In an amazing solo recital Thursday at the Balboa Theatre, Pierre-Laurent Aimard gave his account of revolutionary piano music from the last two centuries, anchored in Beethoven’s landmark Hammerklavier Piano Sonata, Op. 106, from 1818.
Sunday (February 25), the Hausmann Quartet embarked on another year of its “Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime,” playing string quartets by Haydn, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Tina Tallon on the museum’s ferryboat Berkeley
Sacra/Profana’s Founding Artistic Director Krishan Oberoi conducted Ernst Krenek’s atonal “Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae” and Associate Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta led Benjamin Britten’s late and decidedly astringent “Sacred and Profane: Eight Medieval Lyrics” Friday at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.
San Diego Opera’s sumptuous, musically resplendent production of Puccini’s “Turnadot” opened Saturday, February 24, in the Civic Theatre.
The chamber ensemble Camarada’s highly charged “Te Amo Tango” program at the Mingei International Museum on Sunday, February 18, continued San Diego’s infatuation with tango, recently inspired by San Diego Opera’s sexy production of Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera “Maria de Buenos Aires.”
San Diego Symphony Associate Conductor Sameer Patel led a majestic, sonically luxurious account of the Jean Sibelius Fifth Symphony and introduced with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and the orchestra a new violin concerto by Adam Schoenberg.