Feb
8
Fri
DANISH STRING QUARTET
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
DANISH STRING QUARTET @ The Auditorium at TSRI | San Diego | California | United States

Danish String Quartet

DANISH STRING QUARTET

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Auditorium at TSRI

The Danish String Quartet begins year one of their three year residency with La Jolla Music Society with three unique concert experiences celebrating the quartet’s diverse repertoire and commitment to Scandanavian composers, traditional Nordic folk tunes, and classical music masters. Winners of the 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, they have played everywhere from Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts.

“One of the best quartets before the public today.” – The Washington Post

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude lecture

Online sales have closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the performance venue on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6 pm.



ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES BY DANISH STRING QUARTET

DANISH STRING QUARTET: AN EVENING OF NORDIC FOLK MUSIC
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Auditorium at TSRI

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DANISH STRING QUARTET: THURSDAY SKÅL!
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 · 6:30 PM
basileIE Gallery

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DANISH STRING QUARTET

HAYDN · String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1 “La Chasse”

MOZART · String Quartet, K. 458 “Hunt”

WIDMANN · Jagdquartett (Hunt Quartet)

NIELSEN · String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13

Feb
16
Sat
JAZZ IN THE KEY OF ELLISON
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm

Jazz in the Key of Ellison

JAZZ IN THE KEY OF ELLISON

Saturday, February 16, 2019 · 8:00 PM
Balboa Theatre

Inspired by the musical life of the National Book Award-winning American writer Ralph Ellison, Jazz in the Key of Ellison is a multimedia concert featuring music by Ellison’s favorite artists including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, and Thelonious Monk. This star-led evening includes Grammy® Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton, R&B and jazz vocalist Will Downing, iconic Labelle singer Nona Hendryx, 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner Quiana Lynell, the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra, and author Roxane Gay as narrator.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude interview by Robert John Hughes

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Apr
9
Tue
JERUSALEM QUARTET
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
JERUSALEM QUARTET @ The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad | San Diego | California | United States

Jerusalem Quartet

JERUSALEM QUARTET

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

La Jolla Music Society is happy to welcome back The Jerusalem Quartet – regularly featured on the Revelle Chamber Music series. Since the ensemble’s founding in 1993 and subsequent 1996 debut, these four Israeli musicians have embarked on a journey of growth and maturation. This journey has resulted in a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression.

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” – The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude lecture

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JERUSALEM QUARTET

HAYDN · String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1

DEBUSSY · String Quartet in G Minor

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

Apr
12
Fri
MIDORI & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
MIDORI & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET @ The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad | San Diego | California | United States

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MIDORI & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET

Friday, April 12, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allows the listening public to not just hear music but to be personally moved by it.  For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude lecture

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MIDORI & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET

SCHUMANN · Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105

FAURÉ · Sonata No.1 in A Major, Op. 13

DEBUSSY · Sonata for Violin and Piano

ENESCU · Sonata No. 3 in A Minor

Apr
25
Thu
GIL SHAHAM & AKIRA EGUCHI
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
GIL SHAHAM & AKIRA EGUCHI @ The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad | San Diego | California | United States

Gil Shaham & Akira Eguchi

GIL SHAHAM & AKIRA EGUCHI

Thursday, April 25, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Longtime friend of La Jolla Music Society Gil Shaham has solidified his renown as an American violin master. Named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year, Shaham is sought after for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors around the globe.

Shaham is joined by longtime collaborator, pianist Akira Eguchi, distinguished for his performances for heads of State, including American Presidents and the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude lecture

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GIL SHAHAM & AKIRA EGUCHI

KREISLER · Praeludium and Allegro

WHEELER · The Singing Turk: Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano

DORMAN · Nigunim (Sonata No. 3)

J.S. BACH · Partita No.3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006

FRANCK · Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

May
9
Thu
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Triplets of Belleville

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

Thursday, May 9, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in the live performance of his original score for the film The Triplets of Belleville, including his ACADEMY AWARD® nominated best song “Belleville de Rendez-Vous.” In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920’s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude interview by Robert John Hughes

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May
10
Fri
DAVID FINCKEL & WU HAN
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
DAVID FINCKEL & WU HAN @ The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad | San Diego | California | United States

David Finckel & Wu Han

DAVID FINCKEL & WU HAN

Friday, May 10, 2019 · 8:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today.  They are recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, one of the highest honors granted by the music industry. Their duo performances have garnered superlatives from the press, public, and presenters alike. La Jolla Music Society welcomes these two previous SummerFest music directors home.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Prelude lecture

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DAVID FINCKEL & WU HAN

The Unfolding of Music

J.S. BACH · Sonata in G Major for Viola da Gamba and Keyboard, BWV 1027

BEETHOVEN · Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1

MENDELSSOHN · Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 58

DEBUSSY · Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano

BRITTEN · Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 65

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

Oct
2
Wed
CHICK COREA TRILOGY
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm
Chick Corea Trilogy

CHICK COREA TRILOGY WITH CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & BRIAN BLADE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

NEA Jazz Master and 22-time GRAMMY®-Award winner Chick Corea is joined by bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade to form this stellar trio. Trilogy includes reinventions of classic Corea compositions, previously unrecorded originals, and an array of jazz standards recognized with two GRAMMY® Awards.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Audience Q&A with Chick Corea

