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For A Great Artist

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Prelude Performance by Balourdet String Quartet · 6:30 PM Tchaikovsky wrote his epic and moving piano trio “In memory of a Great Artist,” referring to his close friend and mentor Anton Rubinstein. Italian composer Luciano Berio described his set of folk songs as “a tribute to the artistry and the vocal intelligence” of his wife …
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$45 – $95

Symphonic Dances

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Prelude Performance by Trio Syzygy · 6:30 PM Both works on this program represent a highly personal look at their composer’s own life and culture. Enescu’s remarkable third violin sonata embodies the very essence of Romania’s folk style, instruments and players, while Rachmaninoff’s last major work draws on his past compositions and his cultural and …
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$45 – $95

A Song By Mahler

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Prelude Interview with Marc Neikrug hosted by Nicolas Reveles · 6:30 PM In our first SummerFest opera, visionary director Doug Fitch helms the west coast première of Marc Neikrug’s chamber opera, A Song by Mahler, which follows a celebrated concert singer as she develops early onset Alzheimer’s and, with the help of her pianist husband, …
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$45 – $95

American Perspectives IV: The Silver Score

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Prelude Interview with Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, and Aaron Zigman hosted by Laura Prichard · 2 PM The Hollywood soundtrack has become an indispensable component of the American sound. Composers, like Korngold and John Williams, helped elevate the American film score to high art, making the scores on this program as iconic as the films …
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$45 – $95

Takeover at The JAI I: Curated by Gabriela Lena Frank

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Located in the The JAI These intimate concerts in The JAI will highlight the creativity of Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow, Gabriela Lena Frank, currently serving as Composer-in-Residence with the storied Philadelphia Orchestra and included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most significant women composers in history. Join her as she shines …
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$60 – $75

Takeover @ The JAI II: Curated by Gabriela Lena Frank

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Located in The JAI These intimate concerts in The JAI will highlight the creativity of Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow, Gabriela Lena Frank, currently serving as Composer-in-Residence with the storied Philadelphia Orchestra and included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most significant women composers in history. Join her as she shines the …
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$60 – $75

Intimate Letters

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Prelude Perfromance by Balourdet String Quartet · 6:30 PM Spend an intimate evening with two masterpieces: Janáček’s String Quartet, which reflects his deep feelings for a woman with whom he exchanged more than 700 love letters, and Franck’s intensely passionate Piano Quintet, which —according to the furious composer’s wife— was a declaration of love to …
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$45 – $95

Grand Duos

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Part of La Jolla Music Society's Synergy Series Prelude Interview with Tamar Muskal, Daniel Rozin, and Steven Schick · 6:30 PM Two concertos serve as bookends to a genre-bending world première by trailblazing Israeli-American composer Tamar Muskal: a concerto for percussionist Steven Schick, chamber ensemble, and computer-animated wooden mirror by artist Daniel Rozin.

$45 – $95

Finale: A Love Composed

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Prelude Performance by Trio Syzygy · 6:30 PM From captivating love triangles to tender dedications, this celebratory SummerFest Finale puts the spotlight on great love, exemplifying its ability to not only permeate the heart, but imprint upon the soul of these great composers.

$45 – $95

Nat Geo Live: Skiing the Dream Line

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Next to Everest in the towering Himalaya sits a peak that has acquired a mythical status in its own right: Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world at 27,940 feet. Its famed couloir—nicknamed the “Dream Line”—is considered one of the boldest ski runs of all time and went unconquered until 2018. That September, mountaineers Hilaree …
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$40 – $60
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A New World

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

A New World returns to San Diego! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and power of FINAL FANTASY music in the most intimate setting. The incredible New World Players chamber ensemble, led by acclaimed conductor Eric Roth, will perform classics and surprises, battle medleys and character themes from throughout the entire series,  featuring …
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$55

Zoltán Fejérvári

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Experience the talent of one of the most exciting young Hungarian artists to be making his mark on the international scene. Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Lingotto in Turin, Palau de Música in Valencia, Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos …
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$56

