This well-respected organization has been bringing marquee names to San Diego since 1968. Past performers include Pinchas Zukerman, Emanuel Ax, Chick Corea, Joshua Bell, the American Ballet Theatre, and other world-class artists. About half of the 40-plus annual shows are held October through May in the 500-seat Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla; others are presented at the acoustically excellent Neurosciences Institute, downtown's Copley Symphony Hall, and the restored North Park Theatre. The annual highlight is SummerFest, a 3-week series of concerts, forums, open rehearsals, talks, and artist encounters -- it's held in August and is perhaps San Diego's most prestigious musical event.
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