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SELF+SOUND Inon Barnatan, Music Director


THE CONRAD Home of La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is the home of all SummerFest activities, including performances and free events. Boasting superb acoustics and architecture inspired by the surrounding coastal community, The Conrad is a state-of-the-art hub for arts and culture in San Diego. The 49,000 square foot venue, located in the heart of the Village of La Jolla, includes a 500-seat concert hall, a mixed-use flexible performance space, a reception room, as well as a spacious courtyard and terrace. We look forward to welcoming you to The Conrad this summer.

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SELF+SOUND

WELCOME TO SUMMERFEST 2021! I am beyond proud to welcome you back to The Conrad for my third SummerFest as Music Director. One of the great joys of a music festival is the feeling of coming together, both artistically and personally. That feeling will be especially poignant and intense this summer, more so than any other time in my life. Throughout the festival we will explore the theme of Self + Sound, discovering how music can turn solitary selfexamination into a communal experience and how our individual stories can become an inspiration for great art. We’ll be looking at how composers wrote themselves, their life, and their identities into their music; we’ll hear Rachmaninoff and Sibelius flying the musical flag of their respective nations; Shostakovich and Smetana writing their autobiography in the form of a string quartet; and Janáček, Franck, and Brahms confessing unrequited love in musical notes. I’m thrilled to bring back the Synergy Series, co-produced with Clara Wu Tsai, for a series titled American Perspectives. As part of that exploration, we will focus on the American identity, considering the various elements that make a piece sound distinctly American. From gospel and jazz to the Hollywood film score, we will celebrate the ways in which this distinct sound coalesces a mosaic of influences and backgrounds. I’m also pleased to present our first chamber opera, Marc Neikrug’s A Song by Mahler, which we commissioned and are premiering together with three other major arts organizations. To curate our Takeover @ The JAI series, we’ve enlisted Gabriela Lena Frank, Composer-in-Residence for the Philadelphia Orchestra and one of the most sought-after composers of our day. As always, at the heart of the festival is an amazing group of musicians, and I’m delighted to bring back some favorites, as well as introduce many new faces. I look forward to us all coming together for a healing and inspiring summer of music.

Inon Barnatan SummerFest Music Director

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SUMMERFEST 202 1 J ULY 30 - AUG U S T 20 VIOLIN

Benjamin Beilman David Chan Diana Cohen James Ehnes Augustin Hadelich Paul Huang Jun Iwasaki Stefan Jackiw Tessa Lark Anthony Marwood Geoff Nuttall Blake Pouliot Jeanne Skrocki Livia Sohn Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

VIOLA

Ori Kam Masumi Per Rostad Jonathan Vinocour Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

CELLO

Efe Baltacigil Jay Campbell Clive Greensmith Oliver Herbert Joshua Roman Paul Watkins Alisa Weilerstein

BASS

Timothy Cobb Xavier Foley David Grossman

PIANO

Inon Barnatan Aaron Diehl Juho Pohjonen Roman Rabinovich Daniil Trifonov

FLUTE

Rose Lombardo Catherine Ransom Karoly Pamela Vliek Martchev

OBOE

Nathan Hughes Mary Lynch

CLARINET Anthony McGill Joseph Morris David Shifrin

BASSOON Brad Balliett

HORN

David Byrd-Marrow Jennifer Montone Dylan Hart

TROMBONE Rachel Trumbore

VOICE

Jennifer Johnson Cano Kelly Markgraf Guadalupe Paz

PERCUSSION Eric Derr Dustin Donahue Steven Schick

HARP

Julie Smith Phillips

CONDUCTOR Eric Jacobsen

COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS Gabriela Frank Tamar Muskal Marc Neikrug Andrew Norman

TRUMPET

Ethan Bensdorf Eduardo Ruiz

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Artist Roster Music Director Inon Barnatan

ENSEMBLES

Aaron Diehl Trio Aaron Diehl, piano; David Wong, bass; Aaron Kimmel, drums Attacca Quartet Amy Schroeder, Domenic Salerni, violins; Nathan Schram, viola; Andrew Yee, cello Calder Quartet Benjamin Jacobson, Tereza Stanislav, violins; Jonathan Moerschel, viola; Eric Byers, cello Calidore String Quartet Jeffrey Meyers, Ryan Meehan, violins; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello FLUX Quartet Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, violins; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello Kings Return Vaughn Faison, tenor 1; J.E. McKissic, tenor 2; Jamall Williams, baritone; Gabe Kunda, bass SummerFest Chamber Orchestra

