San Diego State University’s resident Hausmann Quartet offered a programming formula at Sunday’s (April 12) concert that I wish other string quartets would readily adopt: an equal division of brand new compositions and a familiar staple of the repertory . . .

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is not simply a virtuoso cellist—he is a celebrity equally at home performing concertos with major orchestras as he is appearing on television or recording sound tracks for blockbuster films. His Wednesday (March 12) recital with pianist Kathryn Stott drew an overflow crowd and offered an eclectic array of classical and popular music . . .

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