Sacra/Profana’s Associate Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta anchored the choral ensemble’s excellent program (given on May 19 & 20) with Canadian composer Larry Nickel’s secular cantata “When I Think of Bridges,” a U.S. premiere of the challenging 2007 work.
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Art of Élan completed its adventurous season at the San Diego Museum of Art Tuesday (May 15) with a spectacularly eclectic program of music by younger contemporary composers, including American Sarah Kirkland Snider and Argentine Andrés Martin who were in the audience . . .
The San Diego Symphony elevated its current Leonard Bernstein retrospective on Saturday, May 12, 2018, with a stirring, trenchant account of his 1942 “Jeremiah” Symphony under the assured baton of Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling.
Ruben Valenzuela and his Bach Collegium San Diego presented a wide-ranging concert devoted exclusively to the music of Henry Purcell on Friday, May 11, 2018, at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma.
Sameer Patel, Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, led the La Jolla Symphony this past weekend in a stirring program of 20th-century modernists–Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Takemitsu, and Messaien–with a 2016 work by the American composer Hannah Lash.
Lise Lindstrom and Greer Grimsley Easily Exceed the Billing of ‘One Amazing Night’ for San Diego Opera
Let no one claim that San Diego Opera does not know how to have a good time! The Saturday, May 5, concert–“One Amazing Night”–at the Balboa Theatre featured opera stars soprano Lise Lindstrom and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley accompanied the San Diego Symphony in a program that ranged from arias and scenes from grand opera to Viennese operetta and American musical theater.