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Finale of SummerFest with James Conlon and Gil Shaham

August 22, 2016

Finale of SummerFest with James Conlon and Gil Shaham

The final week of SummerFest begins with a spotlight on woodwinds on the evening of August 23. The program features Haydn's String Quartet in B flat Major, Neilson's Wind Quintet in A Major, Britten's Six Metamorphoses for Solo Oboe and closes with Fauré's Piano Quartet in C Minor. 

On August 24, Marc-André Hamelin brings a program of new works and audience favorites to SummerFest in the festival's penultimate performance. Hamelin performs the world premiere of his own work Four Perspectives with cellist Hai-Ye Ni, Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor with violinist Paul Huang and cellist Mischa Maisky. 

SummerFest closes on August 26 with festival guests Maestro James Conlon and violinist Gil Shaham. The SummerFest Chamber Orchestra joins for Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor and Mozart's Symphony No. 34 in C Major. 

Journey through time and space with SummerFest

August 17, 2016

Journey through time and space with SummerFest

After an evening of Dutilleux, Fauré, and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, SummerFest audiences can enjoy a performance of Latin jazz works by Paquito D'Rivera on August 17.

On August 19 and 20, Mischa Maisky performs Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, playing all six suites over the two evenings. The following evening, Music Director Cho-Liang Lin joins SummerFest musicians for a program of quintets by Bolcom, Mozart, and Schumann.

In the final week, SummerFest features a program of woodwinds, an evening with Marc-André Hamelin, and a special finale with Maestro James Conlon and violinist Gil Shaham.

Week two of SummerFest at La Jolla Music Society

August 08, 2016

Week two of SummerFest at La Jolla Music Society

Following the annual festival's signature outdoor concert at La Jolla Cove and opening celebration A Bohemian Rhapsody, SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin introduces the second week of the festival on August 9 with a performance by the Zuckerman Trio. The ensemble will perform a program of Brahms, Dvorak, Glière and Mendelssohn, which is prefaced by a performance of Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 4 by the Verona Quartet.

The events of August 10 bring together SummerFest fellowship ensemble Verona Quartet, former SummerFest Music Director Heiichiro Ohyama and cellist Eileen Moon in a performance of Strauss' Sextet for Strings from Capriccio. Audiences will also enjoy a Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major performed by Kristin Lee, Yura Lee, Clive Greensmith and Juho Poh, and the return of the Danish String Quartet for Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat Major.

Rounding out the week, Lin presents an evening of Viennese Giants on August 12 featuring violinist Kristin Lee, violist Yura Lee, cellist Clive Greensmith, pianists John Novacek and Juho Pohjonen, and ensembles Escher String Quartet and Verona Quartet.

Explore the full SummerFest calendar.