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
SUMMERFEST GALA
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm
SummerFest Gala

CARNIVAL AT THE CONRAD
Sérgio Mendes Benefit Concert for Education

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 · 5:00 PM
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
7600 Fay Avenue, La Jolla

Lehn Alpert Goetz, Gala Chair
Sylvia Ré, SummerFest Chair
Dolly Woo, Honorary SummerFest Chair

You will not want to miss this unforgettable evening featuring a Fundraising Benefit Concert for Education by legendary Sérgio Mendes and his five decades of evolution and new collaboration of iconic music.

It will be a Colorful and Festive evening starting with world-class Brazilian inspired cuisine created by Award-Winning Celebrity Chef, Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse and specialty Exotic handcrafted cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. This will be the Carnival that everyone will be talking about for years to come!

This year’s SummerFest will benefit the La Jolla Music Society Education and Children’s Programming efforts, which means…your support, will significantly impact a child’s future, through our critically important music programs. Music affects the intellectual and emotional development of children, particularly children at risk. Please join us and other like-minded supporters as we continue our mission of leadership and education by becoming a SummerFest Gala Sponsor or attending this extraordinary celebration.

Reserve your Gala ticket online
For reservations by telephone or email, please contact Rewa Colette Soltan at 858.459.3724, ext. 206 or RSoltan@LJMS.org


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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The box office will be open until 6:00 PM. For more information, please call 619.570.1100


Oct
13
Sun
LILA DOWNS’ DÍA DE MUERTOS: AL CHILE
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm

Lila Downs

LILA DOWNS’ DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: AL CHILE

with appearances by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and Mariachi Feminil Flores Mexicanas

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM
Balboa Theatre

Observe Día de los Muertos early with one of Mexico’s greatest singers and cultural ambassadors, GRAMMY® Award-winner, Lila Downs, in AL CHILE—a fiesta of music, dance, and tradition, featuring Los Angeles’ Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and the Southwest’s leading all-female mariachi group, Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas. Come dressed in your favorite Día de los Muertos costume and makeup to share in the celebration that is AL CHILE!

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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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The box office will be open until 6:00 PM. For more information, please call 619.570.1100


Nov
8
Fri
FARRUQUITO
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm

FARRUQUITO

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

Heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, Farruquito is known as “one of the greatest flamenco dancers of this new century” (The New York Times). Farruquito brings his East Coast tour to the West for the first time, alongside an exceptional cast of live musicians, singers, and dancers. Experience his authentic and visceral flamenco dancing in the intimate setting of The Baker-Baum Concert Hall.

“Within moments, he proved that he is one of today’s superlative dance artists.” – The New York Times


Nov
9
Sat
GARRICK OHLSSON: BRAHMS EXPLORATION II
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm
Garrick Ohlsson

GARRICK OHLSSON: BRAHMS EXPLORATION II

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Garrick Ohlsson concludes his two-season journey exploring the catalogue of one of the most prolific composers of keyboard works—Johannes Brahms.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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GARRICK OHLSSON: BRAHMS EXPLORATION PART II

BRAHMS · Rhapsodies, Op. 79

BRAHMS · Fantasien, Op. 116

BRAHMS · Variations on a Theme of Paganini (Book II), Op. 35

BRAHMS · Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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

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

SCHNITTKE · String Quartet No. 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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

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

BARTÓK · String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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

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

MENDELSSOHN · String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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

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

WEBERN · String Quartet (1905)

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

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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

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


PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

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

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

This event is SOLD OUT. For last minute ticket availability, please call the Box Office at 858.459.3728.


PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

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

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

VOCTAVE
THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

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

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

Voctave The Spirit of the Season is sold out. For last minute ticket availability, please call the box office at 858.459.3728 or email boxoffice@ljms.org.


Jan
22
Wed
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm

Martha Graham Dance Company

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
THE EVE PROJECT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 · 8 PM
Civic Theatre

After an absence of nearly three decades, Martha Graham Dance Company returns to La Jolla Music Society to captivate audiences with the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post). Martha Graham has been a world-leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Don’t miss this program of iconic masterworks by Martha Graham including Diversion of Angels (1948) and Chronicle (1936) paired with an innovative new work by choreographer Pam Tanowitz, whose recent works have been declared by The New York Times to be, “the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.”

