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ORCHESTRA series

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RICCARDO MUTI

SPECIAL event

EMANUEL AX, LEONIDAS KAVAKOS, YO-YO MA

2-Concert Subscription: A $200 | B $160 | C $130 | D $90 | E $60

Tickets: A $115 | B $95 | C $70 | D $55 | E $30

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

RICCARDO MUTI, Zell Music Director STEPHEN WILLIAMSON, clarinet

JOSHUA BELL, violin

EMANUEL AX, piano LEONIDAS KAVAKOS, violin YO-YO MA, cello

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 • 8 PM

JACOBS MUSIC CENTER – COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL

JACOBS MUSIC CENTER – COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL

SCHUBERT

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D.759 “Unfinished”

MOZART

Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622 Stephen Williamson, clarinet

SCHUMANN

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61

Friday, March 16, 2018 • 8 PM

MENDELSSOHN Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream WIENIAWSKI

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22 Joshua Bell, violin

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”

Saturday, March 3, 2018 • 8 PM

JACOBS MUSIC CENTER – COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL

BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101 Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Three of the world’s greatest musicians form a “super trio” for an unforgettable performance exploring the piano trios of Johannes Brahms.

JOIN US FOR Hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world, the multiGrammy®Award-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns to San Diego for an extraordinary evening of music making led by celebrated Italian maestro Riccardo Muti.

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LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY

Renowned for its distinctive, polished and refined sound, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, under the leadership of virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, performs fresh and brilliant interpretations of beloved classical masterworks.

WinterFest Gala University Club Atop Symphony Towers WinterFest Gala Chair: Susan Hoehn Prior to the concert, we invite you to attend our WinterFest Gala. Join the celebration and help raise funds for LJMS’ Education Program. After the concert, mingle with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Leonidas Kavakos in a special VIP reception. For tickets and information, please call Rewa Colette Soltan at 858.459.3724, ext. 206.

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A T R IB U T E TO T H E B EAT LES ’ G R O U N D - B R EA K IN G A LB U M

TRIBUTE TO THE GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM S G T. P EP PBEATLES’ ER ’ S LO N ELY H EA RT S C LU B BA N D SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND oin the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

3-Concert Subscription: A $210 | B $135 | C $99

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

BALBOA THEATRE

A national treasure, Paul Taylor Dance Company has been described as a stunning burst of momentum and a cascade of emotion, moving powerfully and powerfully moving. Paul Taylor’s enduringly popular works are a brilliant fusion of bravura dancing, profound emotional insight and glorious musicality that have brought audiences around the world equal measures of message and mastery.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 • 8 PM Choreographer Brian Brooks is beloved for his “kinetic thrill and visual power” (The Washington Post), while former New York City Ballet star and principal dancer Wendy Whelan is “riveting, interesting, unusual, intelligent” (The New York Times). LJMS audiences will remember Restless Creature, their winning collaboration in 2015. This Season they return with new solos and duets, full of elegance and electricity, amplified by the remarkable live music of string quartet Brooklyn Rider, hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings Magazine).

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 8PM SPRECKELS THEATRE

MIXED REPERTOIRE PROGRAM FEATURING THE ICONIC WORK CLOVEN KINGDOM

Cloven Kingdom is set to John Herbert McDowell’s freewheeling arrangement – or disarrangement – of music by Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Cowell and Malloy Miller. Cloven Kingdom’s stunning Men’s Quartet will feature a special live percussion performance by Steven Schick and members of red fish blue fish as part of It’s About Time: A Festival of Rhythm. Sound. And Place.

Pepperland features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson inspired by the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “With a Little Help From My Friends”, “A Day in the Life”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, “Within You Without You”, and “Penny Lane”.

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP PEPPERLAND

An unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, and two keyboards will tease out and elaborate on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. Arrangements of half a dozen songs from the album will intermingle with Pepper-inspired pieces intended • 8 PM Saturday, May 12, 2018original especially for Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: CIVIC THEATRE Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues.

“This great album set a radical new direction

for popular music and thought. I was just a child. 50 years later, with contemporary eyes and ears, we are presenting a comment and a rethinking of this profound cultural artifact with all of the imagination, surprise, humor, and bizarrity intact.

