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Music Organizations Turn to the Internet for Performance Possibilities During the Quarantine

By Ken Herman | March 25, 2020 |

With theaters and concert halls darkened, local arts organizations have decided to put their product to online.

Ramirez Rescues Live Performance at the Organ Pavilion While City’s Music Venues Are Darkened

By Ken Herman | March 16, 2020 |

San Diego concert halls were dark this weekend in compliance with the growing restrictions on public gathering due to the spread of the coronavirus. San Diego’s prized Spreckels Organ, however, has no hall and plays into the spacious outdoor setting of Balboa Park, so Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramirez took advantage of his unique venue…

Wonderland Enchants in Coronado

By David Dixon | March 14, 2020 |

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” are timeless classics, and there have been numerous lesser-known stage adaptations of his surreal books. One in particular is a musical written by the late Elizabeth Swados, Alice in Concert.

Who Cares? Everyone—City Ballet’s “Balanchine and More”

By Janice Steinberg | March 13, 2020 |

City Ballet of San Diego opened its “Balanchine and More” with “Who Cares?,” George Balanchine’s 1970 ballet set to nine Gershwin tunes. Lighthearted and flirty, the piece was a delicious kickoff for a program demonstrating the extraordinary care that has made City Ballet a stellar company whose dancers gobble up challenging repertory … and do it to a live orchestra.

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