Yaja Wang surprised her most ardent followers by opening the San Diego Symphony season performing an early Mozart Piano Concerto . . .
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Fresh faces and new talent to look for in the upcoming San Diego Symphony season . . .
Guest conductor Murry Sidlin presented “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” a concert of Guiseppe Verdi’s great Requiem surrounded by commentary about performances of this work given by Jews imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II . . .
The young American Conrad Tao gave a spectacular performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with the San Diego Symphony Saturday (May 2) on a concert that included an equally spectacular “Carmina burana” by Carl Orff . . .
Fans of Pinchas Zukerman should have been in seventh heaven Saturday (March 21) at the Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall, hearing the maestro play two Beethoven violin sonatas on the first half of the program and conducting the San Diego Symphony in Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony on the second half . . .