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.
In her local debut with the San Diego Symphony, the young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla made a favorable impression . . .
It took John Adams’ “Harmonielehre” 30 years to find its way to a San Diego Symphony program, but Friday’s (Oct. 23) stellar performance of the work under the authoritative baton of Edo de Waart was worth the wait . . .