Acclaimed classical music critic Ken Herman ruminates on the epicenter move of the classical music world from the East to the West Coast
Lang Lang’s return to the Jacobs Music Center on Sunday (February 5) was greeted with the expected fervid applause even before he and the San Diego Symphony delivered an equally passionate account of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto . . .
After the San Diego Symphony’s month-long festival of American Music with guest conductors offering a smorgasbord of enticing and exceptional music, Music Director Jahja Ling returned to the podium Friday (February 3) with his predictable trove of standard repertory . . .
Can San Diego audiences ever get too much of Gil Shaham? Just two months ago he brilliantly played Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto at La Jolla SummerFest, and Friday (October 14) he gave a thrilling account of Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto with the San Diego Symphony under Music Director Jahja Ling—Shaham’s fifth local appearance in the last four years.
San Diego Symphony Music Director.Jahja Ling led an exciting, bravura “Don Quixote” by Richard Strauss at Friday’s (May 20) concert at the Jacobs Music Center . . .
San Diego Symphony Music Director Jahja Ling conducted a defining Mahler’s Sixth Symphony on Friday (April 29) at Copley Symphony Hall . . .