Spending a day at the Carlsbad Music Festival, August 24-26, 2018, reminds the followers of new music that there is no right way to do or to define contemporary music. Like visiting that ice cream emporium chain that advertises 33 flavors, at Carlsbad you are likely to discover a flavor you haven’t yet tried.

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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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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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