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2019 -20 SE A SON

Joshua Bell


2019-20 CALENDAR

Garrick Ohlsson

NAT GEO LIVE! BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON

OCTOBER CHICK COREA TRILOGY with CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & BRIAN BLADE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019 · 7 PM New! Speaker Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 · 8 PM Jazz Series Balboa Theatre

VOCTAVE THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

LILA DOWNS’ DÍA DE MUERTOS: AL CHILE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM Special Event Balboa Theatre

Special Holiday Event The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, EDGAR MEYER with RAKESH CHAURASIA

JANUARY MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 · 8 PM

Jazz Series Balboa Theatre

Dance Series Civic Theatre

NOVEMBER

KIAN SOLTANI, cello JULIO ELIZADE, piano

FARRUQUITO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 · 8 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 · 3 PM

Special Event The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Discovery Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

FEBRUARY

GARRICK OHLSSON BRAHMS EXPLORATION PART II

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 · 8 PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 · 11 AM & 1 PM

Piano Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

New! Family Concert The JAI

DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM PROJECT: FIVE CONCERT EXPLORATION Revelle Chamber Music Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 · 3 PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 · 8 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 · 3 PM & 8 PM

DECEMBER PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 · 8 PM Special Event The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

HANZHI WANG, accordion

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 · 3 PM

Discovery Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

BRENTANO QUARTET FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 · 8 PM Revelle Chamber Music Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 · 8 PM Piano Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Danish String Quartet

Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards

MARCH

ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, piano

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS JOSHUA BELL, violin

Discovery Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 · 8 PM

Special Event Jacobs Music Center - Copley Symphony Hall

MURRAY PERAHIA

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 · 8 PM Piano Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020 · 3 PM

MAY LES VIOLONS DU ROY JONATHAN COHEN, music director & conductor AVI AVITAL, mandolin

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 · 8 PM

Revelle Chamber Music Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 · 7 PM & 9 PM

KENNY BARRON - DAVE HOLLAND TRIO featuring JOHNATHAN BLAKE

Concerts @ The JAI

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 · 8 PM

AROD QUARTET

Jazz Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 · 3 PM Discovery Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

DORRANCE DANCE SOUNDspace THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MARCH 19 & 20, 2020 · 8 PM Dance Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

NAT GEO LIVE! EXPLORING MARS THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 · 7 PM New! Speaker Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS, guitar

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 · 11 AM & 1 PM

New! Family Concert The JAI

NAT GEO LIVE! OCEAN SOUL THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 · 7 PM New! Speaker Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

BEATRICE RANA, piano SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 · 3 PM

Discovery Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

APRIL

IGOR LEVIT

CHRISTIAN SANDS - 3 PIANOS ERROLL GARNER TRIBUTE!

Piano Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 · 8 PM Jazz Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO GLENN EDGERTON, artistic director SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 · 8 PM Dance Series Spreckels Theatre

HAGEN QUARTET FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 · 8 PM Revelle Chamber Music Series The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020 · 8 PM

SONIA DE LOS SANTOS

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020 · 11 AM & 1 PM New! Family Concert The JAI

CONCERTS @ THE JAI

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LILA DOWNS' DÍA DE MUERTOS: AL CHILE with appearances by GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY AND MARIACHI FEMENIL FLORES MEXICANAS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM Tickets start at: $28 BALBOA THEATRE

Observe Día de Muertos early with one of Mexico’s greatest singers and cultural ambassadors, GRAMMY® Award-winner, Lila Downs, in AL CHILE—a fiesta of music, dance, and tradition, featuring Los Angeles’ Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and the Southwest’s leading all-female mariachi group, Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas. Come dressed in your favorite Día de Muertos costume and makeup to share in the celebration that is AL CHILE!

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with CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & BRIAN BLADE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $33 BALBOA THEATRE The first concert in our exploration of jazz trios, NEA Jazz Master and 22-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Chick Corea is joined by bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade to form this stellar trio. Trilogy includes reinventions of classic Corea compositions, previously unrecorded originals, and an array of jazz standards recognized with two GRAMMY® Awards. 7 PM PRELUDE interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

CHICK

COREA CHRISTIAN

THE PERFECT COMBO JAZZ series

CHICK COREA TRILOGY

MCBRIDE BRIAN

BLADE

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THE PERFECT COMBO JAZZ series

BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, EDGAR MEYER WITH

The leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer move with ease within the spheres of classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. The genre-blending super group fuses world-class banjo, tabla, and double bass to create an original and unforgettable music experience.

