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.
In her local debut with the San Diego Symphony, the young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla made a favorable impression . . .