Curtis is now playing in his 24th Season with The Jolla Symphony 

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2007-2008 Schedule

Presenting our 2007-2008 Season:

The inaugural season of La Jolla Symphony & Chorus' new music director, internationally renowned percussionist Steven Schick, is at once rich and exciting, traditional and new ... it is music for our time. Join us as we welcome famous guest artists and composers, old friends and new, beginning with an important premiere of Philip Glass' Cello Concerto.

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March 15–16, 2008
The inward gaze
Steven Schick, Conductor and Music Director
Chinary Ung Inner Voices
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 6
Ruth Crawford Seeger Andante for Strings
Igor Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

A program of unusual variety: Stravinsky's masterpiece, the Symphony of Psalms, is the centerpiece of a program that includes Schubert's charming "Little C-Major Symphony," and the Andante for Strings by American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger. UCSD composer Chinary Ung's Inner Voices blends elements of the traditional music of his birthplace, Cambodia, with the forces of a symphonic orchestra. This breakthrough work won the prestigious Gawemeyer Award for music.

Program Notes by Dr. Eric Bromberger

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May 3–4, 2008
Where I'm calling from
Steven Schick, Conductor and Music Director
John Luther Adams Dark Waves
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 38 "Prague"
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Two symphonies from Prague! Mozart wrote his Symphony No. 38 as a salute to the city that had welcomed him so warmly, and a century later in that same city Dvořák wrote one of his finest works, the dark and dramatic Seventh Symphony. Hear them both on a program that opens with another work by John Luther Adams, his Dark Waves.

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June 7–8, 2008
...and ending in light
Steven Schick, Conductor and Music Director
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 102
Kueiju Lin Snow in June (Thomas Nee Commission)
Edgard Varčse Offrandes
Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration

A season that began in light concludes in light with Strauss' moving tone-poem about the transfiguration of a human soul. The program opens with one of the energetic symphonies Haydn composed for London audiences and also offers the La Jolla Symphony's first performance ever of music by that great American maverick, Edgard Varčse.


Non-Subscription Special Events

March 2, 2008, 4pm at San Rafael Parish Catholic Church
May 18, 2008, 7pm at St. Therese of Carmel Church
Sacred Voices Series
David Chase, Conductor & Choral Director

Choral Director David Chase conducts the La Jolla Symphony Chorus in Sergei Rachmaninoff's greatest choral work, Vespers (All-Night Vigil). In keeping with its Russian Orthodox heritage, this masterpiece is sung a cappella. The concert is performed without intermission. For more information or tickets, call LJS&C at 858-534-4637.

March 2: San Rafael Parish Catholic Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo.

May 18: St. Therese of Carmel, 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego.

Buy tickets for the concert on March 2 at San Rafael Parish Catholic Church

Buy tickets for the concert on May 18 at St. Therese of Carmel Church.

May 10, 2008, 2pm
7th Annual LJS&C Wine Tasting
with syndicated wine columnist Robert Whitley

Join us for this lively, fun and informative afternoon that includes a reception, blind tasting conducted by Robert Whitley, and opportunity drawing to win incredible wines from private collections. Held at the Del Mar home of Ed & Karen Mercaldo. Call LJS&C for more information and reservations at 858-534-4637.

Past Performances

Concerts which are over for this season.

August 25, 2007 – 7:30pm
Cabaret Night with Chanteuse Ann Chase

Join us for an evening of wine, food and Cabaret—featuring chanteuse Ann Chase. The evening begins with a wine and appetizer reception, hosted by Chefs de Cuisine, followed by an intimate Cabaret concert, and concluding with desserts and coffee. Ticket prices are $85, $100 (reserved seating), or $475 for a VIP package for 4. For more information or reservations, contact the LJS&C office at 858-534-4637.

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November 3–4, 2007
Season Opener: Starting with light...
Steven Schick, Conductor and Music Director
John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World
Philip Glass Cello Concerto (U.S. Premiere)
Beethoven Symphony No. 4

The La Jolla Symphony opens its 53rd season—and Steven Schick's tenure as Music Director—with an important premiere: cellist Wendy Sutter is soloist in the first American performance of Philip Glass' Cello Concerto. Philip Glass, Academy Award Nominee and one of America's most important composers, will be present. The program opens with the radiant The Light that Fills the World by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams and concludes with Beethoven's crisp and energetic Fourth Symphony.

Program Notes by Dr. Eric Bromberger

November 3, 2007 – 9:30pm
Opening Night Reception

Join us directly after Saturday's season-opening concert for a champagne reception celebrating Steven Schick's debut as Music Director and welcoming special guests Philip Glass and Wendy Sutter. Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, desserts. UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion. Limited to 100 people. Tickets are $50. for more information or reservations, contact the LJS&C office at 858-534-4637.

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December 8–9, 2007
L'Enfance du Christ
David Chase, Conductor and Choral Director
Hector Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ

Choral Director David Chase leads soloists, chorus, and orchestra in music perfectly suited to the season, L'Enfance du Christ, a Christmas oratorio that tells-in some of Berlioz's most gentle and beautiful music-the story of the flight into Egypt by Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus.

Program Notes by Dr. Eric Bromberger

December 16, 2007
Christmas Messiah Sing - 4:00pm
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

A holiday favorite! Join our annual sing of the Christmas portion of the Messiah. See the directions.

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January 27, 2008, 2pm
49th Annual Young Artists Winners Recital

Winners of the 49th annual Young Artists Competition perform their award-winning pieces at a spectacular private concert venue in La Jolla. The benefit concert starts promptly at 2:00pm and is followed by a reception. Tickets: $25 general admission, $12 students 18 and under. Reserved seating: $50. All ticket prices include valet parking.

For more information on competition information, please see the applications and guidelines.

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February 9–10, 2008
...so it goes
Steven Schick, Conductor and Music Director
Pasha Tseitlin, Violin Soloist (Young Artist Competition Winner)
Ingram Marshall Kingdom Come
Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

In 1827 a young French music student turned his own "lovesick despair" into one of the most revolutionary—and exciting—pieces of music ever written, the Symphonie Fantastique. Ingram Marshall's lyric and beautiful Kingdom Come—for electronic tape and orchestra—makes use of the composer's recordings of Serbian and Croatian chants in a moving elegy for the victims of that war. Also on this program: Prokofiev's lyric First Violin Concerto, performed by our Young Artist Competition winner, Pasha Tseitlin.

Program Notes by Dr. Eric Bromberger


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