The San Diego Symphony’s “It’s About Time Festival” opened Thursday (January 11) with a rousing, sophisticated all-percussion concert at Barrio Logan’s trendy Bread and Salt venue. To be certain, offering a concert of percussion ensembles that will fill a house takes audacity and astute programming skills. Fortunately, Festival Curator Steven Schick possesses these traits in […]
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Igor Levit’s piano recital for the La Jolla Music Society–alternately thrilling, serious, and a bit dour– at the Auditorium at TSRI began with a J. S. Bach transcription and culminated with Ferruccio Busoni’s monumental transcription of Franz Liszt’s grand organ solo, Fantasia and Fugue on “Ad Nos, ad Salutarum Undam.”
Raúl Prieto Ramírez—San Diego’s newly minted Civic Organist—played a sensational opening recital Sunday (January 7) at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park . . .
San Diego’s newly appointed Civic Organist, Raúl Prieto Ramírez reveals his musical goals for the Spreckels Organ. He plays his first concert as Civic Organist this Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in his first performance as Civic Organist
Under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela, San Diego’s Bach Collegium performed a complete version of G. F. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 . . .