Lang Lang’s return to the Jacobs Music Center on Sunday (February 5) was greeted with the expected fervid applause even before he and the San Diego Symphony delivered an equally passionate account of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto . . .
About Ken Herman
Posts by Ken Herman:
Mainly Mozart patrons enjoyed duo-pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Christopher O’Riley in a rousing recital on Saturday (February 4) at La Jolla’s Auditorium at TSRI . . .
After the San Diego Symphony’s month-long festival of American Music with guest conductors offering a smorgasbord of enticing and exceptional music, Music Director Jahja Ling returned to the podium Friday (February 3) with his predictable trove of standard repertory . . .
On Tuesday (January 31) , Art of Élan premiered Ljova’s Clarinet Quintet in their concert at the San Diego Museum of Art, a program that included works by the contemporary Missy Mazzoli and British 20th-century composer Arnold Bax . . .
As a coda to its month-long festival of American music, the San Diego Symphony offered an engaging Charles Ives tribute on January 28 that included a performance of his Second Symphony and a multimedia dramatic presentation about Ives created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra . . .
The young American conductor James Gaffigan led the San Diego Symphony in a delicious, eclectic program Friday (January 27), featuring Samuel Barber’s turbulent neo-Romantic First Symphony, Steven Stuckey’s radiant 2008 “Rhapsodies,” and Morton Gould’s euphoric “Tap Dance Concerto” . . .