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

PROJECT EDELINE PRESENTS:
BENDING THE ARC (FILM PREMIERE)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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
1
Sun
THE STORM LARGE HOLIDAY ORDEAL
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Storm Large

THE STORM LARGE HOLIDAY ORDEAL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019 · 4:00 PM
The JAI

LJMS Favorite Storm Large returns with the kind of holiday show that could only be dreamed up by a woman who is both infamous and fabulous. It will be a high-energy evening filled with music, laughs, and Storm’s sultry singing voice. There is nothing quite like a Storm Large show.  Anything can happen, but you have to be at The JAI to see just how wild of an affair it can be. 

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

STORM ADVISORY: Please be advised that this performance will contain adult content and explicit language. Children below the age of 12 will not be admitted.

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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 The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Click here to view the 7:00 PM performance listing.


THE STORM LARGE HOLIDAY ORDEAL
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

Storm Large

THE STORM LARGE HOLIDAY ORDEAL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The JAI

LJMS Favorite Storm Large returns with the kind of holiday show that could only be dreamed up by a woman who is both infamous and fabulous. It will be a high-energy evening filled with music, laughs, and Storm’s sultry singing voice. There is nothing quite like a Storm Large show.  Anything can happen, but you have to be at The JAI to see just how wild of an affair it can be. 

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

STORM ADVISORY: Please be advised that this performance will contain adult content and explicit language. Children below the age of 12 will not be admitted.

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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 The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Click here to view the 4:00 PM performance listing.


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
12
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE! BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Canyon

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a nation park. In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure: to transect the length of the canyon on foot.

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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

Jan
26
Sun
KIAN SOLTANI AND JULIO ELIZALDE
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm
Kian Soltani

KIAN SOLTANI, cello
JULIO ELIZALDE, piano

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2013 International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki

“A remarkable cellist, with a piercingly beautiful tone and utterly pure intonation”
The New York Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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KIAN SOLTANI, cello
JULIO ELIZALDE, piano

STRAVINSKY · Suite Italienne

BEETHOVEN · Sonata for Pianoforte and Cello in A Major, Opus 69

ARVO PÄRT · Fratres

FRANCK · Sonata in A Major (arr. Delsart)

Jan
28
Tue
RANKY TANKY
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

Ranky Tanky Sold Out

RANKY TANKY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The JAI

Experience a soul band that exudes a feeling of “primal jubilation” (New York Times). Ranky Tanky received a 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Regional Roots Music for their recently released album, “Good Time.” Now, they’re coming to La Jolla’s intimate JAI stage to present timeless Gullah music, hailing from the east coast’s Lowcountry. Expect sweet lullabies, heart stirring spirituals, and rhythms that are sure to arouse an ecstatic shout or two.

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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https://youtu.be/u5j78_P4xnU

https://youtu.be/X0br_EU0pvU

https://youtu.be/JRiHFiAEqz4

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


RANKY TANKY
Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm

Ranky Tanky

RANKY TANKY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020 · 9:00 PM
The JAI

Experience a soul band that exudes a feeling of “primal jubilation” (New York Times). Ranky Tanky received a 2020 GRAMMY for Best Regional Roots Music for their recently released album, “Good Time.” Now, they’re coming to La Jolla’s intimate JAI stage to present timeless Gullah music, hailing from the east coast’s Lowcountry. Expect sweet lullabies, heart stirring spirituals, and rhythms that are sure to arouse an ecstatic shout or two.

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 Ranky Tanky at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 7:00 PM performance listing.


Feb
1
Sat
JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am

Jazzy Ash

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 · 11:00 AM
The JAI

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8
LAP CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE

Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City-inspired, jazzy musical adventure with her band, the Leaping Lizards. Jazzy Ash’s songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans-style. Let your little ones wiggle to the tunes played by this exciting band!

