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Get To Know SummerFest

SummerFest 2022: July 29 – August 26

at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center


SummerFest 2022 returns to The Conrad, expanded to four glorious weeks. Music Director Inon Barnatan, returning in his fourth year, has created an ambitious program, evocatively titled  “Under the Influence,” exploring the muses that seduced and inspired some of the greatest composers in musical history. Audiences will hear the magnetic influence of Wagner and Bach on their peers, take a musical trip to the salons of Paris, and experience the sins and merry pranks of Weill and Strauss. They will spend a genre-defying and unique week with opera stars, dancers, and jazz luminaries, and go further under the influence in a new Wednesday series that combines the best of San Diego’s food and wine scene with intermission-free concerts delving into the worlds of Shakespeare, Vivaldi, and more. SummerFest 2022 also sees the return of the Synergy Initiative, co-produced by Inon Barnatan and Clara Wu Tsai, conceiving concert events that combine different musical styles and performance elements such as dance to create a new experience that enlivens the senses and brings audiences to a new understanding and appreciation of the works.