FELLOWSHIP ARTIST ENSEMBLES

Balourdet String Quartet Angela Jiye Bae, Justin DeFilippis, violins; Benjamin Zannoni, viola; Russell Houston, cello Trio Syzygy Chelsea de Souza, piano; Byungchan Lee, violin; Eunghee Cho, cello

VISUAL ARTIST Doug Fitch Daniel Rozin

Paul Huang


SELF+SOUND This summer’s program explores how composers write themselves into their music and how the diverse influences that make each of us unique find their expression in sound. Composers and artists use music to express their individuality and identity, celebrate and idealize their nationality, convey their love, and immortalize friends and family. Yet for all of music’s highly individual expression, its essence is universal and speaks to humanity equally.

SYNERGY INITIATIVE Produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai In this year’s Synergy Initiative, we explore what makes something sound American, and how the American sound, much like America itself, draws on a mosaic of influences and, in turn, inspires others. From folk songs, gospel choirs, and jazz classics to vast aural landscapes and iconic cinematic scores, the American Perspectives series is a captivating chronicle of musical America. The initiative closes with Grand Duos, which features a genre-bending world première by trailblazing Israeli-American composer Tamar Muskal. Anthony McGill interacting with Daniel Rozin’s RGB Peg Mirror

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PRELUDE 6:30 PM Alisa Weilerstein

Inon Barnatan

Interview with SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan hosted by Eric Bromberger

OPENING NIGHT ODE TO JOY FRIDAY, JULY 30 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Opening Night celebrates the return to live music with a collection of joyous works curated by our SummerFest musicians. The concert concludes with a miracle of youth: the Mendelssohn Octet, which was written when the composer was just 16 and lives on as one of the most joyful pieces of chamber music ever written.

BEETHOVEN/LISZT “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 (arr. for two pianos) Inon Barnatan, Roman Rabinovich, pianos

MOZART/GRIEG

Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545 (arr. for two pianos)

Inon Barnatan, Roman Rabinovich, pianos

KREISLER Londonderry Air Paul Huang, violin; Roman Rabinovich, piano ADAMS Road Movies

Blake Pouliot, violin; Roman Rabinovich, piano

DE FALLA Suite populaire espagnole Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano OLA GJEILO Ubi Caritas HAWKINS Until I Found the Lord

Kings Return

MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 Paul Huang, Jun Iwasaki, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello;

Calidore String Quartet

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SATURDAY, JULY 31 · 7: 30 PM SYNERGY SERIES THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I: GOIN' HOME

This concert will also be live streamed

Kings Return Postlude in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd following the performance

When Dvořák discovered African-American spirituals, sung to him by his student, he was moved to write the New World Symphony and proclaim that American composers should base their music on these wonderful songs. In our first Synergy event in 2021 and a one-of-a-kind evening, the sensational Kings Return gospel quartet will interweave their unique arrangements of spirituals, old and new, with string pieces by composers who were inspired by these songs, such as Wynton Marsalis, Florence Price, and Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, culminating in one of Dvořák's chamber masterpieces, the American String Quintet.

DVOŘÁK

Goin’ Home (arr. Barnatan)

Jun Iwasaki, Ryan Meehan, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, Jeremy Berry, violas; Alisa Weilerstein, Estelle Choi, cellos

PRICE Swing Low from Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint Calidore String Quartet PERKINSON Calvary Ostinato from Lamentations: Black Folk Song Suite

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

PRICE Calvary from Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint Calidore String Quartet DVOŘÁK Lento from String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Interview with Kings Return and SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan hosted by Eric Bromberger

Blake Pouliot, Jun Iwasaki, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Estelle Choi, cello

BURLEIGH An Ante-Bellum Sermon from Plantation Melodies Blake Pouliot, Jun Iwasaki, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Estelle Choi, cello WYNTON MARSALIS Many Gone from At The Octoroon Balls Jun Iwasaki, Blake Pouliot, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Estelle Choi, cello LIBBY LARSEN Sorrow Song and Jubilee Balourdet String Quartet DVOŘÁK String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 “American” Paul Huang, Blake Pouliot, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, Jeremy Berry, violas;

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

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Florence Price


THE ARTIST AS MUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 · 3 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Throughout history, the muse has played an important role as a source of creative inspiration. The muses that inspired the composers on this program were, themselves, some of the most celebrated artists of their time—virtuosos of the violin, cello and clarinet, as well as one of the most celebrated ballet companies in history.

