Fellowship Artists in the Baker Baum Hall


It is both our duty and a point of pride to continue providing our community with high quality and exciting arts and cultural content. The Conrad may be closed for the time being, but our Digital Concert Hall is open and waiting! We would like to take this opportunity to remember our best moments and to look forward to an even brighter future, with you by our side.

Watch as Inon Barnatan, Tessa Lark, Yura Lee, and Clive Greensmith rehearse Suk’s Piano Quartet in A Minor, Opus 1 in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad.

Can we create from a distance? Can the arts help us to heal? Have the arts changed forever? Join James Ehnes, Clive Greensmith, Yura Lee, and Alisa Weilerstein in conversation to hear about their experience during the pandemic and their hopes for what the future holds.

Eric Bromberger explores the music featured in the second half of the festival. He examines the composers’ inspiration and intent while providing rich cultural history and musical context.

Violinist Tessa Lark, composer and bassist Michael Thurber, and Assistant Director of Colburn School’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact, Jazmín Morales join La Jolla Music Society’s Education & Community Programming Manager, Allison Boles. Together they explore what students can expect in the years ahead while navigating academic life and preparing to launch a professional career in the arts.

Watch Inon Barnatan, James Ehnes, and Alisa Weilerstein rehearse Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Opus 49 in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad.

Watch Inon Barnatan, Tessa Lark, and Clive Greensmith rehearse Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 36 (arr. for piano trio) in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad.

Beloved SummerFest scholar and program book annotator Eric Bromberger explores the music featured in the first three concerts of this year’s festival. During this lecture, you’ll gain a better understanding of the musical and historical significance of these great masterworks.

Join La Jolla Music Society’s Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal and SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan in conversation as they discuss festival highlights and share insights into the planning process.

Our SummerFest Music Director, Inon Barnatan, performs one of his favorite pieces in this intimate recital from his home in New York City.

“The event that launched the Synergy Series was a dream come true for me- performing with one of the greatest jazz singers of our day, Cecile McLorin Salvant, as well as one of the top jazz pianists in the world, Aaron Diehl.
The idea for the evening, which blurred the lines between Jazz and Classical music, originated with a Nina Simone Recording I heard once, in which she improvised in the style of Bach in the middle of the song Love Me Or Leave Me. For the final song of our set that evening we performed our own version of the song, in which I got to improvise on stage for the first time in my life, alongside Aaron Diehl- who is a master of improvisation. A thrilling experience!”
– Inon Barnatan, SummerFest Music Director.

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