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SummerFest opens with the Four Seasons with music director Cho-Liang Lin

July 29, 2014

SummerFest opens with the Four Seasons with music director Cho-Liang Lin

Under music director Cho-Liang Lin, La Jolla Music Society celebrates opening night of SummerFest 2014 on August 1. Lin joins the festivities for a reading of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons on a program that also features piano four-hands music by Dvorak and Fauré performed by Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, as well as Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio in B-Flat Major.

Two days later, Lin returns to the SummerFest stage for “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” a program that includes Mozart’s eponymous work, the premiere of a new work for piano four-hands by Stephen Hartke, and Schubert’s Octet in F Major.

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Music Director Cho-Liang Lin leads La Jolla Music Society in “SummerFest under the Stars”

July 25, 2014

Music Director Cho-Liang Lin leads La Jolla Music Society in “SummerFest under the Stars”

Continuing an annual tradition, Music Director Cho-Liang Lin leads a free outdoor concert prior to La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest opening night. This year’s “SummerFest under the Stars” takes place on July 30 in Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove, and will feature a number of SummerFest guest artists performing alongside the San Diego Youth Symphony’s International Youth Symphony.

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Under Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest launches its 2014 season

July 18, 2014

Under Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest launches its 2014 season

Music Director Cho-Liang Lin brings La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest back to southern California beginning July 30. As a prelude to opening night on August 1, the Taiwanese-born violinist and conductor leads SummerFest artists and the San Diego Youth Symphony’s International Youth Symphony in SummerFest Under the Stars at La Jolla Cove. Following the free outdoor concert, Lin picks up his “Titian” Stradivarius for SummerFest’s opening night performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons on a program that also includes works by Dvorak, Fauré, and Beethoven.

Lin is next heard at SummerFest on August 3 in a trio of works including Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Schubert’s Octet in F Major. He returns to the SummerFest stage on August 16 for an exploration of Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F Major, Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, and Schubert’s String Quartet in C Major. The following afternoon on August 17, Lin leads an exploration of 20th-century works by Bernstein, Stravinsky, Dohnányi, Turina, Messiaen, and Poulenc. His final performance as part of SummerFest’s 2014 season is in the finale concert on August 22. Led by Leonard Slatkin, the evening sees Lin as soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major.

Other notable artists on the SummerFest 2014 lineup include trumpeter Alison Balsom, pianists Inon Barnatan and Orion Weiss, and the Miró Quartet. Click here for a full program and lineup.