Guest conductor Edo de Waart led the San Diego Symphony in the orchestra’s season-opening concert on October 4 with guest pianist Lang Lang.
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Wynton Marsalis Brings his Musical Menagerie to Life with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the La Jolla Music Society
Wynton Marsalis and his elite Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra brought his recent composition “Spaces,” a ten-movement suite that features cleverly depicted species of the animal kingdom, to San Diego’s Balboa Theatre on Wednesday, October 3, to open the La Jolla Music Society’s 50th Anniversary Season.
Playwright Bryna Turner’s exciting 2017 play “Bull in a China Shop,” too easily described as a brisk biography of revolutionary feminist Mary Woolley, president of Mount Holyoke College in the early decades of the last century, opened Saturday at Diversionary Theatre. Kim Strassburger’s smashing direction and her astute cast really deliver the goods!
Hausmann Quartet’s Adventurous Haydn Voyage with Reich’s ‘Different Trains’ and a Stephen Prutsman Premiere
Sunday, September 16, the Hausmann Quartet boldly set sail on the on the next leg of its Haydn Voyages at the San Diego Maritime Museum’s ferry Berkeley. The quartet’s rich program included an exciting new commissioned piece for the ensemble by the American composer Stephen Prutsman.
Bonnie Wright’s ambitious Fresh Sound series makes its audience reconsider their ideas about what music is—or is not. Konk Pack, Saturday’s visiting trio on Wright’s adventurous series, filled the large room at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan with clouds of vibrant electronically generated sound.
The ritual of culminating the San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops season with canons and fireworks punctuating Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” is too much fun for everyone involved to give it up, and Associate Conductor Sameer Patel followed tradition on Friday, August 31, at Embarcadero Marina Park South.