Cultivating new audiences for classical music is a Holy Grail pursuit for local performing arts organizations as well as for astute individual musicians in the community. Recent experiences around San Diego have opened my eyes to some worthy outreach work that merits attention.
Everything else that isn’t a critical review
San Diego, CA October 29, 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, the San Diego Press Club awarded “Websites: Entertainment Site” to our very own SanDiegoStory.com. Judged by 11 other press clubs from around the country, this award comes with a very credible objectivity and focus on the quality of the work. The […]
Growing up in Cuba’s provincial city of Holguin, baritone Nelson Martinez loved music, but opera was not on his radar. His long journey as an opera singer took him from Cuban National Opera to musical theater in Mexico City and eventually to the Met. He sings Amonasro in San Diego Opera’s production of “Aïda,” which opens Saturday, October 19, at Civic Theatre.
Nearly 100 dancers auditioned in July, and Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater hired about 50 dancers. Six choreographers selected dancers to perform along the trolley line for two weekends, Sept. 27 and 28, and Oct. 5 and 6. They’ll dance five times daily along an expanding light-rail system. Choreographers include: Jeremy Zapanta, Kevin Jenkins, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Lara Segura, Angel Acuna, and Regula Mahler…
Escondido Premiere of Sturk Oratorio ‘One Small Step’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
To mark the 50th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a consortium of north county performing ensembles will present the world premiere of Stephen Sturk’s oratorio “One Small Step” on July 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
“There’s nothing like performing to live music of this caliber. I like it so much, because musicians and dancers interact on stage…”