RAKESH CHAURASIA

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $28 BALBOA THEATRE 7 PM PRELUDE Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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CHRISTIAN SANDS–3 PIANOS ERROLL GARNER TRIBUTE! featuring HELEN SUNG AND TADATAKA UNNO FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL 7 PM PRELUDE Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes Named “jazz star of the future” by Wynton Marsalis, 28-year-old Christian Sands is one of the most in-demand jazz pianists, touring the world as a bandleader and appearing on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. As the new Creative Ambassador for Octave Music's Erroll Garner Jazz Projects, and the co-producer of the recent Erroll Garner release 'Nightconcert' (Mack Avenue Records), Christian Sands formed this special three piano program, choosing Helen Sung and Tadataka Unno to present audiences with a fresh take on legendary pianist/composer Erroll Garner, who remains one of the most important musical voices of the 20th century.

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KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO featuring

JOHNATHAN BLAKE SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets ˇ start at: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Kenny Barron, piano and Dave Holland, bass come together for a special performance. Each frequently dubbed as this generation’s best jazz musicians on their respective instruments.

7 PM PRELUDE Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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PIANO series

Garrick Ohlsson concludes his two-season journey exploring the catalogue of one of the most prolific composers of keyboard works—Johannes Brahms.

GARRICK OHLSSON: BRAHMS EXPLORATION II SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL BRAHMS

Rhapsodies, Op. 79

BRAHMS

Fantasien, Op. 116

BRAHMS

Variations on a Theme of Paganini (Book II), Op. 35

BRAHMS

Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Michael Gerdes

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL 7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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Touring her most recent album, Memory, Hélène Grimaud performs a unique program of miniatures by Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and Silvestrov, which in the pianist’s own words, “conjure atmospheres of fragile reflection, a mirage of what was—or what could have been.” The program concludes with Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16.


MURRAY PERAHIA THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

With his performances described as revelatory, Murray Perahia has remained a consistent and dominating presence in the classical world for over four decades, procuring his place amongst the greats with meticulous technique and scrupulous musicianship. Program to be announced. 7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Michael Gerdes “…music-making of the highest order” – The Guardian

Celebrate Beethoven's 250th Birthday with Igor Levit, “…one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation.” — The New York Times

IGOR LEVIT THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM: BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1

BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2

BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

BEETHOVEN

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

7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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FARRUQUITO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL Heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, Farruquito is known as "one of the greatest flamenco dancers of this new century" (The New York Times). Farruquito brings his East Coast tour to the West for the first time, alongside an exceptional cast of live musicians, singers, and dancers. Experience his authentic and visceral flamenco dancing in the intimate setting of The Baker-Baum Concert Hall.

“Within moments, he proved that he is one of today’s superlative dance artists.” - The New York Times

“He has surprise, fantasy, glamour, pride and glee.” - The New York Times

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EDUCATION AMBASSADOR-IN-RESIDENCE

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS TRIBUTE TO SEGOVIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 · 8 PM TICKETS START AT: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL ALBÉNIZ

Sevilla from Suite Española, Op. 47

J. S. BACH

Chaconne from Violin Partita, BWV 1004

SOR GIMÉNEZ GRANADOS RODRIGO ALBÉNIZ TÁRREGA

Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9 La boda de Luis Alonso Valses poéticos Invocación y Danza (Homage to M. de Falla) Asturias from Suite Española, Op. 47 Gran Jota

La Jolla Music Society is honored to announce our 2019 Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas. During his yearlong residency, Mr. Sáinz Villegas will present three unique programs exploring the breadth and dynamic versatility of the guitar along with in-depth education activities with local students and community outreach throughout the season. His residency kicks off with a tribute to the father of modern classical guitar, Andrés Segovia.

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WOMEN IN DANCE series

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $23 CIVIC THEATRE 7 PM PRELUDE Interview hosted by Molly Puryear After an absence of nearly three decades, Martha Graham Dance Company returns to La Jolla Music Society to captivate audiences with the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post). Martha Graham has been a worldleader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Don’t miss this program of iconic masterworks by Martha Graham including Diversion of Angels (1948) and Chronicle (1936) paired with an innovative new work by choreographer Pam Tanowitz, whose recent works have been declared by The New York Times to be, “the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.”

