The young Austrian conductor David Danzmayr brought a fairly conventional program to the San Diego Symphony Thursday (Feb. 23), opening with Waltz King Johann Strauss, Jr.’s signature “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” and closing with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony . . .
Guest conductor Edo de Waart led a triumphant account of Beethoven’s Ninth (“Choral”) Symphony with the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Master Choral this weekend (Dec. 9-11) . . .
The visit of Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Copley Symphony Hall Wednesday (May 4) made a compelling case both for the music of Jean Sibelius and for the artistic level of the orchestra under Gilbert’s leadership . . .
Thursday in Copley Symphony Hall, the San Diego Symphony played an entire concert of craftily selected excerpts from the upcoming San Diego Symphony season under the adroit direction of Assistant conductor Sameer Patel.