The San Diego choral ensemble SACRA/PROFANA gave an impressive performance of Anthony Davis’s profound and jarring cantata “Voyage Through Death to Life Upon These Shores” in a concert at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma that also featured the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego . . .
The young Austrian conductor David Danzmayr brought a fairly conventional program to the San Diego Symphony Thursday (Feb. 23), opening with Waltz King Johann Strauss, Jr.’s signature “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” and closing with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony . . .
San Diego Opera’s robust, rambunctious production of Verdi’s comic opera ‘Falstaff’ pumped up the physical comedy of an opera whose libretto already abounds in outsize humor . . .
There are occasions at Copley Symphony Hall when everything goes right, and this weekend’s concerts with Israeli guest conductor Lahav Shani qualified with ease. The combination of a beautifully designed program with
Lang Lang’s return to the Jacobs Music Center on Sunday (February 5) was greeted with the expected fervid applause even before he and the San Diego Symphony delivered an equally passionate account of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto . . .