Home / Arts & Entertainment / La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Offers Re-imagined, All Virtual 2020-2021 Season ‘Stay Home With Us’

La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Offers Re-imagined, All Virtual 2020-2021 Season ‘Stay Home With Us’

Announcing the Release of the June Program: Musical Potluck #2

La Jolla CA— With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus has 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 HOME WITH US—combines some of our favorite things: lively conversation, fascinating ideas and extraordinary music. In this six-part monthly series, we are preparing a lively menu of musical encounters featuring interviews, solo and small ensemble performances and selected pre-recorded works from the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus archives.

On June 18, 2021, LJS&C will release our final concert in this series entitled “Musical Potluck #2”. The second of two concerts featuring an eclectic mix of repertoire and instrumentation, we’ll highlight our very own LJS&C musicians. Get comfortable and share a meal with your loved ones, while we invite you to get to know our special and talented family of artists, on a much more personal level. On this program, we’ll share the rousing Sextet for wind quintet and piano by Francis Poulenc, performed by Carol Rothrock (oboe), Tom Schubert (bassoon), Paul Miller (clarinet), Cynthia McGregor (horn), Elena Yarritu (flute), and Stephanie Weaver (piano). Paul Miller, clarinettist, will also perform Counterpoint, a minimalist composition by Steve Reich. Elizabeth Simmons, soprano will present J.S. Bach’s sublime “Schlumert Ein” from Ich habe genug (BWV 82), accompanied by collaborative pianist Kyle Adam Blair. Colin Brumby’s Suite for Double Basses will be performed by members of the LJS&C bass section: Christine Allen, Darrell Cheng, Lance Gucwa, and Owen Cruise. Chorus member Hima Joshi will share O Sweet Spontaneous, by Juliana Hall for solo soprano. Finally, we will round out the program with a multi-track, virtual performance by the LJS&C chorus, of Mendelssohn’s incredibly moving and incredibly relevant Verleih uns Frieden.

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, LJS&C Music Director, Ruben Valenzuela, LJS&C Chorus Director and musicians from both ensembles. All of these programs 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 LJS&C family on a more intimate basis.

Productions will be aired on January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May14 and June 18. Series subscriptions or individual event tickets can be purchased 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.

Regular Subscription Rates:

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

Individual Ticket Prices: $18-$39

%d bloggers like this: