La Jolla Music Society Announces 2022-23 Winter Season

Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal has announced the exciting and eclectic lineup of artists and events that will make up La Jolla Music Society‘s (LJMS) 54th winter season, which begins October 8, 2022 at The Conrad in La Jolla and continues until in June 2023.

2022-23 LJMS Winter Season Highlights

Some of the most exciting events planned include the return of Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in recital; the celebration of the 40th birthday of the famous violinist Midori; the return of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; a farewell performance by the Emerson Quartet on their final tour; Kodo, the very popular international Japanese drummers; bring back the Nat Geo Live! Speaker Series and, for the first time, co-productions with the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera.

62 events, 47 artists and speakers, 27 LJMS debuts

In total, the 2022-2023 winter season offers 62 events, featuring 47 different artists and speakers. Of those, 27 are LJMS debuts, many also in San Diego or regional debuts. The majority of events will take place at the Conrad, either Baker-Baum Concert Hall or JAI, with six shows at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theater downtown.

“The 2022-2023 winter season at Conrad is a big, beautiful season celebrating beloved artists as well as innovative new experiences,” said Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal. “We will once again welcome classical luminaries like Yo-Yo Ma, Daniil Trifonov and Midori, as well as two iconic American modern dance companies, Alvin Ailey and Complexions.”

“We will have the opportunity to say farewell to the Emerson String Quartet, one of the most esteemed string quartets of our time, and witness the exciting debut of saxophonist Jess Gillam; superstar mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato; the moving duo, The War and Treaty; and the brilliant illusionist Scott Silven, among many others.

“Our Jazz Series features a stellar lineup from the Monterey Festival on Tour featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling to legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés and award-winning composer and jazz bandleader Maria Schneider. Not to mention the return of Nat Geo Live! Speaker Series, with three fascinating programs about our natural world presented by the adventurers and explorers themselves live on our stage.

“I am particularly delighted with the collaborations with our local performing arts colleagues – Met Opera star Isabel Leonard’s recital with Pablo Sainz-Villegas co-presented by San Diego Opera, and the premiere of ‘Fragments’ by internationally acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein, co-produced by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra,”

Rosenthal continues. “These partnerships reflect the continued development of San Diego’s classical music community, which is getting stronger and stronger.”

“With the opening of The Conrad three years ago, our Board of Directors set out a strategic plan that sets out a vision to serve the entire community at various levels, and Leah’s work as Artistic Director guides us towards this vision. By showcasing some of the world’s greatest artists in their various genres – classical, chamber, piano, jazz, dance, mariachi and more – we hope to serve people from all aspects and corners of this community.

“We want everyone in San Diegan to feel welcome and celebrated during our performances,” said President and CEO Todd Schultz. “I’m particularly excited about Leah’s goal to activate The JAI as an intimate space for jazz and other genres with cabaret seating, cocktails and table service. The sky is the limit for what we can do here at The Conrad, and we look forward to rolling out more exciting programs in the future.

LJMS WINTER SEASON 2022–23 Range

October 2022

APOLLO MUSAGETE QUARTET*
GARRICK OHLSSOHN, piano

OPENING NIGHT: SATURDAY OCTOBER 8, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

JESS GILLAM*, saxophone
THOMAS TISSER*, piano

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 2022 | 3 p.m.
Discovery Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

EVENING WITH WAR AND TREATY*
FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Global Roots Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

JAZZREACH* featuring students from Mission Bay High School
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2022 | 3 p.m.
ConRAD series for children
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

November 2022

NAT GEO LIVE! EXPLORE MARS with KOBIE BOYKINS*
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Speaker series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

TIME FOR THREE
SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2022 | 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

DANIIL TRIFONOV
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Piano Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

EMMET COHEN THREESOME*
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2022 | 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

December 2022

ISABELLE LEONARD, voice
PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS, guitar
NOCHE LATINA, Co-produced with the San Diego Opera
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Recital Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

