ARTICLE: Celebrating SummerFest – La Jolla Music Society and UCSD

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Vincent Andrunas
August 17, 2018

The La Jolla Chamber Players formally incorporated in 1968, but soon grew to become the La Jolla Music Society. Its mission is to enhance the vitality and deepen the cultural life of San Diego by presenting and producing a dynamic range of performing arts for the increasingly diverse community. Also in 1968, the University of California acquired 130 acres in the La Jolla Farms area. The first land purchased for UC San Diego, it included the home that would become the Audrey Geisel University House, the official residence for the university’s chancellors.

Both organizations have grown dramatically in stature over the last half-century, and share mutual respect. LJMS holds an annual SummerFest music festival, running Aug. 3-24 this year, with nearly all performances taking place at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Last Saturday, the festival’s exceptionally elegant black-tie celebration — the SummerFest Gala — was held at University House, hosted by Chancellor Pradeep Khosla.