A Star-Studded Lineup for La Jolla Music Society’s 2024–25 Winter Season

La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) has announced the company’s 56th annual Winter Season, filled with both superstars and talents on the rise, from opera and dance luminaries to world music giants and the brightest stars of classical music.

2024-25 Winter Season Highlights

Returning are audience favorites Emanuel Ax, Chris Botti, Joyce DiDonato, Zakir Hussain, Wynton Marsalis, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Gil Shaham, Kodo, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Abel Selaocoe, a powerhouse trio of Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pablo Ferrández, and Yefim Bronfman, and many more.

The Dance Series will see milestone performances by the companies of two pioneers of modern dance, Marth Graham and Twyla Tharp, on tour for their 100-year and 60-year anniversaries, respectively.

“With the opening of The Conrad, our ability to serve the greater San Diego community has grown exponentially,” says LJMS President and CEO Todd Schultz. “That has given our Artistic Director, Leah Rosenthal, the ability to increase the breadth and diversity of our programming.”

“Her expertise in attracting great artists, as well as identifying young artists on the cusp of major careers, has led to planning another terrific Winter Season that will attract both longtime LJMS patrons and those discovering us and The Conrad for the first time.”

In all, the 2024–25 Winter Season offers 67 performances. Of the artists, more than half 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. In addition, the company’s commitment to presenting great artists at off-site venues continues, with seven shows held at the Balboa Theatre and one each at the Civic Theatre, St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, and the newly renovated Jacobs Music Center.

2024-25 Winter Season Series Lineup

  • Piano Series: Hélène Grimaud | Jeremy Denk | Yunchan Lim | Nobuyuki Tsujii | Lucas Debargue

  • Recital Series: Barbara Hannigan & Bertrand Chamayou | Anthony McGill & Emanuel Ax | Blake Pouliot & Henry Kramer | Gil Shaham & Orli Shaham | Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason

  • Revelle Chamber Music Series: Takács Quartet | Hagen Quartet | Les Arts Florissants | Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pablo Ferrández, Yefim Bronfman

  • Discovery Series: Trio Bohémo | Guido Sant’anna | Evren Ozel | Elisabeth Brauss | Jaemin Han

  • Jazz Series: Chris Botti | Legacy of Wayne Shorter | Spanish Harlem Orchestra | Paramount Quartet

  • Dance Series: Martha Graham Dance Company | Twyla Tharp Dance | Ballet Folklórico de México

  • Protostar Innovative Series: Abel Selaocoe and Bantu Ensemble | Fire Shut Up In My Bones | Zakir Hussain & Third Coast Percussion | Cameron Carpenter

  • Global Roots Series: Aida Cuevas | Kodo | Dreamers’ Circus | Sona Jobarteh

  • Speaker Series: Albert Lin | Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner | Jess Cramp

  • ConRAD Kids Series: Collision of Rhythm | Encanto | Lucky Diaz

  • Concerts in The JAI: Fred Hersch & Anat Cohen | Sammy Miller and the Congregation | Alexa Tarantino Quartet | Connie Han Trio | Jahari Stampley Trio | Harold López-Nussa | Goitse | American Patchwork Quartet | Mames Babegenush | Tres Souls

  • Special Events: London Symphony Orchestra | Joyce DiDonato & Kings Return | Cameron Carpenter | Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

See you there!

Winter Season 2024–25 subscriptions range from $94.50 (Speaker Series) to $475.50 (Piano Series). Compose-Your-Own discounted packages of any three or more concerts are also available.

Single tickets range from $28 (Collision of Rhythm) to $165 (London Symphony Orchestra With Yunchan Lim).

Details and tickets 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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