Do words have fixed meaning or are they arbitrary? The artist Allison Wiese poses this question by creating illuminating signage in her solo-exhibition “Speaking Otherwise” at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. Read more…
Mention the composer Ottorino Respighi, and most music aficionados will reel off a list of massive orchestral works, especially those throbbing tone poems depicting the city of Rome. But the early 20th-century composer has another more intimate and subtle side: Respighi the chamber music maestro. This was the visage that smiled on Art of Élan’s season-opening program . . .
SanDiegoStory.com, in it’s second year, received recognition at the 2014 edition of the annual juried San Diego Press Club Awards. Dance and theater critic Kris Eitland and theater critic and critic-at-large Welton Jones represented the site with one first place, three second place and one third place showing.
Even if you don’t have an ear for distinct bluegrass rhythms or songs about suffering, heartache, and heaven, deep tones in the music prelude will cut into your bones and skin. With all its predictability and symbolism, Bright Star remains as rewarding and bitter sweet as a dark molasses pie, with delicious characters and two stories that unfold over two decades in Ashville, North Carolina.
One of San Diego Symphony Music Director Jahja Ling’s laudable traits is affording the virtuoso players within his orchestra opportunities to appear in solo concertos. This Friday Principal Timpanist Ryan DiLisi amazed and pleased the Copley Symphony Hall audience with his solo turn in William Kraft’s Timpani Concerto No.1 . . .