Friday’s performance by the San Diego Symphony was the best of concerts, and it was the worst of concerts . . .
San Diego Symphony
Stellar performance of Bruckner’s mighty Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Lang Lang’s return to the Jacobs Music Center on Sunday (February 5) was greeted with the expected fervid applause even before he and the San Diego Symphony delivered an equally passionate account of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto . . .
The splendid Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan electrified the San Diego Symphony audience Friday (January 6) playing Piano Concertos by Aaron Copland and Andrew Norman . . .
We asked each of our writers to cast their thoughts as “bravos” and “boos.” As you’ll see, some of them found it easier to do than others. Be that as it may, we proudly present essays by Ken Herman, Kris Eitland, Bill Eadie, David Dixon, Martin Jones Westlin, and Welton Jones.