RANDALL GOOSBY*, violin
ZHU WANG*, piano

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2022 | 3 p.m.
Discovery Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

BIG STORM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Special Holiday Event
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ GROUP
THURSDAY DECEMBER 15, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ*
SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

January 2023

Davina and the Wanderers
SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2023 | 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

CONNECT WITH CONRAD: JOYCE DiDONATO*
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Innovative ProtoStar Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

LEIF OVE ANDSNES
THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Piano Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR
With Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Christian Sands, Lakecia Benjamin, Clarence Penn, Yasushi
Nakamura

THURSDAY JANUARY 26, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Series
Balboa Theater

123 ANDRES
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2023 | 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
The ConRAD series for children
JHA

JOHAN DALENE*, violin
SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Discovery Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

February 2023

KODO ONE EARTH TOUR 2023: TSUZUMI
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Special family event
Balboa Theater

NAT GEO LIVE! VERTICAL LIFE with MARK SYNNOTT*
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2023 | 7 p.m.
Speaker series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

ARIS QUARTET*
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Discovery Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

CREMONA QUARTET*
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Piano Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

March 2023

GOITSE
FRIDAY MARCH 3, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

ORCHESTRA MARIA SCHNEIDER*
SUNDAY MARCH 5, 2023 | 6 p.m.
Jazz Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

IGOR LEVIT
THURSDAY MARCH 9, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Piano Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

FRAGMENTS BY ALISA WEILERSTEIN, Co-produced with the San Diego Symphony
TUESDAY MARCH 14, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Innovative ProtoStar Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

ZAKIR HUSSAIN: THE MASTERS OF PERCUSSION
WEDNESDAY MARCH 15, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Global Roots Series
Balboa Theater

SCOTT SILVEN*: WONDERS
SATURDAY MARCH 25, 2023 | 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
SUNDAY MARCH 26, 2023 | 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
The Jai

April 2023

CHUCHO VALDES QUARTET
SATURDAY APRIL 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
SATURDAY APRIL 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Dance Series
civic theater

YO-YO MA & KATHRYN STOTT
TUESDAY APRIL 4, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY APRIL 6, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Recital Series
civic theater

FAREWELL SEASON OF THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET
SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

MIDORI | 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Recital Series
Education Ambassador in Residence
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

VAN CLIBURN GOLD MEDAL*
The winner will be announced on June 18, 2022
SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Discovery Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

ALICE SARA OTT*: ECHOES OF LIFE
FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Piano Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES* AND VILLA-LOBOS BROTHERS*
SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2023 | 3 p.m.
Global Roots Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

May 2023

PIANIMAL*
SATURDAY 6 MAY 2023 | 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
ConRAD series for children
JHA

BROOKLYN RIDER & MAGOS HERRERA*: DREAMERS
SATURDAY 6 MAY 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Innovative ProtoStar Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA* with DANIEL HOPE*, violin and musical director
FRIDAY MAY 12, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

CINEMA VERISMO* with Mak Grgic*
SATURDAY 13 MAY 2023 | 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

COMPLEXIONS: STARDUST FROM BACH TO BOWIE, Artist in residence
SATURDAY 20 MAY 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Dance Series
civic theater

NAT GEO LIVE! CORAL KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES OF ICE with DAVID DOUBILET* and JENNIFER HAYES*
THURSDAY 25 MAY 2023 | 7 p.m.
Speaker Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

June 2023

BODY CIRCULATION*
THURSDAY 1 JUNE 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Dance Series
The Baker Baum Concert Hall

JIMMIE HERROD*
SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2023 | 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Concerts at Jai
JHA

* Debut with the La Jolla Music Society

Artists, concerts, dates and locations subject to change.

Subscriptions and Individual Tickets

Winter Season 2022-23 series subscriptions are available on July 21, 2022 and range from $32 to $387. Single tickets will go on sale in mid-August 2022 and range from $15 to $152. Details and subscription packages are available at the La Jolla Music Society box office, by phone at (858) 459-3728 and online here.

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