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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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.

La Jolla Music SocietySUMMERFEST 2018

OPENING NIGHT CARNIVAL!

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

BARTÓK · Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Sz.111
VILLA-LOBOS · Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 for Eight Cellos
VILLA-LOBOS · Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Eight Cellos

SAINT-SAËNS · Carnival of the Animals

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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

AN EVENING WITH YEFIM BRONFMAN

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

MOZART · Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano, K.304
SCHUBERT · Piano Sonata in C Minor, D.958
SCHUMANN · Quintet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 44

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An Afternoon with Emerson String Quartet
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
3:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

AN AFTERNOON WITH EMERSON STRING QUARTET

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

BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 
BEETHOVEN · String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 

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Music from the Heart
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

MUSIC FROM THE HEART

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

STRAVINSKY · Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
MENDELSSOHN · String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87
RACHMANINOFF · Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 for Two Pianos

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Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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.

Leonard Bernstein, a well-known insomniac for whom night was a time for creativity and friendship, was often found entertaining guests late into the night. Hosted by his daughter Jamie and featuring soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin, this performance is an affectionate, multi-media portrait of the personal side of this singularly public figure.

Program to be announced from stage.


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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: AN EXPLORATION WITH FLUX QUARTET

In this first of two 49-minute performances, the acclaimed FLUX Quartet will take the audience onto a new musical plane with a program celebrating contemporary composers. Audience members are invited to mingle at a post-concert gathering with the artists, creating an opportunity for essential dialogue around this next wave of composition.

BROWN · String Quartet (1965)
OLIVER LAKE · Hey Now Hey (2017)
LEI LIANG · Serashi Fragments (2005)
NANCARROW · String Quartet No. 3 (1987)
RAND STEIGER · String Quartet (2018) WORLD PREMIÈRE

FLUX Quartet:
Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, violins; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello


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Across Oceans
Friday, August 10th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

ACROSS OCEANS

Dive into this lush, dynamic program bridging the great masterworks of Bruch and Dvorák with one of the most prolific and esteemed Japanese composers working today, Toshi Ichiyanagi.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Cambridge Trio performs Dvorák’s Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65

TOSHI ICHIYANAGI · String Quartet
BRUCH · Octet in B-flat Major, Op. posth. 
DVORÁK · Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

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My Favorite Playlist
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

MY FAVORITE PLAYLIST

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

TURINA · Escena Andaluza, Op. 7 (Scenes of Andalusia)
DEBUSSY · Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano 
LEI LIANG · Vis-à-vis, for Pipa and Percussion WORLD PREMIÈRE 
MAHLER · Rückert-Lieder 
GINASTERA · String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20

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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

AN EVENING WITH ADELE ANTHONY & GIL SHAHAM

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”

LECLAIR · Sonata in E Minor for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 5
MOSZKOWSKI · Suite in G Minor for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71 
BACH/BRAHMS · Presto after J.S. Bach from Five Studies for Piano,
op. Anh. Ia/1
BARTÓK · Sel. from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz.98
WIENIAWSKI · Sel. from Études-Caprices for Two Violins, Op. 18 
JULIAN MILONE · Flower Duet from Delibes’ Lakmé
Song to the Moon from Dvorák’s Rusalka
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
JULIAN MILONE · En Coulisses for Twelve Violins

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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

49 MINUTES ON THE EDGE: PIANO FOCUS

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

MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE · Piano Quartet for Piano and Strings (2012)
PIERRE JALBERT · Piano Quintet (2017) WEST COAST PREMIÈRE

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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

JOHANNES, CLARA, & ROBERT

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”

BRAHMS · Two Songs for Alto, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91
C. SCHUMANN · Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17
R. SCHUMANN · Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
BRAHMS · Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Horn, Op. 40

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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO

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

Program to be announced from stage.


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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

THE GLORY OF CREMONA: STRADIVARI, GUARNERI, & AMATI

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

TELEMANN · Concerto in D Major for Four Violins
TCHAIKOVSKY · Mélodie, Op. 42, No. 3
MASSENET · Meditation from Thaïs
SCHUMANN · Adagio and Allegro in A-flat Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 70
DVORÁK · Terzetto in C Major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
MENDELSSOHN · Capriccio in E Minor for String Quartet, Op. 81
TCHAIKOVSKY · Sextet for Strings in D Major, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”

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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.

La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

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

GOUNOD · Petite Symphonie for Wind Nonet in B-flat Major, Op. 216
RAVEL · String Quartet in F Major
CHAUSSON · Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

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An Evening with Emanuel Ax
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
8:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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La Jolla Music Society | SUMMERFEST 2018

AN EVENING WITH EMANUEL AX

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

BRAHMS · Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b
SCHOENBERG · Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
MOZART · “Kagelstatt” Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498
BRAHMS · Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

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Camera Lucida
Monday, October 1st, 2018
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. 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.

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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, November 5th, 2018
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. 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.

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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. 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.

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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, January 28th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. 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.

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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 1st, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. 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.

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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.


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Camera Lucida
Monday, April 29th, 2019
7:30 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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

Camera Lucida is a chamber music collaboration between four musicians with diverse backgrounds. 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.

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). Season tickets on sale: AUGUST 8th.  Single tickets on sale: SEPTEMBER 5th.




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