La Jolla Music Society to salute New Orleans at spirited concert and gala on April 20
– From Music Society ReportsSeven musicians and 10 dancers will perform the collaboration “Ma Maison,” where the spirit of New Orleans comes alive in a raucous celebration of the city’s iconic culture. It’s all set to take place 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., in downtown San Diego, when La Jolla Music Society brings together the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trey McIntyre Project.
A 7 p.m. prelude hosted by Jazz 88.3 will open the show.
The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, founded in 1961, has traveled worldwide spreading its mission to perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.
The Trey McIntyre Project is known for innovating ballet dance by infusing its classical inheritance with freshness, vitality and depth. The duo’s integrated show, which premiered in 2008, explores the connections between jazz, blues and gospel. Tickets from $27 at ljms.org and (858) 459-3728.
Prior to the performance, the Music Society will host its annual WinterFest Gala at the Horton Grand Hotel. The Mardi Gras-style celebration will include a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction, plus a parade down Fourth Avenue with the Euphoria Jazz Band, before the show. Let the beads fly!
The gala’s major sponsors include Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Susan and Bill Hoehn, and Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner. Table sponsors include Mary Ann Beyster, Dave and Elaine Darwin, Helene K. Kruger, Marina and Rafael Pastor, and Elizabeth and Joseph Taft.
Gala tickets start at $750. To receive an invitation, call Kristin Schert at (858) 459-3724, ext. 206.