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Laguna Beach Music Festival

Laguna Beach Music Festival Director Joyce Yang playing piano

Every February, Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County host the Laguna Beach Music Festival, bringing outstanding classical and contemporary music to Laguna Beach. The Laguna Beach Music Festival was voted as one of the Top Five Music Festival's in Orange County by Riviera Luxury Magazine in 2015.  While most performances take place at The Laguna Playhouse, there are usually several free events during the week at various locations.

2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival Schedule of Events

Festival Prelude

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6pm at The Laguna Art Museum

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

For more information, contact Leah Heit
949.553.2422, ext. 234

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company's Dreamland collaboration with pianist Joyce Yang

LBMF Opening Night: Music Meets Dance

Friday, February 8, 2019, 8pm at The Laguna Playhouse

Opening night of the Laguna Beach Music Festival is co-presented in collaboration with the Laguna Dance Festival. The line up of performers include:

  • Joyce Yang - piano
  • Efe Baltacigil - cello
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

The featured pieces of Opening Night include:

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

LBMF: It Takes Two to Tango

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8pm at The Laguna Playhouse

The event's performers include:

  • Joyce Yang - piano
  • Augustin Hadelich - violin

The featured selections include:

  • PREVIN: Tango, Song, and Dance 
  • YSAŸE: Sonata No. 4 
  • LISZT: Spanish Rhapsody 
  • RAVEL: Tzigane
  • STRAVINSKY: Divertimento
black and white screen image of Romeo and Juliet

LBMF: Romantic Masterworks

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3pm at The Laguna Playhouse

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

The afternoon's performers include:

  • Joyce Yang - piano
  • Conrad Tao - piano
  • Yura Lee - violin
  • Efe Baltacigil - cello

The event's musical selections include:

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