— MARK MORRIS

“This great album set a radical new MORand direction for popular K music Choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most R Pepperland is a Mark Morris choreographer Dance Group production alive, in association Festival, Durham, I was just a child. 50 years successful and influential andwith American Dancethought. North Carolina; Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with the Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada; Cal Performances, UC indisputably the most musical,” returns to San Diego later, with contemporary eyes and th Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Berkeley, California; The City of Liverpool, England, U.K.; with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50 anniversary ears, are presenting a comment New Hampshire; International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut; The John F. Kennedy we Center for of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbanaand rethinking of this profound Pepperland features an original score by Ethan Iverson, Champaign; La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, California; Meyer Sound, Berkeley, California; Seattle Theatre Group, interspersing arrangements “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely cultural artifact with all of the Seattle, Washington; White Bird, of Portland, Oregon. Hearts Club Band”, “With a Little Help From My Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. imagination, surprise, humor, and Friends”, “A Day inThethe Life”, “When Sixty-Four”, Original music by Beatles used under licenseI’m from Sony ATV Music Publishing. bizarrity intact.” “Within You Without You” and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially for Mark Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio and the blues.

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SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS WENDY WHELAN/ BRIAN BROOKS/ BROOKLYN RIDER

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Pepperland, a new evening-length work by Mark Morris. Created at the request of the City of Liverpool, it will premiere May 2017 as part of Liverpool’s season-long tribute to the album.

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DANCE series

~ Mark Morris

A live chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano saxophone, trombone, two keyboards and percussion will explore and elaborate on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This colorful new piece resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit and humanity for which a Mark Morris work is known.

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SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG CURATED BY INON BARNATAN

REVELLE CHAMBER MUSIC series

INON BARNATAN

3-Concert Subscription: A $210 | B $135 | C $75 Schubert’s Swan Song is a 3-concert exploration of the late works of composer Franz Schubert. Curated by celebrated pianist Inon Barnatan, and performed by a spectacular roster of musicians, the programs are anchored by Schubert’s deeply moving late piano sonatas and feature a selection of the composer’s chamber music masterpieces.

SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG I

SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG III

IRWIN M. JACOBS QUALCOMM HALL

IRWIN M. JACOBS QUALCOMM HALL

Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 8 PM SCHUBERT

Fantasy in F Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.940 Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D.960 Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D.898

Benjamin Beilman, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; Inon Barnatan, Garrick Ohlsson, pianos

SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG II Saturday, April 14, 2018 • 8 PM IRWIN M. JACOBS QUALCOMM HALL

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D.959 Schwanengesang, D.957 “Swan Song” Robin Tritschler, tenor; Inon Barnatan, piano

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LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 8 PM

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No. 19 in C Minor, D.958 Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C Major, D.934 String Quintet in C Major, D.956 Benjamin Beilman, violin; TBD, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano; Dover Quartet – Joel Link, Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SCHUBERTIADES Intimate Chamber Music Parties, available only to ticket holders for the corresponding Swan Song performances. SAVE THE DATES: Sunday, March 25, 2018 | Sunday, May 20, 2018 More information about location, program and ticket prices will be sent to Revelle Chamber Music Series Subscribers first.

PIANO series

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD

4-Concert Subscription: A $292 | B $195 | C $112

RICHARD GOODE

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD San Diego Debut Performance

Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 8 PM IRWIN M. JACOBS QUALCOMM HALL

Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 8 PM

J.S. BACH Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier

BALBOA THEATRE

SCHOENBERG

Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19

BEETHOVEN

Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a

CHOPIN CHOPIN

Selection of Nocturnes, Mazurkas and Preludes Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60

IGOR LEVIT

THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI

SCHUMANN

CHOPIN

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 35 “Marche Funèbre”

BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”

JUHO POHJONEN THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI

Sunday, January 7, 2018 • 6 PM Chaconne in D Minor for the Left Hand (after Bach’s Partita for Solo Violin, BWV 1004)

SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Op. 87

Revelation

Friday, May 18, 2018 • 8 PM

San Diego Debut Performance

BRAHMS

OBUKHOV

J.S. BACH

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903

FRANCK

Prèlude, Choral et Fugue

MOZART

Prelude and Fugue for Piano in C Major, K.394/383a

SCHUBERT

Wanderer Fantasy

Geistervariationen, WoO 24

WAGNER Solemn March to The Holy Grail from Parsifal, S.450 LISZT

Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale “Ad nos ad salutarem undam” SEASON

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SPECIAL event

DIANNE REEVES

JAZZ series

HERBIE HANCOCK

Tickets: A $70 | B $55 | C $35 | D $20

3-Concert Subscription: A $225 | B $175 | C $120 | D $75

DIANNE REEVES

CROSSCURRENTS Featuring ZAKIR HUSSAIN, DAVE HOLLAND, CHRIS POTTER & SHANKAR MAHADEVAN

5-time Grammy Award Winner ®

Sunday, December 17, 2017 • 8 PM BALBOA THEATRE

Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 8 PM

Christmas Time is Here WITH PETER MARTIN, ROMERO LUBAMBO, REGINALD VEAL AND TERREON GULLY The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, Grammy ® Award winning singer Dianne Reeves rings in the holiday season with music from her celebrated album, Christmas Time Is Here. Renowned for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, she melds her timeless grace, elegance, and charisma into unforgettable jazz renditions of holiday favorites such as “Little Drummer Boy”, “Carol of the Bells”, “Christmas Waltz”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Let It Snow” and many more.

BALBOA THEATRE

“Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of … astonishing skill”, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CD’s I’ve ever heard.” ~ The New York Times

Bridging both directions of inspiration between jazz and the music of India, Crosscurrents is an international supergroup led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master and Grammy ® Award-winning bassist Dave Holland and the world’s foremost tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. Joining the duo onstage is acclaimed saxophone player Chris Potter and renowned composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan.

HERBIE HANCOCK

14-time Grammy Award Winner ®

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 • 8PM BALBOA THEATRE

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, he has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s. His career has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. In honor of his work, Herbie Hancock was bestowed in 2016 with the Grammy ® Lifetime Achievement Award.

THE JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 8 PM

BALBOA THEATRE

A uniquely gifted young pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander taught himself to play piano by listening with his father to classic jazz albums. His father soon recognized that his son’s gift to grasp complicated musical concepts was beyond someone of his years. His recording debut, My Favorite Things, was nominated as Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the 2016 Grammy ® Awards. This performance will feature original compositions and jazz classics by Coltrane, Monk and more.

Herbie Hancock is currently in the studio at work on a new album.

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DISCOVERY series

SPECIAL event

4-Concert Subscription: Adult $100 | Child $20

Tickets: Adults: $20 | Child $5

2017 VAN CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST

SAN DIEGO YOUTH SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Sunday, November 5, 2017 • 3 PM THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI

Winner to be announced on June 10, 2017 at the Van Cliburn Competition Awards Ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas

ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition Winner Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 3PM THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 3

DI CASTRI

String Quartet No. 1

SCHUMANN String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

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PAUL HUANG

LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY

PAUL HUANG, violin

2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner Sunday, February 25, 2018 • 3 PM THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI

HELEN HUANG, piano DVOˇRÁK

Sonatina, Op. 100

PROKOFIEV

Sonata in F Minor, Op. 80

SCOTT/KREISLER Lotus Land, Op. 47, No. 1

JEFF EDMONS, music director & conductor CELINO ROMERO, guitar Saturday, January 13, 2018 • 7 PM IRWIN M. JACOBS QUALCOMM HALL

SARASATE

Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1

WORKS BY VIVALDI, BOCCHERINI AND MORE

SAINT-SAËNS

Sonata in D Minor, Op. 75

La Jolla Music Society is proud to feature the gifted young musicians of SDYS’ Chamber Orchestra joined by guest soloist, guitarist Celino Romero, part of The Royal Family of Guitar, The Romeros. This multiyear collaboration highlights LJMS’ long-standing commitment to education and SDYS’ tradition of excellence and innovative programming.

