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Get To Know SummerFest

SummerFest 2022: July 29–August 26

at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center


Music Director Inon Barnatan, returning in his fourth year, 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 heard the magnetic influence of Wagner and Bach on their peers, took a musical trip to the salons of Paris, and experienced the sins and merry pranks of Weill and Strauss. They spent a genre-defying and unique week with opera stars, dancers, and jazz luminaries, and went further under the influence in a new Wednesday series that combined 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 saw 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.

17 Concerts

spanning chamber music, jazz, opera, dance, and more

60 Composers

Plus three premieres!