Exciting Young Performers Take Over At The Conrad In February

February is a month to discover new talent as La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) brings exciting young performers to the world-class Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

From innovative tap dance and award-winning Nordic folk to dinosaur discoveries and Irish jigs with a twist, it’s all happening in the heart of La Jolla.

February Events

The ProtoStar Innovative Series begins on Feb. 4 in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall with Counterpoint, a collaboration between acclaimed pianist and composer, Conrad Tao, and choreographer and star tap dancer, Caleb Teicher, blending their different perspectives and talents in harmonic, rhythmic, and theatrical counterpoint.

The diverse program includes the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Art Tatum’s stride piano, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Nordic Folk

You’ve never heard Nordic folk music like this before: Dreamers’ Circus returns to The JAI for two shows on February 9th.

Contemporary and innovative in their approach, they draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music of Scandinavia and reshape them into something bright, shiny, and new. Their award-winning art embraces music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands.

Nat Geo Live Speaker Series

On February 10th, the Nat Geo Live Speaker Series continues with the fascinating tale of Spinosaurus, a prehistoric giant that was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered it.

With amazing video and photography in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall, Nizar himself will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique.

Uno, dos, tres, Andrés!

123 Andrés takes over The JAI for two shows on Feb. 12. The Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning teaching artists get kids and families excited about learning and moving together in Spanish and English with upbeat pop, creating a winning combination for listeners of any age, featuring first-class musicianship and rich instrumentation.

Irish classic jigs!

The white-hot award-winning Irish quintet, Goitse, (pronounced “Go-wit-cha”) brings a vibrant mix of Irish classic jigs and tunes for two shows at The JAI on Feb. 25, combined with their own original compositions for an irrepressible Irish musical experience.

Two-for one

It’s not often you get the chance to experience two talented young string quartets combining forces to perform rarely heard octets by some of the world’s great composers!

That’s what will happen at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall on Feb. 26, when two of the hottest chamber music groups in America today, the Dover Quartet and Escher String Quartet, play octets by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and Enescu.

A rarely heard solo instrument

Closing out February, the brilliant young bassist, Xavier Foley, is joined by pianist Kelly Lin at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall for an exciting program highlighting the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. In addition to cello pieces by Bach and Vivaldi transposed for double bass, the program includes Foley’s own original compositions.

All Upcoming Winter Season Events

Here’s the complete list of Winter Season events as of now – check with the La Jolla Music Society website frequently for updates.

February

Friday, February 4, 2022, at 8PM | Counterpoint Conrad Tao & Caleb Teicher | ProtoStar Innovative Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30PM: Dreamers’ Circus | Concerts @ The JAI | The JAI at The Conrad

Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 7PM: Nat Geo Live! Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the  Cretaceous with Nizar Ibrahim | Speaker Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 9:30 & 11:30 AM: 123 Andrés | The ConRAD Kids Series | The JAI at The Conrad

Friday, February 25, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30 PM: Goitse | Concerts @ The JAI | The JAI at The Conrad

Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 8 PM: Dover Quartet with Escher String Quartet | Revelle Chamber Music Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 3 PM: Xavier Foley, double bass | Discovery Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

March

Friday, March 4, 2022, at 8PM: Beatrice Rana | Piano Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30PM: Avital Meets Avital | Artist-in-Residence Series | The JAI at The Conrad

Monday, March 14, 2022, at 8PM: Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell | Special Event | Civic Theatre

Friday, March 18, 2022, at 8PM: Lang Lang | WinterFest Gala | Piano Series | Balboa Theatre

Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 3PM: Arod Quartet | Discovery Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Friday, March 25, 2022, at 8PM & Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 3 & 8 PM: Ukulele  Orchestra of Great Britain | Special Event | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 7PM: Nat Geo Live! Ocean Soul with Brian Skerry | Speaker Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

April

Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 7PM: Silk Road Ensemble “A Home Within” | ProtoStar Innovative Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 8PM: Matthias Goerne & Seong-Jin Cho | Special Vocal Recital | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Friday, April 8, 2022, at 8PM: Chris Botti | Jazz Series | Balboa Theatre

Friday, April 22, 2022, at 8PM: DakhaBrakha | Global Roots Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8PM: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello & Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano | Revelle Chamber Music Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30PM: Gunhild Carling | Concerts @ The JAI | The JAI at The Conrad

May & June

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 8PM: Lila Downs | Global Roots Series | Balboa Theatre

Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 3PM: The Okee Dokee Brothers | The ConRAD Kids Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8 PM: Joffrey Ballet | Dance Series | Civic Theatre

Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 3PM: Behzod Abduraimov | Piano Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30PM: Roberto Fonseca | Concerts @ The JAI | The JAI at The Conrad

Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 8PM: Spektral Quartet “Letters From Home” | ProtoStar Innovative Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Friday, June 3, 2022, at 8PM: Arturo Sandoval | Jazz Series | The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Subscriptions & Tickets

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