Igor Stravinsky dismissed his fellow composer Maurice Ravel as “the most perfect of Swiss clockmakers,” but pianist Gustavo Romero’s supple—sometimes ravishing—account of Ravel solo piano works in his recital easily dispelled that dismissive description.
Two buddies on a on a wine country road trip dogged by outside world complications and berserk appetites find not paradise but some peace in the Rex Pickett stage adaptation of his novel now at the La Jolla Playhouse in a lovely Des McAnuff production.
San Diego may be the country’s eighth largest city, but when it comes to dance venues, it’s a small town. Cash-strapped companies are desperate for space they can afford, amidst whispers of unfair rental fees and managers skimming ticket sales. “It’s very tough,” says John Malashock of Malashock Dance. Like so many companies, he remembers […]
San Diego’s summer arts calendar typically finds the choral music scene in vacation mode, but Patrick Walders, San Diego State University’s Director of Choral Studies, and several colleagues have put together the San Diego Summer Choral Festival at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Bankers Hill and St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach from July 25 to 28.
Desperate, drought-ridden ranchers pay a con-man to bring rain in N. Richard Nash’s romantic fantasy The Rainmaker, now at he Old Globe Theatre. But there’s just as much desperation surrounding the daughter of the family, who may be turning into an old maid. Magic comes in many forms during this sturdy but creaking revival.