While the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra was giving its resplendent account of Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201, on Thursday (June 15) at the Balboa Theatre, I mused on how well this orchestra was flourishing under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis . . .
The air could not have been more electric in the Balboa Theatre Saturday night (June 10) when the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra offered Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis and Conrad Tao launched into his exuberant keyboard fusillade that turned into Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 8 . . .
The eminent conductor Charles Dutoit ascended the podium of the San Diego Symphony Friday (May 19) to lead a vivid concert of Stravinsky, Ravel, Mozart and Beethoven . . .
Making his San Diego Opera debut, the dashing American lyric tenor Jesús Garcia is eager to reprise one of his favorite opera roles, Alfredo Germont, in the company’s upcoming production of Verdi’s evergreen “La Traviata” . . .
Opera NEO Artistic Director Peter Kozma announced his company’s offerings for summer of 2017, including Mozart’s beloved Cosi fan tutte and rare early operas by Francesco Cavalli and Gluck . . .
Joyce Yang, the much-heralded Korean concert pianist, joined the San Diego Symphony this weekend in a performance of Segei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. Having graced the roster of La Jolla SummerFest in several recent seasons, she is a known quantity here, and the Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall was filled with fans of both […]