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* Please note that filming/photography is taking place at this performance for promotional and archival purposes. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their publication to be used for promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by La Jolla Music Society. *


JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Jazzy Ash

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 · 1:00 PM
The JAI

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8
LAP CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE

Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City-inspired, jazzy musical adventure with her band, the Leaping Lizards. Jazzy Ash’s songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans-style. Let your little ones wiggle to the tunes played by this exciting band!

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* Please note that filming/photography is taking place at this performance for promotional and archival purposes. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their publication to be used for promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by La Jolla Music Society. *


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

WinterFest Gala 2020 Save the Date


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

Wendy Brody, Gala Chair

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

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

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

RESERVE YOUR GALA TICKET ONLINE

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


Feb
9
Sun
HANZHI WANG, ACCORDION
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm
Hanzhi Wang

HANZHI WANG, accordion

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Audition

“Putting a regal polish on every phrase, her sparkling technique held the audience in a state of breathlessness.”
Oberon’s Grove

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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HANZHI WANG, accordion

J.S BACH · Partitia No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826

SCARLATTI · Three Sonatas

RAMEAU · Selections from Pièces de clavecin

SCHNITTKE · Revis Fairy Tale

GRIEG · Holberg Suite

PIAZZOLLA · Milonga del Angel, La Muerte del Angel

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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
1
Sun
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Hot Club Of Cowtown SOLD OUT

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The JAI

For 22 years, Hot Club of Cowtown has bought audiences from all over the world their unique blend of jazz and western swing music. Critics have called the trio “supremely entertaining” with a “refreshingly sweet nature,” but our favorite praise came from the Chicago Tribune who hailed them as a band that “can bring the tamest audience to their feet.” Is that true? Only one way to find out. Join us at The JAI. 

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

This performance is SOLD OUT. For tickets to the 9 PM performance, click 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 Hot Club of Cowtown at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 9:00 PM performance listing.


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HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm

Hot Club of Cowtown

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 · 9:00 PM
The JAI

For 22 years, Hot Club of Cowtown has bought audiences from all over the world their unique blend of jazz and western swing music. Critics have called the trio “supremely entertaining” with a “refreshingly sweet nature,” but our favorite praise came from the Chicago Tribune who hailed them as a band that “can bring the tamest audience to their feet.” Is that true? Only one way to find out. Join us at The JAI. 

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 Hot Club of Cowtown at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 7:00 PM performance listing.


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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
7
Sat
COMMUNITY ARTS OPEN HOUSE
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm

Community Arts Open House

COMMUNITY ARTS OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 & 8, 2020 · 10 AM – 4 PM
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

With free music and dance performances on Saturday and self-guided tours on Sunday, The Conrad comes to life for this free, family-friendly community event. Now a part of the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s OH! San Diego, we hope you’ll join us for a fun day of free classes, activities, and performances by the our education partners, like the Community Music Center, the San Diego Youth Symphony, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, and local favorites like Peter Sprague & Leonard Patton, Whitney Shay, and many more!! Or stop by on Sunday to explore the space and gain a deeper understanding of the design and architecture of La Jolla Music Society’s beautiful home. RSVP to stay in the loop as we continue to add exciting performers and activities!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, March 7, 2020 

The Baker-Baum Concert Hall The JAI  Wu Tsai QRT.yrd
10 AM Community Music Center Students 10 AM Yoga by Riffs Studio with Live Music 10 AM Chiara Capobianco
11 AM La Jolla High School Chamber Ensembles 11 AM Jazz Dance Class by Lesa M. Green 11 AM Joanna Gerolaga
12 PM Kids Creative Hip Hop by Cybele Peña
1 PM San Diego Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra 1 PM Mission Bay High School Mambo Orchestra 1 PM Aaron Markland
2 PM San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 2 PM Whitney Shay Trio 2 PM Javid & Naoko
3 PM Malashock Dance 3 PM Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton ALL DAY Meet on the hour at Carolyn’s for Tours of The Conrad!

