A new San Diego ensemble—the Ardor Trio—made an auspicious debut Saturday, September 30, at Balboa Park’s Mingei International Museum . . .
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Beth Ross-Buckley and Dana Burnett’s Camarada instrumental ensemble presented a sparkling, invigorating chamber concert featuring San Diego Principal Trumpet Micah Wilkinson on September 30 in a North County residence . . .
“Romeo and Juliet” quickly morphed into a symbol for the universal struggle of young lovers, and playwright Jordan Seavey’s 2016 opus “Homos, or Everyone in America” at San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre wants us to find a parallel universality in the tumultuous affair of two young gay men from Brooklyn . . .
Adjacent to the ticket table at the Hausmann Quartet’s Sunday (September 17) Haydn Voyages concert stood a chalkboard marking the string quartet’s progress: 17.6% of the composer’s 68 string quartets performed thus far. That our local string quartet—Hausmann is in residence at San Diego State University—is serious about traversing Haydn’s complete string quartet repertory and […]
On Saturday at Bread & Salt, Matt Welch, accomplished performer on the Great Highland bagpipe, served a banquet of dances, marches, and variations from the instrument’s traditional repertory, several of his own takes on these genres, as well as works by contemporary minimalist composers Philip Glass and Anthony Braxton . . .
The spunky Carlsbad Music Festival opened Friday, August 25, 2017, inspiring risk-taking when selecting concerts from its amazingly diverse schedule. Six performances are mentioned in this report about Founder and Music Director Matt McBane’s annual festival of contemporary music in beautiful downtown Carlsbad . . .