La Jolla Light
By David Coddon
July 17, 2014

Not only the brilliance but the gentle spirit of Franz Joseph Haydn will be omnipresent at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2014, which opens July 30 and for which Haydn is this year’s festival’s featured composer.

“He (Haydn) was an incredibly nice person. Like Dvorak and Mendelssohn, Haydn was one of those beautiful human beings who everybody loved,” said SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, whose festival program will feature “all sorts of facets of Haydn’s music.” SummerFest will run through Aug. 22 and include 15 concerts, most but not at all at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium.