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La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Offers Re-imagined, All Virtual 2020-2021 Season

Announcing “Stay at Home With Us”

La Jolla CA— With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus has once again re-imagined our 2020-2021 season. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we’ll continue to serve our communities as best we can. In order to ensure the safety of our community and ourselves, we’ve made some important modifications to our programming that will allow us to continue to share the joy of live performance with you, virtually.

Our 2020-2021 season—STAY AT HOME WITH US— will combine some of our favorite things: lively conversation, fascinating ideas and extraordinary music. In this six-part monthly series, we’ll prepare a lively menu of musical encounters featuring interviews, solo performances and selected pre-recorded works from the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus archives. Join us from your living room, or maybe from the kitchen as you prepare a meal and enjoy a glass of wine or listen as you walk on the beach or on the trails. We will meet you where you are with our signature mixture of adventurous and classic music-making along with warm conversations.  We will be airing selected archived LJS&C performances, preceded by a series of newly produced and recorded pre-concert lectures, interviews, and readings, hosted and curated by Steven Schick, Music Director. We are calling these “LJS&C: Stay Home with Us.”

We’ll begin in January with a program entitled “Music in Nature”, which will feature interviews and solo performances by LJS&C ensemble musicians, and selected movements from an archived performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. We’ll round out the program with an interview with LJ White, and archived performance of his Community Acoustics. The February program, entitled “The Music of Wonder and Awe” will feature the Poulenc Gloria, and will be hosted by Ruben Valenzuela, LJSC Chorus Conductor. The April program, “Music in Community” will explore the concept of the music of home. With whom do we share 33-degrees north latitude? This innovative production will highlight archived performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto and Anahita Abbasi’s why the Trees were Murmuring (premiered by the LJSC in 20120. The May concert will be a program of the music of Bach and Messiaen called “A Meeting in Time”. Selections of Bach’s Cantata # 106 will be arranged and performed by Maestros Steven Schick, percussion and Ruben Valenzuela, keyboards. Join us for a truly interstellar program of Bach’s Cantata #106 “Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit (God’s Time is the Very Best Time)” interspersed with movements of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

We’re calling the March and June programs, our “Potluck” concerts. These will feature solos and small ensembles performed by musicians from the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and gives us the perfect opportunity to introduce you to our LJSC family on a more intimate basis.

As we eagerly anticipate our return to the concert stage when it is safe to do so, we are excited to be in production of this bold new monthly digital program, featuring Steven Schick, LJSC Music Director, Ruben Valenzuela, Chorus Director and musicians from both ensembles. Productions will be aired on January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May14 and June 18. You can purchase a series subscription or individual event tickets by visiting our website at www.lajollasymphony.com, by phoning the Box Office at 858-534-4637 or by writing us at boxoffice@lajollasymphony.com.


  • Adult: $195
  • Senior & UCSD staff: $185
  • Student: $65


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