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Oct
16
Wed
BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, EDGAR MEYER
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer

BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, AND EDGAR MEYER WITH RAKESH CHAURASIA

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

The leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer move with ease within the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. The genre-blending super group fuses world-class banjo, tabla, and double bass to create an original and unforgettable music experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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

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

SCHNITTKE · String Quartet No. 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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

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

BARTÓK · String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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

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

MENDELSSOHN · String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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

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

WEBERN · String Quartet (1905)

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

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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

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

Brentano Quartet

BRENTANO QUARTET

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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BRENTANO QUARTET

MOZART · String quartet in A Major, K. 464

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

RAVEL · String Quartet in F Major

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

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Mar
6
Fri
PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Americano Trio Sold Out

PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

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

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

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

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT.
Tickets are still available for the 9 PM show, here

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

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


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

Pablo Sainz Villegas Americano Trio

PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

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

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

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

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

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


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Apr
3
Fri
(CANCELLED) CHRISTIAN SANDS—3 PIANOS ERROLL GARNER TRIBUTE!
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Christian Sands

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

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

This event has been cancelled due to state and federal restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Apr
24
Fri
(CANCELLED) HAGEN QUARTET
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm

Hagen Quartet

(CANCELLED) HAGEN QUARTET

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

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

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

This event has been cancelled due to state and federal restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HAGEN QUARTET

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

PUCCINI · I Crisantemi

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

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

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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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Sep
10
Thu
A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

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BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 (arr. for piano trio)
RACHMANINOFF · Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (arr. for solo piano by Inon Barnatan)

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BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

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BEETHOVEN · Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
MENDELSSOHN · Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

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FAURÉ & SCHUMANN
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
FAURÉ & SCHUMANN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

FAURÉ & SCHUMANN

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FAURÉ · Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
SCHUMANN · Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47

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MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK

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MOZART · Violin Sonata No. 21 in E Minor, K. 304
KODÁLY · Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
SUK · Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 1

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SUMMERFEST FINALE: THE TROUT
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST FINALE: THE TROUT @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST FINALE:
THE TROUT

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J.S. BACH · Selections from Two-Part Inventions (arr. for Violin and Double Bass)
PROKOFIEV · Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56
SCHUBERT · Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Op. 114 “Trout”

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTION
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTION

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IVES · The Unanswered Question
SCHUBERT · String Quintet in C Major, D.956

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Jan
22
Fri
TAKÁCS QUARTET
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
TAKÁCS QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

TAKÁCS QUARTET

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
HAYDN · String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 42
BRITTEN · String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94
DEBUSSY · String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 7 PM

“The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.”

The Guardian

“The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.”

The Guardian

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Jan
23
Sat
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS @ Balboa Theatre | San Diego | California | United States

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
with WYNTON MARSALIS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

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PROGRAM
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Don’t miss this memorable and exciting weekend of music-making with the ensemble’s highly anticipated return to San Diego and their debut at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center as part of our new Connect to The Conrad initiative.

PRELUDE
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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Jan
24
Sun
CONNECT TO THE CONRAD: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER with WYNTON MARSALIS
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm
CONNECT TO THE CONRAD: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER with WYNTON MARSALIS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

CONNECT TO THE CONRAD:
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
with WYNTON MARSALIS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. The ensemble and their renowned leader make their debut in a special acoustic performance at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center as part of our new Connect to The Conrad initiative.

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Feb
14
Sun
APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm
APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
SCHUBERT · String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor/B-flat Major, D. 18
HAYDN · String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
DVORÁK · String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

Winner of First Prize and several other awards at the International Music Competition of the ARD in 2008, Apollon Musagète Quartet has rapidly become an established feature of the European musical scene, captivating the public and press alike.

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 2 PM

“If Apollo had played the violin instead of the lyre, this is exactly how it would have sounded.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

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Mar
6
Sat
DOVER QUARTET with ESCHER STRING QUARTET
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
DOVER QUARTET with ESCHER STRING QUARTET @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

DOVER QUARTET with ESCHER STRING QUARTET

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
SHOSTAKOVICH · Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
ENESCU · Octet in C Major, Op. 7
MENDELSSOHN · Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Two celebrated string quartets share the stage for a rare all-octet program.

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 7 PM

“Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication made [the Dover Quartet’s] performances satisfying on many levels.”

Chicago Tribune

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

CHRIS BOTTI

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

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

PRELUDE
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes · 7 PM

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

– VARIETY

“An elegant figure backed by a sharp and aggressive band playing music that alternately charmed and seduced listeners, then gave them license to dance.”
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Apr
15
Thu
QUARTETTO DI CREMONA
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
QUARTETTO DI CREMONA @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

QUARTETTO DI CREMONA

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM:
WEBERN · Langsamer Satz
MOZART · String Quartet No. 19, K. 465 “Dissonance”
SCHUBERT · String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden”

Quartetto di Cremona is a preeminent quartet of its generation noted for its lustrous sound, refined musicianship, and stylistic versatility.

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano · 7 PM

“It’s a rare blend: breadth of sound and capriciousness combined with perfect tuning and ensemble has the players sounding absolutely of one voice… Nothing less than life-affirming.”

Gramophone

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

THE HOT SARDINES

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

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THE VIBE: hot jazz / vintage / glamorous / moxie

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

PRELUDE
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes · 7 PM

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

– POPMATTERS

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