The San Diego Symphony’s “It’s About Time Festival” opened Thursday (January 11) with a rousing, sophisticated  all-percussion concert at Barrio Logan’s trendy Bread and Salt venue. To be certain, offering a  concert of percussion ensembles that will fill a house takes audacity and astute programming skills. Fortunately, Festival Curator Steven Schick possesses these traits in…

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While San Diegans were celebrating Mardi Gras in the streets of the Gaslamp District, Art of Élan staged its own fete in another quarter of downtown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Surrounded by Jennifer Steenkamp’s massive video installation “Madame Curie,” Art of Élan Co-Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker and company played a chamber music concert as mesmerizing as Steenkamp’s undulating flowers . . .

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