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 (LJMS)’ 54th Winter Season, opening October 8, 2022, at The Conrad in La Jolla and continuing to June 2023.

LJMS Winter Season 2022-23 Highlights

Some of the most exciting events planned include the return of Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in recital; the acclaimed violinist Midori’s 40th Anniversary Celebration; the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; a farewell performance by the Emerson Quartet on their final tour; Kodo, the wildly popular international Japanese drummers; bringing 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 all, the 2022–23 Winter Season offers 62 events, featuring 47 different artists and speakers. Of those, 27 are LJMS debuts, with many also San Diego or regional debuts. The majority of the events will be held at The Conrad, in either The Baker-Baum Concert Hall or The JAI, with six shows held at the Balboa Theatre or Civic Theatre downtown.

“The 2022–23 Winter Season at The Conrad is a big and beautiful season celebrating beloved artists as well as innovative new experiences,” says Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal. “We’ll welcome back classical luminaries like Yo-Yo Ma, Daniil Trifonov, and Midori, as well as two iconic American modern dance companies, Alvin Ailey and Complexions.”

“We’ll have the opportunity to say farewell to the Emerson String Quartet, one of the most esteemed string quartets of our time, and we’ll see exciting debuts from genre-bending saxophonist, Jess Gillam; superstar mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato; the soulful duo, The War and Treaty; and brilliant illusionist, Scott Silven, among many others.”

“Our Jazz Series offers 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 orchestra leader, Maria Schneider. Not to mention the return of the 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’m especially excited for 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 internationally renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s premiere of ‘Fragments,’ co-produced by the San Diego Symphony,”

Rosenthal continues. “These partnerships reflect the continued development of San Diego’s classical music community, growing from strength to strength.”

“With the opening of The Conrad three years ago, our Board of Directors set forth a Strategic Plan that lays out a vision for serving the entire community on a variety of levels, and Leah’s work as Artistic Director is leading us toward that vision. By presenting some of the greatest artists in the world in their various genres—classical, chamber, piano, jazz, dance, mariachi and more—we hope to serve people from every aspect and every corner of this community.”

“We want all San Diegans to feel welcome and celebrated at 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 Lineup

October 2022

APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET*
GARRICK OHLSSOHN, piano

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

JESS GILLAM*, saxophone
THOMAS WEAVER*, piano

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022 | 3PM
Discovery Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

EVENING WITH THE WAR AND TREATY*
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 | 7:30PM
Global Roots Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

JAZZREACH* featuring Students from Mission Bay High School
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 | 3PM
ConRAD Kids Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

November 2022

NAT GEO LIVE! EXPLORING MARS with KOBIE BOYKINS*
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022 | 7PM
Speaker Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

TIME FOR THREE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022 | 6:30PM & 8:30PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

DANIIL TRIFONOV
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022 | 7:30PM
Piano Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

EMMET COHEN TRIO*
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022 | 5PM & 7PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

December 2022


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

RANDALL GOOSBY*, violin
ZHU WANG*, piano

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022 | 3PM
Discovery Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

STORM LARGE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 | 7:30PM
Special Holiday Event
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022 | 7:30PM
Jazz Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

ALFREDO RODRÍGUEZ*
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 | 6:30PM & 8:30PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

January 2023

DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2023 | 6:30PM & 8:30PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

CONNECT TO THE CONRAD: JOYCE DiDONATO*
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2023 | 7:30PM
ProtoStar Innovative Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

LEIF OVE ANDSNES
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023 | 7:30PM
Piano Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023 | 7:30PM
Jazz Series
Balboa Theatre

123 ANDRÉS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023 | 10AM & 11:30AM
The ConRAD Kids Series
The JAI

JOHAN DALENE*, violin
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023 | 3PM
Discovery Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

February 2023

KODO ONE EARTH TOUR 2023: TSUZUMI
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023 | 7:30PM
Special Family Event
Balboa Theatre

NAT GEO LIVE! LIFE ON THE VERTICAL with MARK SYNNOTT*
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2023 | 7PM
Speaker Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

ARIS QUARTETT*
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2023 | 3PM
Discovery Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

QUARTETTO DI CREMONA*
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023 | 7:30PM
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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

March 2023

GOITSE
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2023 | 6:30PM & 8:30PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA*
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2023 | 6PM
Jazz Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

IGOR LEVIT
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023 | 7:30PM
Piano Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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

ZAKIR HUSSAIN: MASTERS OF PERCUSSION
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023 | 7:30PM
Global Roots Series
Balboa Theatre

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

April 2023


CHUCHO VALDÉS QUARTET
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023 | 7:30PM
Jazz Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023 | 7:30PM
Dance Series
Civic Theatre

YO-YO MA & KATHRYN STOTT
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023 | 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2023 | 7:30PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2023 | 7:30PM
Recital Series
Civic Theatre

EMERSON STRING QUARTET FAREWELL SEASON
SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2023 | 7:30PM
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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

VAN CLIBURN GOLD MEDAL WINNER*
Winner to be announced on June 18, 2022
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023 | 3PM
Discovery Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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

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

May 2023

PIANIMAL*
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 | 10AM & 11:30AM
ConRAD Kids Series
The JAI

BROOKLYN RIDER & MAGOS HERRERA* : DREAMERS
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 | 7:30PM
ProtoStar Innovative Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA* with DANIEL HOPE*, violin & music director
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 | 7:30PM
Revelle Chamber Music Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

CINEMA VERISMO* with Mak Grgic*
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 | 6:30PM & 8:30PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

COMPLEXIONS: STAR DUST FROM BACH TO BOWIE, Artist-in-Residence
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023 | 7:30PM
Dance Series
Civic Theatre

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

June 2023

BODYTRAFFIC*
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023 | 7:30PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2023 | 7:30PM
Dance Series
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

JIMMIE HERROD*
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 | 5PM & 7PM
Concerts at The Jai
The JAI

* La Jolla Music Society debut

Artists, concerts, dates, and venues subject to change.

Subscriptions and Single Tickets

Winter Season 2022–23 series subscriptions are available 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.

See you there, San Diego!