PRELUDE 2 PM Lecture by Eric Bromberger

DEBUSSY

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Calidore String Quartet

BRITTEN

Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65

Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Petrushka Roman Rabinovich, piano MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

Anthony McGill, clarinet; Alexi Kenney, Jun Iwasaki, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Calidore String Quartet

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NOTES ON FREEDOM This concert explores the secret notes embedded in Brahms’s music, representing his ideas of love and independence. Brahms’s cryptograms are also the catalyst behind a hypnotic musical meditation on freedom and loneliness by Andrew Norman, described as “the leading composer of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Balourdet String Quartet performs Brahms’ String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1

BRAHMS Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata

Paul Huang, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano

ANDREW NORMAN Suspend, a fantasy for piano and chamber orchestra

Inon Barnatan, piano; SummerFest Chamber Orchestra; Eric Jacobsen, conductor

BRAHMS

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

Tessa Lark, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Tessa Lark

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LIFE STORY THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL Smetana’s lush String Quartet, “From My Life,” was written as an intimate confession, as well as a tonal biography of his life, his loves, and in response to his deafness. Together with Sibelius’ evocative En Saga, Shostakovich’s explosive String Quartet No. 8, and Schubert’s Lebensstürme for piano four-hands, these deeply intimate musical selfportraits detail the inner lives of those who composed them.

SIBELIUS En Saga, Op. 19 (arr. Kuusisto)

Anthony McGill, clarinet; Brad Balliett, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn; Blake Pouliot, Benjamin Beilman, violins; Nathan Schram, viola; Efe Baltacigil, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 Attacca Quartet

SCHUBERT Allegro in A Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.947 “Lebensstürme” Roman Rabinovich, Inon Barnatan, piano SMETANA String Quartet in E Minor “From My Life”

Benjamin Beilman, Tessa Lark, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Efe Baltacigil, cello

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Trio Syzygy performs Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

Attacca Quartet

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SYNERGY SERIES AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II: IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

PRELUDE 6:30 PM

This concert will be available to stream on-demand starting August 14

Interview with Tristan Cook and Zac Nicholson hosted by Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures an idealized America, one of open fields and endless possibilities. This program features a performance of Appalachian Spring in its original 13-instrument version, and integrates film, dance, and visual arts with the works of composers Charles Ives, Caroline Shaw, and Gabriela Lena Frank, each piece conjuring the American landscape in its own unique way. Anthony McGill

The Unanswered Question

IVES

Stefan Jackiw

(Film by Ethan Bensdorf) Rose Lombardo, Pamela Vliek Martchev, flutes; Mary Lynch, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Ethan Bensdorf (pre-recorded), trumpet; Attacca Quartet

CAROLINE SHAW

Plan and Elevation (Film by Tristan Cook)

Attacca Quartet

GABRIELA LENA FRANK

Contested Eden (2021) WORLD PREMIÈRE

JOHN WILLIAMS

COPLAND

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(Film featuring Molly Katzman & Co.) Attacca Quartet

Air and Simple Gifts Anthony McGill, clarinet; Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jay Campbell, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Appalachian Spring Suite

Benjamin Beilman, Byungchan Lee, Stefan Jackiw, Justin DeFilippis, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, Benjamin Zannoni, violas; Efe Baltacigil, Jay Campbell, cellos; Timothy Cobb, bass; Rose Lombardo, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Brad Balliett, bassoon; Roman Rabinovich, piano; Eric Jacobsen, conductor


SYNERGY SERIES AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III: RHAPSODIES IN BLUES Aaron Diehl Trio Postlude in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd following the performance Seen by many as America’s classical music, jazz has had an immense influence on the works of American and European composers. Just as the featured composers on this program blurred the lines between jazz and classical, so do the artists performing on this afternoon’s concert. Jazz sensation Aaron Diehl and his trio will perform works by Leonard Bernstein and legendary African-American composer Mary Lou Williams, culminating in a showstopping performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

RAVEL

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 · 3 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major

