The buildings that comprise Barrio Logan’s Bread and Salt were originally built as a bread factory, but Fresh Sound producer Bonnie Wright turned this venue into minimalist pâtisserie Thursday (Feb. 4) with Lisa Moore’s piano recital of Philip Glass and friends . . .

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Over its eventful seven years, the music series Art of Élan has cultivated a strong relationship with its primary host, the San Diego Museum of Art. Drawing inspiration from the 17th-century painting “St. Francis at Prayer in a Grotto” by Francisco de Zurbarán—the museum’s much celebrated new acquisition—the series’ Tuesday (March 3) program was built on the theme of “Prayers and Songs.”

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Sunday (October 19) at La Mesa’s St. Martin of Tours Church, the recently formed choral group Folklore shared a program with Joseph Martin Waters’ avant-garde ensemble Swarmius, evidence of a new collaborative spirit among San Diego music ensembles and organizations. . .

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Forty years ago, the cutting edge Kronos Quartet was single-handedly redefining the string quartet as a performance medium. Tuesday (March 11) Kronos returned to UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium exhibiting a combination of panache and passion . . .

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