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Wednesday, August 21, 2024 • 7 PM

La Jolla Music Society

Midweek Masterworks: Instrumental Stories

The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

This concert highlights Brahms’ String Sextet No. 1, brought to life through musicians’ personal stories and the rich histories of their instruments. It features Bartók’s Contrasts, a vibrant fusion of classical and jazz commissioned by Benny Goodman, and Michi Wiancko’s Lullaby for the Transient, a meditative piece on immigration. Together, these performances weave a tapestry of personal and historical narratives, offering a deeply engaging exploration of music’s power to tell stories.


Yura Lee, violin; Anthony Mcgill, clarinet; Gilles Vonsattel, piano


Lullaby for the Transient 

Simone Porter, SooBeen Lee, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Kyril Zlotnikov, cello; Anthony McGill, clarinet


String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18 

James Ehnes, Jack Liebeck, violins; Yura Lee, Jonathan Vinocourviolas; Paul Watkins, Kyril Zlotnikov, cellos

Midweek Cheers!

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne at these intermission-less concerts. Join your fellow concertgoers for a celebratory toast in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd following each Wednesday concert.