From the mother of modern dance Martha Graham and tap genius Michelle Dorrance to revolutionary choreographers Pam Tanowitz and Crystal Pite, La Jolla Music Society honors and celebrates the pioneer women of dance.

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DORRANCE DANCE SOUNDspace THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MARCH 19 & 20, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL 7 PM PRELUDE Interview hosted by Molly Puryear

"...entirely glorious." - The New York Times

Bringing innovation to the tap tradition and paving the way for a new generation, Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most acclaimed tap dancers and "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). SOUNDspace, originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church, grows and adapts in this reinvention for The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. With the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, Ms. Dorrance’s work explores what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap dancing—movement as music.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO GLENN EDGERTON, artistic director SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $23 SPRECKELS THEATRE 7 PM PRELUDE Interview with a member of the company

"Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ought to bottle itself as a cure for the ills of the era" - The New York Times

After 40 seasons, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago remains among the most original forces in contemporary dance with its deep commitment to presenting the leading choreographers of our time. This exciting program features the world’s premier choreographers, including two extraordinary works by Crystal Pite. Ohad Naharin’s Decadance/ Chicago rounds out the program with an exploration of boundaries, sensual energy, and the explosive power of gesture through his Gaga movement language.

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DANISH STRING QUARTET PRISM PROJECT: FIVE CONCERT EXPLORATION TICKETS START AT: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL PRISM I- BACH, SHOSTAKOVICH, & BEETHOVEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 · 8 PM J.S. BACH

Fugue No. 7 in E-flat Major, BWV 876 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (arr. Mozart)

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat Minor BEETHOVEN

String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

7 PM PRELUDE Interview by Nicolas Reveles

PRISM II- BACH, SCHNITTKE, & BEETHOVEN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 · 3 PM J.S. BACH

Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (arr. Förster)

SCHNITTKE

String Quartet No. 3

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet Op. 130 & Grosse Fuge Op. 133 in B-flat Major

2 PM PRELUDE Interview by Nicolas Reveles

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On the heels of their recent GRAMMY® nomination, The Danish String Quartet, one of the leading quartets of their generation, continues their three-year La Jolla Music Society residency with five concerts from November 16-23, 2019 at The BakerBaum Concert Hall celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The PRISM Project is a series of musical sets based on the historical and musical impact of Bach’s seminal fugal writing, the final Beethoven string quartets, and compositions which were born out of these fundamentally influential works, including quartets by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Webern. The title refers to a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism.

PRISM III- BACH, BARTÓK, & BEETHOVEN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 · 8 PM

PRISM IV- BACH, MENDELSSOHN, & BEETHOVEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 · 3 PM

J.S. BACH J.S. BACH Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, BWV 849 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (arr. Förster) MENDELSSOHN BARTÓK String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (arr. Förster)

String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

2 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

PRISM V- BACH, WEBERN, & BEETHOVEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 · 8 PM J.S BACH Contrapunctus 14(18): Fuga a 3 Soggetti from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 WEBERN

String Quartet (1905)

J.S. BACH

Für deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

2 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

“They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.” - The Los Angeles Times SEASON 2019-20

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BRENTANO QUARTET

Lauded as “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” by the London Independent, the Brentano String Quartet’s interest in the intersection of historical and new music makes them a perfect fit to première American composer Matthew Aucoin’s String Quartet (2019) on the west coast.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

MOZART String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 MATTHEW AUCOIN String Quartet (2019)

WEST COAST PREMIÈRE

RAVEL String Quartet in F Major

7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Michael Gerdes

HAGEN QUARTET FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL “One of the finest quartets of our time”

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118 PUCCINI I Crisantemi MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12

7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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LES VIOLONS DU ROY JONATHAN COHEN, music director & conductor AVI AVITAL, mandolin FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 · 8 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL VIVALDI

Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425

J.S. BACH

The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)

J.S. BACH

Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI

Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI

Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo, RV 531

J.S. BACH

Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 (arr. and transc. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

7 PM PRELUDE Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

“The words 'superstar' and 'mandolinist' still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world they are starting to be joined with some frequency due to Avi Avital" —The New York Times

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FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY PROGRAM

VOCTAVE THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 · 7 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Ring in the “spirit of the season” with Voctave, a remarkable 11-member a cappella ensemble. Group members have professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, but their range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all both in and out of the a cappella realm. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Join us for an a cappella holiday show for the entire family that will make it clear why they have received more than 100 million views of their videos on Facebook and YouTube.

