Wednesday, February 27, at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick gave an impressive solo recital of recent works as part of the university’s week long “Cross-Wired,” a festival of concerts and masterclasses dedicated to cutting edge percussion music and its performers.
Aladdin gets the Princess and that Genie gets everything else is the Disney version of a tale more nor less from the ‘Thousand and One Nights.’ A good time is had by all except the bad guys.
World War II was just that, a global catastrophe that threatened the future of human affairs — but it also tested family loyalties on an infinitely smaller scale. Amid its soaring language and cadence, North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gabriel’ is an intriguing case in point.
Reuniting with people with whom one has lost touch isn’t always an easy task and, in some instances, can seem out of the question. A reunion between two brothers fuels the emotional world premiere of The Hour of Great Mercy at the Diversionary Theatre.
The expectations that precede a piano recital by András Schiff are exceedingly high, and his Friday, February 22, performance at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego easily surpassed them.
Caught midway between the final performance of San Diego Opera’s “Rigoletto” two weeks ago and the opening of the company’s “Three Decembers” by Jake Heggie in March, serious San Diego opera aficionados eagerly gathered for Opera NEO’s February 16 concert of opera selections titled “Love Is in the Air.”