Yes, it seemed like the Day of Judgement was about to occur when the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus under Steven Schick launched into the “Dies Irae” of Verdi’s Requiem this weekend at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium . . .
The NWEAMO contemporary music festival returned to San Diego State’s Smith Recital Hall, where festival director and composer Joseph Martin Waters, the Swarmius ensemble, and members of SD City Opera preformed the opening concert Friday . . .
Doing its part to boost San Diego’s celebration of early music month, the Bach Collegium San Diego offered a concert of rare 17th-century German music—”Agony and Ecstasy: Bach’s Muses”—over the weekend of March 11 & 12, 2017 . . .
San Diego Repertory Theatre’s “Sex with Strangers” may be giving audiences at the Lyceum Theatre an entertaining romp with polite titillation, but just a few steps away at the Balboa Theatre, San Diego Opera’s bold, edgy “La tragédie de Carmen” unfolded the authentic sex-with-strangers story, Peter Brook’s naturalistic remake of Bizet’s classic opera “Carmen” . . .
San Diego history was made Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla: Canada’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra made its local debut, and San Diego classical music devotees said farewell to that La Jolla landmark, Sherwood Auditorium . . .