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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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.

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