San Francisco Classical Voice
Richard S. Ginell
April 9, 2019

For most of the decades of its existence, the La Jolla Music Society held its La Jolla Summerfest chamber music festival in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium overlooking the Pacific. It was a multipurpose, fan-shaped room with, to put it kindly, non-descript acoustics, a hall not really designed for music. But it was home — and the festival thrived there until one day, seven years ago, it was told to leave. The hall was being demolished to make room for an expansion of the museum, and the Society held its last concert there in March 2017.