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

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)

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

Pablo Sainz Villegas Americano Trio

PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

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

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

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

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

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


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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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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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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
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.

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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.

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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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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

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RAVEL · Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major
SCHULLER · Suite for Wind Quintet
MILHAUD · La Création du monde for Piano Quintet, Op. 81b
WILLIAMS · Selections from Zodiac Suite
BERNSTEIN · Riffs for Clarinet, Piano, Bass and Drums
GERSHWIN · Rhapsody in Blue for Piano Four-Hands

PRELUDE:
Balourdet String Quartet performs
Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22 · 7 PM

Seen by many as America’s classical music, jazz has had an immense influence on the works of American and European composers. Just as the featured composers on this program blur the lines between jazz and classical, we bring together musicians from both genres to do the very same.

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JAZZ @ THE JAI: AARON DIEHL TRIO
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm
JAZZ @ THE JAI: AARON DIEHL TRIO @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

JAZZ @ THE JAI:
AARON DIEHL TRIO

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020 · 7 PM
The JAI


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Join us in The JAI for a rousing jazz performance by one of the preeminent interpreters of the great American songbook, Aaron Diehl, along with bassist David Wong and drummer Aaron Kimmel.

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Aug
10
Mon
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Aug 10 @ 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

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM

SCHUMANN · Kinderszenen, Op. 15
CHOPIN · Mazurka, Op. 50, No. 2
THOMAS ADÈS · First Mazurka from Mazurkas for Piano, Op. 27
CHOPIN · Mazurka, Op. 7, No. 2
THOMAS ADÈS · Second Mazurka from Mazurkas for Piano, Op. 27
CHOPIN · Mazurka, Op. 24, No. 4
THOMAS ADÈS · Third Mazurka from Mazurkas for Piano, Op. 27
CHOPIN · Mazurka, Op. 63, No. 3
FREDERIC RZEWSKI · Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner, pianist Jeremy Denk performs an exciting new program featuring the mazurkas of Chopin and Thomas Adès with Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Frederic Rzewski’s dynamic Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. Stay in the hall after the performance to hear the pianist’s insights and ask him your own questions.

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Aug
11
Tue
TRIBALISM
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
TRIBALISM @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

TRIBALISM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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ENESCU · Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25
BERIO · Folk Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Ensemble
CHOPIN · Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op.61
STRAVINSKY · The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos

PRELUDE:
Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell perform
Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 · 7 PM

For centuries, composers have been inspired by foreign and exotic melodies, rhythms, and harmonies. This program features tributes to and distillations of national and tribal songs and dances from the world over, the epitome of which is Stravinsky’s groundbreaking Rite of Spring— arguably the most influential, and sensational, piece in music history — played, here, in the composer’s own version for two pianos.

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Aug
12
Wed
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSIC ON THE MIND
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSIC ON THE MIND @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER:
MUSIC ON THE MIND

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 · 2 PM
The JAI

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The transformative power of music on the brain is well documented and widely studied from pain reduction and stress relief to memory and healing. Explore the complex facets of this research and discover how science and art come together during this intriguing Encounter.

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Aug
13
Thu
A SONG BY MAHLER, opera
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
A SONG BY MAHLER, opera @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

A SONG BY MAHLER
An Evening at the Opera

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Visionary director Doug Fitch helms the West Coast première of Marc Neikrug’s chamber opera, A Song by Mahler, which follows a celebrated concert singer as she develops early onset Alzheimer’s and, with the help of her pianist husband, uses music and singing to confront and cope with their new reality. This production features GRAMMY® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, clarinetist David Shifrin, FLUX Quartet, and one of the world’s leading baritones, Kelly Markgraf.

Co-Commissioned by the Chamber Music Northwest with the support of the CMNW Commissioning Fund, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and La Jolla Music Society for Summerfest.

PRELUDE:
Interview with Marc Neikrug hosted by Nicholas Reveles · 7 PM

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Aug
14
Fri
GRAND DUOS
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
GRAND DUOS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

GRAND DUOS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BOTTESINI · Gran Duo Concertante for Violin and Bass
MOZART · Sestetto Concertante K.364
CHAUSSON · Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

PRELUDE:
Balourdet String Quartet performs
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance” · 7 PM

Mozart, Bottesini, and Chausson encapsulate the grand nature of the concerto in these rich and dazzling chamber pieces. The unique instrumentation of these impressive and virtuosic works challenges convention—and yields incredible results.

