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21ST ANNUAL LAGUNA BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JEREMY DENK, PIANO

The Laguna Beach Music Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2023, featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, as artistic director. Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, proclaimed by the New York Times as "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs."

A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is a multi-day series of classical and contemporary concerts, community outreach programs, and dynamic special events.

02/17/2023 at 8:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT

JEREMY DENK

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

PROGRAM

  • IVES: Sonata No. 4 (violin and piano)

  • Vocal ensemble singing hymns from Ives 3

  • IVES: Sonata No. 3

  • BRAHMS: Regenlied (“Rain Song”) from Lieder, Op. 59 with singer from vocal ensemble plus Jeremy  (TBD vocalist)

  • BRAHMS: Sonata No. 1 “Regenlied” (violin and piano) 

Experience the musical languages of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms, performed by Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jaciw. In between the Ives Sonatas, chorus members will intersperse popular hymns which the sonatas are based upon. Preceding Brahms’ Sonata No.  1, his Regenlied ("Rain Song”) from Lieder, Op. 59 will be performed by Jeremy Denk and soloist.

02/18/2023

Saturday 8 PM

JEREMY DENK

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 

PROGRAM

  • BACH: Partita in G major, BWV 829

  • SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D. 935

  • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: They Will Not Lend Me a Child 

  • WIGGINS: The Battle of Manassas

  • JOPLIN/CHAUVIN: Heliotrope Bouquet 

  • RZEWSKI: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues 

  • BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 

Jeremy Denk shares a unique program that contrasts Bach and Beethoven with American works that spotlight overlooked composers. Program to include works by: J.S. Bach, Schubert, “Blind Tom Wigging,” Scott Joplin, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Rzewski, and Beethoven.

02/19/2023

Sunday 3 PM

JEREMY DENK

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

PROGRAM

  • FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F minor

  • And other works to be announced

Don’t miss the Festival finale family affair with Jeremy Denk and special guest artists performing Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor. 

 Partially funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach

Info@lagunabeachlive.org

P. O. Box 9336  -  Laguna Beach, CA 92652

© 2023 by Laguna Beach Live, Inc. a Nonprofit 501c3 Corporation

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