viola

AN EVENING WITH EMANUEL AX
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
AN EVENING WITH EMANUEL AX @ UC San Diego Department of Music's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall | San Diego | California | United States

Emanuel Ax

AN EVENING WITH EMANUEL AX

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 · 8:00 PM
UC San Diego Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

One of the most versatile and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene, with a career that has taken him to every major venue and orchestra in the world, Emanuel Ax rounds out our celebration of Music Director Cho-Liang Lin with this glorious program.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Rolston String Quartet performs Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

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AN EVENING WITH EMANUEL AX

BRAHMS · Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b
Emanuel Ax, Orion Weiss, pianos

SCHOENBERG · Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
Emanuel Ax, piano

MOZART · “Kagelstatt” Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; Che-Yen Chen, viola; Emanuel Ax, piano

BRAHMS · Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
Emanuel Ax, piano; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Toby Hoffman, viola; Gary Hoffman, cello

Aug
24
Fri
SUMMERFEST FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
SUMMERFEST FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN @ Balboa Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN

Friday, August 24, 2018 · 8:00 PM
Balboa Theatre

How does one say farewell after 18 incredible years? For Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, the answer is easy: in a performance with one’s closest friends and the most resplendent music. Maestro David Zinman, pianists Emanuel Ax and Jon Kimura Parker, and cellist Gary Hoffman join forces with the SummerFest Orchestra and San Diego Master Chorale to celebrate Cho-Liang Lin’s legacy. With the Beethoven Triple and Choral Fantasy on the same program, this is a rare and wondrous occasion—and one you will never forget!

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Eric Bromberger

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SUMMERFEST FINALE WITH DAVID ZINMAN

ALL WORKS FEATURE THE SUMMERFEST ORCHESTRA

ELGAR · Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20

BEETHOVEN · Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Gary Hoffman, cello; Jon Kimura Parker, piano

ELGAR · Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47
New Orford String Quartet

BEETHOVEN · Choral Fantasy in C Minor, Op. 80
Emanuel Ax, piano; San Diego Master Chorale

Apr
11
Thu
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS INON BARNATAN
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
Inon Barnatan

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
RAVEL AND DVORÁK WITH INON BARNATAN

April 11, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Join the San Diego Symphony String Quartet, principal wind musicians of the San Diego Symphony and La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest Music Director, pianist Inon Barnatan, for an unforgettable chamber music concert in San Diego’s newest intimate concert venue at The Conrad in Downtown La Jolla!

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Learn more about the San Diego Symphony at www.sandiegosymphony.org.


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
RAVEL AND DVORÁK WITH INON BARNATAN

Special Guest Artist: Inon Barnatan, piano

San Diego Symphony String Quartet:
Jeff Thayer, violin
Alexander Palamidis, violin
Chi-Yuan Chen, viola
Yao Zhao, cello

Rose Lombardo, flute
Sarah Skuster, oboe
Sheryl Renk, clarinet
Valentin Martchev, bassoon
Benjamin Jaber, horn

PROGRAM:

RAVEL · Le Tombeau de Couperin (arr. Mason Jones)
RAVEL · La valse, poème chorégraphique (piano solo, transcription by composer)
DVORÁK · Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

Apr
16
Tue
ART OF ELAN @ THE CONRAD
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
Art of Elan

ART OF ELAN @ THE CONRAD

April 16, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The JAI @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Be a part of history and join Art of Elan as they present the very first public chamber music performance in the JAI cabaret space at La Jolla Music Society’s new performance venue, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Featuring colorful works by Erwin Schulhoff, Huang Ruo, Caroline Shaw and the world premiere of a clarinet quintet by Colin Jacobsen, this not-to-be-missed event will feature the internationally acclaimed string quartet Brooklyn Rider, as well as principal players from the San Diego Symphony.

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Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis at your assigned table. General Admission seating in the center rows are first come, first served as well.

Learn more about Art of Elan at artofelan.org.


ART OF ELAN @ THE CONRAD

April 16, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The JAI @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Erwin Schulhoff · Concertino for flute, viola and double bass

Huang Ruo · 4 Fragments for solo violin

Caroline Shaw · Schisma for string quartet (west coast premiere)

Colin Jacobsen · Starlighter for clarinet and string quartet (world premiere; co-commission with La Jolla Music Society)

Apr
28
Sun
CANTAMORE CHORUS PRESENTS SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm
Cantamore Chorus

CANTAMORE CHORUS PRESENTS:
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL

APRIL 28, 2019 · 6:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Cantamore, a choral group of men and women of Korean descent, is recognized for delicate yet powerful expression and performances. Presenting repertoire ranging across all genres to produce musical expression in its most elevated form, Cantamore will be joined by numerous musical talents from the local community including young musicians.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is presented by Cantamore. Learn more about the Cantamore Chorus at cantamore.org.


May
14
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS MICHAEL BARENBOIM
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
Michael Barenboim

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
MICHAEL BARENBOIM PLAYS BRAHMS AT THE CONRAD

May 14, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The San Diego Symphony’s Chamber Music Series comes to a grand finale at The Conrad with a concert featuring key members of the Symphony’s string and wind sections performing with acclaimed violinist Michael Barenboim in a program of outstanding works by Janácek and Brahms.

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SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
MICHAEL BARENBOIM PLAYS BRAHMS AT THE CONRAD

Special Guest Artist: Michael Barenboim, violin

Hanah Stuart, violin
Ethan Pernela, viola
Dorothy Zeavin, viola
Marcia Bookstein, cello
Andrew Hayhurst, cello
Diana Morgan, flute and piccolo
Andrea Overturf, oboe
Theresa Tunnicliff, clarinet
Frank Renk, bass clarinet
Ryan Simmons, bassoon
Darby Hinshaw; horn
Tina Chong, piano

PROGRAM:

JANÁCEK · Violin Sonata
JANÁCEK · Youth for Wind Sextet
BRAHMS · Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

May
25
Sat
RESOUNDING JOY PRESENTS HEART OF A CHILD
May 25 @ 7:00 pm
Heart of a Child

RESOUNDING JOY PRESENTS:
HEART OF A CHILD

May 25, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Now in it’s 8th year, “Heart of a Child” has become the premier showcase of young musical talent in San Diego. This benefit concert features a diverse array of talented vocalists and instrumentalists performing a variety of musical genres with acts both large and small. Performers have appeared on network television, played Carnegie Hall and won national competitions. You won’t want to miss this once-a-year musical celebration. All proceeds of the concert go to support Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program providing no-cost music therapy to patients at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Reception and Silent Auction at 5:30 pm
Concert at 7 pm

Full Price Ticket: $27 plus $3 facility fee
VIP Ticket (preferred reserve seating, VIP drink & raffle tickets): $97 plus $3 facility fee

For more information visit ResoundingJoyInc.org.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is presented by Resounding Joy. Learn more about the Resounding Joy and Heart of a Child at resoundingjoyinc.org.


