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Concerts & Events

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Yang showcases her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians.

Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The youngest contestant at 19 years old, she took home two additional awards: the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music (with the Takàcs Quartet) and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work. Since her spectacular debut, she has blossomed into an “astonishing artist” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).

Festival Artist Sponsor
Michelle Rohé

Festival Underwriters
Hung Fan and Michael Feldman
Joan Halvajian
Judith and Howard Jelinek
Lauren and Richard Packard
Concert Sponsors
Betsy and Gary Jenkins, M.D.
Laguna Dance Festival
Michael Ray

Special Events
Fall Salon
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:30pm
Address provided upon ticket request

Join us at the beautiful oceanfront home of Jane and Joe Hanauer for an intimate evening of music, food and wine as we launch the 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival.

Performance by Joyce Yang, Festival Artistic Director

Tickets: $100
Reception & Performance | Capacity is limited

To view the full invitation, click here.

RSVP by Thursday, October 4, to Leah Heit
949.553.2422, ext. 234
Leah@PhilharmonicSociety.org

Festival Prelude
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6pm | Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach

The 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival kicks off with the Festival Prelude, an intimate preview of the 2019 Festival as Festival Director Joyce Yang and friends give a special performance and Yang shares her vision in creating the Festival program.

Tickets: $125
Reception & Performance | Capacity is limited

To view the full invitation, click here.

RSVP by Monday, January 28, to Leah Heit
949.553.2422, ext. 234
Leah@PhilharmonicSociety.org

Concerts at Laguna Playhouse
Opening Night: Music Meets Dance
Joyce Yang, piano
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Friday, February 8, 2019, 8pm


Co-presented & in collaboration with Laguna Dance Festival

SATIE: Gymnopédies No. 1
CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise
FRANCK: Sonata
DREAMPLAY (Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Joyce Yang)

Purchase tickets through: Philharmonic Society | Laguna Playhouse
It Takes Two to Tango
Joyce Yang, piano
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8pm


PREVIN: Tango, Song, and Dance
YSAŸE: Sonata No. 4
LISZT: Spanish Rhapsody
RAVEL: Tzigane
STRAVINSKY: Divertimento

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Romantic Masterworks
Joyce Yang, piano
Conrad Tao, piano
Yura Lee, violin
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3pm


Joyce Yang and friends explore nostalgic duo and trio combinations of romance-themed masterworks.

PROKOFIEV (arr. Vadim Borisovsky): Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
RAVEL: Piano Trio
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

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Outreach & Discovery
The Festival is dedicated to building community enrichment by creating multiple outreach opportunities to share the love of music.

Please check back soon for the 2019 outreach and discovery events.
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