Violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker delivered Tuesday (August 15) the first of four Summerfest 2017 concerts dedicated to playing all 10 Beethoven Violin Sonatas . . .
In a chamber music concert, members of the Mainly Mozart Festival orchestra gave vivid, yet immaculately focused performances of Beethoven and Mozart on Friday (June 23) at the Auditorium at TSRI in La Jolla . . .
The air could not have been more electric in the Balboa Theatre Saturday night (June 10) when the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra offered Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis and Conrad Tao launched into his exuberant keyboard fusillade that turned into Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 8 . . .
The eminent conductor Charles Dutoit ascended the podium of the San Diego Symphony Friday (May 19) to lead a vivid concert of Stravinsky, Ravel, Mozart and Beethoven . . .
While local audiences respond warmly to highly accomplished performers, they can be a bit chilly to less familiar, modernist repertory of the last century.