This concert will also be live streamed

Benjamin Beilman, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano

SCHULLER

Suite for Wind Quintet

Rose Lombardo, flute; Mary Lynch, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Brad Balliett, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn

MILHAUD Le Création du monde for Piano Quintet, Op. 81b

Stefan Jackiw, Benjamin Beilman, violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Jay Campbell, cello; Roman Rabinovich, piano

Selections from Zodiac Suite Aaron Diehl Trio; SummerFest Chamber Orchestra; Eric Jacobsen, conductor

WILLIAMS

BERNSTEIN Riffs Anthony McGill, clarinet; Aaron Diehl Trio GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue Aaron Diehl, Inon Barnatan, piano; PRELUDE 2 PM SummerFest Chamber Orchestra; Interview with Aaron Diehl Eric Jacobsen, conductor and Inon Barnatan hosted by Robert John Hughes

Benjamin Beilman

Aaron Diehl

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FOR A GREAT ARTIST TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

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 at the time. Both composers, through reflecting on the work of others, reveal something intensely personal and telling about themselves.

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Balourdet String Quartet performs Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance”

BERIO Folk Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Ensemble

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Rose Lombardo, flute; David Shifrin, clarinet; Julie Smith Phillips, harp; Nathan Schram, viola; Jay Campbell, cello; Dustin Donahue, Eric Derr, percussion

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

Daniil Trifonov, piano; Stefan Jackiw, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Daniil Trifonov

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SYMPHONIC DANCES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 · 7:30 PM

PRELUDE 6:30 PM

THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Trio Syzygy performs Ives' Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano

Both works on this program represent a highly personal look at each 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 musical heritage, appearing to some as a summation of his life and work.

ENESCU

Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25

Stefan Jackiw, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano

RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos, Op. 45

Daniil Trifonov, Inon Barnatan, pianos

Stefan Jackiw

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A SONG BY MAHLER A New Opera by Marc Neikrug

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

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, uses music and singing to confront and cope with their new reality. This production features renowned mezzosoprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, clarinetist David Shifrin, FLUX Quartet, and one of the world’s leading baritones, Kelly Markgraf.

FLUX Quartet

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Interview with Marc Neikrug hosted by Nicolas Reveles

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David Shifrin

Jennifer Johnson Cano

Kelly Markgraf

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Kelly Markgraf, bass-baritone; David Shifrin, clarinet; FLUX Quartet


SYNERGY SERIES AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES IV: THE SILVER SCORE 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 that featured them.

HERRMANN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 · 3 PM

Psycho Suite Calder Quartet; Balourdet String Quartet; Xavier Foley, bass

PHILIP GLASS

The Poet Acts

Inon Barnatan, piano

JOHN CORIGLIANO

The Red Violin Caprices

Augustin Hadelich, violin

BARBER

Adagio for Strings

Balourdet String Quartet

NICHOLAS BRITELL Forgotten Waltz

THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL This concert will also be live streamed

Inon Barnatan, piano

JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars Suite for String Quartet Augustin Hadelich, David Chan, violins; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola;

PRELUDE 2 PM

Interview with Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, and Aaron Zigman hosted by Laura Prichard

AARON ZIGMAN Rhapsody for Cello and Piano WORLD PREMIÈRE Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano KORNGOLD Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15 Juho Pohjonen, piano; Augustin Hadelich, David Chan, violins;

Clive Greensmith

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Calder Quartet

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello

Augustin Hadelich

Xavier Foley Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

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TAKEOVERS @ THE JAI I & II: CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK

Named by the Washington Post as one of the 35 most significant women composers in history, Gabriela Lena Frank takes the reins of this year’s Takeovers. These intimate concerts in The JAI highlight the creativity of the Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow and shine the spotlight on an inspiring array of emerging composers from the award-winning Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.

