Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking recital of three J. S. Bach Cello Suites at The Conrad in La Jolla on Tuesday opened a new chapter for the San Diego Symphony. The orchestra has wisely moved its Chamber Music Series from various downtown locations to the Baker-Baum Concert Hall in the La Jolla Music Society’s acclaimed new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.
Sunday’s November 10, 2019, Hausmann Quartet concert at the Maritime Museum of San Diego continued the ensemble’s traversal of all of the Haydn string quartets. Their program also included Andrew Norman’s “Peculiar Strokes” from 2011 and Igor Stravinsky’s rarely programmed single movement “Concertino” from 1920.
Garrick Ohlsson returned to The Conrad in downtown La Jolla Friday, November 9, to play another all-Brahms piano recital. With his evident affection for the repertory, his superlative technique, and his insight into what makes Brahms’ piano music distinctive, his recital also turned into a graduate level master class for anyone who plays piano or has ever studied the instrument.
Friday’s San Diego Symphony Concert revealed that the romance between the Symphony and its new Music Director Rafael Payare continues to flourish. And San Diego audiences are responding with a spirited zeal that has taken residence in Copley Symphony Hall only since Payare’s advent.
Cultivating new audiences for classical music is a Holy Grail pursuit for local performing arts organizations as well as for astute individual musicians in the community. Recent experiences around San Diego have opened my eyes to some worthy outreach work that merits attention.
Comedy and romance make for an irresistible mixture in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s charming production of Ring Round the Moon. Staged by Producing Artistic Director, Robert Smyth, and Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, the evening satisfies with smart laughs delivered by an excellent ensemble.
San Diego, CA October 29, 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, the San Diego Press Club awarded “Websites: Entertainment Site” to our very own SanDiegoStory.com. Judged by 11 other press clubs from around the country, this award comes with a very credible objectivity and focus on the quality of the work. The […]