 

The Atkinson Room The Belanich Terrace
10 AM Pablo Sáinz Villegas Guitar Class: Bring Your Guitar and Play Along! 10 AM Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Children’s Art Activity
11 AM Guitars in the Classroom Ukulele Class: Ukes Provided! 11 AM Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Children’s Art Activity
12 PM Pablo Sáinz Villegas Guitar Class: Bring Your Guitar and Play Along! 12 PM Drummers Without Borders: Bring Your Hands, We Bring the Drums
1 PM Studio ACE: Art Activity Station
2 PM Instrument Petting Zoo

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts center
10 AM – 4 PM Self-guided tours of The Conrad
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Mar
11
Wed
DREAMERS’ CIRCUS
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

Dreamers' Circus

DREAMERS’ CIRCUS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 · 7:00 PM
The JAI

Legend has it that Dreamers’ Circus was born at a bar in Copenhagen. What began as a chance meeting of three performers has evolved into a decade of sharing their love of folk and traditional Nordic music with audiences like you. An evening with the Dreamers’ Circus is not just designed to entertain, but has been composed of music that crosses so many boundaries that it creates an utterly unique memory, to stay with you long after the last note is played.  

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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DREAMERS’ CIRCUS
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm

Dreamers' Circus

DREAMERS’ CIRCUS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 · 9:00 PM
The JAI

Legend has it that Dreamers’ Circus was born at a bar in Copenhagen. What began as a chance meeting of three performers has evolved into a decade of sharing their love of folk and traditional Nordic music with audiences like you. An evening with the Dreamers’ Circus is not just designed to entertain, but has been composed of music that crosses so many boundaries that it creates an utterly unique memory, to stay with you long after the last note is played.  

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 Dreamers’ Circus at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Click here to view the 7:00 PM performance listing.


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Mar
15
Sun
(CANCELLED) AROD QUARTET
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm

Arod Quartet

(CANCELLED) AROD QUARTET

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2016 ARD International Music Competition

“…expressive flexibility and delicacy of detail”
Gramophone

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


AROD QUARTET

HAYDN · String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5

BARTÓK · String Quartet No. 4

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

Jordan Victoria, Alexandre Vu, violins; Tanguy Parisot, viola; Samy Rachid, cello

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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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Mar
26
Thu
(CANCELLED) NAT GEO LIVE! EXPLORING MARS WITH KOBIE BOYKINS
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

Exploring Mars

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
EXPLORING MARS
KOBIE BOYKINS

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration.

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

VAPA Foundation

(POSTPONED) VAPA FOUNDATION PRESENTS
SPOTLIGHT: BEYOND BRILLIANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


(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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Apr
26
Sun
(CANCELLED) ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, PIANO
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm

Zoltán Fejérvári

(CANCELLED) ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, piano

SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal
2016 Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship

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


ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, piano

J.S. BACH · French Suite No. 5 in G Major, 816

RAVEL · Le tombeau de Couperin

CHOPIN · 24 Preludes, Op. 28

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May
1
Fri
(CANCELLED) LES VIOLONS DU ROY
May 1 @ 8:00 pm

Les Violons Du Roy

(CANCELLED) LES VIOLONS DU ROY
JONATHAN COHEN, music director & conductor
AVI AVITAL, mandolin

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“The words ‘superstar’ and ‘mandolinist’ still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world they are starting to be joined with some frequency due to Avi Avital”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


LES VIOLONS DU ROY

VIVALDI · Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425

J.S. BACH · The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)

J.S. BACH · Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2

J.S. BACH · Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 (arr. and transc. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

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May
2
Sat
KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

Kenny Barron

KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
FEATURING JOHNATHAN BLAKE

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Kenny Barron, piano, and Dave Holland, bass, come together for a special performance. Each frequently dubbed as this generation’s best jazz musicians on their respective instruments, Barron and Holland form a duet that can often be described as seamless, or like two people who know each other so well they finish each other’s sentences. Their 2014 album, “The Art of Conversation,” proved just that.

