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SummerFest Opening Night Conductor and Violinist Alan Gilbert

La Jolla Music Society

Opening Night: Expect The Unexpected

Prelude Interview with Inon Barnatan and Hosted by Leah Rosenthal

Opening Night:
Expect the Unexpected

Friday, July 28 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Prelude Interview with Inon Barnatan and Hosted by Leah Rosenthal
6:30 PM in The JAI



ALAN GILBERT, conductor & violin

Artists will include:
Steven Copes, Blake Pouliot, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Oliver Herbert, cello
Rose Lombardo, flute
Anton Rist, clarinet
Marc Lachat, oboe
Eleni Katz, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Kaylet Torrez, horn
Eric Starr
, trombone
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Dustin Donahue, Sidney Hopson, percussion
The SummerFest Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alan Gilbert



This festival we delight in the unknown, the surprising and the unexpected. In that spirit, music director Inon Barnatan has created a concert program for opening night that will not be disclosed in advance and which, like an Omakase meal at a sushi restaurant, invites you to trust the chef to create an unforgettable experience. Superstar conductor Alan Gilbert, principal conductor of Hamburg’s Elbephilharmonie and former music director of the New York Philharmonic, leads an all-star cast of musicians in an unmissable program of chamber and orchestral works, including a virtuosic showstopper, a lush symphony, and an iconic piano concerto.