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Haydn gets top billing at SummerFest 2014


La Jolla Light
By David Coddon
July 17, 2014

Not only the brilliance but the gentle spirit of Franz Joseph Haydn will be omnipresent at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2014, which opens July 30 and for which Haydn is this year’s festival’s featured composer.

“He (Haydn) was an incredibly nice person. Like Dvorak and Mendelssohn, Haydn was one of those beautiful human beings who everybody loved,” said SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, whose festival program will feature “all sorts of facets of Haydn’s music.” SummerFest will run through Aug. 22 and include 15 concerts, most but not at all at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium.

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La Jolla Music Society to build center


UT San Diego
By James Chute
June 1, 2014

The La Jolla Music Society, after nearly a half-century as a tenant of other San Diego cultural institutions, is planning to build its own state-of-the-art, $40 million performing arts center.

The primary presenter of visiting classical music artists and orchestras in San Diego, the Music Society closed escrow Friday on a parcel of land at 7600 Fay Ave. in La Jolla, between Pearl Avenue and Kline Street. The price was undisclosed.

Pending the completion of a $50 million fundraising drive — including $10 million for an endowment — and the selection of an architect, construction on the complex could begin next year, with completion projected for October 2017.

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