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Inon Barnatan

Join Us For In-Person Concerts at The Conrad


San Diego, CA La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) has announced a series of outdoor chamber music concerts located in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, in addition to the previously announced Spring Live Stream Series. The decision came after the state’s announcement that beginning April 1, live performances will be permitted outdoors. The decision coincides with San Diego County’s shift from purple to red tier on the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing LJMS to hold in-person concerts with limited capacity and other COVID-19 safety regulations in place. 

“After months of waiting, we are thrilled to be gearing up for live classical concerts. With infection rates decreasing, restrictions on public gatherings are beginning to lift, and with the recent shift to the Red Tier, we’re able to offer outdoor concerts with socially distanced seating.  Despite the limited capacity, it will still be great to have people on site to hear live performances, and we’re excited to be able to offer programming and to welcome audiences safely back to The Conrad. And it’s a wonderful way to make use of The Conrad’s Wu Tsai QRT.yrd.” – Todd Schultz, President & CEO

The concerts in the QRT.yrdfeature new programs from SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan, Philippe Quint, & Alisa Weilerstein, Yefim Bronfman, and Zlatomir Fung & Richard Fu, all of whom will be performing different musical programs as part of our Spring Live Stream Series. These new programs showcase some of the most beloved works of the chamber music cannon by the likes of Chopin, Beethoven, and Schumann. The courtyard concerts have a maximum capacity of 98 patrons, allowing a total of 588 attendees across the six performance dates. 

“In our artistic planning, it was important for us to remain optimistic while creating contingency plans so that we could easily pivot as restrictions changed. This forward-thinking—and the tremendous support of our Board and LJMS family—is what allows us to make an announcement like this one today. None of this would have been possible without the commitment of the incredible artists who were willing to go on this journey with us by holding dates until the last possible moment. We’re proud to be among the first organizations to return to live in-person chamber music concerts in a more traditional setting and so excited to offer these concerts in The Conrad’s elegant, intimate Wu Tsai QRT.yrd.” – Leah Rosenthal, Artistic Director


Each courtyard concert will be subject to the most recent San Diego County COVID-19 regulations. Patrons and staff will be required to wear masks at all times, unless actively eating or drinking. Seating, entry, and exit points will be socially distanced. 


Saturday, April 10 at 11:30 AM & 2 PM
The Wu Tsai QRT.yrd at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan comes together with SummerFest favorite cellist Alisa Weilerstein and world-renowned violinist Philippe Quint for a special concert performing works by Franck and Arensky. 

    • Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano 
    • Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32


Tuesday, May 11 at 4:30 PM & 7 PM
The Wu Tsai QRT.yrd at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The illustrious pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to La Jolla Music Society for his debut at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. 

    • Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op.22 
    • Arabesque in C Major, Op. 13         
  • CHOPIN  
    • Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 



Saturday, June 5 at 11:30 AM & 2 PM
The Wu Tsai QRT.yrd at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. 

    • Senerata Napoletana, Op. 24, No. 2 (arr. for cello and piano) 
    • Sonata No. 3 in A Major for Piano and Cello, Op. 69 
    • Fantasie and Variations on Donizetti’s La Fille Du Regiment for
      Cello and Piano, Op. 16



As one of Southern California’s leading presenters of premier performing arts, La Jolla Music Society contributes to San Diego’s cultural vitality year-round through a rich variety of presentations, including classical, jazz, global roots, contemporary music, and dance. In addition to robust educational programs and community outreach, La Jolla Music Society produces SummerFest, a three-week music festival featuring over 80 world-class artists and ensembles performing eclectic concerts. For more information, visit, or call 858.459.3728.