La Jolla Music Society opened its Celebrity Recital Series with a program by noted violinist Gidon Kremer and upcoming pianist Daniil Trifonov, although the young Russian rising star managed to rule the stage at Sherwood Auditorium . . .
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Celebrating Complexity, the title of Saturday evening’s (Jan. 10) 2015 soundON Festival of Modern Music performance at the La Jolla Athenaeum, succinctly describes this festival’s aesthetic profile and the intention of its resident ensemble—not accidentally called NOISE . . .
Filling in for an ailing Sir Neville Marriner, the authoritative Dutch conductor Edo de Waart served up Mikhail Glinka and Edward Elgar with breadth and evident affection . . .
Civic Organist Carol Williams and her cohorts at the Spreckels Organ Society made Wednesday’s (Dec. 31) Spreckels Organ Centennial Concert a gala party, a fast-paced variety show that included whimsy, humor, flashy new compositions, brass, bagpipes, a 150-voice chorus, and a partridge in a pear tree . . .
As San Diego’s annual December choral marathon entered its final days, Patrick Walders’ San Diego
Pro Arte Voices presented its seasonal offering in an evening of readings and carols on Saturday (December 20) at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Church in Pacific Beach . . .
Long before Baroque oratorio, ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy and Rudolph defined our Christmas musical celebrations, the Christian Church cultivated an extensive choral tradition that probed the season’s profound mystery. Saturday (Dec. 13) at St. Brigid’s Church in Pacific Beach, Bach Collegium San Diego offered a resplendent concert of Gregorian chant and Renaissance motets for Advent and Christmas . . .