May
26
Sun
AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING TREE PRESENTS CHINESE DANCE GALA
May 26 @ 6:30 pm
Chinese Dance Gala

AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING TREE PRESENTS:
THE SECOND CHINESE DANCE GALA IN SAN DIEGO

MAY 26, 2019 · 6:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The Second Annual Chinese Dance Gala will bring together eight dance companies including San Diego Ballet and Ling’s Dance Academy from Los Angeles. Additionally, the Bruce Li Dance Company and After School Learning Tree will delight audiences with Chinese Classical dance, featuring a variety of traditional dances and beautiful, colorful costumes. Adding a modern component, the Michelle Liu Pop Music Studio will entertain with contemporary and creative hip hop and break dancing.

Tickets are currently unavailable for this Rental Event at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, presented by After School Learning Tree.

Learn more about After School Learning Tree at www.yucailearningtree.com.


May
30
Thu
MAINLY MOZART PRESENTS FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Derek Paravicini

MAINLY MOZART PRESENTS:
FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Derek Paravicini, piano
8:00 PM Concert | 10:00 PM VIP Reception
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Back by popular demand blind and autistic piano virtuoso Derek Paravicni has wowed audiences across Europe and the United States. This concert is a part of Mozart & the Mind.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is presented by Mainly Mozart. Learn more at www.mainlymozart.org.


Jun
2
Sun
BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS 12 DANCING PRINCESSES
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm
Ballet Institute of San Diego

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
12 DANCING PRINCESSES

June 2, 2019 · 12:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

It is rare to see classical ballet for children by children. The US premiere of “12 Dancing Princesses” presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego follows the famous Brother Grim’s story accompanied by P.I. Tchaikovsky’s music: nobody can repress the girls’ desire for beauty and dance. At the Ballet Institute we believe it is of utmost importance to teach our students classical values and art appreciation, and to embrace their creativity. The magic dance world attracts everyone looking for elegance, passion and the secrets of music.

Music by P.I Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Z Baikstyte & Egle Spokaite
Costume Design by Jolanda Imbrasiene

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This Rental Event at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is presented by the Ballet Institute of San Diego. Learn more at balletinstituteSD.com.

Please note, 12 Dancing Princesses will be presented at both 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Click here to view the 5:00 pm performance listing.


BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS 12 DANCING PRINCESSES
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
Ballet Institute of San Diego

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
12 DANCING PRINCESSES

June 2, 2019 · 5:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

It is rare to see classical ballet for children by children. The US premiere of “12 Dancing Princesses” presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego follows the famous Brother Grim’s story accompanied by P.I. Tchaikovsky’s music: nobody can repress the girls’ desire for beauty and dance. At the Ballet Institute we believe it is of utmost importance to teach our students classical values and art appreciation, and to embrace their creativity. The magic dance world attracts everyone looking for elegance, passion and the secrets of music.

Music by P.I Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Z Baikstyte & Egle Spokaite
Costume Design by Jolanda Imbrasiene

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This Rental Event at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is presented by the Ballet Institute of San Diego. Learn more at balletinstituteSD.com.

Please note, 12 Dancing Princesses will be presented at both 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Click here to view the 12:00 pm performance listing.


Jun
23
Sun
MAINLY MOZART PRESENTS THE VOICE OF THE GUITAR
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Mainly Mozart CANCELED

MAINLY MOZART PRESENTS:
THE VOICE OF THE GUITAR

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Miloš Karadaglic, classical guitar
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

For health reasons, guitarist Miloš Karadaglic has had to cancel his performances with The Mainly Mozart Festival. For that reason, Mainly Mozart has to take the unusual step of canceling The Voice of the Guitar performance that was scheduled for June 23 at The Conrad. For more information please contact Mainly Mozart at 619.239.0100 / MainlyMozart.org. Please note, refunds will be processed for all ticket buyers within 30 days.


Aug
2
Fri
OPENING NIGHT: THE TIME TRAVELER’S SUITE
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm

SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT:
THE TIME TRAVELER’S SUITE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Inspired by a Baroque dance suite, join us for a time-traveling musical adventure exploring how deeply connected music can be across centuries. After intermission, the journey continues with a new work by the dynamic young composer and pianist Conrad Tao, concluding with Rachmaninoff’s breathtakingly powerful Suite for Two Pianos.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan, hosted by Eric Bromberger


SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT:
THE TIME TRAVELER’S SUITE

J.S. BACH · Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV, 1047
HANDEL · Adagio from Trio for Two Violins and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 5
RAMEAU · La Poule from 6 concerts transcrits en sextour
Entrée de Polymnie from Les Boreades
COUPERIN · Les Baricades Mistérieuses (arr. Ades)
RAVEL · Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
STRAVINSKY · Serenata from Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano
CHARLES WUORINEN · Selections from Bearbeitungen Über Das Glogauer Liederbuch
CONNESSON · Techno Parade for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
J.S.BACH · Finale from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV, 1047

Erin Keefe, violin; Stefan Jackiw, Ben Beilman, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass; Henrik Heide, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Frank Renk, bass clarinet; Inon Barnatan, harpsichord

CONRAD TAO · “All I had forgotten or tried to” (2019) · WORLD PREMIÈRE
Stefan Jackiw, violin; Conrad Tao, piano

HALVORSEN · Passacaglia (after Handel)
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

RACHMANINOFF · Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Opus 17
Inon Barnatan, Conrad Tao, pianos

Aug
3
Sat
SONGS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
Songs of Heaven and Earth

SONGS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

From J.S. Bach’s intimate portrayal of a man’s sublime resignation and yearning to Messiaen’s achingly beautiful movement from his Quartet For the End of Time, Songs of Heaven and Earth offers the distinctively unique ideas of three brilliant composers’ perceptions of heavenly voices. The program closes with soprano Susanna Phillips, whose voice The New York Times describes as “warm and shimmering,” singing “Das himmlische Leben” in Mahler’s sunniest and most intimate symphony presenting a child’s vision of the heavens.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Eric Bromberger

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SONGS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

J.S. BACH · Ich habe genug, BWV 82a
Tyler Duncan, baritone; James Austin Smith, oboe; Stefan Jackiw, Andrew McIntosh, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass; Tina Chong, harpsichord

MESSIAEN · Louange à l’Immortalité de Jésus from Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Stefan Jackiw, violin; Conrad Tao, piano

MAHLER · Symphony No. 4 in G Major (arr. Erwin Stein)
Susanna Phillips, soprano; Erin Keefe, Ben Beilman, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass; Henrik Heide, flute/piccolo; James Austin Smith, oboe/english horn; Anthony McGill, clarinet/bass clarinet; Valentin Martchev, bassoon; Dustin Donahue, percussion; Inon Barnatan, piano; Patricia Mabee, harmonium; Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Aug
4
Sun
ANCIENT VOICES
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
Ancient Voices

ANCIENT VOICES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

An evocation of voices past, this exquisite evening of music features Debussy’s ravishing and quietly revolutionary Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, George Crumb’s mystical Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for three masked players, Ravel’s magical songs for soprano and chamber ensemble, and one of Rachmaninoff’s most beloved works steeped in the sounds of his childhood, raised in the Russian Orthodox Church.

