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.
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 . . .