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Concerts & Events

Recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, pianist and composer Conrad Tao leads the 2021 Laguna Beach Music Festival as Artistic Director, dazzling audiences with his astonishing musical innovation and artistry.

As a composer, Tao has been commissioned to write works for orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His works also expand beyond the classical repertoire, exploring new mediums of expression, such as his original composition for the dance piece More Forever, which he and dancer Caleb Teicher premiered at the Guggenheim in 2019 to unanimous acclaim.


Concerts

Opening Night: Counterpoint
Conrad Tao, piano
Friday, March 26, 2021, 8pm


Opening Night program includes music by Bach, Gershwin, and more.

Its Brilliance Almost Frightened Me
Conrad Tao, piano
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 8pm


Music ranging from Laurence Crane and Alban Berg to Schubert and Beethoven.

Change This Thread on Which We Move
Conrad Tao, piano
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3pm


Festival finale with music of Caroline Shaw, Debussy, and Gesualdo.


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 2021 outreach and discovery events.
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