The Hausmann Quartet performed Haydn’s most unusual string quartet, “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” Op. 51, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral on March 23, an ideal ambience in which to contemplate the composer’s exalted Lenten meditation.
San Diego Opera’s rousing, vibrant production of Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” opened Saturday, March 17, at Civic Theatre with a smartly directed cast of strong, younger singers and great support in the pit from the San Diego Symphony.
The storied Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Joshua Bell played Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Wieniawski in the Jacobs Music Center on Friday, March 16, 2018.
Tuesday’s (March 6) chamber music concert at the Auditorium at TSRI presented a hearty cadre of San Diego Symphony musicians and two guest harpsichordists playing Bach, Zelenka, and Mendelssohn.
The Friday, March 2, concert by the Bach Collegium San Diego at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Hillcrest offered the best of both worlds: one of the familiar, cherished motets by J. S. Bach and rarely heard works by Heinrich Schütz and Domenico Scarlatti.