Igor Levit’s piano recital for the La Jolla Music Society–alternately thrilling, serious, and a bit dour– at the Auditorium at TSRI began with a J. S. Bach transcription and culminated with Ferruccio Busoni’s monumental transcription of Franz Liszt’s grand organ solo, Fantasia and Fugue on “Ad Nos, ad Salutarum Undam.”
Raúl Prieto Ramírez—San Diego’s newly minted Civic Organist—played a sensational opening recital Sunday (January 7) at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park . . .
The articles being published today reflect that viewpoints of several of our writers on the San Diego Arts scene at the end of 2017. You’ll find each piece as a separate publication on the San Diego Story site. We’re posting them alphabetically by the author’s last name…
Under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela, San Diego’s Bach Collegium performed a complete version of G. F. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 . . .
Under the direction of Patrick Walders, on Saturday the Pro Arte Voices chorus offered a generous portion of English sacred music by Benjamin Britten, Peter Warlock, Peter Racine Fricker, and Herbert Howells in its annual “Evening of Readings and Carols” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach . . .