Jerome Lowenthal, a Music Academy of the West faculty member and pianist, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road, Montecito. The program is part of the Summer Festival’s Opening Night Gala, which is honoring Mr. Lowenthal on his 50th anniversary with the academy. The concert will also feature alumni pianists Micah McLaurin, Elizabeth Roe, Evan Shinners and Orion Weiss, as well as guest pianist Ursula Oppens. An outdoor dinner will be held afterward. A pre-concert reception is at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $500; table sponsorships, $5,000 to $100,000. To purchase, go tomusicacademy.org/gala. For more information, contact Allie Rigonati at 695-7929 email@example.com.