REVIEW: La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest begins in high spirits with a musical carnival

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Christian Hertzog
August 4, 2018

Pop the Champagne and cut the cake, SummerFest is here!

With its informal atmosphere and roster of musical stars, the La Jolla Music Society’s August festival has always had the flavor of a party, but its 32nd edition is a special celebration indeed. This year’s SummerFest will be the last one curated by violinist Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin.

Friday night’s opening concert at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall was a fine display of Lin’s programming skill, combining dissimilar composers in a highly gratifying way.