This concert is dedicated to Jere Robins.

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Lecture by Eric Bromberger

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ANCIENT VOICES

DEBUSSY · Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (arr. Sachs/Schoenberg)
Benjamin Beilman, Erin Keefe; violins, Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass; James Austin Smith, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Henrik Heide, flute; Valentin Martchev, bassoon; Inon Barnatan, piano; Tina Chong, harmonium; Osmo Vänskä, conductor

GEORGE CRUMB · Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
Rose Lombardo, flute; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Conrad Tao, piano

RAVEL · Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Henrik Heide, Rose Lombardo, flutes; Anthony McGill, Osmo Vänskä, clarinets; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Erin Keefe, Stefan Jackiw, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

RACHMANINOFF · Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Aug
6
Tue
REFLECTION
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm

Reflection

REFLECTION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A retrospective through music. Ysaÿe’s virtuosic Violin Sonata and Arensky’s moving String Quartet ingeniously pay homage to the great masters before them and to dear friends whom they have lost. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 reflects on his own life and enigmatically quotes works by other composers in this rarely heard transcription for piano trio and three percussionists.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Musical performance by pianist George Li

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REFLECTION

YSAŸE · Sonata in A Minor for Solo Violin, Op. 27
Yura Lee, violin

ARENSKY · String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35
Erin Keefe, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Kenneth Olsen, Alisa Weilerstein, cellos

SHOSTAKOVICH · Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141 (arr. Derevianko)
Philippe Quint, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano & celeste; red fish blue fish, percussion

Aug
7
Wed
SYNERGY SERIES I: INTERSECTION
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
Intersection

SYNERGY SERIES I: INTERSECTION

with CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT, AARON DIEHL, and INON BARNATAN
Produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

An unforgettable performance highlighting the symbiotic relationship between classical music and jazz. Cécile McLorin Salvant, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner and “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times), Aaron Diehl, one of the most in-demand jazz pianists today, who studied classical piano and recently appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra, come together with pianist and SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan for a not-to-be-missed musical event.

“You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.”
Wynton Marsalis

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

PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS TO THIS PERFORMANCE HAVE SOLD OUT.


Aug
8
Thu
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: CLASSICAL TRANSFORMATION
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Alex Ross

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
Classical Transformation featuring Alex Ross

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 · 1:00-2:30 PM
The JAI

Alex Ross, award-winning music critic for The New Yorker and author of The Rest is Noise and Listen to This, explores how Beethoven helped to establish the idea of a classical-music repertory. Discover why the great master’s music inspires and poses challenges for contemporary composers today—and all composers since his time.

PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS FREE EVENT.
If you’re unable to use your tickets for this event, please contact The Conrad Box Office at 858.459.3728. Your seats will be released 10 minutes after the listed start time to allow stand-by guests to attend the event.


MOZART REWORKED
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
Mozart Reworked

MOZART REWORKED

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music has been reimagined throughout the centuries. This program explores his own reworking of the Wind Serenade for Strings followed by transformations of his music by his admirers: Beethoven‘s Piano Quartet, also originally for winds, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s reinterpretation of a movement of a Mozart piano sonata, and finally, Carl Czerny’s brilliant reduction of Beethoven’s favorite concerto by Mozart—all in testament to the composer’s genius.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Callisto Quartet performs Allegro from Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2 and Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1

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MOZART REWORKED

MOZART · String Quintet in C Minor, K.406
Brentano Quartet – Serena Canin, Mark Steinberg, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello;
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola;

BEETHOVEN · Piano Quartet in E-flat Major Op. 16a
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; George Li, piano

ARVO PÄRT · Mozart Adagio
Trio Clara – Ying Li, piano; Tatjana Roos, violin; Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello

MOZART · Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466 (arr. Czerny)
George Li, piano; Rose Lombardo, flute; Timothy Cobb, bass
Miró Quartet – Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, violins; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello;

Aug
9
Fri
BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS I: BRENTANO QUARTET
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Brentano Quartet

BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS I: BRENTANO QUARTET

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A composer who changed the course of music, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 16 string quartets stand today as arguably his most formidable achievement and continue to move audiences with their extraordinary power. This summer, we embark on one of music’s most transcendent journeys, a two-season exploration of the complete Beethoven string quartets with some of the world’s leading quartets, including the SummerFest debut of the Brentano Quartet.

“luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with Brentano Quartet violinist Mark Steinberg

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BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS I: BRENTANO QUARTET

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”
String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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

Aug
10
Sat
BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS II: MIRÓ QUARTET
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm

BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS II: MIRÓ QUARTET

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A composer who changed the course of music, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 16 string quartets stand today as arguably his most formidable achievement and continue to move audiences with their extraordinary power. This summer, we embark on one of music’s most transcendent journeys, a two-season exploration of the complete Beethoven string quartets with some of the world’s leading quartets, including the celebrated and much beloved Miró Quartet.

“playing of this caliber casts light on the path ahead”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Trio Clara performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No.3


BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS II: MIRÓ QUARTET

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18. No. 4
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Miró Quartet – Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, violins; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello

Aug
11
Sun
TAKEOVER @ THE JAI: MUSIC FROM MUSIC I
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

TAKEOVER @ THE JAI
MUSIC FROM MUSIC I

Curated by David Lang

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019 · 7 PM
THE JAI

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang curates a two-part series in The JAI, our exciting alternative performance space, celebrating some of the most innovative compositional voices today. Each selected composer honors the storied chamber music of our past while forging new musical paths forward out of the older tradition.

Doors Open · 6:00 PM
Join us for bites and beverages


TAKEOVER @ THE JAI
MUSIC FROM MUSIC I

CAROLINE SHAW · Entr’acte
Miró Quartet – Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, violins; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello

CHRIS CERRONE · South Catalina
Rose Lombardo, flute; Joseph Morris, clarinet; Paul Aguilar, violin; Hannah Moses, cello; Timo Andres, piano; Dustin Donahue, percussion

GABRIELLA SMITH · Carrot Revolution
Miró Quartet

DAVID LANG · Death Speaks
Nora Fischer, soprano; Tatjana Roos, violin; Timo Andres, piano; Derek Johnson, electric guitar

Aug
13
Tue
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
Musical Performance

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 · 1:00-2:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Pianist Qian Wu, recipient of Lincoln Center’s 2016 Emerging Artist Award, joins the members of Fellowship Artist Ensembles Callisto Quartet and Trio Clara for a beautiful afternoon of music. Enjoy a solo performance of Chopin by pianist Ying Li, Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet, and Callisto Quartet’s stirring rendition of Dvorák’s final string quartet.

PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS FREE EVENT.
If you’re unable to use your tickets for this performance, please contact The Conrad Box Office at 858.459.3728. Your seats will be released 10 minutes after the listed start time to allow stand-by guests to attend the event.


SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
Musical Performance

CHOPIN · Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 49
Ying Li, piano

SCHUMANN · Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
Qian Wu, piano; Tatjana Roos, violin; Eva Kennedy, viola; Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello

DVORÁK · String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major
Callisto Quartet – Paul Aguilar, Rachel Stenzel, violins; Eva Kennedy, viola; Hannah Moses, cello

Aug
14
Wed
INVENTIONS
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Carter Brey

INVENTIONS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A rarely heard string version of J.S. Bach’s monumental masterpiece the Goldberg Variations caps a program full of innovation and invention, featuring the première of an exciting new work by Brett Dean, one of the most sought-after and respected composers alive, alongside Debussy’s ravishing Première Rhapsodie. Delight in a spiritual journey of beauty and art that’s guaranteed to inspire.

This concert is dedicated to Helene Kruger.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Callisto Quartet performs Schumann’s Piano Quintet with Ying Li

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INVENTIONS

DEBUSSY · Première Rhapsodie
Joseph Morris, clarinet; Qian Wu, piano

BRETT DEAN · Seven Signals (2019) · WEST COAST PREMIÈRE
Joseph Morris, clarinet; Qian Wu, piano; Liza Ferschtman, violin; Felix Fan, cello
Co-commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall

J.S. BACH · Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. Sitkovetsky)
Liza Ferschtman, violin; Brett Dean, viola; Carter Brey, cello

Aug
15
Thu
SYNERGY SERIES II: MUSIC AT AN EXHIBITION
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm
Music at an Exhibition

SYNERGY SERIES II: MUSIC AT AN EXHIBITION

Produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 · 7 PM
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The Conrad transforms into an immersive and interactive “festival within a festival.” Walk through the different stages and public spaces of The Conrad and discover an array of musicians, painters, video artists, and creative technologists joining forces to explore the intrinsic connection between the visual and the aural. The evening revolves around a collaborative staging of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition by Music Director Inon Barnatan and revolutionary theatre director, stage designer, and visual artist Doug Fitch. Plus an exhibition of works by world renowned painter Caio Fonseca.

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Aug
16
Fri
BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS III: EHNES QUARTET
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Ehnes Quartet

BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS III: EHNES QUARTET

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

The third part of this two-year, transcendent journey through the complete Beethoven string quartets features the SummerFest debut by the brilliant Ehnes Quartet. Come let this glorious music transport and transform you.

“an important new force in the chamber music arena with a dream-team line-up”
Strings Magazine

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Trio Clara performs Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 32

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BEETHOVEN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS III: EHNES QUARTET

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6
String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Ehnes Quartet – James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz Moretti, violins; Richard O’Neill, viola; Edward Arron, cello

Aug
17
Sat
SÉRGIO MENDES BENEFIT CONCERT
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

Sergio Mendes

SÉRGIO MENDES BENEFIT CONCERT
In support of La Jolla Music Society’s Education and Community Programming

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Don’t miss three-time Grammy Award-winner and legendary Brazilian producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist Sérgio Mendes performing live at the newly opened Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

Your benefit concert ticket is a tremendous value. First, you get to see Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova, samba, and pop instrumentation in an intimate and world class venue. Second, after experiencing Mendes’ sizzling performance of iconic hits, you get to attend the exclusive after party and dance the night away in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd! The after party includes a live salsa band and complimentary drinks.

Third, you get the satisfaction of knowing that a portion of the ticket price goes to support LJMS education and community programming. These programs provide concert tickets for students, development opportunities for young artists as well as audience engagement.

Tickets for this unique experience are selling fast. Experience Sérgio Mendes live and support LJMS Education and Community programming by clicking the link below and buying your tickets today.

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Eager to support La Jolla Music Society even more? Consider enhancing your evening by attending the SummerFest Gala, which includes a Brazilian-inspired dinner prior to Sérgio Mendes’ performance.

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Aug
18
Sun
TAKEOVER @ THE JAI: MUSIC FROM MUSIC II
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm

TAKEOVER @ THE JAI
MUSIC FROM MUSIC II

Curated by David Lang
Produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai
A part of the Synergy Initiative

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019 · 7 PM
THE JAI

Curator David Lang’s artistic narrative comes to life in the second part of Music From Music with bold works inspired by classical composers, a contemporary artist collective, visual art, and even the amazing light of Southern California. Step into the minds of some of the most remarkable composers today in a cool, relaxed space.

Doors Open · 6:00 PM
Join us for bites and beverages


TAKEOVER @ THE JAI
MUSIC FROM MUSIC II

TED HEARNE · For the Love of Charles Mingus
Liza Ferschtman, Alyssa Park, Jun Iwasaki, Paul Aguilar, Tatjana Roos, Rachel Stenzel, violins

NINA YOUNG · Spero lucem
Timo Andres, piano; Jun Iwasaki, violin; Eva Kennedy, viola; Hannah Moses, cello

TIMO ANDRES · Piano Trio
Timo Andres, piano; Alyssa Park, violin; Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello

JULIA WOLFE · With a Blue Dress On
Liza Ferschtman, Alyssa Park, Jun Iwasaki, Tatjana Roos, Rachel Stenzel, violins

Aug
20
Tue
LOVE STORIES
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

LOVE STORIES

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Tales of love and loss have inspired composers for centuries to write some of the most impassioned works in the musical canon. Feel the emotion behind the sounds and allow yourself to be carried away.

This concert is dedicated to Kay Hesselink.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Trio Clara performs C. Schumann’s Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17


LOVE STORIES

WAGNER · Prelude to Tristan and Isolde (arr. Gürtler)
James Ehnes, Liza Ferschtman, violins; Cynthia Phelps, Richard O’Neill, violas; Edward Arron, Clive Greensmith, cellos

SCHUMANN · Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Robin Tritschler, tenor; Jonathan Biss, piano

C. SCHUMANN · Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Augustin Hadelich, violin; Jonathan Biss, piano

SCHOENBERG · Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
Liza Ferschtman, James Ehnes, violins; Richard O’Neill, Cynthia Phelps, violas; Clive Greensmith, Carter Brey, cellos

Aug
21
Wed
SYNERGY SERIES III: IN STEP
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

SYNERGY SERIES III: IN STEP
featuring MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

Produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Learn, interact, perform: Celebrate dance with MMDG during this multi-day collaborative engagement between dancers, musicians and audience. Enjoy the rare opportunity to watch Mark Morris Dance Group perform in the intimate setting of The Baker-Baum Concert Hall alongside some of the best musicians in the world, culminating in a world première of a brand new work by Mark Morris set to music by Handel.

