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Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center opens with some pomp, much circumstance in La Jolla

Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center opens with some pomp, much circumstance in La Jolla

REVIEW: The La Jolla Music Society’s new $82 million performing arts center opened April 5, with a star-studded lineup and very big expectations.

Hello, Conrad! Goodbye, Sherwood!

Two years and 17 days after the La Jolla Music Society held its final concert at the now-defunct Sherwood Auditorium, a new era began Friday night, April 5 with the gala grand opening of the society’s state-of-the-art Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

The 49,000-square-foot center, otherwise known as The Conrad, was designed and built at a cost of $82 million, all but $700,000 of which had been paid for before its doors even opened. That is a formidable feat for...

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