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

Begin Your Evening with Dinner Among Friends

Prior to the performance of Martha Graham Dance Company, join our President, Ted Dedee, and Director of Programming, Leah Rosenthal, for a champagne reception, behind-the-scenes insight about the performance, and a three-course dinner at the Westgate Hotel.


MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY:
THE EVE PROJECT

EVE FORGING

DIVERSION OF ANGELS

EKSTASIS

UNTITLED (SOUVENIR)

INTERMISSION

CHRONICLE

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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Feb
28
Fri
HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Helene Grimaud Sold Out

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, piano

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Touring her most recent album, Memory, Hélène Grimaud performs a unique program of miniatures by Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and Silvestrov, which in the pianist’s own words, “conjure atmospheres of fragile reflection, a mirage of what was—or what could have been.” The program concludes with Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes


HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, piano

VALENTIN SILVESTROV · Bagatelle I
DEBUSSY · Arabesque No. 1
VALENTIN SILVESTROV · Bagatelle II
SATIE · Gnossienne No. 4
CHOPIN · Nocturne No.19 in E minor Opus 72 No. 1
SATIE · Gnossienne No. 1
SATIE · Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers No. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
DEBUSSY · La plus que lente
CHOPIN · Mazurka Opus 17 No. 4 in A minor
CHOPIN · Waltz No. 3 Opus 34 No. 2 in A minor
DEBUSSY · Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
DEBUSSY · Reverie
SATIE · Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers No. 2 / “Passer”

SCHUMANN · Kreisleriana Op. 16

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Mar
2
Mon
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

Joshua Bell with Academy of St Martin in the Fields

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

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

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

For Tickets, please call 619.236.5423 or visit the Jacobs Music Center Box Office.


ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

MOZART · Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K.492
PAGANINI · Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6
BEETHOVEN · Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op. 67

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Mar
5
Thu
MURRAY PERAHIA
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
Murray Perahia Cancelled

MURRAY PERAHIA

CANCELLED: THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


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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.

BUY TICKETS

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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Mar
19
Thu
(CANCELLED) DORRANCE DANCE
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm

Dorrance Dance

(CANCELLED) DORRANCE DANCE
SOUNDspace

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Bringing innovation to the tap tradition and paving the way for a new generation, Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most acclaimed tap dancers and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). SOUNDspace, originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church, grows and adapts in this reinvention for The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. With the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, Ms. Dorrance’s work explores what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing—movement as music.

“…entirely glorious.” – The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


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Mar
20
Fri
(CANCELLED) DORRANCE DANCE
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm

Dorrance Dance

(CANCELLED) DORRANCE DANCE
SOUNDspace

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Bringing innovation to the tap tradition and paving the way for a new generation, Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most acclaimed tap dancers and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). SOUNDspace, originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church, grows and adapts in this reinvention for The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. With the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, Ms. Dorrance’s work explores what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing—movement as music.

“…entirely glorious.” – The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


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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
18
Sat
(CANCELLED) HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

(CANCELLED) HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
GLENN EDGERTON, artistic director

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 · 8 PM
Spreckels Theatre

After 40 seasons, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago remains among the most original forces in contemporary dance with its deep commitment to presenting the leading choreographers of our time. This exciting program features the world’s premier choreographers, including two extraordinary works by Crystal Pite. Ohad Naharin’s Decadance/Chicago rounds out the program with an exploration of boundaries, sensual energy, and the explosive power of gesture through his Gaga movement language.

“Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ought to bottle itself as a cure for the ills of the era” – The New York Times

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
21
Fri
SUMMERFEST AT HOME
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 10:00 pm

LiveStream SummerFest

SUMMERFEST AT HOME

You can now enjoy SummerFest from the comfort of your own home, August 21-29! SummerFest Music Director, Inon Barnatan, has assembled a small but mighty all-star roster of old friends and new faces to bring to life the most beloved pieces from the chamber music canon. Barnatan has also enlisted acclaimed documentarian and filmmaker Tristan Cook to direct the live-streamed concerts, ensuring that we can deliver the artistry and excellence you have come to expect from La Jolla Music Society. Subscribe for live access to all six SummerFest concerts, educational events like preludes, artist encounters, and even more exclusive content.

