Oct
16
Wed
BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, EDGAR MEYER
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM
Balboa Theatre

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

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

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Nov
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


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

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.

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PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar
TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA

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

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

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.

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Jan
22
Wed
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
Martha Graham Dance Company

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

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 captive 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

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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 · Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No.2

ARVO PÄRT · Fratres

FRANCK · Sonata in A Major (arr. Delsart)

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 · Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Busoni)

SCARLATTI · Three Sonatas

RAMEAU · Selections from Pièces de clavecin

SCHNITTKE · Revis Fairy Tale

GRIEG · Holberg Suite

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.

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ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
JOSHUA BELL, violin

PAGANINI · Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6

BEETHOVEN · Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Mar
15
Sun
AROD QUARTET
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
Arod Quartet

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

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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

Mar
19
Thu
DORRANCE DANCE
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm
Dorrance Dance

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

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Mar
20
Fri
DORRANCE DANCE
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dorrance Dance

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

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Apr
3
Fri
CHRISTIAN SANDS—3 PIANOS ERROLL GARNER TRIBUTE!
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Christian Sands

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

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

Named “jazz star of the future” by Wynton Marsalis, 28-year-old Christian Sands is one of the most in-demand jazz pianists, touring the world as a bandleader and appearing on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. As the new Creative Ambassador for Octave Music’s Erroll Garner Jazz Projects, and the co-producer of the recent Erroll Garner release ‘Nightconcert’ (Mack Avenue Records), Christian Sands formed this special three piano program, choosing Helen Sung and Tadataka Unno to present audiences with a fresh take on legendary pianist/composer Erroll Garner, who remains one of the most important musical voices of the 20th century.

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

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Apr
18
Sat
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview with a member of the company

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Apr
26
Sun
ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, PIANO
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm
Zoltán Fejérvári

ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, 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

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

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ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, piano

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

RAVEL · Le tombeau de Couperin

CHOPIN · 24 Preludes, Op. 28

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
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