La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest returns to The Conrad, expanded to four glorious weeks!

Music Director Inon Barnatan has created an ambitious program, evocatively titled “Under the Influence,” exploring the muses that seduced and inspired some of the greatest composers in musical history.

During the Festival, we’ll hear the magnetic effect of Wagner and J.S. Bach on their peers, travel to the salons of Paris, and experience the sins and merry pranks of Kurt Weill and Strauss. We’ll spend a genre-defying and unique week with opera stars, dancers, and jazz luminaries, and go further under the influence in a new intermission-free Wednesday series that welcomes audiences into the worlds of Shakespeare, Vivaldi, and more followed by a social and culinary experience in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd.

Garrick Ohlsson, Augustin Hadelich, Liza Ferschtman, Marc-André Hamelin, Caroline Shaw, Carter Brey, Joyce Yang, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Cécile McLorin Salvant, the Dover and Miró Quartets, and many more astounding artists will join us in La Jolla for a Festival you won’t want to miss.

Check out ljms.org/summerfest for the full details

OUR RECENT ARTICLES

Donec eu eros accumsan, feugiat leo non, imperdiet massa

National Post: National Arts Centre Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall

“[we] heard the Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan apply striking intelligence to Saint-Saëns’s…

Newark Star-Ledger: NJSO plays Chopin and Brahms

“Barnatan gave a decisive, exacting take on the concerto’s energetic, virtuosic moments…

Chicago Tribune – Inon Barnatan, poet, intellectual virtuoso

“Virtuosity was there throughout, which is to say, from the opening Bach…