Gabriela Lena Frank

TAKEOVER I SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 · 7 PM CHRISTINE HEDDEN

TAKEOVER II TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 · 7 PM

Cuimhne

GABRIELA LENA FRANK

Balourdet String Quartet

Breathing Sunlight

Kelly Markgraf, baritone; Chelsea de Souza, piano

NICK BENAVIDES Movement II from El Correcaminos Calder Quartet TIMMY PETERSON Shorelines

IMAN HABIBI GABRIELA LENA FRANK

RevolutionStreet

Guadalupe Paz, mezzo-soprano; Byungchan Lee, violin

Calder Quartet

El Mundo from El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego)

MICHAEL THOMAS FOUMAI Stellar Cartography David Chan, violin; Eunghee Cho, cello

GABRIELA LENA FRANK

GABRIELA LENA FRANK ANJNA SWAMINATHAN

Selections from Cifar and the Sweet Sea

Zapatos de chincha from Hilos Byungchan Lee, violin; Eunghee Cho, cello

AKSHAYA TUCKER

Guadalupe Paz, mezzo-soprano; Chelsea de Souza, piano

Duplicity Balourdet String Quartet

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David Chan, violin; Joshua Roman, cello

Balourdet String Quartet

Milagros


INTIMATE LETTERS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

Spend an intimate evening with two masterpieces: Janácěk’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 composer’s furious wife—was a declaration of love to his pupil.

JANÁČEK Intimate Letters

Calder Quartet

FRANCK Piano Quintet in F Minor

Juho Pohjonen, piano; Geoff Nuttall, Anthony Marwood, violins; Ori Kam, viola; Paul Watkins, cello

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Balourdet String Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 “Razumovsky” Ori Kam

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GRAND DUOS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

PRELUDE 6:30 PM Interview with Tamar Muskal and Daniel Rozin hosted by Steven Schick

This concert will also be live streamed 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.

MOZART

Sestetto Concertante, K.364

Anthony Marwood, Geoff Nuttall, violins; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Ori Kam, violas; Oliver Herbert, Joshua Roman, cellos

TAMAR MUSKAL Facing the Automaton WORLD PREMIÈRE

Steven Schick, percussion; Joseph Morris, clarinet, Brad Balliett, bassoon; David Byrd-Marrow, horn; David Chan, Justin DeFilippis, violins; Jonathan Moerschel, viola; Joshua Roman, cello; David Grossman, bass; Chelsea de Souza, piano

CHAUSSON Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21 James Ehnes, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano; Geoff Nuttall, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins;

Ori Kam, viola; Paul Watkins, cello

Inon Barnatan

Steven Schick

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David Byrd-Marrow

Paul Watkins


PRELUDE 6:30 PM

FINALE A LOVE COMPOSED

Trio Syzygy performs to Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 · 7:30 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL This concert will also be live streamed

Juho Pohjonen

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.

SCHUMANN

Andante and Variations, Op. 46

Juho Pohjonen, Inon Barnatan, pianos; Joshua Roman, Oliver Herbert, cellos; David Byrd-Marrow, horn

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

Geoff Nuttall, Angela Jiye Bae, violins; Benjamin Zannoni, viola; Russell Houston, cello; David Grossman, bass; Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute; Nathan Hughes, oboe; Joseph Morris, clarinet; Brad Balliett, bassoon; David Byrd-Marrow, Dylan Hart, horns

BRAHMS

String Sextet No.2 in G Major, Op. 36

Anthony Marwood, James Ehnes, violins; Ori Kam, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violas; Paul Watkins, Oliver Herbert, cellos Catherine Ransom Karoly

Anthony Marwood

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THE AMERICAN SOUND: A TWO-PART LECTURE WEDNESDAYS, JULY 28 & AUGUST 4 · 2 PM THE JAI

MUSIC ON THE MIND WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 · 2PM THE JAI

Dive deep into the American sound to discover its rich history and to ponder how it will continue to evolve. As part of the Synergy Initiative, these two lectures will examine the captivating chronical of musical America in the American Perspectives programs on July 31, August 7, 8, and 15.

The transformative power of music on the brain is welldocumented and widely studied, from pain reduction and stress relief to memory and healing. Explore the complex facets of this research and discover how science and art come together during this intriguing Encounter.

FELLOWSHIP ARTIST SPOTLIGHT I FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 · 2 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

FELLOWSHIP ARTIST SPOTLIGHT II FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 · 2 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

A GRAMMY® Award-winner and Principal Horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jennifer Montone has been hailed by The New York Times for her "flawless horn solos... and warm and noble sound." In a delightful afternoon of music, she joins Fellowship Artists Chelsea de Souza and Byungchan Lee to perform Brahms’ Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Horn alongside performances by celebrated Music Director Inon Barnatan with Eunghee Cho and the Balourdet String Quartet.

Praised by The New York Times for his “Pearly touch, singing tone and sensitivity,” Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen joins Fellowship Artist ensemble the Balourdet String Quartet for a beautiful afternoon of music. Paired with a performance by Trio Syzygy, this is a concert you won’t want to miss.