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Aug
16
Sun
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III: INSIDE THE CINEMATIC SCORE
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III: INSIDE THE CINEMATIC SCORE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III:
INSIDE THE CINEMATIC SCORE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BARBER · String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
JONNY GREENWOOD · Suite from There Will Be Blood
HERRMANN · Psycho Suite
JOHN CORIGLIANO · The Red Violin Caprices
KORNGOLD · Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15

PRELUDE:
Trio Syzygy performs
Ives’ Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano · 2 PM

The Hollywood soundtrack has become an indispensable component of the American sound. Composers, like Korngold and John Williams, helped elevate the American film score to high art, making the scores on this program as iconic as the films that featured them.
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TAKEOVER @ THE JAI I: CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm
TAKEOVER @ THE JAI I: CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

TAKEOVER @ THE JAI I:
CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020 · 7 PM
The JAI

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CHRISTINE HEDDEN · Cuimhne
GABRIELA LENA FRANK · Selections from Cifar and the Sweet Sea
NICK BENAVIDES  · Correcaminos Movement II
TIMMY PETERSON · Shorelines
GABRIELA LENA FRANK ·
El Mundo from Last Dream of Frida and Diego
ANJNA SWAMINATHAN · Duplicity

These intimate concerts in The JAI will highlight the creativity of Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow, Gabriela Lena Frank, as she puts the spotlight on an inspiring array of emerging composers from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. GLFCAM, an award-winning non-profit organization founded in 2017, fosters the creative and professional development of emerging composers from around the world through close mentoring and readings with master performers.
GLFCAM is actively engaged in bringing live music to communities with little access to the arts, such as its low-cost Bueno Yabbelow Music Series and its music composition program for disadvantaged public school students in Mendocino County. The Alumni Support Initiative, for composers who complete GLFCAM’s core apprenticeship, funds and stewards professional commissions for alumni with some of the nation’s leading arts groups. To date, nearly two dozen commissions have come to life, including those with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the 45thParallel Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Aug
17
Mon
SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Aug 17 @ 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

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020 · 2 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
FAURÉ· Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45

 

Praised by the Seattle Times as “simply marvelous,” violinist/violist Tien-Hsin “Cindy” Wu joins this year’s Fellowship Artist Ensembles for an afternoon concert featuring two great masterworks by Beethoven and Fauré.

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Aug
18
Tue
TAKEOVER @ THE JAI II: CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
TAKEOVER @ THE JAI II: CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

TAKEOVER @ THE JAI II:
CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020 · 7 PM
The JAI

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GABRIELA LENA FRANK · Zapatos de Chincha from Hilos
ASKSHAYA TUCKER · Breathing Sunlight
IMAN HABIBI · RevolutionStreet!
GABRIELA LENA FRANK · Milagros
MICHAEL THOMAS FOUMAI · Stellar Cartography 

These intimate concerts in The JAI will highlight the creativity of Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow, Gabriela Lena Frank, as she puts the spotlight on an inspiring array of emerging composers from the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. GLFCAM, an award-winning non-profit organization founded in 2017, fosters the creative and professional development of emerging composers from around the world through close mentoring and readings with master performers.

GLFCAM is actively engaged in bringing live music to communities with little access to the arts, such as its low-cost Bueno Yabbelow Music Series and its music composition program for disadvantaged public school students in Mendocino County. The Alumni Support Initiative, for composers who complete GLFCAM’s core apprenticeship, funds and stewards professional commissions for alumni with some of the nation’s leading arts groups. To date, nearly two dozen commissions have come to life, including those with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the 45thParallel Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Aug
19
Wed
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: INTIMATE LETTERS
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: INTIMATE LETTERS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

HAPPY HOUR CONCERT:
INTIMATE LETTERS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 · 6:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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JANÁCEK · Intimate Letters
FRANCK · Piano Quintet in F Minor

Spend a short, intimate evening with two masterpieces: Janácek’s String Quartet, which reflects his deep feelings for a woman with whom he exchanged more than 700 love letters, and Franck’s intensely passionate Piano Quintet, which —according to the composer’s wife— was a declaration of love to his pupil.
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Aug
20
Thu
SYNERGY II: MIRRORS
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
SYNERGY II: MIRRORS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SYNERGY II:
MIRRORS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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ANTOINE NOYER · Ceci n’est pas un balle
BEETHOVEN · Adagio – Allegro con brio from Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
VIVIAN FUNG · The Ice is Talking
TAMAR MUSKAL · Untitled WORLD PREMIÈRE
MESSIAEN · Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus
MICHAEL PISARO · ricefall
FELDMAN · The King of Denmark
BEETHOVEN · Andante con molto alla marcia from Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
GUSTAVO AGUILAR · Wendell’s History

PRELUDE:
Balourdet String Quartet performs
Brahms’ Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51 · 7 PM

This synergy concert showcases a collaboration between percussionist and creative powerhouse Steven Schick and visual artist Daniel Rozin. In a theatrical event featuring a new work by Tamar Muskal, spoken word, and Rozin’s interactive kinetic sculptures, we explore how the self is reflected in art. 

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Aug
21
Fri
FINALE: A LOVE COMPOSED
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
FINALE: A LOVE COMPOSED @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST FINALE:
A LOVE COMPOSED

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

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WAGNER · Siegfried Idyll
SCHUMANN · Andante and Variations, Op. 46
BACEWICZ · Quartet for Four Violins
BRAHMS · String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36