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS JOSHUA BELL, violin MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 · 8 PM

Tickets start at: $33 JACOBS MUSIC CENTER-COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL Renowned for its distinctive, polished, and refined sound, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, under the leadership of virtuosic violinist Joshua Bell, performs a program of beloved works from the orchestral canon.

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Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

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DISCOVERY series

KIAN SOLTANI, cello JULIO ELIZADE, piano SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 · 3 PM All tickets: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne BEETHOVEN

Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

ARVO PÄRT

Fratres

FRANCK

Sonata in A Major (arr. Delsart)

2 PM MUSICAL PRELUDE Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

First Prize Winner of the 2013 International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki

HANZHI WANG, accordion SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 · 3 PM All tickets: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Audition

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J.S BACH

Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Busoni)

SCARLATTI

Three Sonatas

RAMEAU

Selections from Pièces de clavecin

SCHNITTKE

Revis Fairy Tale

GRIEG

Holberg Suite

2 PM MUSICAL PRELUDE Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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AROD QUARTET SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 · 3 PM All tickets: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL HAYDN

String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5

BARTÓK

String Quartet No. 4

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

2 PM MUSICAL PRELUDE Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

First Prize Winner of the 2016 ARD International Music Competition

ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI, piano SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020 · 3 PM All tickets: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL J.S. BACH

French Suite No. 5 in G Major, 816

RAVEL

Le tombeau de Couperin

CHOPIN

24 Preludes, Op. 28

2 PM MUSICAL PRELUDE Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal

BEATRICE RANA, piano SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 · 3 PM All tickets: $41 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL J.S. BACH

Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

SCHUMANN

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14 (1836 version)

ALBÉNIZ

Iberia, Book 3

STRAVINSKY

Three Movements from Petrushka

2 PM MUSICAL PRELUDE Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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New! SPEAKER Series

BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON with PETE MCBRIDE, photographer/filmmaker and KEVIN FEDARKO, writer THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019 · 7 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a national park. In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure: to transect the length of the canyon on foot.

Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko

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EXPLORING MARS with KOBIE BOYKINS, NASA engineer

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 · 7 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As 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 NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration.

OCEAN SOUL with BRIAN SKERRY, underwater photographer THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 · 7 PM Tickets start at: $28 THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

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New! FAMILY CONCERTS

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 · 11 AM & 1 PM RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8

Adult (18+): $25 Children: $15 Lap Children under 3: Free* THE JAI

Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City-inspired, jazzy musical adventure with her band, the Leaping Lizards. Jazzy Ash’s songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans-style. Let your little ones wiggle to the tunes played by this exciting band!

EDUCATION AMBASSADOR-IN-RESIDENCE

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 · 11 AM & 1 PM RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8

Adult (18+): $25 Children: $15 Lap Children under 3: Free* THE JAI Hailed as “Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” by Billboard Magazine, Pablo Sáinz Villegas leads children on a journey through the Classical guitar tradition. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Pablo’s “virtuosic playing” and “irresistible exuberance” in a family-friendly setting (The New York Times).

SONIA DE LOS SANTOS SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020 · 11 AM & 1 PM RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8

Adult (18+): $25 Children: $15 Lap Children under 3: Free* THE JAI

Children and grownups of all backgrounds enjoy the joyful and bright music of Sonia De Los Santos. Her songs, in both Spanish and English, reflect her inspiring journey of growing up in Mexico and moving to New York City.

“Walls separate people, bridges connect. It’s something to consider when you see people expanding their horizons and spreading positive vibes for a change. One such woman is Sonia De Los Santos.” – LatinTrends

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B O O K YO U R E V E N T AT T H E C O N R A D

Recitals · Chamber Music · Amplified Concerts · Dance · Film · Theater Conferences · Lectures · Receptions · Fundraisers · Weddings and more...

THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL: A intimate 513 seat performance

space with superb acoustics ideally suited for chamber music and classical recitals. Its design incorporates state-of-the-art technology and adjustable acoustics, making it a world-class space for amplified concerts, film, dance, theater, lectures, and more.

THE JAI: A 2,000 square foot performance space with a contemporary look. Because of its flexible lighting, audio, and video system capabilities, this space can be configured for many types of events.

