By the time pianist Jeremy Denk reached the midway point on the first half of his recital at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Friday (May 12), he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. By the time he was finished, they were standing on their feet applauding and shouting!
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For a host of reasons, the post of organist at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego has always been one of the area’s plum positions. The congregation’s striking modernist building has been a Mission Valley landmark since its construction in 1964, and the massive L. W. Blackinton pipe organ filling the rear gallery […]
Although the Westwind Brass ensemble has established its enviable reputation playing the classical brass quintet repertory, in recent seasons it has branched out.
Camarada, that sophisticated chamber music collective run by Beth Ross Buckley and Dana Burnett, presented a rich, emotionally charged concert Saturday (May 6) at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan. Titled “Cantos de Amor,” this generous program mined the great mother lode of love-stricken songs and ballads written by Hispanic composers . . .
On Friday, May 5, Maestro Jahja Ling commenced his valedictory month as San Diego Symphony Music Director with a sweeping and at times sumptuous account of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor . . .
Harpsichordist Ohnishi Pits Contemporary Composer Lei Lang Against J. S. Bach in a Musical Fight to the Finish
For her Wednesday (April 26) harpsichord recital at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, Takae Ohnishi featured the music of J. S. Bach interspersed with chamber works by the contemporary composer Lei Liang . . .