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

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May
7
Thu
AARON DIEHL
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Aaron Diehl

AARON DIEHL

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

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

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

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

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AARON DIEHL
May 7 @ 9:00 pm

Aaron Diehl

AARON DIEHL

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

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

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

BUY TICKETS

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

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


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May
9
Sat
PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS
May 9 @ 11:00 am

Pablo S Villegas

PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 · 11:00 AM
The JAI

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8
LAP CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE

Hailed as “Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” by Billboard Magazine, LJMS Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas leads families on a journey through the Classical traditions of the most democratic instrument in the world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Pablo’s “virtuosic playing” and “irresistible exuberance” in a family-friendly setting (The New York Times).

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PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS
May 9 @ 1:00 pm

Pablo S Villegas

PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 · 1:00 PM
The JAI

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8
LAP CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE

Hailed as “Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” by Billboard Magazine, LJMS Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas leads families on a journey through the Classical traditions of the most democratic instrument in the world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Pablo’s “virtuosic playing” and “irresistible exuberance” in a family-friendly setting (The New York Times).

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May
14
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE! OCEAN SOUL WITH BRIAN SKERRY
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Ocean Soul

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
OCEAN SOUL
BRIAN SKERRY

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

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May
17
Sun
BEATRICE RANA, PIANO
May 17 @ 3:00 pm

Beatrice Rana

BEATRICE RANA, piano

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner at the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition
Silver Medalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

“Ms. Rana’s fearless playing was an exhilarating rush of speed and color.”
The New York Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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BEATRICE RANA, piano

J.S. BACH · Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

SCHUMANN · Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14 (1836 version)

ALBÉNIZ · Iberia, Book 3

STRAVINSKY · Three Movements from Petrushka

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May
21
Thu
IGOR LEVIT
May 21 @ 8:00 pm

Igor Levit

IGOR LEVIT

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020· 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with Igor Levit, “…one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation.” — The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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IGOR LEVIT

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106

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Jul
31
Fri
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: GOSPEL 101
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: GOSPEL 101 @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
GOSPEL 101

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Let your soul sing out! Learn classic gospel harmonies while singing alongside Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar. All are welcome, no experience required! Take your learning to the next level and join the ensemble for a post-concert performance in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd at The Conrad following the Synergy I: American Sounds concert on Saturday, August 1.

PLEASE NOTE, ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE SEATS.
If you’re unable to use your tickets for this performance, please contact the 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. If seating is available, standby guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

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OPENING NIGHT: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm
OPENING NIGHT: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

OPENING NIGHT:
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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MENDELSSOHN · Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14
TRADITIONAL · Londonderry Air for Violin and Piano (arr. KREISLER)
RACHMANINOFF · Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor
DE FALLA · Siete Canciones populares Españolas
MENDELSSOHN · Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

PRELUDE:
Interview with SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan
hosted by Eric Bromberger · 7 PM

Join SummerFest musicians as they delve into pieces that shaped their artistic adolescence. The concert concludes with a miracle of youth: the Mendelssohn Octet, which was written when the composer was just 16 and lives on as one of the most beloved pieces of chamber music ever written.

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Aug
1
Sat
SYNERGY SERIES I: AMERICAN SOUND
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
SYNERGY SERIES I: AMERICAN SOUND @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SYNERGY SERIES I:
AMERICAN SOUND

Saturday, August 1, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Interludes by Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

WYNTON MARSALIS ·
Selections from At the Octoroon Balls
PRICE ·
 Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint
WYNTON MARSALIS · Selections from At the Octoroon Balls
LIBBY LARSON · Sorrow Song and Jubilee
DVORÁK · Goin’ Home
DVORÁK · String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 “American”

PRELUDE:
Interview with Trey McLaughlin hosted by Eric Bromberger · 7 PM

We begin our exploration into the American identity by considering the cultural and folkloric influence that African American spirituals have had on American history and music. Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar, known for their stirring contemporary gospel arrangements, will seamlessly intertwine their rich harmonies with works by Antonín Dvo?ák, Libby Larsen, Florence Price, and legendary trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.

