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July 26 - August 24

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest

Date and time

Jul 26 - Aug 24 12:00 - 9:00 PM


The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  7600 Fay Avenue La Jolla San Diego, California 92037


La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest returns to The Conrad from July 26 to August 24, 2024, bringing the finest musicians in the world to La Jolla for four weeks of exciting concerts. Music Director Inon Barnatan, returning in his sixth year, has created an exciting program titled “Inside Stories.”“This year, the festival becomes an amazing, colorful canvas, bringing to life stories, emotions and the experiences that make us human, all through the power of music,” Barnatan shares. “With an incredible lineup of artists from around the world, we’re diving straight into stories that cover everything life throws at us—be it resilience, heartbreak, love, scandal, or victory.” Marco Borggreve Inon Barnatan La Jolla will host some of the finest musicians and performance artists from around the globe, including the much-anticipated debuts of the sensational vocal group VOCES8, guitarist Sean Shibe, and conductor Ludovic Morlot. We’ll also see the return of beloved artists like Augustin Hadelich, Tessa Lark, Alisa Weilerstein, Anthony McGill, Paul Watkins, and James Ehnes, among others.Following his widely acclaimed debut at SummerFest last year, British composer Thomas Adès comes back as the composer-in-residence. He’ll be premiering new works, showing off his talents as both a pianist and a conductor, and taking over The Baker-Baum Concert Hall for a special evening he has curated.SummerFest 2024 also sees the return of the Synergy Initiative, a series co-produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai, investor and philanthropist, which invites top creators of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts to collaborate across their different art forms and produce performances that inspire our audiences in unexpected and powerful ways.Opening both the festival and the Synergy Series will be a performance of Stravinsky’s "The Soldier’s Tale," conducted by Thomas Adès and brought to life by stunning visuals created by The Paper Cinema, a British puppetry group who will present live manipulation of specially-created paper figures in front of a camera, projected in real-time, as well as live illustration and shadow puppetry.The Synergy Initiative also includes jazz pianist Dan Tepfer performing a mesmerizing blend of jazz improvisation with algorithmic composition, where the piano interacts with visualizations and automated responses, creating a unique, live conversation between musician and technology. Finally, building on the success of their "Counterpoint" program, the Synergy Series will pair pianist Conrad Tao with dancer Caleb Teicher for a newly commissioned evening, celebrating the dialogue between tap dance and classical music.Visit: Office Hours:10 a.m. – 6 p.m. from Monday – Friday858.459.3728*Will Call opens 2 hours prior to performancesLa Jolla Music Society on Facebook / Instagram SummerFest with La Jolla Music Society at The Conrad
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