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Please note, La Jolla Music Society will present In Step two consecutive evenings, August 21 and 22. Stay after the August 22 show and dance the night away at Club JAI. Click here to view the August 22 performance listing.


SYNERGY SERIES III: IN STEP
featuring MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

PRELUDE AND PRELUDE
ONE CHARMING NIGHT
THE OFFICE
THE MUIR
WORLD PREMIERE NEW WORK

Choreographed by: MARK MORRIS
Music by: COWELL, PURCELL, DVORÁK, BEETHOVEN and HANDEL

Performed by: Jennifer Zetlan, soprano; John Holiday, countertenor; Robin Tritschler, tenor; David Pershall, baritone; Augustin Hadelich, Andrew Wan, violins; Edward Arron, Clive Greensmith, Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cellos; Inon Barnatan, piano; Colin Fowler, harpsichord

Aug
22
Thu
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: DANCE WITH MMDG
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mark Morris Dance Group

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
Dance with MMDG

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 · 1:00-2:00 PM
The JAI

DON’T KNOW HOW TO DANCE? IT DOESN’T MATTER. Now you have the opportunity to learn alongside the best: Dance with MMDG is a fun, low-impact class for all ages and abilities. No experience is necessary to join the class, which will be taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members Domingo Estrada, Jr. and Dallas McMurray, and accompanied by live music. After a gentle warm-up, you’ll get to learn Mark Morris’ choreography from one of the works on the program. Please wear comfortable attire; no shoes required.

PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS FREE EVENT.
If you’re unable to use your tickets for this event, please contact The Conrad Box Office at 858.459.3728. Your seats will be released 10 minutes after the listed start time to allow stand-by guests to attend the event.


SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: DANCE WITH MMDG
Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mark Morris Dance Group

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
Dance with MMDG

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 · 2:30-3:30 PM
The JAI

DON’T KNOW HOW TO DANCE? IT DOESN’T MATTER. Now you have the opportunity to learn alongside the best: Dance with MMDG is a fun, low-impact class for all ages and abilities. No experience is necessary to join the class, which will be taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members Domingo Estrada, Jr. and Dallas McMurray, and accompanied by live music. After a gentle warm-up, you’ll get to learn Mark Morris’ choreography from one of the works on the program. Please wear comfortable attire; no shoes required.

PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS FREE EVENT.
If you’re unable to use your tickets for this event, please contact The Conrad Box Office at 858.459.3728. Your seats will be released 10 minutes after the listed start time to allow stand-by guests to attend the event.


SYNERGY SERIES III: IN STEP
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

Mark Morris Dance Group

SYNERGY SERIES III: IN STEP
featuring MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

Produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Learn, interact, perform: Celebrate dance with MMDG during this multi-day collaborative engagement between dancers, musicians and audience. Enjoy the rare opportunity to watch Mark Morris Dance Group perform in the intimate setting of The Baker-Baum Concert Hall alongside some of the best musicians in the world, culminating in a world première of a brand new work by Mark Morris set to music by Handel. Stay after the show and dance the night away at Club JAI (Aug 22 only).

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Callisto Quartet performs Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 77, No. 1

Please note, La Jolla Music Society will present In Step two consecutive evenings, August 21 and 22. Click here to view the August 21 performance listing.


SYNERGY SERIES III: IN STEP
featuring MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

PRELUDE AND PRELUDE
ONE CHARMING NIGHT
THE OFFICE
THE MUIR
WORLD PREMIERE NEW WORK

Choreographed by: MARK MORRIS
Music by: COWELL, PURCELL, DVORÁK, BEETHOVEN and HANDEL

Performed by: Jennifer Zetlan, soprano; John Holiday, countertenor; Robin Tritschler, tenor; David Pershall, baritone; Augustin Hadelich, Andrew Wan, violins; Edward Arron, Clive Greensmith, Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cellos; Inon Barnatan, piano; Colin Fowler, harpsichord

Aug
23
Fri
SUMMERFEST FINALE: CONCERTO GROSSO
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

SUMMERFEST FINALE: CONCERTO GROSSO

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan’s inaugural festival comes to a close with an evening of works celebrating the concerto grosso. Conductor and harpsichordist Nicholas McGegan leads the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra as great masterworks pair in exciting ways with modern visions of the form, all tying back to Opening Night’s exploration of the deep connection of music across centuries.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano


SUMMERFEST FINALE: CONCERTO GROSSO

J.S. BACH · Concerto in D Major for Three Violins, BWV 1064
Cho-Liang Lin, James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, violins; Nicholas McGegan, harpsichord; SummerFest Chamber Orchestra

ANDREW NORMAN · Gran Turismo
Andrew Wan, James Ehnes, Cho-Liang Lin, Augustin Hadelich, Jun Iwasaki, Tatjana Roos, Paul Aguilar, Rachel Stenzel, violins

MOZART · Concerto in E-flat Major for Two Pianos, K.365
Jonathan Biss, Inon Barnatan, pianos; SummerFest Chamber Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor

VIVALDI · Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, RV 531
Clive Greensmith, Edward Arron, cellos; SummerFest Chamber Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, harpsichord

HANDEL · Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371
Augustin Hadelich, violin; Hannah Moses, cello; Nicholas McGegan, harpsichord

ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH · Concerto Grosso 1985
SummerFest Chamber Orchestra

VIVALDI · Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 11
SummerFest Chamber Orchestra

Sep
19
Thu
CAMARADA PRESENTS ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM WITH STRINGS
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
Jobim With Strings

CAMARADA PRESENTS:
ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM WITH STRINGS

September 19, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Join us as Camarada kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season with an unforgettable evening of jazz by beloved composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Celebrating 25 years of stellar chamber music, we are excited to welcome renowned flutist Holly Hofmann and nationally acclaimed pianist Mike Wofford as they lead an all-star jazz sextet and double string quartet performing such popular tunes as “The Girl From Ipanema,” “No More Blues,” and “Waters of March” and ravishing ballads like “Luiza” and “How Insensitive.” The program’s special arrangements highlight Jobim’s mastery of melody, harmony and rhythm and the brilliant talent of Hofmann and Wofford.

