DiLisi the Crafty Soloist in Rare Timpani Concerto

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 . . .

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Rise of New Jersey Legends

Ten years have passed since The Four Seasons’ jukebox musical, Jersey Boys, premiered in San Diego at the La Jolla Playhouse. From that time on, it became a Broadway megahit with many successful productions performed all over the world.

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San Diego’s Next Wave: Collaboration

Sunday (October 19) at La Mesa’s St. Martin of Tours Church, the recently formed choral group Folklore shared a program with Joseph Martin Waters’ avant-garde ensemble Swarmius, evidence of a new collaborative spirit among San Diego music ensembles and organizations. . .

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Pianist Kholodenko Scores with Powerful Prokofiev Second Concerto

Sometimes the designation “competition winner” is a scarlet letter, a mark denoting that soulless technical wizardry capable of impressing judges, but Vadym Kholodenko, first prize winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, demonstrated probing emotional depth and daring individuality in his stunning account of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto Sunday . . .

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