La Jolla Light
By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
February 12, 2014

La Jolla Music Society, now celebrating its 45th anniversary season, can trace its roots back to 1941, when the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla was founded by Nikolai Sokoloff, a former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. Aided by music-minded La Jollans like Ellen and Roger Revelle, the Society commissioned 20 new works in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, presenting them in the auditorium at La Jolla High School.

In 1968, the organization morphed into the La Jolla Chamber Orchestra, and then the La Jolla Chamber Music Society. Year after year, they kept growing, building a reputation for presenting high-quality concerts with renowned musicians like Yo-Yo Ma, who will be back again March 12 as part of the 2014 Celebrity Recital Series.