Newly minted Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director Michael Francis and keyboard wizard Jon Kimura Parker catapulted the packed Balboa Theatre audience into an ebullient mood Saturday . . .
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Fresh faces and new talent to look for in the upcoming San Diego Symphony season . . .
Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major blisters relentlessly across the stage at dangerous and unforgivingly daunting tempos, a challenge that Mainly Mozart’s performers, led by pianist Jon Kimura Parker, undertook Saturday (May 30) in La Jolla without the slightest indication of strain or stress . . .
Nicolas Reveles’ piano recital at La Jolla’s Torrey Pines Christian Church Sunday (May 24) stayed with traditional repertory, but his performance of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven skillfully illuminated the musical world of each . . .
San Diego Symphony Music Director Jahja Ling brought the 2014-15 season—his penultimate season with the orchestra—to its conclusion Friday (May 22) with a predictable program of Beethoven and Brahms, featuring the accomplished American pianist Stephen Hough . . .