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: Fiddles vs. Pianos
Friday, August 4th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

OPENING NIGHT: Fiddles vs. Pianos

An evening of musical fireworks and spectacular artistry as world-renowned violinists and celebrated pianists strut their stuff. Will there be a winner? Be there to find out! 

PROKOFIEV Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56 
SARASATE Navarra, Op. 33 
SHOSTAKOVICH Galop from Cheryomushki 
BIZET/MILONE Carmen Fantasy for Four Violins and Double Bass 
SCHOENFIELD Boogie for Piano-4 Hands 
MENDELSSOHN Andante and Allegro Brilliant for Piano-4 Hands, Op. 92 
RACHMANINOFF Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17
 


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From Prague with Love
Saturday, August 5th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017 

FROM PRAGUE WITH LOVE 

Parisian glamour meets Eastern Europe’s romantic mysticism in this luscious program of Chopin, Dvořák and Lutoslawski’s Variations on Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos, played by piano duo sensations, twin sisters, Christina and Michelle Naughton. 

BALAKIREV Islamey 
DVOŘÁK Cigánské Melodie (Gypsy Songs), Op. 55 
CHOPIN Rondo for Two Pianos in C Major, Op. 73 
LUTOSLAWSKI Variations on Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos 
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81


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Genius from Finland: Olli Mustonen
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

GENUIS FROM FINLAND: Olli Mustonen

Evoking the era of virtuoso composer-pianists Liszt and Rachmaninoff, Finnish genius Olli Mustonen spans two centuries in this scintillating program of Beethoven and his own brilliant quintet.

MUSTONEN    Nonet No. 2
BEETHOVEN    Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Apassionata”
BEETHOVEN    Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
MUSTONEN    Piano Quintet


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In the Heart of Hungary
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

IN THE HEART OF HUNGARY

Plush – Liszt’s Grand Duo
Earthy – Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello
Profound – Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4:

Music to salute the heart and spirit of an enchanted place.

LISZT    Grand Duo Concertant sur le ‘Le marin’, S.128
KODÁLY    Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
BARTÓK    Village Scenes, SZ78
BARTÓK    String Quartet No. 4


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The Power of Five
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

THE POWER OF FIVE

One night, three quintets spanning centuries, that will broaden sonic frontiers. Beethoven’s sole string quintet is operatic in its scope. Dvoŕák adds a string bass for a beautiful new sonority. Xiaogang Ye’s West Coast Première combination of pipa and string quartet is a lyric breakthrough.

BEETHOVEN    String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
XIAOGANG YE    Gardenia for Pipa and String Quartet, West Coast Première 
DVOŘÁK    Quintet for Strings and Bass in G Major, Op. 77


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Celebrating Strings
Friday, August 11th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

CELEBRATING STRINGS

Reach the mountaintop summit of Mendelssohn’s Octet on an invigorating excursion via Kodály’s meltingly romantic serenade, and the power of Spohr’s Double String Quartet – written in Leipzig in 1825, the same year Mendelssohn completed his own octet masterwork at the age of 16!

SPOHR    Double String Quartet No.1, Op. 65
KODÁLY    Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12
MENDELSSOHN    String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20


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Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO: 40th Anniversary

Wish a happy 40th anniversary to America’s internationally-lauded piano trio, as they gift SummerFest with the new work written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as profoundly moving trios by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH    Pas de Trois (2016)
MENDELSSOHN    Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66
BRAHMS    Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8


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Beethoven I
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN SONATAS I

Violinist (and SummerFest Music Director) Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker inaugurate a four-concert journey through some of the most profound
and beautifully-moving music written by Beethoven, history’s
most-acclaimed composer.

BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30    , No. 3
BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2


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Beethoven II
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN SONATAS II

The sublime “Kreutzer” sonata is the capstone for the second stop on this four-concert journey through Beethoven’s genius, performed violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner.

BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2
BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”


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Beethoven IV
Friday, August 18th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN SONATAS IV

SummerFest favorite, violinist Yura Lee, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center pianist Gilles Vonsattel complete this SummerFest first-ever performance
of the complete Beethoven violin-piano sonatas.

BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23
BEETHOVEN    Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96


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An Evening with the Regina Carter Quartet
Saturday, August 19th, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

AN EVENING WITH THE REGINA CARTER QUARTET

THE REIGNING QUEEN OF JAZZ VIOLIN
Regina Carter is an extraordinary violinist, a certified genius. The Los Angeles Times calls her “a talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument.” Wherever this Grammy® nominated violinist performs, she takes her audiences with her on a journey through tradition and creativity.


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Summer Serenades
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

SUMMER SERENADES

Wind virtuosi will take you on a musical journey. From the British genteel and aristocratic atmosphere of Elgar to the rarely heard Gemini Variations by Britten. This program brims with disarming quirks and unexpected charms, concluding with Dvořák Serenade for Winds, one of the greatest works for winds since the Mozart Serenade.

BRITTEN    Gemini Variations for Flute, Violin and Piano 4-Hands, Op. 73
ELGAR    Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84
DVOŘÁK    Serenade for Winds and Strings in D Minor, Op. 44


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Mozart's Enchantment
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

MOZART’S ENCHANTMENT

Mozart – the very word embodies the experience of sublime beauty. The Quintet for Winds and Piano is an astonishing rarity; few composers tackled this combination. The Divertimento for string trio – a pinnacle of human creativity. The Flute Quartet, featuring SummerFest veteran Catherine Ransom Karoly, an immersion in sheer pleasure.

MOZART    Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K.285b
MOZART    Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K.452
MOZART    Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563


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An Evening with Alisa Weilerstein
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
For ticket information go to La Jolla Music Society or call 858.459.3728.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2017

AN EVENING WITH ALISA WEILERSTEIN

One of today’s reigning instrumental soloists world-wide, cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to SummerFest. Clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Inon Barnatan join Alisa for the shimmering autumnal profundities of the Brahms’ Clarinet Trio and the brooding power of Brahms’ Piano Quintet.

J.S. BACH    Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009
BRAHMS    Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
BRAHMS    Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34


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Celebrate the Arts - Welcome Week Festival
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
3:00 pm
Sun God Lawn
Free

Celebrate the Arts at UC San Diego

ArtPower hosts Celebrate the Arts - a one day festival on the Sun God Lawn featuring Arts and Culture departments from across the UC San Diego campus.  Food trucks and a headline artist will be featured.

More information forthcoming: http://celebratearts.ucsd.edu/


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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Camera Lucida's program to be announced.

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website:sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 6th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Camera Lucida's program to be announced.

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website:sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). On sale: AUGUST 1st.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 4th, 2017
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


Reserved seating: $37
Faculty/Staff: $28
Students: FREE
UCSD Box Office
Ticket information: 858-534-TIXS (8497)

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. Created by a generous gift from the Sam B. Ersan Chamber Music Fund, Camera Lucida is a unique project matching masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire with a group of world-class instrumentalists who happen to call San Diego home.

Under the artistic directorship of UC San Diego professor and cellist Charles Curtis and anchored by regular featured performances by San Diego Symphony Concertmaster Jeff Thayer, Formosa Quartet violist and USC professor Che-Yen Chen, concert pianist Reiko Uchida, UC San Diego performance faculty and occasional guests, Camera Lucida has established a tradition of challenging, musically ambitious programs performed with the assurance of an established ensemble, with the added flexibility of changing instrumentation and guests from the international chamber music world.

Camera Lucida's program to be announced.

No late seating.

For additional program information, please visit Camera Lucida's website:sdcamlu.org


Subscription and single tickets available at the UC San Diego Box OfficeTicket information: (858) 534-TIXS (8497). On sale: AUGUST 1st.




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