When the Spanish organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez became San Diego Civic Organist at the beginning of 2018, he made it clear that he intended to bring a fresh approach to programming, and his program Saturday evening, April 14, displayed some of his ideas for revitalizing that staid convention of the organ recital.
Accomplished Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford, Sings Rewarding Concert at All Souls’ Episcopal Church
The Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford, presented a substantial concert Friday, April 13, at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma. The 21-voice ensemble started its California tour last week in the San Francisco Bay Area and will complete their California excursion Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles at St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church on Wilshire Blvd.
“SDSU Live Downtown,” assembled several performing organizations from San Diego State University at the Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall Sunday, April 8, 2018, for a festive grand concert.
Over the last weekend, the young Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță thrilled San Diego Symphony audiences with his account of the Edward Elgar Cello Concerto, and his performance in Tuesday’s chamber concert in the Auditorium at TSRI proved equally rewarding . . .
Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Music Box in Little Italy, Art of Élan presented saxophone legend Branford Marsalis with the Chicago-based Kontras Quartet.
Friday’s San Diego Symphony concert turned out to be an evening of thrilling rhapsodies, crowned by Edward Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto featuring 24-year-old International Tchaikovsky Competition prize winner Andrei Ioniță.