Pianist András Schiff stopped by La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium Friday (Feb. 20) evening to amuse and enlighten his loyal San Diego followers with a traditional program of sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. . .
La Jolla Music Society
The program headlined the Rotterdam Philharmonic, but I daresay most of the La Jolla Music Society’s audience Friday at Copley Symphony Hall came to see the exuberant French-Canadian conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin . . .
“…the guys’ response was, ‘oh no, I’m touching a ballerina!’ They weren’t used to that. There was a big intimidation factor for all of us. It was unexpected. I was really nervous. They were nervous. Some of the guys were more comfortable getting close and inter-twined…”
Judging from the reaction of SanDiegoStory.com’s team of reviewers, 2014 was a mixed year for the arts in San Diego. While there was plenty to savor, there was also plenty to criticize…
This season’s roster of performers on the La Jolla Music Society’s Frieman Family Piano Series has been stellar, featuring exciting young pianists such as Yuja Wang and Haochen Zhang, as well as the iconic master Mitsuko Uchida. After hearing Barry Douglas perform a tedious, perfunctory recital Friday (May 9) at Sherwood Auditorium, I must report that the Irish performer has sullied this series’ glowing record.