Connect to The Conrad with Alonzo King Lines Ballet

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Please join us for this special fundraising event in support of LJMS’ Dance programs. Dancers from Alonzo King LINES Ballet will perform for an intimate audience in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall, followed by a reception with company dancers. Delightful libations and decadent desserts will round out this remarkable experience. Event Schedule: 6:30 PM Champagne in …
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$250

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Stunning dancers with impeccable technique and powerful visual works are what make Alonzo King LINES Ballet so special. Like none other, Alonzo King creates an unforgettable dialogue between movement and music. Frequent collaborator Jason Moran, a MacArthur Fellow and artistic director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center says, “Alonzo has a way of hearing. His …
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$28 – $88

San Diego District Auditions

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition is designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. It has been sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera National Council since 1954, including members and hundreds of volunteers from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Some of today’s greatest singers got their start …
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Free

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Don’t miss this memorable and exciting weekend of music-making with The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s highly anticipated return to San Diego.

$40 – $109

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel and vibrant original compositions. McLaughlin and this anointed group are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful blends on their viral videos which have gathered millions of YouTube followers. With their …
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$31 – $75

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Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is adored for its extremely catchy tunes and for its vivid depiction of early 18th century Italian life through the year. Several hundred years later the great Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla wrote his own version as an ode to Buenos Aires infused with melodic yearning and tango rhythms. Conductor Christopher …
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$78 – $108

Counterpoint- Conrad Tao & Caleb Teicher

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

COUNTERPOINT is a collaboration between pianist and composer Conrad Tao and choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher. The duo explores the dichotomy of their different perspectives and artistic practices, expanding their individual expressive capacity through a collective experience. Harmonic, rhythmic, and theatrical counterpoint between the artists seeks to map out constellations linking their disparate traditions, driving …
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$36 – $80
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Dreamers’ Circus

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Dreamers’ Circus returns to The Conrad to share their love of folk and traditional Nordic music with you, this February. Contemporary and innovative in their approach, they draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music in the region and reshape them into something bright, shiny, and new. Winners of the 2021 Danish National Carl …
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$63 – $83
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Dreamers’ Circus

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Dreamers’ Circus returns to The Conrad to share their love of folk and traditional Nordic music with you, this February. Contemporary and innovative in their approach, they draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music in the region and reshape them into something bright, shiny, and new. Winners of the 2021 Danish National Carl …
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$63 – $83

Nat Geo Live

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Spinosaurus was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant. With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique. National Geographic Live is presented by Office Depot.

$36 – $70

Nat Geo Live: Spinosaurus – Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall 9500 Gilman Drive #0099, La Jolla, CA

Spinosaurus was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant. With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique.

$36 – $70
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123 Andrés

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo …
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$18 – $28

123 Andrés

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall 9500 Gilman Drive #0099, La Jolla, CA

123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo …
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$18 – $28
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123 Andrés

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

123 Andrés (pronounced uno, dos, tres Andrés) are Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning teaching artists who get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English! Families sing, dance, and sound out with Andrés and Christina as they compose an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. The husband-wife duo …
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$18 – $28

BaCH @ The JAI

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Internationally renowned violinist Johnny Gandelsman invites listeners to join him on an epic 2-hour journey to explore the complete suites for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach, performed on violin. This once-in-a-lifetime performance of the complete suites takes place in the intimate cabaret space The JAI, where concertgoers can arrive early to enjoy cocktails and small …
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$35 – $75

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Few instrumentalists have built such a formidable reputation more quickly than the Kanneh-Mason siblings, each with a classical chart-topper under their belt and still in their early twenties. But this beautifully conceived program finds them reunited, doing what they do best—playing chamber music with unparalleled empathy and understanding. K. KHACHATURIAN Sonata for Cello and Piano …
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$47 – $87

Little Human: “So You Want to Be a Musician” with Xavier Foley

La Jolla Riford Library 7555 Riford Avenue, La Jolla, CA

San Diego, CA—As part of its mission to offer in-depth, lasting engagement opportunities for students all around San Diego County, and to foster long-term relationships between visiting artists and the community, La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) offers a slate of free education and community engagement programs and events to complement its concerts in February 2022. …
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Goitse

