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.
Downtown San Diego drivers on Friday evening (April 15) were no doubt surprised to encounter San Diego State University’s loud, brassy pep band (aka the Marching Aztecs) performing outside the west entrance to the Jacobs Music Center to announce “Downtown” a concert that featured the university’s Wind Symphony, the Symphony Orchestra, and its Combined Choirs . . .
Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Cohen soloed mightily in Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor Friday (January 29) with Jahja Ling and the San Diego Symphony . . .
Pianist Jeremy Denk’s uplifting performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto with the San Diego Symphony on Saturday added to the splendor of the new Upright and Grand Piano Festival.