Nov
7
Thu
SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bidini

SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

November 70, 2019 · 5:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) presents the 20th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) from November 7-16, 2019. In its most comprehensive iteration yet, SDAFF will showcase more than 170 films from 29 countries in more than 40 different languages. This curated lineup of films includes the best in both award-winning and cutting-edge cinema from around the world.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by Pacific Arts Movement. Learn more about Pacific Arts Movement at pacarts.org


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
12
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS ALISA WEILERSTEIN PLAYS BACH’S CELLO SUITES
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Alisa Weilerstein

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
ALISA WEILERSTEIN PLAYS BACH’S CELLO SUITES

November 12, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

The San Diego Symphony’s Chamber Music Series begins with one of the greatest cellists of our time performing what many call Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest musical achievements: the Suites for Solo Cello. Bach’s Baroque dances capture the range of human emotions: from quiet introspection to joyous dancing and celebration. Alisa Weilerstein has performed these technically demanding suites around the world to critical acclaim. Suites 2, 4 and 6 will be featured on this program.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: ALISA WEILERSTEIN PLAYS BACH’S CELLO SUITES

J.S. BACH · Suites for Solo Cello No. 2, 4 & 6

Dec
10
Tue
SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:02 pm
Bidini

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS:
PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY

December 10, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Acclaimed pianist Fabio Bidini gives us a sneak peek at San Diego Symphony’s January Beethoven Festival with Ludwig van Beethoven’s early trio that includes a jaunty set of variations on a popular opera aria from his time. Anton Arensky’s popular First Piano Trio – full of dramatic and passionate melodies of Russian Romanticism – concludes the program.

Thank you to Sam B. Ersan, Founding Sponsor of the Chamber Music Series. San Diego Symphony Orchestra performances at The Conrad are sponsored by Rita Atkinson.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by San Diego Symphony. Learn more about San Diego Symphony at sandiegosymphony.org


SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: PIANO TRIOS OF BEETHOVEN & ARENSKY

BEETHOVEN · Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” for Two Oboes and English Horn

BEETHOVEN ·  Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major

ARENSKY · Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

Dec
12
Thu
CAMARADA PRESENTS HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH JACKIE FOSTER
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Jackie Foster

CAMARADA PRESENTS:
HOLIDAY MAGIC WITH JACKIE FOSTER

December 12, 2019 · 7:30 PM
The JAI @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

“The Voice” semi-finalist Jackie Foster joins Camarada for a magical evening of holiday gems both classical and popular. A provocative trio for flute, violin, and guitar by Croatian composer Lana Janjanin combines with baroque treats and popular song awakening the spirit of the season. From Vivaldi’s “Winter” with a twist and “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” by Johnny Marks arranged in the style of Stéphane Grappelli to “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” by Frank Loesser, the repertoire of classics with modern vocals is sure to enchant and delight.

Kindly Underwritten by Dowling & Yahnke

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Jackie Foster, voice
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Abraham Liebhaber, cello
Fred Benedetti, guitar
Dana Burnett, piano
Matt Armstrong, drums

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


Dec
22
Sun
BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO PRESENTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Bach Collegium San Diego

BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO PRESENTS:
HANDEL’S MESSIAH

December 22, 2019 · 7:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Handel’s Messiah springs to life through a striking account of this beloved oratorio. The oratorio’s strength lies in Charles Jennens’ carefully conceived libretto and Handel’s supreme prowess as composer of the theatre. BCSD’s performance of Messiah, delivered by a dynamic cast of musicians in the manner of Handel’s most dramatic operas, has become its crown jewel and is not to be missed.

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Groups of 8 or more may call The Conrad Box Office at 858-459-3728 for special group discount pricing.

Learn more about Bach Collegium San Diego at bachcollegiumsd.org.


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
1
Sat
AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A New World: Final Fantasy

AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD:
INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

February 1, 2020 · 5:00 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A New World features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event. A limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets are available! Each includes: premium seating for the performance, and an autograph session and photo opportunity with conductor Eric Roth.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by AWR Music Productions. Learn more about A New World at ffnewworld.com


AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A New World: Final Fantasy

AWR MUSIC PRESENTS A NEW WORLD:
INTIMATE MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

February 1, 2020 · 8:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

A New World features fresh arrangements of FINAL FANTASY favorites. With the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. Classics and surprises, battles and characters from throughout the entire series, A New World delivers an amazing communal music event. A limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets are available! Each includes: premium seating for the performance, and an autograph session and photo opportunity with conductor Eric Roth.

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This Rental Event at The Conrad is presented by AWR Music Productions. Learn more about A New World at ffnewworld.com


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

Feb
27
Thu
CAMARADA PRESENTS TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

CAMARADA PRESENTS TANGO TRIBUTE TO ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES & THE FOUR SEASONS OF TANGO

February 27, 2020 · 7:30 PM
The JAI @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Calling all romantics—come share in Camarada’s passion for tango music and dance! Camarada pays tribute to the music of the great Astor Piazzolla, who referred to his music as Nuevo tango, an avant-garde version of Buenos Aires’ most popular dance form. Piazzolla fused classical, jazz, and tango into a distinctive musical idiom that has become his own genre. Join us for this performance of Piazzolla’s most celebrated works: The Four Seasons of Tango and a premiere of the instrumental suite Maria de Buenos Aires, both arranged by Grammy-award winning tango master, Raul Jaurena.

Kindly Underwritten by Gerald Blank & Mary Barranger

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Raul Jaurena, bandoneon
Beth Ross Buckley, flute
David Buckley, violin
Dana Burnett, piano
Jeff Pekarek, bass

Carolina Jaurena and Juan Alessandrini, dance

Camarada celebrates 25 years of stellar chamber music with a three-concert series:

CAMARADA @ The Conrad:

September 19, 2019 — Antonio Carlos Jobim With Strings
December 12, 2019 — Holiday Magic with Jackie Foster
February 27, 2020 — Tango Tribute to Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires & The Four Seasons of Tango

Learn more about Camarada at www.camarada.org.


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

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

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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

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

MURRAY PERAHIA

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

With his performances described as revelatory, Murray Perahia has remained a consistent and dominating presence in the classical world for over four decades, procuring his place amongst the greats with meticulous technique and scrupulous musicianship. The virtuoso pianist is widely known for his affinity for the Classical and early Romantic repertoire, including Mozart and Bach.

“…music-making of the highest order” – The Guardian

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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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

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
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

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