After the San Diego Symphony’s opening weekend piano concerto marathon with Lang Lang—he played Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto last Friday and Sunday and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto on Satruday—it seemed like too much of a good thing to invite Garrick Ohlsson to solo in Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto in G Major the following weekend. But, as […]
Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill, the lively spirits who design the chamber music series Art of Élan, have the corner on high concept program design. Their new season “in your dreams” opened Tuesday (October 9) at the San Diego Museum of Art with a program titled “transfiguration.” (And, yes, they favor the T. S. Eliot […]
ion Theatre’s Claudio Raygoza has created Julia, a world premiere version of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. His creation contains a cup of its original author, two cups of Tennessee Williams, and a pinch of Mexican telenovelas. And, in his title character he’s given company stalwart Catalina Maynard a bitch-goddess role worthy of her considerable talents.
There’s a niche in railroad folklore chronicling dare-devils trying to beat the trains: speeding toward the crossing, leaping on or off the moving cars, racing across the trestle just at the last minute. Usually, for the tale to last, somebody has to die. Well, somebody does die in Naomi Wallace’s play The Trestle at Pope […]
Recently the “made in China” label has been tarnished by controversies, including outsourcing and sweatshop labor practices. But neither politics nor controversy has clouded the superstar status of Lang Lang, the ubiquitous Chinese concert pianist who opened the San Diego Symphony fall season Friday (Oct. 5) under Music Director Jahja Ling. Lang’s presence on the […]
You’ve probably guessed that we’ve got a satire going here, and, in fact, there’s quite a few laugh-out-loud lines. There’s also some pretty good send-ups of media conventions, some references to Obama and Romney that will be dated in six weeks, a funny “debate” about religion, and a lot of references that theatre insiders will catch. In fact, if audiences for The Exit Interview could consist entirely of other actors, it would be uproarious.