La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest to expand from three to four weeks in 2022

Posted on: March 24, 2022

“SummerFest, the La Jolla Music Society’s annual chamber music celebration, will be bigger than ever in 2022,” writes George Varga in Sunday’s (3/20) San Diego Union-Tribune. “For the first time in the event’s 36-year history, SummerFest will expand from three to four weeks…. It will feature 21 concerts…. The lineup includes … clarinetist Anthony McGill, the Miro Quartet and the 19-piece chamber orchestra The Knights [and] violinist and singer Caroline Shaw, who at 30 became the youngest artist to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for music composition…. The lineup includes … countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo [performing] songs by German composer Kurt Weill. SummerFest … will also see the introduction of intermissionless Wednesday-afternoon concerts, which will be followed by food and wine … in the courtyard of the society’s Conrad Prebys Center for the Performing Arts…. The goal of the event’s expansion is to make it more leisurely … with the festival going dark on Monday and Tuesday nights. ‘This way, there will be more space around the concerts,’ [SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan] noted…. This year’s SummerFest … explores events, places and individuals that inspired the storied composers whose music will be performed.”