La Jolla Music Society Events

Takács Quartet

Dec 9, 2016

Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet returns to La Jolla Music Society to play their unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. They bring an all-Beethoven program featuring three quartets from different decades in chronological order, highlighting the development of Beethoven’s writing...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns to San Diego this Holiday Season. Play along with the band that has entertained British royalty, jammed with George Harrison, performed with Cat Stevens and rocked out at Glastonbury Festival! The Ukulele Orchestra will ask the audience to add to the music by inviting them to participate in a ukulele play and sing along from their seats in the...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns to San Diego this Holiday Season. Play along with the band that has entertained British royalty, jammed with George Harrison, performed with Cat Stevens and rocked out at Glastonbury Festival! The Ukulele Orchestra will ask the audience to add to the music by inviting them to participate in a ukulele play and sing along from their seats in the...

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Louis Lortie

Jan 14, 2017

LISZT AT THE OPERA – Mostly with Wagner A little over 200 years since the birth of Richard Wagner, French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie brings his homage to the iconic opera composer to La Jolla Music Society. Featuring piano transcriptions by Hugo Wolf, Mozart, Liszt and Mr. Lortie himself, arias and orchestral interludes from Wagner’s operas will be heard in this solo piano...

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Kronos Quartet

Jan 20, 2017

Synonymous with musical innovation, the Kronos Quartet is known for its unique artistic vision and fearless dedication to experimentation. For more than 40 years, this Grammy® Award-winning ensemble has been at the forefront of contemporary classical music, building an eclectic repertoire for string quartet through its collaborations with contemporary composers and genre-defying artists....

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2014 First Prize Winner Young Concert Artists International Audition Edgar Moreau performs a program of works cello by J.S. Bach, Franck, Schnittke and Chopin. Edgar Moreau will be joined by Jessica Xylina Osborne on piano. Edgar Moreau, cello “The rising star of the French cello,” 21-year-old cellist Edgar Moreau consistently captivates audiences with his effortless...

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Making their La Jolla Music Society debut, Prague Philharmonia ranks among the most respected Czech orchestras in Europe and around the world. Lead by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmia bring a Czech-centric program including Smetana’s popular The Moldau from Má vlast (“My homeland,”) and Dvořák’s dramatic Symphony No. 8 alongside his...

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The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a dynamic collaboration of musical forces. Although following the format of a standard jazz quartet with vocals, the collaboration between jazz’s most intense band and one of jazz’s foremost singers should prove to be anything but standard. Looking beyond the Great American Songbook, band members have all...

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Two extraordinary stars unite for a scintillating evening of duets. For this duo recital, dynamic partners Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang embark on a nocturnal fantasy performing Medtner’s 2 Kantsonis Tantsami, Schubert’s moving Fantasy in C Major, and contrasting violin and piano sonatas from Debussy and Bartók. “She seems to have everything: speed,...

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Bamberg Symphony

Feb 18, 2017

The Bamberg Symphony traces its roots to the 18th Century, when it premiered Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni in Prague. Moving to Bavaria, Germany after World War II, Bamberg Symphony has established itself as one of the leading German orchestras, among the first to tour the United States where it has been delighting audiences for more than fifty year. Charismatic conductor Christoph...

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