The Conrad Opens 54th Season With Exciting Debuts From Chamber, Jazz, And Americana Artists

Jolla Music Society (LJMS) launches its 54th season in October with a series of exciting debuts at The Conrad in La Jolla. From jazz and Americana to the finest in chamber music, the first few weeks of the 2022–23 season offer many chances to discover new talent and welcome some of the greatest artists in chamber music.

Saturday, October 8

The Revelle Chamber Music Series opens the season on Saturday, October 8, 2022, with the LJMS debut of the Apollon Musagète Quartet, with superstar pianist Garrick Ohlsson at the piano. First-prize winners of the 2008 ARD Competition, the Apollon Musagète Quartet has rapidly become an established feature on the European musical scene, captivating the public and press alike.

Sunday, October 23

Garrick Ohlsson returns after triumphant performances in LJMS’ SummerFest 2022 concerts. On Sunday, October 23, the exciting young British classical saxophonist, Jess Gillam, brings her talent, artistry, personality, and showmanship to The Conrad in her LJMS debut. Forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of the BBC’s Young Musician competition, she is the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. Her wildly entertaining Discovery Series program, accompanied by Thomas Weaver at the piano, will leave audiences seeing the saxophone in a whole different light.

Friday, October 28

Since forming in 2014, The War and Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself, a bluesy fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. On Friday, October 28, they bring their thrilling vitality to LJMS’ Global Roots program in their local debut, spotlighting their heart-on-sleeve storytelling.

Known for live shows that are revival-like in their intensity, the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter, Jr., and Tanya Blount-Trotter create an exhilarating exchange of energy with their audience, a dynamic they’ve brought to the stage in opening for the legendary Al Green and touring with the likes of Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell.

Saturday, October 29

In partnership with San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, JazzReach’s critically acclaimed resident ensemble, Metta Quintet, culminates a four-day educational residency with students from Mission Bay High School’s acclaimed music programs on Saturday, October 29 as part of the ConRAD Kids Series.

A cohesive, tight-knit unit featuring some of today’s most esteemed creative artists, Metta Quintet is fueled by a collective, open-minded musical curiosity and dedicated to exploring new artistic territory while maintaining a passionate commitment to arts education, fostering new audiences, and nurturing young talent.

All concerts are in the The Baker-Baum Concert Hall unless otherwise noted.

The LJMS 2022–23 season schedule

November 2022

  • Nat Geo Live! Exploring Mars with Kobie Boykins*
    Speaker Series
    Thursday, November 3, at 7PM
  • Time for Three
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Saturday, November 5, at 6:30 and 8:30PM
  • Daniil Trifonov, piano
    Piano Series
    Thursday, November 10, 7:30PM
  • Emmet Cohen Trio*
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Sunday, November 20, 5PM and 7PM

December 2022

  • Noche Latina with Isabel Leonard* and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas
    Co-production with San Diego Opera
    Recital Series
    Thursday, December 1, 7:30PM
  • Randall Goosby*, violin, and Zhu Wang*, piano
    Discovery Series
    Sunday, December 4, 3PM
  • Storm Large Holiday Ordeal
    Special Holiday Event
    Saturday, December 10, 7:30PM
  • Poncho Sanchez
    Jazz Series
    Thursday, December 15, 7:30PM
  • Alfredo Rodríguez Trio*
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Saturday, December 17, 6:30PM and 8:30PM

January 2023

  • Davina and The Vagabonds
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Saturday, January 14, 6:30PM and 8:30PM
  • Joyce DiDonato*: Eden
    ProtoStar Innovative Series
    Wednesday, January 18, 7:30PM
  • Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Piano Series
    Thursday, January 19, 7:30PM
  • Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Christian Sands, Lakecia Benjamin, Clarence Penn and Yasushi Nakamura | Balboa Theatre
    Jazz Series
    Thursday, January 26, 7:30PM
  • 123 Andrés | The JAI
    The ConRAD Kids Series
    Saturday, January 28, 10AM and 11:30AM
  • Johan Dalene*, violin
    Discovery Series
    Sunday, January 29, 3PM

February 2023

  • Kodo One Earth Tour: Tsuzumi | Balboa Theatre
    Special Family Event
    Saturday, February 11, 7:30PM
  • Nat Geo Live! Life on the Vertical with Mark Synnott*
    Speaker Series
    Thursday, February 16, 7PM
  • Aris Quartett*
    Discovery Series
    Sunday, February 19, 3PM
  • Quartetto di Cremona*
    Revelle Chamber Music Series
    Friday, February 24, 7:30PM
  • Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
    Piano Series
    Sunday, February 26, 7:30PM

March 2023

  • Goitse
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Friday, March 3, 6:30PM and 8:30PM
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra*
    Jazz Series
    Sunday, March 5, 6PM
  • Igor Levit, piano
    Piano Series
    Thursday, March 9, 7:30PM
  • Alisa Weilerstein: Fragments
    Co-production with San Diego Symphony
    ProtoStar Innovative Series
    Tuesday, March 14, 7:30PM
  • Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion | Balboa Theatre
    Global Roots Series
    Wednesday, March 15, 7:30PM
  • Samara Joy*
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Sunday, March 19, 5 & 7PM
  • Scott Silven,* mentalist
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, at 3 and 6PM

April 2023

  • Chucho Valdés Quartet*
    Jazz Series
    Saturday, April 1, 7:30PM
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre | Civic Theatre
    Dance Series
    Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5, 7:30PM
  • Yo-Yo Ma, cello, and Kathryn Stott, piano | Civic Theatre
    Recital Series
    Thursday, April 6, 7:30PM
  • Emerson String Quartet Farewell Season Tour
    Revelle Chamber Music Series
    Sunday, April 16, 7:30PM
  • Midori 40th Anniversary Celebration
    Recital Series
    Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 7:30PM
  • Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner Yunchan Lim*
    Discovery Series
    Sunday, April 23, 3PM
  • Alice Sara Ott*, piano
    Piano Series
    Friday, April 28, 7:30PM
  • Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles* and the Villa-Lobos Brothers*
    Global Roots Series
    Sunday, April 30, 3PM

May 2023

  • Pianimal*
    The ConRAD Kids Series
    Saturday, May 6, 10 and 11:30AM
  • Brooklyn Rider* and Magos Herrera*
    ProtStar Innovative Series
    Saturday, May 6, 7:30PM
  • New Century Chamber Orchestra*, with Daniel Hope*, violin and music director
    Revelle Chamber Music Series
    Friday, May 12, 7:30PM
  • Cinema Verismo with Mak Grgic*
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Saturday, May 13, 6:30PM and 8:30PM
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Star Dust from Bach to Bowie | Civic Theatre
    Dance Series
    Saturday, May 20, 8PM
  • Nat Geo Live! Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice with David Doubilet* and Jennifer Hayes*
    Speaker Series
    Thursday, May 25, 7PM

June 2023

    Dance Series
    Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2, 7:30PM
  • Jimmie Herrod*
    Concerts @ The JAI
    Sunday, June 4, 5PM and 7PM

*La Jolla Music Society debut

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Series subscription packages start at $66. Single tickets start at $20. Compose-Your-Own subscriptions are also available with a 10% discount for any four concerts or more. Please visit here for details and to purchase subscriptions or tickets.

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  • Start Date
    October 8, 2022 7:30 pm
  • End Date
    October 29, 2022 5:00 pm
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    • The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
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    7600 Fay Ave
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