Kindly Underwritten by Jeffrey Barnouw

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JAZZ SEXTET
Holly Hofmann, flute
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
Mike Wofford, piano and arranger
Rob Thorsen, bass
Duncan Moore, drums
Tommy Aros, Latin drums

DOUBLE STRING QUARTET
Bridget Dolkas, violin
David Buckley, violin
Pei-chen Tsai, violin
Kate Hatmaker, violin
Rebecca Matayoshi, viola
Linda Piatt, viola
Abraham Liebhaber, cello
Alex Greenbaum, cello

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


Sep
21
Sat
SWAMI A. PARTHASARATHY PRESENTS GOVERNING BUSINESS & RELATIONSHIPS
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am
Swami A. Parthasarathy

SWAMI A. PARTHASARATHY PRESENTS:
GOVERNING BUSINESS & RELATIONSHIPS

September 21, 2019 · 10:30 AM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

On September 21, 93-year old world-renowned speaker and bestselling author Swami A. Parthasarathy will present a lecture on the teachings from his book Governing Business & Relationships. This free event will introduce the philosophy of Vedanta, and present knowledge on the practice of self-development. The philosophy teaches individuals how to elevate their lives, combining dynamic action with mental peace, improve relationships, and achieve the ultimate goal of Self-realization. Registration required.

Register to Attend
This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Swami A. Parthasarathy. Learn more about Governing Business & Relationships at vedantaworld.org.
Governing Business & Relationships

Oct
6
Sun
PROJECT EDELINE PRESENTS BENDING THE ARC (FILM)
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
Project Edeline

PROJECT EDELINE PRESENTS:
BENDING THE ARC (FILM PREMIERE)

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 · 5:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Project Edeline is proud to premiere “Bending the Arc”, an inspiring documentary about Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl, unstoppable health advocates who championed the rights for healthcare in Haiti and Rwanda.

“The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.” – MLK Jr.

Written by Academy Award nominee and La Jolla resident, Cori Shepherd Stern. Benefits go to Project Edeline, a school in Haiti, fully funded by the San Diego community.

5:00 – 5:45 pm · VIP food and SILENT AUCTION
5:45 pm · General admission
6:00 pm · Silent auction closes
6:15 pm · Film starts (run time 1hr 42 min)
8:00 – 8:15 pm · Q & A with the filmmaker
8:15 – 9:00 pm · Desserts and Meet the Project Edeline Team

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Learn more about Project Edeline at projectedeline.com.
Project Edeline


Nov
7
Thu
SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bidini

SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

November 7, 2019 · 5:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) presents the 20th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) from November 7-16, 2019. In its most comprehensive iteration yet, SDAFF will showcase more than 170 films from 29 countries in more than 40 different languages. This curated lineup of films includes the best in both award-winning and cutting-edge cinema from around the world.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Pacific Arts Movement. Learn more about Pacific Arts Movement at pacarts.org


Nov
12
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS ALISA WEILERSTEIN PLAYS BACH’S CELLO SUITES
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Alisa Weilerstein

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
ALISA WEILERSTEIN PLAYS BACH’S CELLO SUITES

November 12, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

The San Diego Symphony’s Chamber Music Series begins with one of the greatest cellists of our time performing what many call Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest musical achievements: the Suites for Solo Cello. Bach’s Baroque dances capture the range of human emotions: from quiet introspection to joyous dancing and celebration. Alisa Weilerstein has performed these technically demanding suites around the world to critical acclaim. Suites 2, 4 and 6 will be featured on this program.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: ALISA WEILERSTEIN PLAYS BACH’S CELLO SUITES

J.S. BACH · Suites for Solo Cello No. 2, 4 & 6

Dec
10
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:02 pm
Bidini

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY

December 10, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Acclaimed pianist Fabio Bidini gives us a sneak peek at San Diego Symphony’s January Beethoven Festival with Ludwig van Beethoven’s early trio that includes a jaunty set of variations on a popular opera aria from his time. Anton Arensky’s popular First Piano Trio – full of dramatic and passionate melodies of Russian Romanticism – concludes the program.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series. San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY

BEETHOVEN · Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” for Two Oboes and English Horn

BEETHOVEN ·  Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major

ARENSKY · Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

Dec
12
Thu
CAMARADA PRESENTS HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH JACKIE FOSTER
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Jackie Foster

CAMARADA PRESENTS:
HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH JACKIE FOSTER

December 12, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The JAI @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

“The Voice” semi-finalist Jackie Foster joins Camarada for a magical evening of holiday gems both classical and popular. A provocative trio for flute, violin, and guitar by Croatian composer Lana Janjanin combines with baroque treats and popular song awakening the spirit of the season. From Vivaldi’s “Winter” with a twist and “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” by Johnny Marks arranged in the style of Stéphane Grappelli to “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” by Frank Loesser, the repertoire of classics with modern vocals is sure to enchant and delight.

Kindly Underwritten by Dowling & Yahnke

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Jackie Foster, voice
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Abraham Liebhaber, cello
Fred Benedetti, guitar
Dana Burnett, piano
Matt Armstrong, drums

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


Dec
15
Sun
BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BISD Nutcracker - No Sugar

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

December 15, 2019 · 1:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Old and new traditions assimilated in to one Premiere of “The Nutcracker – No Sugar.” Unexpected and joyful, created with love for and performed by Ballet Institute of San Diego students, many of whom are winners of numerous International competitions. The performance features Eagle Martial Arts school students and includes guest performers from San Diego ballet schools, young artists of musical theater, professional dancers and students from Mexico.
We will dance and fight for Love! A Holiday spectacular for adults and children alike.

Children 11 years or younger qualify for a discounted child price ticket. You may select this price when you select a seat for purchase.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego. Learn more about Ballet Institute of San Diego at balletinstitutesd.com


BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

Music · P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography · Egle Spokaite
Projections · Imantas Boiko

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BISD Nutcracker - No Sugar

BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

December 15, 2019 · 4:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Old and new traditions assimilated in to one Premiere of “The Nutcracker – No Sugar.” Unexpected and joyful, created with love for and performed by Ballet Institute of San Diego students, many of whom are winners of numerous International competitions. The performance features Eagle Martial Arts school students and includes guest performers from San Diego ballet schools, young artists of musical theater, professional dancers and students from Mexico.
We will dance and fight for Love! A Holiday spectacular for adults and children alike.

Children 11 years or younger qualify for a discounted child price ticket. You may select this price when you select a seat for purchase.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego. Learn more about Ballet Institute of San Diego at balletinstitutesd.com


BALLET INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
THE NUTCRACKER – NO SUGAR

Music · P.I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography · Egle Spokaite
Projections · Imantas Boiko

Dec
22
Sun
BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO PRESENTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Bach Collegium San Diego

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
HANDEL’S MESSIAH

December 22, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Handel’s Messiah springs to life through a striking account of this beloved oratorio. The oratorio’s strength lies in Charles Jennens’ carefully conceived libretto and Handel’s supreme prowess as composer of the theatre. BCSD’s performance of Messiah, delivered by a dynamic cast of musicians in the manner of Handel’s most dramatic operas, has become its crown jewel and is not to be missed.