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JOIN US ONLINE If you are unable to attend or if you want to watch these great performances and lectures again, join us online. Fellowship Artist Spotlights will be live streamed, and all Encounters will be available to view on-demand by visiting LJMS.org.

ARTIST LOUNGE

1 PM · THE ATKINSON ROOM The spark of creativity is unique for every individual. New this year—and inspired by the theme of Self + Sound—the Artist Lounge is an intimate, in-depth conversation hosted by Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal. Come discover more about these great artists. JULY 29 · KINGS RETURN AUGUST 5 · ATTACCA QUARTET AUGUST 9 · ALISA WEILERSTEIN AUGUST 16 · GABRIELA LENA FRANK


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DIG DEEPER INTO THE MUSIC FREE ADMISSION - LIMITED SEATING

WEEKDAYS, JULY 29 - AUGUST 18 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI La Jolla Music Society’s Fellowship Artist Program is one of the longestrunning SummerFest traditions. Young artists and ensembles from the program have gone on to lead major orchestras and win international competitions. Follow this year’s ensembles as they prepare for their SummerFest performances with a series of master classes conducted by seasoned performers from the SummerFest roster.

OPEN REHEARSALS

Catch a glimpse of the intricate rehearsal process that goes into each SummerFest performance. This year, you’ll be able to enjoy four Open Rehearsals on July 29, August 9, 14, and 17. In-person and online attendees can help guide the conversation during postrehearsal Q&As with all the artists.

PRELUDES

Pre-concert Activities Prior to Performances Ticket holders are invited to arrive early to hear musical and historical insights through engaging interviews and fascinating lectures. Six Musical Preludes featuring Fellowship Artist ensembles will whet your appetite on August 4, 5, 10, 11, 18, and 20. Didn’t make it to the hall on time? All Preludes will be available to view after the concert on LJMS.org.

FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS Balourdet String Quartet Angela Jiye Bae, Justin DeFilippis, violins; Benjamin Zannoni, viola; Russell Houston, cello Trio Syzygy Chelsea de Souza, piano; Byungchan Lee, violin; Eunghee Cho, cello

Check the mail for our new SummerFest Education Activities Guide. There you’ll find detailed descriptions and the full schedule for all 50+events, including Encounters, Coaching Workshops, Artist Lounges, Open Rehearsals, and Preludes.

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THANK YOU! For more than 50 years, La Jolla Music Society has helped nurture a love of music by keeping one vision in mind: To present diverse programs of great music performed by the best musicians in the world. Today, that vision has reached beyond the intimate beauty of the chamber music ensemble and into new and diverse offerings such as orchestras, jazz ensembles, dance companies, and robust education programs. This impressive growth has been carefully conducted by an active and highly committed volunteer board of directors and a dedicated staff. But most importantly, La Jolla Music Society’s progress has been sustained by the generosity of the community and ticket buyers.

JOIN OUR FAMILY We hope you, too, will join the La Jolla Music Society family and help present unforgettable performances in the concert hall, the classroom, and community spaces. Your financial support will enable LJMS to build on a long history of artistic excellence and community engagement. Through your patronage, you are setting the tone for the future. Your participation is critical to the success of SummerFest. Please consider making a donation today.

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ONLINE: LJMS.org/donate You can also speak to our Development Team at 858.459.3724, ext. 216 to make a gift.


SEASON SPONSORS

Festival Founding Sponsors Brenda Baker and Steve Baum

Synergy Series Producers Inon Barnatan Clara Wu Tsai

SummerFest Chairs Peggy Preuss Debbie Turner Sue Wagener

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Gala Chairs Peter Cooper Erik Matwijkow

Medallion Society and Festival Sponsors Judith Bachner and Eric Lasley Raffaella and John Belanich Joan Jordan Bernstein Mary Ann Beyster Bjorn Bjerede and Jo Kiernan Bob and Ginny Black Karen and James Brailean Gordon Brodfuehrer Julie and Bert Cornelison Jendy Dennis Endowment Fund Martha and Ed Dennis Silvija and Brian Devine Barbara Enberg Sue and Chris Fan Joy Frieman Pam and Hal Fuson Lehn and Richard Goetz Brenda and Michael Goldbaum Peg and Buzz Peg Gitelson Lisa Braun-Glazer and Jeff Glazer Margaret Stevens Grossman and Michael S. Grossman John Hesselink Joan and Irwin Jacobs

