November Brings Dance Debuts, World Music, New Works, a Family Event & More To LJMS

The weather may be cooling, but things are just warming up in La Jolla Music Society (LJMS)’s 55th Anniversary Season, which continues in November with exciting debuts, masters of world music, a heartwarming family event, cutting-edge innovative music, and more.

November 1 | Turn It Out With Tiler Peck & Friends

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

A truly special event kicks off the month of November at the Civic Theatre, when award-winning New York City Ballet principal dancer, choreographer, actress, author, curator, and designer Tiler Peck tackles the new role of director for TURN IT OUT WITH TILER PECK & FRIENDS on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 7:30PM.

With her personal touches on every aspect of this unique evening, Tiler Peck has assembled some of today’s most exciting dance artists and choreographers for a virtuosic and innovative program which sold out in London and New York and now debuts in San Diego to launch our 2023–24 Dance Series.

November 10 | Silkroad Ensemble

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Under the new leadership of GRAMMY and Pulitzer winner Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, SILKROAD ENSEMBLE brings us its newest initiative, American Railroad, illuminating the impact of African American, Chinese, Indigenous, Irish, and other immigrant communities on the creation of the US Transcontinental Railroad and connecting railways in North America.

Through new and revitalized music, Giddens’ troupe of global music virtuosi explores the dissemination of cultures across the United States, where the railroad was to North America what the Silk Road was to China, the Far East, and Europe. Part of our Global Roots Series and the California Festival of New Music, this performance on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 7:30PM at the Balboa Theatre marks Giddens’ LJMS debut.

November 11 | Coco Live-To-Film Concert

Coco Live-To-Film Concert

No family can forget the COCO LIVE-TO-FILM CONCERT, a unique screening of the heartwarming smash hit film with composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.

A Disney Pixar classic about a young boy discovering his family’s history and the power of music, Coco also features the Academy Award-winning song “Remember Me” by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina.

This special family event will be performed in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 3:30PM in Spanish and 7:30PM in English.

November 16 | Alisa Weilerstein: Fragments 2

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

Renowned cellist ALISA WEILERSTEIN returns on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7:30PM in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall for FRAGMENTS 2, the second installment of her groundbreaking, multi-year project FRAGMENTS.

This innovative series weaves together the 36 movements of Bach’s solo cello suites with 27 newly commissioned works. The resulting collection is divided into six Fragments, each an hour long and blending five to six composers, to be released independently over several seasons—the first of these graced our stage in the 2022–23 season. Within each Fragment, individual movements from a single Bach suite are thoughtfully integrated with selected new works to create a new emotional arc.

Enhanced by responsive lighting and scenic architecture, the music is performed without pause and without a program, making for a wholly original and immersive audience experience. Part of our ProtoStar Innovative Series, this concert is co-produced by the San Diego Symphony and is part of the California Festival of New Music.

November 19 | Mao Fujita, piano

Mao Fujita

With an innate musical sensitivity and naturalness to his artistry, 24-year-old pianist MAO FUJITA has already impressed many leading musicians as one of those special talents which come along only rarely, equally at home in Mozart as the major romantic repertoire.

He was a First Prize winner of the Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland and Silver Medalist at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, and his LJMS debut as part of our Discovery Series on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 3 p.m. in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall brings us a lush program of Chopin and Liszt.

November 30 | Flor de Toloache

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

To wrap up the month on Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Latin GRAMMY Award–winning, all-female group FLOR DE TOLOACHE mixes tradition and innovation, breaking boundaries with its edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Latin American music. NPR says “Flor de Toloache stuns at the crossroads of fusion and mariachi girl magic.” Join them for two shows in The JAI, at 6PM & 8:30PM.

La Jolla Music Society’s 55th Anniversary 2023–24 season continues through June.

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary Winter Season

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

October 2023

Opening Night: Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 7:30PM.
ISATA KANNEH-MASON, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Piano Series

Friday, October 13, 2023, at 7:30PM
THIBAUDET/BATIASHVILI/CAPUÇON TRIO
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; Gautier Capuçon, cello
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Revelle Chamber Music Series

Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 3PM
MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MÉXICO & MARISOL “LA MARISOUL” HERNÁNDEZ*
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Global Roots Series

Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 7PM
SPECIAL EVENT: LILA DOWNS
DOS CORAZONES – DÍA DE MUERTOS
Balboa Theatre

Friday, October 27, 2023, at 6PM & 8:30PM
BANDA MAGDA*
Concerts @ The JAI

November 2023

Tiler Speck

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 7:30PM
TURN IT OUT w/ TILER PECK & FRIENDS*
Civic Theatre
Dance Series

Friday, November 10, 2023, 7:30PM
SILKROAD ENSEMBLE with RHIANNON GIDDENS*
AMERICAN RAILROAD
Balboa Theatre
Global Roots Series
Part of California Festival of New Music

Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 4PM (Spanish) and 7:30PM (English)
SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT: DISNEY PIXAR’S COCO LIVE-TO-FILM CONCERT*
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7:30PM
ALISA WEILERSTEIN
FRAGMENTS II
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
ProtoStar Innovative Series
Co-produced by the San Diego Symphony
Part of The California Festival: A Celebration of New Music

Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 3PM
MAO FUJITA, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Discovery Series

Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 6PM & 8:30PM
FLOR DE TOLOACHE
Concerts @ The JAI

December 2023

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 10AM & 11:30AM
MICHELE CAFAGGI* — The Magic of Bubbles
The JAI
ConRAD Kids Series

Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 3PM
SEONG-JIN CHO, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Piano Series

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 6PM & 8:30PM
DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS HOLIDAY SHOW
Concerts @ The JAI

Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 5PM & 7:30PM
MATTHEW WHITAKER QUARTET*
Concerts @ The JAI

January 2024

LAKECIA BENJAMIN

Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 5PM & 7:30PM
SEAN MASON QUINTET*
Concerts @ The JAI

Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 7PM
PETER HILLARY*
70 Years of Everest
A Changemaker Production
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Speaker Series

Friday, January 19, 2024, at 6PM & 8:30PM
TATIANA EVA-MARIE* & AVALON JAZZ BAND*
Concerts @ The JAI
Discovery Artists

Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 3PM
TONY SIQI YUN, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Discovery Series

Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 7:30PM
LUCAS & ARTHUR JUSSEN
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Piano Series

Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 5PM & 7:30PM
LAKECIA BENJAMIN
Concerts @ The JAI

February 2024

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

Friday, February 2, 2024, 7:30PM
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO*
50TH ANNIVERSARY
Balboa Theatre
Dance Series

Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 3PM
BALOURDET QUARTET
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Discovery Series

Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 7:30PM
BLUE NOTE 85TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR*
Starring THE BLUE NOTE QUINTET
Featuring GERALD CLAYTON, piano; JOEL ROSS, vibraphone; IMMANUEL WILKINS,
alto sax; KENDRICK SCOTT, drums; MATT BREWER, bass
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Jazz Series

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 7:30PM
CONNECT TO THE CONRAD:
RENÉE FLEMING, soprano & INON BARNATAN, piano
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 7:30PM
AROD QUARTET
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Revelle Chamber Music Series

Friday, February 23, 2024, at 6PM & 8:30PM
AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE TRIO
Concerts @ The JAI

Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 7:30PM
ANDY MANN*
Making Waves
A Changemaker Production
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Speaker Series

March 2024

PABLO FERRÁNDEZ, cello

Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 7:30PM
LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, tenor
Co-produced by San Diego Opera
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Recital Series

Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 3PM
MARIA IOUDENITCH, violin & KENNETH BROBERG, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Discovery Series

Friday, March 8, 2024, at 7:30PM
KRONOS QUARTET 50th ANNIVERSARY
A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet, Written & Directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
ProtoStar Innovative Series

Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 6PM & 8:30PM
KINGS RETURN
Concerts @ The JAI

Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 6PM & 8:30PM
MEOW MEOW
Concerts @ The JAI

Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 7:30PM
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Jazz Series

Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 3PM
ALPHABET ROCKERS*
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
ConRAD Kids Series

Wednesday, March 20 & Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 7:30PM
NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE*
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Dance Series

Friday, March 22, 2024, at 7:30PM
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Global Roots Series

Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 7:30PM
RAY CHEN, violin & JULIO ELIZALDE, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Recital Series

April 2024

QUATUOR ÉBÈNE

Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 7:30PM
JAKUB JÓZEF ORLINSKI* with IL POMO D’ORO BEYOND
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Revelle Chamber Music Series

Friday, April 12, 2024, at 7:30PM
QUATUOR ÉBÈNE*
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Revelle Chamber Music Series

Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 7PM
ABEL SELAOCOE & MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE*
SIROCCO
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
ProtoStar Innovative Series

JAZZ PIANO MINI FESTIVAL | In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month:

La Jolla Music Society 55th Anniversary

Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 7:30PM
HERBIE HANCOCK
Balboa Theatre

Friday, April 19, 2024, at 7:30PM
DAYRAMIR GONZÁLEZ & HABANA enTRANCé
Concerts @ The JAI

Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 7:30PM
HIROMI* sonicwonder
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 7PM
HIROMI: THE PIANO QUINTET featuring PUBLIQUARTET*
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
ProtoStar Innovative Series

Friday, April 26, 2024, at 7:30PM
YEFIM BRONFMAN, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Piano Series

May 2024

JIJI

Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 10AM & 11:30AM
KAKI KING*
The JAI
ConRAD Kids Series

Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 3PM
JUNCTION TRIO: Conrad Tao, piano; Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jay Campbell, cello
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Revelle Chamber Music Series

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:30PM
BALLETS JAZZ MONTRÉAL*
DANCE ME — Music by Leonard Cohen
Civic Theatre
Dance Series

Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 7:30PM
PABLO FERRÁNDEZ, cello
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Recital Series

Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 6PM & 8:30PM
CHARLES McPHERSON & FRIENDS
Featuring John Beasley and The Next Generation
Guest Curator Charles McPherson
Concerts @ The JAI

Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 3PM
JIJI, guitar
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Discovery Series

Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 7PM
TERRY VIRTS
How to Astronaut
A Changemaker Production
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Speaker Series

Friday, May 31, 2024, at 7:30PM
BRUCE LIU, piano
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Piano Series

June 2024

La Jolla Winter Season lineup

Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 6PM & 8:30PM
LARRY & JOE
Concerts @ The JAI

Friday, June 7, 2024, at 7:30PM
CHRIS THILE
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
Global Roots Series

Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 5PM & 7:30PM
THE CHARLES McPHERSON QUINTET*
Guest Curator Charles McPherson
Concerts @ The JAI

*La Jolla Music Society debut. Artists, concerts, dates, and venues subject to change.

Subscriptions and Single Tickets

Winter Season 2023–24 series subscriptions are available now available, and range from $59 (ConRAD Kids Series) to $446 (Piano Series). Single tickets will go on sale on July 17, 2023, and will range from $20 to $150.

Details and subscription packages are available at the La Jolla Music Society box office, by phone at 858.459.3728, and online here.

See you there, San Diego!

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  • Start Date
    October 7, 2023 7:30 pm
  • End Date
    June 9, 2024 9:30 pm
  • Status
    Showing
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    • Balboa Theatre
    • San Diego Civic Theatre
    • The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
    • The Jai
  • Address
    The Conrad, 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
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