While local audiences respond warmly to highly accomplished performers, they can be a bit chilly to less familiar, modernist repertory of the last century.
Cellist Mischa Maisky, a protégé of the late Mstislav Rostropovich, brought his solo recital of three J. S. Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello to SummerFest 2016 . . .
Noted concert organist Christoph Bull pulled out all the stops at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion Monday night in a cleverly eclectic program that played to the organ’s strengths . . .
San Diego Pro Arte Voices brought Dietrich Buxtehude’s extended Lenten devotional cantata “Membra Jesu Nostri” out of the archives and into a moving live performance Tuesday (March 22) in Pacific Beach
Returning Sunday (Feb. 28) to La Jolla for his fourth local performance since he won the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, the young Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov confirmed yet again that he is the preeminent concert pianist of his generation . . .
Singer, composer, and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile rocked La Jolla’s sold-out Sherwood Auditorium Saturday with a performance that elated his ardent followers and easily won over the traditional crowd of the staid La Jolla Music Society . . .