THE ATKINSON ROOM: An ideal room for meetings or lectures with

audiovisual capabilities. The space can be rented in conjunction with The Baker-Baum Concert Hall and The JAI.

For more information please contact Events Manager, Anthony LeCourt: 858.459.3724 x217 or visit TheConrad.org SEASON 2019-20

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THANK YOU!

The wonderful array of musical activity that La Jolla Music Society offers would not be possible without support from dedicated patrons. Individual gifts not only help LJMS present the finest musicians and the best of the chamber music repertoire in San Diego, but they reach beyond the concert hall by nurturing talents in young musicians each year. We are grateful to our individual contributors and businesses who share our enthusiasm and have partnered with us in supporting the artistic mission of La Jolla Music Society. Please join them today and make a gift online at www.LJMS.org/donate or by contacting Ferdinand Gasang at 858.459.3724, ext. 204 or FGasang@LJMS.org.

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VENUE maps THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

7600 Fay Avenue, La Jolla Piano Series

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JACOBS MUSIC CENTER - COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL 750 B Street, Downtown San Diego

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868 Fourth Avenue, Downtown San Diego

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CONCERTS @ THE JAI

MARK YOUR CALENDAR, for these uniquely intimate performances with world-renowned

artists in the relaxed setting of The JAI. Additional details and concerts to be announced in the coming months.

THE STORM LARGE HOLIDAY ORDEAL

SUNDAY, DECECEMBER 1, 2019 4 PM & 7 PM

RANKY TANKY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020 7 PM & 9 PM

Hot Club of Cowtown

Storm Large

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 7 PM & 9 PM

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS AMERICANO TRIO

Ranky Tanky

Pablo Sáinz Villegas

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 7 PM & 9 PM

DREAMERS' CIRCUS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 7 PM & 9 PM Dreamers' Circus Photo Credits: Cover: J. Bell © Benjamin Ealovega; Pg.2: G. Ohlsson © Bartek Sadowski; Pg.3: J. Ash © Brock Christoval, Danish String Quartet © Caroline Bittencourt; Pg.4: L. Downs © Marcela Taboada; Pg.5: C. Corea, C. McBride, and B. Blade courtesy of artists; Pg.6: B. Fleck, E. Meyer, and Z. Hussain courtesy of artists; C. Sands courtesy of artist; Pg.7: D. Holland © Mark Higashino, K. Barron courtesy of artist, J. Blake courtesy of artist, T. Unno courtesy of artist, H. Sung © Kathy Villacorta; Pg.8: G. Ohlsson © Dario Acosta, H. Grimaud © Mat Henek; Pg.9: M. Perahia © Felix Broede, I. Levit © Peter Meisel; Pg.10: Farruquito © Matthew Bledsoe; Pg.11: P. Sáinz Villegas © Liza Mazzuco; Pg.12: Martha Graham Dance Company’s Chronicle with X. Ying © Hibbard Nash; Pg.13: Dorrance Dance’s SOUNDspace © Matthew Murphy, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s J. Burnett and A. Murdock © Todd Rosenberg; Pg.14 & 15: Danish String Quartet © Caroline Bittencourt; Pg.16: Brentano Quartet © Juergen Frank, Hagen Quartet © Harold Hoffmann; Pg.17: A. Avital © Harold Hoffmann / DG, Les Violons Du Roy © Michel Robitaille; Pg.18 & 19: Voctave courtesy of management; ASMF and J. Bell © Robert Torres; Pg.20: K. Soltani © Holger Hage / DG, H. Wang © Matt Dine, Pg.21: Arod Quartet © Marco Borggreve, Z. Fejérvári © Balazs Borocz, B. Rana © Marie Staggat; Pg.22: Grand Canyon © Pete McBride, P. McBride and K. Fedarko © Rebecca Hale; Pg.23: K. Boykins © Will Young, B. Skerry © Rebecca Hale; Pg.24: J. Ash & The Leaping Lizards © Brock Christoval, P. Sáinz Villegas © Liza Mazzuco, S. De Los Santos © Krysta Brayer; Pg.25: The Conrad © Steve Uzzell; Back Cover: Hot Club of Cowtown © JJ Johnson , S. Large © Laura Domela, Ranky Tanky courtesy of artist, P. Sáinz Villegas © Paul Wagtouicz, Dreamers’ Circus © Kristoffer Juel Poulsen.

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