Accomplished Spanish classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas brought a substantial solo guitar program to The Conrad Saturday, December 7, for the La Jolla Music Society.
Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling made another felicitous visit to the San Diego Symphony podium Friday, December 6, bringing a robust program of Dvořák and Prokofiev to Copley Symphony Hall. Young Chinese pianist Wei Luo made her impressive San Diego debut giving a riveting, muscular account of Serge Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto in C Major.
Master jazz pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton ruled the Copley Symphony Hall stage Saturday in her sizzling program Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday.
To celebrate the 90th birthday of the Fox Theatre, now the Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, JD Smith, curator of silent films for the symphony, chose “Pandora’s Box,” a film released in 1929, the year the Fox opened. Russ Peck, the series’ regular silent film organist, provided his reliably exhilarating and beautifully tailored accompaniment to this classic silent film.
The Danish String Quartet invited Friday’s audience at The Conrad to join them on the third musical journey of their “Prism Project” at the La Jolla Music Society. Starting with the serene counterpoint of J.S. Bach, the quartet seamlessly moved to Beethoven’s bold thematic freedom and culminated with Bartók’s heady release from the predictable straitjacket of tonality.
Camarada Brings Concert of French Impressionist Composers to Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts
Camarada, the San Diego collective of professional musicians now celebrating its 25th season, presented a chamber concert of Impressionist works Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.