DANIELA LIEBMAN, piano 2014 Premio Nacional de Juventud Sunday, April 8, 2018 • 3 PM THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI

BEETHOVEN

Rondo in C Major, Op. 50, No.1

BEETHOVEN

Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78

SCHUBERT

Impromptus, Op. 90

CHOPIN

Selection of Impromptus, Ballades and Nocturnes

PROKOFIEV

Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28

SAN DIEGO YOUTH SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA JEFF EDMONS

CELINO ROMERO

PHOTO CREDITS: Cover: Y. Ma © Jason Bell; Page 2: Chicago Symphony Orchestra courtesy of artist; Page 3: E. Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco; L. Kavakos © Marco Borggreve; Y. Ma © Jason Bell; Page 4: Paul Taylor Dance Company by Paul B. Goode; Page 6: I. Barnatan © Marco Borggreve; Page 7: P. Aimard © Marco Borggreve + DG; Page 8: D. Reeves © Jerris Madison; Page 9: H. Hancock by Douglas Kirkland; Page 10: P. Huang © Marco Borggreve; Page 11: J. Edmons & SDYS Chamber Orchestra by Matthew Fernie; C. Romero courtesy of artist; Back Cover: W. Whelan © Erin Baiano.

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OCTOBER

SEASON

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RICCARDO MUTI, Zell Music Director STEPHEN WILLIAMSON, clarinet Wednesday, October 18, 2017 · 8 PM Orchestra Series

Jacobs Music Center-Copley Symphony Hall

CROSSCURRENTS Featuring ZAKIR HUSSAIN, DAVE HOLLAND, CHRIS POTTER & SHANKAR MAHADEVAN Sunday, October 29, 2017 · 8 PM Jazz Series

Balboa Theatre

NOV EMBER

2017 VAN CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST Sunday, November 5, 2017 · 3 PM Discovery Series

F EBRUA RY

PAUL HUANG, violin Sunday, February 25, 2018 · 3 PM

2017-18

Discovery Series

The Auditorium at TSRI

M A RCH

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD

M AY

Thursday, March 1, 2018 · 8 PM

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP PEPPERLAND

Balboa Theatre

Saturday, May 12, 2018 · 8 PM

Piano Series

WINTERFEST GALA

AX – KAVAKOS – MA

Dance Series Civic Theatre

Saturday, March 3, 2018 · 8 PM

JUHO POHJONEN

Jacobs Music Center-Copley Symphony Hall

Piano Series

Special Event

Friday, May 18, 2018 · 8 PM The Auditorium at TSRI

The Auditorium at TSRI

HERBIE HANCOCK

RICHARD GOODE

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 · 8 PM

SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG III

Balboa Theatre

Revelle Chamber Music Series

Saturday, November 11, 2017 · 8 PM Piano Series

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

DECEMBER

SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS WENDY WHELAN / BRIAN BROOKS / BROOKLYN RIDER Saturday, December 2, 2017 · 8 PM Dance Series

Balboa Theatre

DIANNE REEVES: Christmas Time is Here Sunday, December 17, 2017 · 8 PM Special Event

Jazz Series

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS Friday, March 16, 2018 · 8 PM Orchestra Series

Jacobs Music Center-Copley Symphony Hall

SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG I Saturday, March 24, 2018 · 8 PM Revelle Chamber Music Series Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

APRIL

DANIELA LIEBMAN, piano Sunday, April 8, 2018 · 3 PM

JA N UA RY

The Auditorium at TSRI

Discovery Series

SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG II Saturday, April 14, 2018 · 8 PM

The Auditorium at TSRI

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

SDYS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Revelle Chamber Music Series

THE JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO

Saturday, January 13, 2018 · 7 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018 · 8 PM

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

Balboa Theatre

Special Event

Sunday, January 7, 2018 · 6 PM Piano Series

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

JOSHUA BELL, violin

Balboa Theatre

IGOR LEVIT

Saturday, May 19, 2018 · 8 PM

Jazz Series

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Saturday, January 20, 2018 · 8 PM Dance Series

ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

Dates, times, programs and artists are subject to change. Ticket prices for performances at the Spreckels Theatre, Balboa Theatre, Civic Theatre and the Jacobs Music Center-Copley Symphony Hall include applicable facility fees.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 · 3 PM

For more information:

The Auditorium at TSRI

858.459.3728 | WWW.LJMS.ORG

Discovery Series

WENDY WHELAN

Spreckels Theatre

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