In his opening remarks to Sunday’s La Jolla SummerFest concert, composer David Lang explained that he chose the evening’s program to demonstrate how certain contemporary composers were showing their respect for music’s past. He gave us a helpful insight to Caroline Shaw’s 2011 work “Entre’acte,” noting that the composer set to work on this piece…

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In previous years, the adventurous Carlsbad Music Festival brought in headline performers from New York, but this season the festival focused on local collaborations, including San Diego’s cutting edge contemporary chamber series Art of Élan . . .

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