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 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 artpower.ucsd.edu.
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 ljathenaeum.org/jazz.
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.
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 camarada.org.
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 Ljms.org.
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 Sandiosymphony.com or (619) 235-0804.