It was the best of concerts, it was the worst of concerts: all that is best and worst in the world of classical music.
La Jolla Music Society
Neil Ieremia is Samoan and his choreography fuses contemporary, hip-hop, and haka, an ancient Maori war dance known for its intense foot stomping and full-voiced shouting.
Beauty, the Beast, the artist, the body, the soul, and a lot of curtains: The classic “Beauty and the Beast” had to compete with a lot of other busyness from Malandain Ballet Biarritz. The result was some stunning dancing but not enough heart.
Canadian pianist Louis Lortie gambled on his unorthodox but virtuoso programming at Sherwood Auditorium Saturday (January 14) for the La Jolla Music Society . . .