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall 9500 Gilman Drive #0099, La Jolla, CA

Get ready for a cracking good time in The JAI. The white-hot award-winning Irish quintet Goitse, pronounced “Go-wit-cha,” brings a vibrant mix of Irish classic jigs and tunes with their own original compositions for an irrepressible Irish musical experience that opens your mind and moves your feet. “Scintillating, graceful, soaring music…” – FolkWorld A $15 …
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$63 – $83

Dover Quartet with Escher String Quartet Prelude Lecture by Michael Gerdes

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

A Classical Music Super Group… Do you love string quartets? Have you ever wondered what would happen if two were combined? Explore the origins of the string octet in this Prelude Lecture before enjoying three of the most wonderful examples ever written. These events provide ways to learn about and connect with exciting young artists …
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Dover Quartet with Escher String Quartet

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Two of the hottest chamber music groups in America today, the Kennedy Center’s quartet-in-residence, the Dover Quartet, and the Escher Quartet share the stage for a rare all-octet program. The Escher is “one of the major string quartets playing today” (Bachtrack), and the Dover is “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New …
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$52 – $92

Xavier Foley: Musical Prelude by the San Diego Youth Symphony

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

La Jolla Music Society’s award-winning Education & Community Programming provides unmatched access and learning opportunities to over 11,000 students and community members throughout San Diego County annually. With education and community engagement at the heart of our mission, we work closely with each visiting artist and ensemble to create outreach activities that highlight their unique …
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Xavier Foley, bass & Kelly Lin, piano

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Paiko Foundation Fellowship, and First Prizes at Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, Sphinx’s 2014 Competition, and the 2011 International Society of Bassists Competition. Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. …
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$51

Beatrice Rana, piano

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Stunning young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has been a force on the music scene since winning the prestigious Montreal International Musical Competition and a Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, all by the age of 20. Since then, she has electrified audiences at the world’s most celebrated concert …
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$54 – $105

Avital Meets Avital

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

In this tale of two Avitals, the trio creates beautiful fusion. Drawing on a diverse and exotic set of sounds from Morocco, Israel, and North Africa, mandolinist Avi and bass/oud player Omer Avital conjure jazzy moods via modal melodies and gripping rhythms that explore new cosmopolitan dimensions. “A musician who recognizes no boundaries except those …
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$48 – $68

The Conrad Community Arts Open House

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Conrad comes to life for this family-friendly community event. You’re invited to join in a fun day of free classes, activities, and performances featuring some of San Diego’s finest musicians, dancers, and artists. Enjoy music by UC San Diego’s premier percussion ensemble red fish blue fish, San Diego Music Award winners Rebecca Jade and …
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Free

The Conrad Community Arts Open House

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Conrad comes to life for this family-friendly community event. You’re invited to join in a fun day of free classes, activities, and performances featuring some of San Diego’s finest musicians, dancers, and artists. Enjoy music by UC San Diego’s premier percussion ensemble red fish blue fish, San Diego Music Award winners Rebecca Jade and …
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Free

Arod Quartet

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The exciting young members of the Arod Quartet, based in Paris, first came to international attention when they won first prize at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition and the 2016 ARD International Music Competition. The quartet made its Carnegie Hall debut in April 2019 and has performed at such prestigious venues as …
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$51
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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Back by popular demand. With a repertoire ranging from Lady Gaga to The Ride of the Valkyries, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music—on just four strings. This group of eight genre-benders performs covers (with vocals!) of pop, jazz, country, and classics from film, along with anything else they think …
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$31 – $75
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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Back by popular demand. With a repertoire ranging from Lady Gaga to The Ride of the Valkyries, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music—on just four strings. This group of eight genre-benders performs covers (with vocals!) of pop, jazz, country, and classics from film, along with anything else they think …
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$31 – $75
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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Back by popular demand. With a repertoire ranging from Lady Gaga to The Ride of the Valkyries, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music—on just four strings. This group of eight genre-benders performs covers (with vocals!) of pop, jazz, country, and classics from film, along with anything else they think …
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$31 – $75

