Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director Michael Francis offered two Mozart Piano Concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 on Thursday’s Balboa Theatre program. Not surprisingly, virtuoso pianist Anne-Marie McDermott proved the perfect choice of soloist to play the two Mozart concertos back to back .
To headline Saturday’s opening concert of Mainly Mozart’s 2019 Festival Orchestra series, Music Director Michael Francis sagely featured pianist Jeremy Denk in a thrilling account of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 467.
Movement and music were unified, and it was difficult to choose where to look. Three dynamic dances set to soft piano, bold snare drum, and a sacred mass reminded us that life is good, and…
Hershey Felder typically writes and stars in shows that feature him playing a famous musician and composer. What’s different about San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of Beethoven, however, is that he plays Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, a physician and friend of Ludwig van Beethoven.
The expectations that precede a piano recital by András Schiff are exceedingly high, and his Friday, February 22, performance at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego easily surpassed them.
Opera NEO’s Saturday Concert Offers Tantalizing Previews of Music from Operas in the Company’s 2019 Summer Festival
Having survived Valentines Day, San Diego’s Opera NEO company has chosen the theme “Love Is in the Air” to title its concert of operatic airs and ensembles this Saturday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Palisades Presbyterian Church in Allied Gardens.