Department of Music Concert Calendar

Most Department of Music concerts are general admission, FREE and open to the public.  Ticketed performances are listed below and available for sale online or via the Music Box Office: (858) 534-3448. 

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PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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OPENING NIGHT: Carnival!
Friday, August 3rd, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Take a walk on the wild side as the festival kicks off with this celebratory program. Legendary cellist Lynn Harrell leads an all-star roster of eight cellists, sharing the stage with beloved soprano Lyubov Petrova, known for her fiery presence and shimmering voice. The evening closes with a delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins with Saint-Saëns’ humorous musical suite Carnival of the Animals, with text by comedic musical genius Peter Schickele.

Prelude · 7:00 PM Interview with SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin hosted by Eric Bromberger


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An Evening with Yefim Bronfman
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Extolled by The Wall Street Journal for “his range of sonority – from lyrical to pungent, to explosive,” Yefim Bronfman is internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists. As a close friend of Cho-Liang Lin, Mr. Bronfman celebrates the music director’s 18-year tenure with a beautiful and rich evening of solo and chamber music masterpieces, including Schubert’s iconic Piano Sonata, D.958, written in the last year of the composer’s life. Prelude 7:00 PM Interview with Yefim Bronfman hosted by Eric Bromberger


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An Afternoon with Emerson String Quartet
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Named “America’s greatest quartet” by TIME Magazine, the distinguished Emerson String Quartet performs an all-Beethoven program, featuring the bewildering and complex Grosse Fuge.

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Interview with members of Emerson String Quartet hosted by Eric Bromberger


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Music from the Heart
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Strings soar in beautifully lyrical works by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn. The evening culminates with Rachmaninoff’s final composition, Symphonic Dances, performed by two of the most accomplished pianists of their generation, Shai Wosner and Joyce Yang. Let your emotions take flight!

Prelude 7:00 PM Rolston String Quartet performs Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11


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Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) with an intimate look into the life and music of this remarkable man, composer, conductor, musician, and father, through the eyes of his daughter Jamie Bernstein.


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49 Minutes on the Edge: Flux Quartet
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey, soprano Lyubov Petrova, pianist Saetbyeol Kim, and Fellowship Artist Ensemble Rolston String Quartet are featured in this all-Schubert program. Host Marcus Overton delves into the connection between Schubert’s music and the time in which the composer lived. Free to the public, reservation required.


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Across Oceans
Friday, August 10th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Join us for an elegant evening celebrating Cho-Liang Lin’s incredible tenure! Enjoy a private concert with world-class musicians, paired with world-class cuisine created by the awarding-winning celebrity chef, Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse.


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My Favorite Playlist
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Cho-Liang Lin’s eclectic artistic palette has led him to diverse musical endeavors, including championing new works. Join us as we shuffle through some of the gems he has discovered, with friends he’s made along the way during his 18 years as Music Director!

Prelude 7:00 PM Lecture by Nicolas Reveles


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An Evening with Adele Anthony & Gil Shaham
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

A string extravaganza featuring the extraordinary Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony alongside powerhouse violinists and rising stars from the Bravo! International Music Academy.

Prelude 7:00 PM Cambridge Trio performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”


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49 Minutes on the Edge: Piano Focus
Thursday, August 16th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

In a spotlight of SummerFest commissions, Marc-André Dalbavie’s Piano Quartet and Pierre Jalbert’s most recent Piano Quintet refashion piano chamber music staples into a vehicle for exploring contemporary harmonies. Following this 49-minute performance, audience members are invited to mingle at a post-concert gathering with the artists, creating the opportunity for essential dialogue around this next wave of composition


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Johannes, Clara & Robert
Friday, August 17th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms shared one of the most fascinating and yet tragic love triangles in the history of music. The details of their relationship can be traced through letters, and of course, the great music that was written for and played by each of these three iconic musical figures, who continued to inspire each other even after Robert’s untimely death.

Prelude 7:00 PM Rolston String Quartet performs Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”


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A Night of Jazz with John Pizzarelli Trio
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Called “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli entertains and delights with his all-star trio. Let “the genial genius of the guitar” (The Toronto Star) take you on a musical journey exploring the Great American Songbook and beyond.

Prelude 7:00 PM
Interview with John Pizzarelli hosted by Jazz 88.3’s Claudia Russell


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The Glory of Cremona
Sunday, August 19th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear an exquisite collection of string instruments from the greatest lutherie houses of the 17th and 18th centuries on this stunning program. Performed by world-class musicians, these dazzlingly beautiful works from Massenet’s Meditation to Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence—arguably one of the greatest chamber music works every written—come to life before your eyes.

Prelude 2:00 PM
Lecture by Sam Zygmuntowicz


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Midnight in Paris
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

Stroll along the Seine and fall in love all over again with some of the most beautiful works in chamber music written by the foremost French composers of their time. Delight in the sensualistic palette of harmonies and timbres, and let the reverie transport you à Paris!

Prelude 7:00 PM
Cambridge Trio performs Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor


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An Evening with Emanuel Ax
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

One of the most versatile and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene, with a career that has taken him to every major venue and orchestra in the world, Emanuel Ax rounds out our celebration of Music Director Cho-Liang Lin with this glorious program.

Prelude 7:00 PM
Rolston String Quartet performs Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2




In an effort to conserve resources and reduce paper waste, we post our concert programs as electronic documents on this page (see listings, below). If you are not at a computer, you can easily access this page by scanning the QR code at right (for iPhones we recommend the Bakodo barcode scanning app). Programs for past concerts dating back to October 2008 are available in our concerts archive. Click here to connect with the archive.

PLEASE NOTE: As an experimental and new music department, much of our music is very intimate and quiet, for this reason, we request that students preparing concert reports refrain from writing or rustling papers during concerts.  We also respect the artistry of our musicians and adhere to a strict policy of NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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