Music, music everywhere in La Jolla this week! Here's a concert roundup!

The Jupiter String Quartet
The Jupiter String Quartet

There are so many concerts scheduled around town, The Light presents this roundup for those who want their spirits lifted eight to the bar … or otherwise!

Jupiter Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet (aka violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel and cellist Daniel McDonough) will perform a chamber concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on UCSD campus. There will be a conversation with the artists at 7 p.m. at The Loft, with nibbles and beverages from the Zanzibar Café available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 at (858) 534-8497 or

At the Loft

UCSD’s The Loft presents classical violist Daniel Bernard Roumain (with DJ Scientific on turntables) 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. The concert’s intermission includes a chat with the artists, bites and beverages from Zanzibar Café (starting at 6:30 p.m.) Roumain recently performed with Lady Gaga on FOX’s “American Idol.”  Electronic composer DJ Scientific supplies the beats. Tickets are $26-$16 at the door, (858) 534-8497 or


On Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8:30 p.m. it’s folk music with Free Energy. The Philly-based quintet has emerged as an embodiment of the essence of every beloved rock band from the canon of classic rock radio. Tickets are $14.

On Monday, Jan. 31, it’s the pop chops of Darwin Deez and his classic-rock accentuated with the experimental beats of electronic music. Tickets $12.

Pianist Vijay Iyer will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. This Grammy-nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album hails from New York City. transforms familiar sounds into “sonic journeys of discovery.” Tickets $26-$16.

Eric Reed Trio

The Eric Reed Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Athenaeum, 1004 Wall Street. Jazz pianist Reed will be joined by Hamilton Price on bass and Kevin Kanner on drums. Tickets are $19-$24 at (858) 454-5872 or

Cecil Lytle

Pianist Cecil Lytle will perform “The Naked Liszt” with narration by Arthur Wagner and Eva Barnes as a fundraiser for scholarships for UCSD students who are graduates of the Preuss School, a charter high school at UCSD. Lytle is working on a documentary about the composer. The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Tickets are $50-$10 at (858) 534-1507.

Camera Lucida

The next Camera Lucida concert will feature music by Bruckner and Brahms performed by renowned players from UCSD’s music faculty and musicians from the San Diego Symphony, 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Tickets are $25-$20 at (858) 822-2166. Free student rush an hour before the concert.


Camarada (Erin Breene, cello; Beth-Ross Buckley, flute; David Buckley, violin; Jessica Guideri, violin and Travis Maril viola) will present “American Romantic,” featuring selections by musical pioneers of the American spirit, 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 1640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Tickets $25-$20 at (619) 231-3702 or

Louis Lortie

The La Jolla Music Society will present a Liszt Celebration Concert with Louis Lortie, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, 700 Prospect St. On the program are: Annees de pelerinage — premiere annee: Suisse; deuxieme annee: Italie; and troisime annee. The show will have an intermission and a dinner break. Tickets $75-$25 at (858) 459-3728 or

Vienna Boys Choir

This beloved children’s choir will perform works by Haydn, Mozart and more, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B. Street. Tickets are $85-$30 at or (619) 235-0804.



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