Stage seats for this performance are available for purchase.
For more information, please call the box office at 858.459.3728

Learn more about Bach Collegium San Diego at bachcollegiumsd.org.


Jan
14
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS BEETHOVEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Shai Wosner

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS
BEETHOVEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

January 14, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

The San Diego Symphony celebrates their January Festival with the works of a young Ludwig van Beethoven, whose innovations as a pianist and composer dazzled Viennese audiences. The Septet was the most popular of Beethoven’s work in his own lifetime, and in it we hear foreshadowing of the great symphonies he would later write.

This concert is part of the San Diego Symphony’s season-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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Beethoven’s Septet for Strings and Winds (Wiener phiharmonisches Kammerensemble)

Beethoven Trio No 3 in C minor (E. Istomin, piano; I. Stern, violin; L. Rose, cello)

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS
BEETHOVEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

Shai Wosner, piano
Musicians from the San Diego Symphony

BEETHOVEN · Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3
BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata in D Major: Pastoral
BEETHOVEN · Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Jan
31
Fri
SEIZE THE DAY ENTERTAINING PRESENTS ASSIA AHHATT
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Assia Ahhatt

SEIZE THE DAY ENTERTAINING PRESENTS:
ASSIA AHHATT A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

January 31, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Take a journey across a world of genres with Assia Ahhatt and find yourself captivated by her magical prowess.

A musical genius from the age of 5, Assia started with nothing but a violin and rose from the ashes of her childhood home in the war-torn country of Ukraine to be a world-class musician.

Hear modern classics as you have never heard them before, interpreted by one of contemporary music’s best violin soloists, in ASSIA – LIVE IN CONCERT. This musical extravaganza is part of special programming premiering on public television stations across the country in June of 2019 (check local listings).

Although she is classically trained, Assia’s heart is in modern ballads. In this extravaganza featuring some of the artist’s favorite songs, she demonstrates her skills woven into a brilliant tapestry with background dancers, singers, and Special Guests.

The concert features soulful renditions of classic American hits that have inspired Assia’s transcendent musical career, from Katrina and the Waves’ hit song, “I’m Walking on Sunshine,” and Secret Garden’s contemporary Christian tune, “You Raise Me Up,” all the way to Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 timeless classic, “I Will Survive,” and ABBA’s musical sensation, “Mamma Mia.” Assia delights audiences everywhere with her amazing takes on these classics and more.

This is one performance sure to entertain the entire family!

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Seize the Day Entertaining. Learn more about Seize the Day Entertaining at assiaahhatt.com


Feb
1
Sat
AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A New World: Final Fantasy

AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD:
INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

February 1, 2020 · 5:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A New World features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event. A limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets are available! Each includes: premium seating for the performance, and an autograph session and photo opportunity with conductor Eric Roth.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by AWR Music Productions. Learn more about A New World at ffnewworld.com


AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A New World: Final Fantasy

AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD:
INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

February 1, 2020 · 8:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A New World features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event. A limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets are available! Each includes: premium seating for the performance, and an autograph session and photo opportunity with conductor Eric Roth.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by AWR Music Productions. Learn more about A New World at ffnewworld.com


Feb
8
Sat
ABSTRACTION MEDIA PRESENTS MAX AMINI
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Max Amini

ABSTRACTION MEDIA PRESENTS
MAX AMINI LIVE IN SAN DIEGO 2020 WORLD TOUR

February 8, 2020 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Max Amini brings his highly anticipated 2020 World Tour to San Diego!
Through an array of eccentric impressions and novel storytelling, Max’s comedy delivers a strong message about family ties, cultural trappings, and social topics.

Rated 16+. Younger children are welcome at the discretion of their parents.
We do not recommend bringing children younger than 5 years of age. All children must have a valid ticket.

There are no exchanges or refunds on event tickets.

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Learn more about Max Amini at maxamini.com.


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Feb
18
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS BRAHMS, GYPSIES, AND HUNGARIANS
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stefan Jackiw

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
BRAHMS, GYPSIES, AND HUNGARIANS

STEFAN JACKIW, violin
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY MUSICIANS

February 18, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Johannes Brahms’ powerful and poignant Clarinet Quintet was influenced by the Hungarian “gypsy” music that he loved. Enjoy Franz Joseph Haydn’s bewitching Gypsy trio and its rollicking finale. Béla Bartók’s Duos for violin take us on a trip to the Hungarian and Eastern European countryside with folk and dance tunes.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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2nd mvt, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B minor (K. Leister, clarinet; Amadeus Quartet)
Finale from Haydn’s “Gypsy” Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major (Trio Wanderer)
This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: BRAHMS, GYPSIES, AND HUNGARIANS

HAYDN · Piano Trio in G Major: Gypsy
BARTÓK · Selected Duos for two violins
BRAHMS · Clarinet Quintet in B Minor

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Feb
27
Thu
CAMARADA PRESENTS TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

CAMARADA PRESENTS TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES & THE FOUR SEASONS OF TANGO

February 27, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Calling all romantics—come share in Camarada’s passion for tango music and dance! Camarada pays tribute to the music of the great Astor Piazzolla, who referred to his music as Nuevo tango, an avant-garde version of Buenos Aires’ most popular dance form. Piazzolla fused classical, jazz, and tango into a distinctive musical idiom that has become his own genre. Join us for this performance of Piazzolla’s most celebrated works: The Four Seasons of Tango and a premiere of the instrumental suite Maria de Buenos Aires, both arranged by Grammy-award winning tango master, Raul Jaurena.

Kindly Underwritten by Gerald Blank in honor of Mary Barranger
and
Jennifer & Kurt Eve

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Raul Jaurena, bandoneon
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
David Buckley, violin
Dana Burnett, piano
Andres Martin, bass

Carolina Jaurena and Juan Alessandrini, dance

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


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Mar
23
Mon
(CANCELLED) ART OF ELAN PRESENTS BACH @ THE JAI
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Art Of Elan

(CANCELLED) ART OF ELAN PRESENTS:
BACH @ THE JAI

March 23, 2020
6:00-6:30 PM pre-concert talk with Alex Greenbaum
Performance 7:00- 9:30 PM
The JAI

On March 23, internationally renowned violinist Johnny Gandelsman invites listeners to join him on an epic 2-hour journey to explore the complete suites for unaccompanied cello by J. S. Bach, performed on violin. This once-in-a-lifetime performance of the complete suites takes place in the intimate cabaret space The JAI, where concertgoers can arrive early to enjoy cocktails and small plates, available for purchase from Snake Oil Cocktail Co., as well as a pre-concert talk with cellist and Baroque specialist Alex Greenbaum.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Art of Elan. Learn more about Art of Elan at artofelan.org
For discounted student tickets, call the box office at 858.459.3728


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Mar
28
Sat
(CANCELLED) HOUSE OF PALESTINE AND PALESTINE FOUNDATION PRESENT YA SITTI
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

House of Palestine

(CANCELLED) HOUSE OF PALESTINE AND PALESTINE FOUNDATION PRESENT:
DALAL ABU AMNEH’S
YA SITTI

March 28, 2020 · 6:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“Ya Sitti” (O grandma) is a musical project by Dalal Abu Amneh. It is an extension of her efforts in research and exploration in audio-blogging and text heritage. Dalal has used the discourse of Palestinian heritage to document and facilitate its reach by the people today.”Ya Sitti” does not only aspire to revive this heritage, but also to evoke the environment in which this heritage is kept alive.