Nat Geo Live: Ocean Soul With Brian Skerry

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice and in predator-infested waters. Journey with him from the North Atlantic, where harp seals face the threat of declining sea ice, to the temperate waters of New Zealand, home of the fastest shark in the world—the …
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$36 – $70

Silkroad Ensemble “A Home Within”

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Conceived by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble thrills audiences worldwide with a collective of artists representing dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions. Now this prestigious ensemble brings us “A Home Within,” an emotional accounting of home in a time of conflict. An audio-visual performance conceived by Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan …
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$36 – $70

Matthias Goerne and Seong-Jin Cho, Special Vocal Recital

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Legendary German baritone Matthias Goerne, one of the world’s most renowned Lieder singers, joined by internationally sought-after pianist Seong-jin Cho, perform a selection of songs by Wolf, Pfitner, and Strauss, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. Wagner once proclaimed “I have not written anything better than these songs and very few of my works will be remembered …
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$31 – $75

Chris Botti

La Jolla, CA

Trumpet powerhouse and American best-selling artist Chris Botti dazzles with both “flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity” (The New York Times). His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant …
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$35 – $104

DakhaBrakha

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avantgarde, and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre, DahkaBrakha has honed an evocative musical approach based around …
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$31 – $75

Gunhild Carling: Swing | Vaudeville | Jazz Standards

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Sweden’s Queen of Swing, Gunhild Carling is an internationally acclaimed superstar. Whether she’s singing favorite jazz standards or playing one of many instruments, Gunhild’s sublime showmanship shines through. She is a jazz artist of the old breed, showing heavy influence from Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday. She combines extraordinary skills on trumpet and …
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$63 – $83

The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

This American bluegrass/American roots GRAMMY award-winning duo has put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their children’s music. A five-time Parent’s Choice Award winner, they have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” “Parents all over …
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$18 – $28

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel and vibrant original compositions. McLaughlin and this anointed group are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful blends on their viral videos which have gathered millions of YouTube followers. With their …
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$31 – $75

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov launched his career by winning the London International Piano Competition in 2009 at the age of 18 and has made a seamless transition from prodigy to celebrated career musician. He performs frequently in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, among many others, as …
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$49 – $100

Roberto Fonseca, Genre-Bending Afro-Cuban Jazz

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Havana-born and based pianist Roberto Fonseca honors his deep Afro-Cuban roots while embracing modern music and showcasing what the future of Cuban music can be, thus becoming “one of the most exciting musicians in the new Cuban scene” (BBC Music). Fonseca, who has toured the world’s best venues with Buena Vista Social Club, is known …
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$63 – $83

Spektral Quartet: Something to Write Home About

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

One of the most inventive and interactive programs Spektral Quartet has created invites concertgoers to join the creative process by writing five postcards across the evening with stimulating visuals and provocative writing prompts from the quartet. For each piece, the listener is drawn closer to the composition, using the music as the leaping-off point for …
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$36 – $70

Free Outdoor Community Concert Traffic Jams: Ed Kornhauser

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall 9500 Gilman Drive #0099, La Jolla, CA

Kick rush hour traffic to the curb on Fridays with our new free outdoor concert series, Traffic Jam! Along with veteran bassist Rob Thorsen, and local drummer Tyler Kreutel, award-winning jazz pianist Ed Kornhauser will kick off our Traffic Jam series with an hour-long set of original music in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd at The Conrad. Meet up with …
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Arturo Sandoval

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto, and sooth you with a luscious ballad, all with equal power and grace. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval is one of the world’s …
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$44 – $95

SummerFest: Point Counterpoint

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Interdependent yet independent, these selections explore the musical concept of counterpoint—the relationship between two or more musical lines or voices, as seen by composers spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century. The evening includes the world premiere of a multimedia version of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint, commissioned by SummerFest, the Synergy Initiative, and …
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$45 – $110

SummerFest: Beyond Bach

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Baroque period contains riches that inspired composers above any other. We begin with J.S Bach’s immortal concerto for two violins, and continue to explore some of the most captivating pieces of his era and beyond, with C.P.E. Bach’s (his son) Cello Concerto, Biber’s brilliant and irreverent Battalia, a commentary on the Thirty Year War …
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$45 – $110

