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La Jolla Music Society

Enjoy a stellar season featuring world-renowned artists and something for everyone

Take note of the La Jolla Music Society’s most dynamic season yet, from classical and jazz concerts to dance and global roots performances, as well as enthralling National Geographic speakers and topics.

Revel in Yuletide traditions such as “Holiday Sing-Along at The Conrad,” (Dec. 19) — a free event featuring a reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus performing jazzy holiday tunes. Register for the sing-along by Dec. 1 and receive 25 percent off tickets to The Queen’s Cartoonists performance “A Cartoon, Comedy, Holiday Hurrah! Yule Love It!” on Saturday, Dec. 11. December’s merriment also includes the music of banjo master Béla Fleck, who brings his bluegrass tour to La Jolla on Dec. 16.

The curtain rises on 2022 with an amazing roster of stars and educational programming designed to dazzle and entertain. Enjoy returning favorites Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by top trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (Jan. 22), world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell (March 14), Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang (March 18), Latin music singer Lila Downs (May 4), and premier dance company Joffrey Ballet (May 14).

Also discover new inspiring faces like artist-in-residence and mandolinist Avi Avital (March 10) and the incredible British sister and brother piano and cello duo Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (April 23). The pair and their other talented brothers and sisters are fast becoming Britain’s first family of classical music. Another can’t miss program is Ukrainian ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha (April 22). This eclectic quartet is known for its powerful vocal range and a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian folklore.

Family-friendly shows include the crowd-pleasing Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (March 25) — first-rate artists who create big fun from small instruments as they slide playfully from Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga; and the ConRAD Kids Series, featuring shows by bilingual husband-wife team 123 Andrés (Feb. 12) and American bluegrass duo The Okee Dokee Brothers (May 7).

Continuing its commitment to vibrant and diverse programming, the La Jolla Music Society will present several National Geographic Live talks: “Skiing the Dream Line” with mountaineer Hilaree Nelson on Jan. 13; “Spinosaurus – Lost Giant of the Cretaceous” with with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim on Feb. 10; and “Ocean Soul” with underwater photographer Brian Skerry on March 31.

The society’s 53rd stellar season will be capped off June 3, 2022 by quadruple-Grammy Award-winning Latin-jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his band.

Most concerts take place at the La Jolla Society’s permanent home, the elegant Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla. The Conrad, as the two-story arts complex is also known, features two performing venues: the 513-seat Baker-Baum Concert Hall and the more intimate cabaret-styled The JAI, which can accommodate 116 people seated at tables and 170 in rows of chairs. A recipient of an Orchid Award presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, the facility has been hailed for its outstanding design, and comfortable and ambient vibe. Other concerts take place in downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theatre and the Civic Theatre.

Join the society each spring during its Community Arts Open House. The free event invites guests to participate in movement, art, and music classes while taking in performances from area school, community, and professional groups.

The La Jolla Music Society is at 7600 Fay Ave. in the Village of La Jolla. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday – Friday. Tickets and more information are available at (858) 459-3728 and at ljms.org.

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7600 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.459.3728
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