Emanuel Ax, Wynton Marsalis Lead Star-Studded Events At La Jolla Music Society This January

La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) opens 2022 with a star-studded lineup of live performances at its world-class venue, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. From international superstars like Emanuel Ax, Wynton Marsalis, and Lang Lang to global artists, dance, jazz, National Geographic speakers and more, the new year is filled with eclectic programming and exciting artistic experiences in the heart of La Jolla.

January explodes with talent with world-renowned piano superstar Emanuel Ax in an all-Chopin program January 7 in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall, featuring an all-Chopin program of mazurkas; nocturnes; Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61; and the iconic Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58, presented as part of the Piano Series.

On January 20, the Dance Series begins with the celebrated Alonzo King LINES Ballet performing a series of excerpts from their nearly forty-year history, showcasing stunning dancers and impeccable technique, creating an unforgettable dialogue between movement and music at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, features fifteen of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today making its highly anticipated return to San Diego in two concerts, one at the Balboa Theatre and the other in the more intimate surroundings of The Baker-Baum Concert Hall. Both will present jazz artistry at its finest.

The Discovery Series brings us pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, First Prize Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal, on January 16, while the Global Roots Series continues with Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar, one of the brightest and most prolific groups on the gospel scene, on January 29.

Finally, the Speaker Series kicks off with Hilaree Nelson in Nat Geo Live: Skiing the Dream Line. Hilaree Nelson, National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year, tells captivating stories of the passion, grit, and teamwork behind summiting Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, with Jim Morrison when they became the first people to complete one of the boldest ski runs of all time. This talk and Q&A is held in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall.

All Upcoming Events in the 2021-22 Winter Season

JANUARY:

  • Friday, January 7, 2022, at 8 PM: Emanuel Ax
    Piano Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 7 PM: Nat Geo Live! Skiing the Dream Line with Hilaree Nelson
    Speaker Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 3 PM: Zoltán Fejérvári, piano
    Discovery Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 8 PM: Alonzo King LINES Ballet
    Dance Series
    San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 8 PM: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Jazz Series
    Balboa Theatre
  • Monday, January 24, 2022, at 8 PM: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Connect to The Conrad
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 8 PM: Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar
    Global Roots
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

FEBRUARY:

  • Friday, February 4, 2022, at 8 PM: Counterpoint Conrad Tao & Caleb Teicher
    ProtoStar Innovative Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30 PM: Dreamers’ Circus
    Concerts @ The JAI
    The JAI at The Conrad
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 7 PM: 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 8 PM: Beatrice Rana
    Piano Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30 PM: Avital Meets Avital
    Artist-in-Residence Series
    The JAI at The Conrad
  • Monday, March 14, 2022, at 8 PM: Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell
    Special Event
    Civic Theatre
  • Friday, March 18, 2022, at 8 PM: Lang Lang
    WinterFest Gala
    Piano Series
    Balboa Theatre
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 3 PM: Arod Quartet
    Discovery Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Friday, March 25, 2022, at 8 PM & 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 7 PM: Nat Geo Live! Ocean Soul with Brian Skerry
    Speaker Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

APRIL:

  • Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 7 PM: Silk Road Ensemble “A Home Within”
    ProtoStar Innovative Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 8 PM: Matthias Goerne & Seong-Jin Cho
    Special Vocal Recital
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Friday, April 8, 2022, at 8 PM: Chris Botti
    Jazz Series
    Balboa Theatre
  • Friday, April 22, 2022, at 8 PM: DakhaBrakha
    Global Roots Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8 PM: 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 & 8:30 PM: Gunhild Carling
    Concerts @ The JAI
    The JAI at The Conrad

MAY & JUNE:

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 8 PM: Lila Downs
    Global Roots Series
    Balboa Theatre
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 3 PM: 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 3 PM: Behzod Abduraimov
    Piano Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 6:30 & 8:30 PM: Roberto Fonseca
    Concerts @ The JAI
    The JAI at The Conrad
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 8 PM: Spektral Quartet “Letters From Home”
    ProtoStar Innovative Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad
  • Friday, June 3, 2022, at 8 PM: Arturo Sandoval
    Jazz Series
    The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad

Subscriptions and single tickets

Winter Season subscription packages start at $35. Single tickets start at $15. Please visit here for details and to purchase tickets.

About La Jolla Music Society

As one of Southern California’s leading presenters of premier performing arts, La Jolla Music Society contributes to San Diego’s cultural vitality year-round through a rich variety of presentations, including classical, jazz, global roots, contemporary music, and dance. In addition to robust educational programs and community outreach, La Jolla Music Society produces SummerFest, a three-week music festival featuring over 80 world-class artists and ensembles performing eclectic concerts. For more information, visit here, or call 858.459.3728.

See you there, San Diego!

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