Festival programming that runs out of pleasant surprises is likely to overstay its welcome, so SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin came up with a pair highly unusual offerings by Britten and Elgar for Sunday’s (August 20) afternoon concert at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall . . .
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker delivered Tuesday (August 15) the first of four Summerfest 2017 concerts dedicated to playing all 10 Beethoven Violin Sonatas . . .
To a very traditional program of Mendelssohn and Brahms they brought that unfailing ensemble unity that comes from extensive living with repertory
Opera NEO Artistic Director gave San Diego opera buffs a chance to experience Christoph Willibald Gluck’s rarely staged 1777 tragedy “Armide” . . .
The articulate and ever perceptive program annotater Eric Bromberger hosted Thursday’s (August 10) event that featured the Ulysses Quartet and pipa virtuosa Wu Man.
La Jolla SummerFest’s outstanding program devoted to Hungarian music (August 8) included Kodály’s 1914 Duo for Violin and Cello and Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet . . .