PREVIEW: For his final SummerFest, Cho-Liang Lin compiles an adventurous ‘Playlist’ of his favorite works

San Diego Union-Tribune
Beth Wood
August 8, 2018

Because this season of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin’s last as music director, all the concerts will have special resonance to them. But there’s one that will likely stand out.

In curating “My Favorite Playlist,” which will be performed Tuesday at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, Lin was especially adventurous in his selections.

“I love this program,” he said, speaking from Chamber Music Northwest in Portland last month. “It’s not your meat-and-potatoes Beethoven and Mozart concert. It’s really something unusual. And all the musicians are truly first-class. I’m excited to be in the audience for this concert.”