At Sunday’s (August 26) Carlsbad Music Festival, the programming verged on offering something for everyone, with juxtapositions of musical style appearing like the flashing colored lights in a classic pinball machine.
Accomplished Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford, Sings Rewarding Concert at All Souls’ Episcopal Church
The Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford, presented a substantial concert Friday, April 13, at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma. The 21-voice ensemble started its California tour last week in the San Francisco Bay Area and will complete their California excursion Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles at St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church on Wilshire Blvd.
Over the last weekend, the young Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță thrilled San Diego Symphony audiences with his account of the Edward Elgar Cello Concerto, and his performance in Tuesday’s chamber concert in the Auditorium at TSRI proved equally rewarding . . .
The Friday, March 2, concert by the Bach Collegium San Diego at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Hillcrest offered the best of both worlds: one of the familiar, cherished motets by J. S. Bach and rarely heard works by Heinrich Schütz and Domenico Scarlatti.
Igor Levit’s piano recital for the La Jolla Music Society–alternately thrilling, serious, and a bit dour– at the Auditorium at TSRI began with a J. S. Bach transcription and culminated with Ferruccio Busoni’s monumental transcription of Franz Liszt’s grand organ solo, Fantasia and Fugue on “Ad Nos, ad Salutarum Undam.”
Raúl Prieto Ramírez—San Diego’s newly minted Civic Organist—played a sensational opening recital Sunday (January 7) at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park . . .