This event has been cancelled.

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by House of Palestine. Learn more about House of Palestine at houseofpalestine.org


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Mar
31
Tue
(CANCELLED) SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS CLASSICAL, JAZZ, LATIN FUSION
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pacho Flores Juan Martinez

(CANCELLED) SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
CLASSICAL, JAZZ, LATIN FUSION

PACHO FLORES, trumpet
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY MUSICIANS

March 31, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

San Diego Symphony’s Chamber Music Series celebrates Jazz and Latin music! Venezuelan trumpeter Pacho Flores performs Bohuslav Martinu’s Kitchen Revue – a delightful trip to 1920s “Jazz Age” Paris and the sounds of hot jazz. Sway to the sounds of Cuban-born composer Paquito D’Rivera’s wind quintet as it draws from jazz and the rhythms of Latin dances.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: CLASSICAL, JAZZ, LATIN FUSION

Music for solo trumpet by PIAZZOLLA, PAQUITO D’RIVERA, EFRAÍN OSCHER, PACHO FLORES and others
PAQUITO D’RIVERA · Aires tropicales
MARTINU · Suite from La revue de cuisine (Jazz-Ballet)

Apr
2
Thu
(POSTPONED) MISS MOJUS PRESENTS MISS GRAND CALIFORNIA & MISS SUPRANATIONAL 2020
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Miss Grand California

(POSTPONED) MISS MOJUS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:
MISS GRAND CALIFORNIA & MISS SUPRANATIONAL 2020

April 2, 2020 · 6:30 PM
Red Carpet Event · 5:30 PM
The JAI

Miss Mojus Productions is proud to announce the annual Miss Grand California & Miss Supranational California pageants. Join us on a spectacular night made to celebrate the glamour, beauty and diversity of womanhood. A timeless competition that highlights the beauty and talent of inspiring young leaders who are set to actively make a positive impact on the community, while amplifying the voices of the unheard.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Miss Mojus Productions. Learn more about Miss Mojus Productions at www.missmojus.com

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Apr
14
Tue
(CANCELLED) SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 13
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mackenzie Melemed

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 13

MACKENZIE MELEMED, piano
MUSICIANS OF THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY

April 14, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 13th Piano Concerto is full of his typical elegance, wit and operatic drama. A sparkling showcase for rising star pianist Mackenzie Melemed, the concerto was arranged by Mozart himself for chamber performance.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 13

KEVIN ERICKSON · Alcobaca Suite for Solo Timpani
CHOPIN · Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2
CHOPIN · Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH · Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8: Poème
MOZART · Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415 (Arr. for Piano and String Quartet)

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Apr
18
Sat
(POSTPONED) VAPA FOUNDATION PRESENTS SPOTLIGHT: BEYOND BRILLIANCE
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

VAPA Foundation

(POSTPONED) VAPA FOUNDATION PRESENTS
SPOTLIGHT: BEYOND BRILLIANCE

April 18, 2020 · 6:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Spotlight Benefit, Beyond Brilliance.

The event will showcase the finest young student artists in music, dance, and theater from the San Diego Unified School District performing short excerpts in the Baker Baum Concert Hall. The evening will also honor University of California San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla for his generous support in helping establish the VAPA Foundation.

The evening will begin with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres in the JAI and QRT.yrd, followed by the program in the Baker Baum Concert Hall.

Proceeds from the benefit will support enhanced arts education programs for all students at SDUSD schools.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check back soon for a new date. You can find more information at https://vapafoundation.org/events-1

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by the VAPA Foundation. Learn more about the VAPA Foundation at vapafoundation.org


Apr
19
Sun
(POSTPONED) Belly Up Presents An Evening with Josh Ritter
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Josh Ritter

(POSTPONED) BELLY UP PRESENTS
AN EVENING WITH JOSH RITTER:
A BOOK OF GOLD THROWN OPEN

April 19, 2020 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” – The New York Times

For more information about Josh Ritter, visit joshritter.com

Doors Open at 7 PM
Genre: folk
This concert is all ages.
Terrace pricing: $45 adv / $47 DOS

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Orchestra level seating is available through Belly Up, here.

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by the Belly Up. Learn more about the Belly Up at bellyup.com


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Jun
6
Sat
OOH LA LA REVUE PRESENTS LA GRAND SOIRÉE (POSTPONED)
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ooh La La Revue

OOH LA LA REVUE PRESENTS:
LA GRAND SOIRÉE 12th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Celebrate the 12 Year Anniversary of our La Jolla based cabaret company, Ooh La La Revue.  San Diego’s most entertaining show includes international artists dazzling you with styles in salsa, samba, heels, latin jazz, and contemporary. La Grande Soirée features singers, comedians, percussionists and burlesque performers from all over the country. Directed by Salsa Susie, Erica Peterson & Joanna Loughran of Ooh La La Dance Academy, Inc, Ooh La La Revue, the headliners are joined by specialty acts such as Michelle L’Amour (Chicago), Tito Bonito (Hollywood), Jeez Loueez (New Orleans), James Schrader (San Diego), Chris Rubio Crew Percussion (Stomp), Matt & Liz (Cirque de Soleil), and opera singer John Torres (Los Angeles).  For an evening sure to delight and enchant, do not miss this special red carpet event, La Grande Soirée.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021.

This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Ooh La La Revue. Learn more about Ooh La La Revue at OohLaLaRevue.com


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Jun
28
Sun
ABSTRACTION MEDIA PRESENTS MAX AMINI
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Max Amini

ABSTRACTION MEDIA PRESENTS
MAX AMINI LIVE IN SAN DIEGO

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

World Touring Comedian Max Amini comes back to San Diego with a brand new set of material.

Rated 16+. Younger children are welcome at the discretion of their parents.
We do not recommend bringing children younger than 5 years of age. All children must have a valid ticket.

There are no exchanges or refunds on event tickets.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Learn more about Max Amini at maxamini.com.


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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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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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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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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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