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

Theresa Jarvis Keith and Helen Kim Angelina and Fred Kleinbub Vivian Lim and Joseph Wong Kathleen and Ken Lundgren Elaine and Doug Muchmore Arlene and Louis Navias Marina and Rafael Pastor Peggy and Peter Preuss Sylvia and Steven Ré Catherine Rivier Stacy and Don Rosenberg Leigh P. Ryan Susan Shirk and Sam Popkin Marge and Neal Schmale Jeanette Stevens Gloria and Rodney Stone Mera and Gianangelo Vergani Abby and Ray Weiss Dolly and Victor Woo Carolyn Yorston-Wellcome Bebe and Marvin Zigman Anonymous (2) Listing as of June 2021 SAN DIEGO

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SUMMERFEST SUMMER

JULY 30 - AUGUST 20

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SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER

The American Sound Part I · 2 PM · THE JAI

Calendar of Events 1 SUNDAY

2 MONDAY

3 TUESDAY

COACHING WORKSHOPS

COACHING WORKSHOPS

10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

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10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

4 WEDNESDAY COACHING WORKSHOPS 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER

The American Sound Part II · 2 PM · THE JAI

PRELUDE

PRELUDE

2 PM Lecture by Eric Bromberger

6:30 PM Balourdet String Quartet performs

THE ARTIST AS MUSE

NOTES ON FREEDOM

3 PM ·THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

8 SUNDAY PRELUDE

2 PM Interview with Aaron Diehl and Inon Barnatan hosted by Robert John Hughes

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III: RHAPSODIES IN BLUES 3 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL *This concert will also be live streamed

15 SUNDAY PRELUDE

2 PM Interview with Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, and Aaron Zigman hosted by Laura Prichard

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES IV: THE SILVER SCORE 3 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL *This concert will also be live streamed

9 MONDAY

10 TUESDAY

COACHING WORKSHOPS

COACHING WORKSHOPS

ARTIST LOUNGE

PRELUDE

10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

Alisa Weilerstein · 1 PM · THE ATKINSON ROOM

OPEN REHEARSAL

3:30 - 4:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

6:30 PM Balourdet String Quartet performs

FOR A GREAT ARTIST

7:30 PM ·THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

11 WEDNESDAY COACHING WORKSHOPS 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER Music on the Mind · 2 PM · THE JAI

PRELUDE

6:30 PM Trio Syzygy performs

SYMPHONIC DANCES 7:30 PM ·THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

16 MONDAY

17 TUESDAY

COACHING WORKSHOPS

COACHING WORKSHOPS

COACHING WORKSHOPS

ARTIST LOUNGE

OPEN REHEARSAL

PRELUDE

10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

Gabreila Lena Frank · 1 PM · THE ATKINSON ROOM

TAKEOVER @ THE JAI I CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK 7:30 PM · THE JAI

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10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

2 - 3 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

TAKEOVER @ THE JAI II CURATED BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK 7:30 PM · THE JAI

18 WEDNESDAY 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

6:30 PM Balourdet String Quartet performs

INTIMATE LETTERS

7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL


29 THURSDAY COACHING WORKSHOPS 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

ARTIST LOUNGE

30 FRIDAY COACHING WORKSHOPS 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

PRELUDE

Kings Return · 1 PM · THE ATKINSON ROOM

6:30 PM · Interview with Inon Barnatan hosted by Eric Bromberger

OPEN REHEARSAL

OPENING NIGHT: ODE TO JOY

5 - 6 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

5 THURSDAY

31 SATURDAY

7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

6 FRIDAY

PRELUDE

6:30 PM Interview with Kings Return and Inon Barnatan hosted by Eric Bromberger

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I: GOIN' HOME 7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

7 SATURDAY

COACHING WORKSHOPS 10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

ARTIST LOUNGE

Attacca Quartet · 1 PM · THE ATKINSON ROOM

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER

Fellowship Artist Spotlight I · 2 PM THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

PRELUDE

LIFE STORY

7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL *Available to stream on-demand starting Aug. 14

7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

13 FRIDAY

COACHING WORKSHOPS

14 SATURDAY OPEN REHEARSAL

10 AM - 12 PM · THE JAI

PRELUDE

6:30 PM Interview with Tristan Cook and Inon Barnatan hosted by Leah Rosenthal

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II: IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES

6:30 PM Trio Syzygy performs performs

12 THURSDAY

PRELUDE

Check the mail for our new SummerFest Education Activities Guide. There you’ll find detailed descriptions and the full schedule for all 50+ events, including Encounters, Coaching Workshops, Artist Lounges, Open Rehearsals, and Preludes.

