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.
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.
As the San Diego Symphony’s ambitious, engaging festival “Hearing the Future” takes its victory lap, Festival Curator Matthew Aucoin led the orchestra in an exuberant concert in Copley Symphony Hall Friday, January 25. His refreshing approach to program design completely ignored the traditional overture-concerto-symphony formula: each half of the concert offered seven shorter works or […]