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Aug
2
Sun
THE ARTIST AS MUSE
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm
THE ARTIST AS MUSE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

THE ARTIST AS MUSE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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DEBUSSY · String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
BRITTEN · Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65
STRAVINSKY · Three Movements from Petrushka
MOZART · Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Eric Bromberger · 7 PM

Throughout history, the muse has played an important role as a source of creative inspiration. The muses that inspired the composers on this program were, themselves, some of the most celebrated artists of their time virtuosos of the violin, cello and clarinet, as well as one of the most celebrated ballet companies in history.

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Aug
5
Wed
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: NOTES ON FREEDOM
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: NOTES ON FREEDOM @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

HAPPY HOUR CONCERT:
NOTES ON FREEDOM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 · 6:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BRAHMS · Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata
ANDREW NORMAN · Suspend (arr. for chamber ensemble)
BRAHMS · Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

This concert explores the secret notes embedded in Brahms’s music, representing his ideas of love and independence. Brahms’s cryptograms are also the catalyst behind a hypnotic musical meditation on freedom and loneliness by Andrew Norman, described as “the leading composer of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times.

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Aug
6
Thu
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM

WEINBERG · Toccata from Piano Trio, Op. 24
DARON HAGEN · Piano Trio
JOHN NOVACEK · Four Rags for Violin and Piano
BRAHMS · Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

Distinguished Finnish conductor, clarinetist, and composer Osmo Vänskä joins this year’s Fellowship Artist Ensembles for a compelling afternoon concert featuring Weinberg’s gripping Toccata, a lyrical trio by Daron Hagen, John Novacek’s jovial Rags, and Brahms’ exquisitely beautiful Clarinet Quintet.

PLEASE NOTE, ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE SEATS.
If you’re unable to use your tickets for this performance, please contact the 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. If seating is available, standby guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

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Aug
7
Fri
LIFE STORY
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
LIFE STORY @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

LIFE STORY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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SIBELIUS · En Saga, Op. 19 (arr. Jaakko Kuusisto)
SHOSTAKOVICH · String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
SCHUBERT · Allegro in A Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.947 “Lebensstürme”
SMETANA · String Quartet in E Minor “From My Life”

PRELUDE:
Trio Syzygy performs
Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 · 7 PM

Smetana’s lush string quartet, “From My Life,” was written as an intimate confession, a tonal biography of his life, his loves, and in response to his subsequent deafness. From Sibelius’ evocative En Saga (Legend) to Shostakovich’s explosive String Quartet No. 8, these deeply intimate musical self-portraits detail the inner lives of those who composed them
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Aug
8
Sat
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: LECTURE WITH ALEX ROSS
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: LECTURE WITH ALEX ROSS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
ALEX ROSS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Alex Ross has been the music critic for The New Yorker since 1996 and is the author of The Rest is Noise and Listen to This. He received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Join him for an afternoon of exploration, delving into this summer’s theme, Self + Sound.

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If you’re unable to use your tickets for this performance, please contact the 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. If seating is available, standby guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

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AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I: IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I: IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I:
IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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IVES · The Unanswered Question
BARBER · Summer Music
CAROLINE SHAW · Plan and Elevation (with a film by Tristan Cook)
JEROD IMPICHCHAACHAAHA’ TATE · Pisachi (Reveal)
JOHN WILLIAMS · Air and Simple Gifts
COPLAND · Appalachian Spring (suite for 13 instruments)

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Alex Ross · 7 PM

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures an idealized American landscape, one of open fields and endless possibilities. This program explores how Copland, his contemporaries Barber and Ives, and prolific 21st century composers harness the beauty of the land, each in their own unique way.

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Aug
9
Sun
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II: RHAPSODIES IN BLUES
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II: RHAPSODIES IN BLUES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II:
RHAPSODIES IN BLUES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall