The nationally recognized festival begins Aug. 5 with a free concert at La Jolla Cove and continues through Aug. 28 at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorum with a repertoire of works spanning musical eras and performed by a roster of internationally renowned artists.
Highlights of and festival include:
- Free, opening concert at 7 p.m., Aug. 5, in Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove with works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Moszkowski and Bach.
- Premiere chamber works by composers Joel Hoffman, Derek Bermel and Clarice Assad.
- A salute to Dmitri Shostakovich with three curated programs of the Russian composer’s chamber music accompanied by lectures by musicologist Richard Taruskin.
- A gala celebrating the best of the European classical music tradition and raising funds for the society’s education and artistic programs.
Single-tickets prices range from $45-$75 and are on sale at 858-459-3728 or online at www.LJMS.org.
Since its inception in 1986, SummerFest has welcomed over 800 artists and ensembles and over a quarter of a million audience members.