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OPENING NIGHT:
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, Alisa Weilerstein, cello

A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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)

Inon Barnatan, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020 · 3 PM PST

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

Yura Lee, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

FAURÉ & SCHUMANN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

FINALE: THE TROUT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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”

Inon Barnatan, piano; James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin;
Yura Lee, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Thurber, bass

A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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)

Inon Barnatan, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

FAURÉ & SCHUMANN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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

James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin; Yura Lee, viola;
Clive Greensmith, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

FINALE: THE TROUT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 · 7 PM PST

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”

Inon Barnatan, piano; James Ehnes, Tessa Lark, violin;
Yura Lee, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Thurber, bass

SummerFest 2020 Artist Roster:

Inon Barnatan, Music Director & piano:
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of three after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch, and he made his orchestral debut at age 11. His musical education connects him to some of the 20th century’s most illustrious pianists and teachers: he studied first with Professor Victor Derevianko, who, himself, studied with the Russian master Heinrich Neuhaus; and in 1997 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maria Curcio – a student of the legendary Artur Schnabel – and with Christopher Elton. This summer, Barnatan begins his tenure as La Jolla Music Society’s newest SummerFest Music Director.

James Ehnes, violin:
James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors. Ehnes began violin studies at the age of four, became a prote?ge? of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin aged nine, made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montre?al aged 13 and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music.

Clive Greensmith, cello:
Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet from 1999 until 2013, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. As a soloist, Greensmith has performed with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and Rome’s RAI orchestras, among others. He is Professor of Cello at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Greensmith performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is a founding member of the Montrose Trio, alongside Jon Kimura Parker and Martin Beaver.

Tessa Lark, violin:
Violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. A budding superstar in the classical realm, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky. Since making her concerto debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at sixteen, Lark has appeared with dozens of orchestras, festivals, and recital venues including Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, San Francisco Performances, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Marlboro Music.

Yura Lee, violin & viola:
Few in the world have mastery of both violin and viola, Yura Lee actively performs each equally and is one of the most versatile and compelling artists today. Her two-decade-plus-long international career includes performances as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. Her many honors include first prize in Viola at the 2013 ARD Competition in Germany and a 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Lee studied at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Salzburg Mozarteum and Kronberg Academy. She teaches both violin and viola at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Michael Thurber, bass:
Acclaimed composer and bassist Michael Thurber’s musical career defies categorization. From composing for The Royal Shakespeare Company, co-founding the smash YouTube channel CDZA, and creating his Thurber Theater? variety show at Joe’s Pub, to teaching at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute and performing in the house band on ?The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,? as well as around the country in duo with violinist Tessa Lark, Thurber’s musical journey has been remarkably singular. Thurber serves proudly on the Board Of Directors for NPR’s From The Top and studied music at The Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School.

Alisa Weilerstein, cello:
“A young cellist whose emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music have earned her international recognition, Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship,” stated the MacArthur Foundation, when awarding American cellist Alisa Weilerstein a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship. In the 2018-19 season, Weilerstein released Transfigured Night on the Pentatone label, joined by Norway’s Trondheim Soloists for three masterworks of the First and Second Viennese Schools: Haydn’s First and Second Cello Concertos and Schoenberg’s Verkla?rte Nacht, from which the album takes its title.

SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT: THE UNANSWERED QUESTION
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST OPENING NIGHT: THE UNANSWERED QUESTION @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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

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Aug
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A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 · 7 PM
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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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23
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BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm
BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020 · 3 PM
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BEETHOVEN · Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
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FAURÉ & SCHUMANN
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm
FAURÉ & SCHUMANN @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 · 7 PM
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FAURÉ · Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
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MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
MOZART, KODÁLY, & SUK @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020 · 7 PM
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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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Aug
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SUMMERFEST FINALE: THE TROUT
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERFEST FINALE: THE TROUT @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 · 7 PM
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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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Aug
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SUMMERFEST GALA
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
SUMMERFEST GALA @ The Lodge at Torrey Pines | San Diego | California | United States
SF20 Gala Save the Date

SUMMERFEST GALA
LIVE AT THE LODGE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020 · 6 PM
The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Debra Turner, Gala Chair
Sue Wagener, SummerFest Chair

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