Conductor Michael Gerdes and the San Diego State University Symphony Orchestra offered the premiere of Joseph Martin Waters’ alto saxophone concerto “Tathata Garden,” written for the work’s virtuoso soloist Todd Rewoldt, on October 13 in the university’s Don Powell Theatre.
Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody and a New Work by Mason Bates Crown Edo de Waart’s Second Week with the San Diego Symphony
A significant advantage of conductor Edo de Waart’s frequent guest appearances with the San Diego Symphony is the array of new music he brings to Copley Symphony Hall. On Friday, October 12, he offered Mason Bates’ 2014 intriguing “Garages of the Valley” followed by Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” with the brilliant pianist Joyce Yang.
In the first program of the San Diego Symphony’s Jacobs Masterworks Series, October 6, 2018, guest conductor Edo de Waart offered Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Edvard Grieg’s evergreen Piano Concerto in A Minor with Joyce Yang as soloist.
Guest conductor Edo de Waart led the San Diego Symphony in the orchestra’s season-opening concert on October 4 with guest pianist Lang Lang.
Wynton Marsalis Brings his Musical Menagerie to Life with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the La Jolla Music Society
Wynton Marsalis and his elite Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra brought his recent composition “Spaces,” a ten-movement suite that features cleverly depicted species of the animal kingdom, to San Diego’s Balboa Theatre on Wednesday, October 3, to open the La Jolla Music Society’s 50th Anniversary Season.
Hausmann Quartet’s Adventurous Haydn Voyage with Reich’s ‘Different Trains’ and a Stephen Prutsman Premiere
Sunday, September 16, the Hausmann Quartet boldly set sail on the on the next leg of its Haydn Voyages at the San Diego Maritime Museum’s ferry Berkeley. The quartet’s rich program included an exciting new commissioned piece for the ensemble by the American composer Stephen Prutsman.