Friday’s San Diego Symphony Concert revealed that the romance between the Symphony and its new Music Director Rafael Payare continues to flourish. And San Diego audiences are responding with a spirited zeal that has taken residence in Copley Symphony Hall only since Payare’s advent.
Eye, ear, and imagination have never been so simultaneously deluged in SummerFest’s 33 years of programming as they were Wednesday, August 21, with the Mark Morris Dance Group taking center stage at The Conrad.
The stars were out at Saturday night’s Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert at the Balboa Theatre. Coloratura soprano Ellie Dehn sang with breathtaking authority in Mozart’s unjustly overlooked choral gem “Davide penitente,” K. 469, and violinist Augustin Hadelich played a mesmerizing account of Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto in D Major.
Cristian Măcelaru returned Friday, May 24, 2019, to lead the San Diego Symphony in its final program of the 2018-2019 season: traditional repertory such as Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, as well as a new work by the American composer Sean Shepherd.
Magnificent Jerusalem Quartet Opens Coming Home Festival in La Jolla’s Acoustically Miraculous Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
After a star-studded Grand Opening Weekend to inaugurate The Conrad, the La Jolla Music Society’s glistening new performing arts center in downtown La Jolla, on Tuesday, April 9, the organization presented the Jerusalem Quartet in the first full concert of the organization’s lavish Coming Home Festival.