2017 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
Amidst San Diego's spectacular ocean backdrop, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest is a nationally recognized chamber music festival started by the community in 1986. Each August, SummerFest assembles an outstanding roster of renowned musicians to perform a rich variety of presentions, and carries forward a tradition of commissioning new works.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
SummerFest 2017 marks violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s 17th year as music director and welcomes the return of the Mirò Quartet, violinists David Chan and Chee-Yun, violists Paul Neubauer and Toby Hoffman, cellist Clive Greensmith, pianist Olga Kern, and soprano Lyubov Petrova, among others. Opening night is filled with spectacular artistry from world-renowned violinists and celebrated pianists in “Fiddles vs. Pianos.” Finnish master Olli Mustonen evokes the era of virtuoso composerpianists, in a program spanning two centuries with Beethoven’s piano sonatas and his own brilliant quintet. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new work written for it by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, along with trios by Mendelssohn and Brahms. 
Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker launch a three-concert journey through the complete Beethoven violin-piano sonatas. The sublime Kreutzer sonata is the capstone for the second night, performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner. The last duo, violinist Yura Lee and pianist Gilles Vonsattel, bring the exploration to a close with Brahms’s final Violin Sonata No. 10. Violinist Regina Carter makes her SummerFest debut alongside her quartet in an evening showcase; cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns for “An Evening With” in a program of works by Bach and Brahms’s Clarinet Trio, with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Inon Barnatan. An All-Star Chamber Orchestra led by David Zinman brings SummerFest’s 31st festival to a close.
LOCATION
La Jolla, CA
WEBSITE
http://ljms.org/summerfest-2017/
DATES
Aug 4 - Aug 25, 2017
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Cho-Liang Lin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$45 to $75
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://ljms.org/summerfest-2017/
858-459-3728
BOOKING CONTACT
Booking cycle date range
On going, through February prior to the festival. Winter 2017 through Feb. 2018 for SummerFest 2018. Winter 2018 through Feb. 2019 for SummerFest 2019.
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