January 11 — February 11, 2018

Steven Schick, Festival Curator

What is this festival about?

It’s about the rich world of rhythm. It’s about the way we hear musical time!  It’s about the myriad ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature.  It’s about living in natural time!  It’s about listening to the sounds of the outside world, to our own heartbeats, to noises of contemporary life. It’s about time in the 21st century! Our festival is about how sound can convey emotion and deepen the connections among us all.  It’s about how time binds us to each other!  It’s about a fertile and interconnected web of musical partners—musicians, audiences and institutions—spanning all of San Diego.  It’s About Time!

For your ease and convenience, CLICK HERE to purchase a package for the “It’s About Time Festival” performances, lectures and tours. Please note: package page is hosted by San Diego Opera, one of the festival participants. You will be required to login/register @ SD Opera in order to buy a package. Revenue from ticket purchases will be distributed to the participating festival arts organization.

San Diego Union-Tribune's major preview story for "It's About Time"

Press Release for "It's About Time" Festival

The “It’s About Time” Festival is supported in part by a grant from the American Orchestra’s Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Presenting Organization La Jolla Music Society

Location Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

JAN 20, 8:00PM Paul Taylor Dance Company

Combine the fluid grace of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the kinetic energy of percussion music and you get an unforgettable evening of sounds and sights. From the radiant "Ardent Court," to "Cloven Kingdom," a signature work of the Taylor Company featuring the stunning Men's Quartet set to Malloy Miller's Prelude for Percussion performed live by Steven Schick and members of red fish blue fish. 

Arrive early for a pre-perfromance interview with Bettie de Jong, Rehearsal Director and Paul Taylor's dance partner, hosted by Marcus Overton.

In conjunction with the Paul Taylor Dance Company performance, LJMS’ Education Program is proud to present a master class in partnership with the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. The class will be taught by members of the company on Friday, January 19, 2018 – participation by invitation; observation open to the public. Please contact LJMS Education Manager, Allison Boles, for more information: ABoles@LJMS.org or 858.459.3724 ext. 221.

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Thank you to our series partners

  • art pwr
  • Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
  • Fresh Sound
  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
  • La Jolla Music Society
  • red fish blue fish
  • UC San Diego
  • San Diego Opera
  • Las Patronas