Under the Influence: Shakespeare’s World

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

What creative genius’ work has permeated the culture and had more influence than that of the Bard himself? Join us for this intermission-less Wednesday evening event as we enjoy music from Shakespeare’s time and hear some of his most famous words composed into song. Following Korngold's popular incidental music for the comedy Much Ado About …
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$45 – $110

A Weekend in Paris: The Salon and The Masquerade

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Salons were the cultural and intellectual hub of Paris; open forums for the city’s most creative minds to engage in thought-provoking and often subversive conversations. These events, along with the famed Masquerade balls, were rife with stirring and seductive new ideas, art, literature, and music. The pieces on this program emerged from these glamorous salons …
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$45 – $110

A Weekend in Paris: Le Conservatoire

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Step into the famed halls and studios of Le Conservatoire de Paris, the epicenter of Paris’ most innovative musical minds where, whether as student or professor, composers like Debussy, Lilli Boulanger, Franck, and Fauré reflected the great artistic and intellectual movements of their times.

$45 – $110

A Weekend in Paris: Beg, Borrow and Steal

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Composers in Paris took pride in absorbing the artistry of others and building on it to create their own auditory worlds. Composers like Milhaud, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Ravel drew inspiration from Baroque composers and idioms to create the masterworks in this concert.

$45 – $110

Under the Influence: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Join us for this special Wednesday evening event at The Conrad as we transport ourselves to the Italian countryside. The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi’s radical violin concerto, is by far the composer’s most popular work. The concerto was one of the first of its kind and, in the right hands, can sound as revolutionary today …
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$45 – $110

SummerFest: The New Romantics

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Stirred by the sublime lyricism and expressive richness of the Romantic era, the composers on this evening’s program display passionate intensity and striking emotional honesty. We begin with Schubert’s Quartettsatz, one of the pieces that helped pave the road to the Romantic era, followed by the premiere of Marc-André Hamelin’s lush Piano Quintet, heard in …
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$45 – $110

SummerFest: The Wagner Effect

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The complex textures and rich harmonies characteristic of Richard Wagner’s compositions had a magnetic force on the composers featured on this evening’s program. From Strauss’ lusciously scored and radiantly colorful String Sextet from his opera Capriccio and a string version of Berg’s intense Piano Sonata, to arrangements and works in honor of Wagner by his …
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$45 – $110

Synergy Event: Under the Influence: Cécile McLorin Salvant

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

This special event transforms The Conrad for the spellbinding, once-in-a-generation vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, a multi-GRAMMY-winner and MacArthur Fellow. McLorin Salvant has a captivating passion for storytelling and weaves together jazz, blues, Baroque, and folk traditions from the world over. You’ll leave the concert entranced, but don’t float away too soon. Stick around after the …
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$45 – $110

Synergy Event: An Evening of Kurt Weill

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Join us for an evening with Cécile McLorin Salvant and Anthony Roth Costanzo, two of the greatest vocalists alive today, featuring and inspired by the music of Kurt Weill. Costanzo, who became an international sensation and won a GRAMMY for his portrayal of the pharaoh Akhnaten in the Philip Glass’ opera of the same name, …
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$45 – $110
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Synergy Event: The Planets: The Knights and Dance Heginbotham

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Planets is an immersive music, dance, and theater event in which audience members and performers are all equally present and interwoven throughout the playing space. The Knights and Dance Heginbotham guide the audience through our local celestial environment. Focusing on each planet, Gustav Holst's masterpiece propels us from the fiery worlds at the core …
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$45 – $110
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Synergy Event: The Planets: The Knights and Dance Heginbotham

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

The Planets is an immersive music, dance, and theater event in which audience members and performers are all equally present and interwoven throughout the playing space. The Knights and Dance Heginbotham guide the audience through our local celestial environment. Focusing on each planet, Gustav Holst's masterpiece propels us from the fiery worlds at the core …
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$45 – $110

