Pianist Paul Lewis gave a polished, if unexceptional, recital of familiar repertory Friday (March 11) for the La Jolla Music Society in Sherwood Auditorium . . .
La Jolla Music Society
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 . . .
Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt offered a remarkable and stimulating duo recital Saturday (May 9) for the La Jolla Music Society pairing Bela Bartók’s First Violin Sonata (1921) with Anton Webern’s Four Pieces, Op. 7 (1910) and surrounding them with more familiar sonatas by Mozart and Brahms . . .
When they realized that the ship with their costumes and sets was still somewhere in the Atlantic, they ran out to a mall in Dallas, their first U.S. stop, and bought what they needed to stage three less elaborate pieces. The French company didn’t disappoint … though gray buckets, used a makeshift props in one dance, suggested that after the show, they were going to do some spackling.
()*& #$it! Are you kidding me? A last minute announcement caused more than a few people to scramble and swear like sailors…C’est la vie…