Garrick Ohlsson returned to The Conrad in downtown La Jolla Friday, November 9, to play another all-Brahms piano recital. With his evident affection for the repertory, his superlative technique, and his insight into what makes Brahms’ piano music distinctive, his recital also turned into a graduate level master class for anyone who plays piano or has ever studied the instrument.
Friday’s San Diego Symphony Concert revealed that the romance between the Symphony and its new Music Director Rafael Payare continues to flourish. And San Diego audiences are responding with a spirited zeal that has taken residence in Copley Symphony Hall only since Payare’s advent.
Vox Luminis, the formidable Belgian vocal ensemble, offered an astonishing concert of 17th and 18th-century German Lutheran choral music Sunday at La Jolla’s St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
Sacra/Profana gave the first choral concert of the fall season Friday, October 18, at Christ Lutheran Church in Pacific Beach. Titled “Looking Back,” the program featured American composers who chose to set to music decidedly literary texts.
San Diego Opera opened its production of Verdi’s beloved grand opera “Aïda” Saturday, October 19, 2019, at San Diego Civic Theatre with as winning a cast of “Aïda” singers as you will hear just about anywhere. The production runs through October 27, 2019.
The premiere of Joseph Martin Waters’ opera “El Colibrí Mágico” in San Diego State University’s Smith Recital Hall on Sunday, October 13, tantalized the audience with the first half of this intriguing work.