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Orchestra Novas Concert-Fundraiser


Nationally-acclaimed violinist Lindsay Deutsch will perform at Orchestra Nova San Diego’s benefit concert on January 22 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley. The evening will include silent and live auctions, a raffle for a case of premier wine, the concert, and a VIP post-concert party at the renowned WineSellar & Brasserie. The event will be sponsored by American Airlines and Valenti International.


Deutsch, a former child protégée known for her expressive and lively performances, will play selections from the works of George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess Medley), Manuel de Falla (Suite Populaire), Johannes Brahms (Scherzo), and a Beatles medley from various composers. She has been described as “one of the most interesting, imaginative and downright thrilling young violinists in America today” by Jeffrey Kehane, music director, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.


This benefit event celebrates Orchestra Nova’s fourth season under the leadership of artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak, renowned for his creativity and passion for providing an unforgettable show and a welcoming aura that permeates the entire organization. Orchestra Nova aims to reach a much wider audience than the traditional classical music enthusiasts. “We want to reach the 98 percent [of the population] who don’t know anything about classical music or who don’t think they like classical music and give them such a wonderful experience through live performance, video, and personal connections that they can’t wait to come back for more,” says Pak about the orchestra’s Nova Classics and POPS! concerts.


Deutsch is donating her performance for this event to help raise funds for Orchestra Nova and their acclaimed music education programs in schools throughout San Diego County. Deutsch, like Pak, is dedicated to supporting music education and to finding new and exciting ways to present classical music.


“I first met Jung-Ho at a summer music festival when I was ten years old. That experience with him really lit the musical fire within me and made me realize that music was what I wanted to spend my life doing,” she says.


The night of “fun-raising” will begin with a pre-concert reception for all ticket holders at 6pm, giving them a chance to mingle while they enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and bid on silent auction items. The concert will begin at 7:30pm. The post-concert party at the WineSellar & Brasserie in their exclusive “wine cave” is for guests purchasing the Connoisseur-level tickets. Deutsch will join the post-concert festivities. Ticket packages range from $75 to $250. (858/350-0290, www.orchestranova.org)


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