La Jolla Music Society, after nearly a half-century as a tenant of other San Diego cultural institutions, is planning to build its own, $40 million performing arts center. The most important presenter of visiting classical music artists and orchestras in San Diego, the Music Society closed escrow on a parcel of land at 7600 Fay Ave. in La Jolla, an affluent seaside neighborhood in San Diego, California.

Following the recent completion of a $50 million fundraising drive — including $10 million for an endowment – and the selection of an architect (the Cambridge, Mass.-based firm of Epstein Joslin Architects), construction on the complex could begin next year, with completion projected for October 2017. The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is anchored by a 500-seat concert hall and includes a 150-seat cabaret/multipurpose space.

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