Opera NEO at the Palisades Amphitheater created its own “music of the night” with Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ and a Mozart musical comedy . . .
La Jolla SummerFest 2015 opened Friday (August 7) with a scintillating performance of Janáček by the Escher String Quartet and a splendid Mozart Piano Quartet that took the breath away . . .
No doubt some obscure Mozart pieces should remain so, but not the Divertimento in E-flat Major, K 653, a string trio presented in all its glory at Thursday’s (June 11) Mainly Mozart chamber music concert . . .
Newly minted Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director Michael Francis and keyboard wizard Jon Kimura Parker catapulted the packed Balboa Theatre audience into an ebullient mood Saturday . . .
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 . . .