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Looking Back at SummerFest 2022

SummerFest 2022 Artwork

Relive the best of SummerFest 2022 with the first of a series of four captivating digital concerts, Live from The Conrad!

Under the Influence

July 29–August 26, 2022

at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center


La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest returned to The Conrad, expanded to four glorious weeks!

For our most recent SummerFest, Music Director Inon Barnatan created an ambitious program, evocatively titled “Under the Influence,” exploring the muses that seduced and inspired some of the greatest composers in musical history.

During the Festival, we heard the magnetic effect of Wagner and J.S. Bach on their peers, traveled to the salons of Paris, and experienced the sins and merry pranks of Kurt Weill and Strauss. We spent a genre-defying and unique week with opera stars, dancers, and jazz luminaries, and went further under the influence in a new intermission-free Wednesday series that welcomed audiences into the worlds of Shakespeare, Vivaldi, and Cécile McLorin Salvant followed by social and culinary experiences in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd.

Garrick Ohlsson, Augustin Hadelich, Liza Ferschtman, Marc-André Hamelin, Caroline Shaw, Carter Brey, Joyce Yang, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Cécile McLorin Salvant, the Dover and Miró Quartets, and many more astounding artists were among the many who joined us in La Jolla.

Congratulations to all who made SummerFest 2022 an experience we will never forget!