Is there a living violinist other than Gil Shaham I would rather hear perform a solo recital? The unhesitating answer is no, even considering the bevy of stellar contemporary violinists that quickly come to mind. Shaham and his superb Japanese accompanist Akira Eguchi gave a brilliant—make that transcendent—program at Copley Symphony Hall Thursday (Feb. 7), […]
Circle Circle dot dot, a newish theatre collective that presents company-created material, has decided to try something site-specific. The result is San Diego. I Love You, which is being presented to the public this weekend and next. It’s a pleasant hour-long afternoon stroll through the varieties of young love in Hillcrest.
A modern interpretation of a classic text swept its nominated categories to receive five Craig Noel Awards tonight. Moxie Theatre parlayed three strong 2012 productions to take home the Braunagel Award for outstanding contribution to the San Diego arts scene by a small-budget theatre.
Could a Caravaggio painting, which turned out not to be a Caravaggio, become a Caravaggio painting again? If this all sounds very confusing, that is because it is! This “now you see it, now you don’t, now you might see it again” scenario is actually fairly common in the art world’s circle of scholarly debate. […]
Chance Theatre’s current attraction, the West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical, feels a bit like a rave. It’s ear-splitting, eye-popping, and sometimes too hip for its own good. But it’s also loose-limbed, terrifically sung, and hypnotically entertaining.
Chamber music thrives in San Diego County largely because the La Jolla Music Society, Mainly Mozart and the universities import it in large quantities. But chamber music regularly performed by local musicians remains the exception. Maybe with string quartets such as Emerson, Calder, and Pacifica making such regular visits, local string players figure, “Why bother?” […]