Under the Influence: Miró Quartet

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

SummerFest welcomes back the fan-favorite Miró quartet. For more than 25 years, the Miró Quartet has balanced a loyalty to the legacy of the string quartet and a devotion to the future of the form, regularly commissioning new works and collaborating with the finest artists of our time. For this special Wednesday evening event at …
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$45 – $110

SummerFest Takeover @ The JAI: Caroline Shaw

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

As the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music, GRAMMY Award-winning composer Caroline Shaw strives to create intricate soundscapes that have never been heard before but have always existed. For this season’s Takeover @The JAI, Shaw will curate a cabaret-style concert of music she composed and music she loves, with the Miró Quartet and …
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$45 – $110

SummerFest: Old Wine, New Bottles

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Using the instrumentation of some of the most iconic pieces in music—Mozart’s clarinet quintet and Schubert’s octet and “Trout” quintet— composers Brahms, Françaix, and Chris Rogerson create their own unique and masterful works.

$45 – $110

SummerFest Finale: Metamorphosis

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

An orchestra transformed into a trio, a string orchestra to a septet, and a quartet to a string orchestra—these powerful works not only transform themselves but transport the listeners. The merry pranks of Till Eulenspiegel are followed by the stirring postwar elegy of Metamorphosen in two of Strauss’s most ingenious works, and we close the …
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$45 – $110

Nat Geo Live: Exploring Mars with Kobie Boykins

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. Formerly a supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a …
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$20 – $58

Time for Three

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. To experience Time For Three (TF3) live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together …
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$55 – $75

Daniil Trifonov

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

GRAMMY® Award-winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov combines consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, creating performances that inspire a perpetual source of awe. As The Times of London notes, he is “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.” This lushly gorgeous program brings all the sweeping romance of Tchaikovsky and Scriabin as well …
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$48 – $100

Emmet Cohen Trio

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Winner of the 2019 American Pianists Association Jazz Award, multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation’s advancement of music and the related arts. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command and passion of an artist fully devoted …
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$55

Isabel Leonard & Pablo Sáinz-Villegas

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

One of the brightest vocal stars of our day joins a tremendous guitar virtuoso for an unforgettable evening showcasing the rich, magnificent musical traditions of Spain. This intimate evening pairs multiple GRAMMY© Award-winner Isabel Leonard, the glamorous mezzo-soprano who has dazzled opera lovers at the great houses worldwide, with Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, praised by Billboard as …
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$44 – $115

Randall Goosby & Zhu Wang

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2020 at the age of 24, American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible. Having just made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, the Baltimore Symphony under Dalia Stasevska, …
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$43

Holiday Sing-Along at The Conrad

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Celebrate the holidays with La Jolla Music Society! Enjoy a cider or a classic hot cocoa while Riford Library’s Youth Services Librarian Katia Graham entertains with a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and a local choir performs cherished holiday tunes. Bring a book to donate to the Friends of the La Jolla Library. …
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Poncho Sanchez

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

For more than three decades, GRAMMY Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. Throughout his career Sanchez has held aloft the torch lit by such innovators as Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente …
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$42 – $82
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Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

GRAMMY Award nominee Alfredo Rodríguez has rapidly risen to stardom under the tutelage of the famed producer. Since arriving in the US in 2009, Rodríguez has appeared on prestigious stages such as the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Detroit, and the Umbria and Vienna Jazz Festivals. Rodríguez’s music explores …
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$55 – $75

Leif Ove Andsnes

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

Returning to La Jolla Music Society with his commanding technique and thoughtful interpretations, Leif Ove Andsnes brings us a program of lush, brooding pieces including the famed Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31, with an unmatched wash of color and depth of sound. The Norwegian virtuoso has won acclaim worldwide, in the world’s leading concert halls …
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$44 – $94

Johan Dalene & Giorgi Gigashvili

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA

First Prize Winner at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and a 2019–2021 BBC New Generation Artist, 20-year-old Swedish phenom Johan Dalene delights audiences with his refreshingly honest musicality. He’s already performing in some of the great halls of Europe, tackling the great works in the violin repertoire. Don’t miss this chance to see …
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$43