Gala

11 AM - 12 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

SUMMERFEST ENCOUNTER

Fellowship Artist Spotlight II · 2 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

6:30 PM Interview with Marc Neikrug hosted by Nicolas Reveles

SUMMERFEST 6 PM

A SONG BY MAHLER 7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL

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PRELUDE

6:30 PM Interview with Tamar Muskal and Daniel Rozin hosted by Steven Schick

GRAND DUOS

7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL *This concert will also be live streamed

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PRELUDE

21 SATURDAY

ADDRESS LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY THE CONRAD PREBYS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 7600 FAY AVENUE LA JOLLA, CA 92037

6:30 PM Trio Syzygy performs

FINALE: A LOVE COMPOSED 7:30 PM · THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL *This concert will also be live streamed

For parking information please visit LJMS.org

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Gala

S U M M E R F E ST

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021 · 6 PM

Celebrate the return of SummerFest by joining us at our most important fundraiser for our chamber music festival, the SummerFest Gala. This year's festivities will be held at the La Jolla home of Noni and Drew Senyei. Nestled amidst an array of mature Cork oaks, rare Torrey pines, and fragrant Southern magnolias this stunning location sets the tone for an evening with world-class musicians and elegant cuisine. Gala co-chairs: Peter Cooper and Erik Matwijkow SummerFest co-chairs: please contact: For more information Nicole SlavickDebbie at 858.459.3724 x206Wagener or visit LJMS.ORG Peggy Preuss, Turner, and Sue PHOTO CREDITS: Cover: RGB Peg Mirror by Daniel Rozin © Tristan Cook; Pg. 2: The Baker-Baum Concert Hall © Michael Goldbaum; Pg. 3: I. Barnatan © Marco Borggreve; Pg. 4: P. Huang © Marco Borggreve; Pg. 5: A. McGill © Tristan Cook; Pg. 6: Baker-Baum Concer Hall © Steve Uzzell; Pg. 7: A. Weilerstein © Marco Borggreve; Pg. 8: F. Price © G. Nelidoff; Pg. 9: Calidore String Quartet © Sophie Zhai; Pg. 10: T. Lark © Lauren Desberg; Pg. 11: Attacca Quartet © David Goddard; Pg. 12: A. McGill © David Finlayson, S. Jackiw © Sophie Zhai; Pg. 13: B. Beilman © Stefan Ruiz, A. Diehl © Maria Jarzyna; Pg. 14: D. Trifonov © Dario Acosta; Pg. 15: S. Jackiw © Sangwook Lee; Pg. 16: Flux Quartet courtesy of artists, D. Shifrin © Yuki Tei, J. J. Cano © Fay Fox, K. Markgraf courtesy of artist; Pg. 17: C. Greensmith © Shayne Gray, Calder Quartet courtesy of artists, A. Hadelich © Rosalie O’Connor, X. Foley © Matt Dine, T. H. Wu courtesy of artist; Pg. 18: G. Frank © Mariah Tauger; Pg. 19: O. Kam © Yanai Yechiel; Pg. 20: Rust Mirror courtesy of Daniel Rozin, I. Barnatan © Marco Borggreve, S. Schick © Bill Dean, D. Byrd-Marrow courtesy of artist, P. Watkins © Jurgen Frank; Pg. 21: C. Ransom Karoly courtesy of artist, J. Pohjonen courtesy of artist, A. Marwood © Walter Van Dyck; Pg. 23: I. Barnatan and fellowship artists © Allison Boles; Pg. 24: B. Balliett courtesy of artist, S. Schick © Bill Dean, D. Shifrin © Yuki Tei, C. de Souza © Hayley Stage, Attacca Quartet courtesy of artists, Calidore String Quartet © Sophie Zhai, C. Greensmith © Tomo Saito, T. Cobb © Chris Lee, J. J. Cano © Fay Fox.

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