Pianist Chucho Valdés in solo concert reminds us all of why he is a true, Cuban legend.
The eminent conductor Charles Dutoit ascended the podium of the San Diego Symphony Friday (May 19) to lead a vivid concert of Stravinsky, Ravel, Mozart and Beethoven . . .
This weekend, the dashing young German conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher and the Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein visitted the San Diego Symphony for Béla Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto. Pintscher led the orchestra in vivid performances of Anton Webern’s early tone poem “Im Sommerwind” . . .
By the time pianist Jeremy Denk reached the midway point on the first half of his recital at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Friday (May 12), he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. By the time he was finished, they were standing on their feet applauding and shouting!
For a host of reasons, the post of organist at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego has always been one of the area’s plum positions. The congregation’s striking modernist building has been a Mission Valley landmark since its construction in 1964, and the massive L. W. Blackinton pipe organ filling the rear gallery […]
Although the Westwind Brass ensemble has established its enviable reputation playing the classical brass quintet repertory, in recent seasons it has branched out.