Master pianist and thespian Hershey Felder opened his latest composer incarnation, “Our Great Tchaikovsky” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. A splendid mix of sumptuous music, well-researched history and even a dash of controversial contemporary politics . . .
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 […]
San Diego Symphony Associate Conductor Sameer Patel had way too much fun leading the orchestra’s All-Tchaikovsky concerts Sept. 2-4, 2016, bringing the Summer Pops season to its traditional grand finale . . .
Virtuoso Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin was the featured performer in Wednesday’s (August 24) La Jolla SummerFest concert. No stranger to San Diego audiences, he gave winning accounts of piano concertos by Ravel and Gershwin with the San Diego Symphony earlier this year, and this marked his third successful visit to La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium . . .
Cellist Mischa Maisky, a protégé of the late Mstislav Rostropovich, brought his solo recital of three J. S. Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello to SummerFest 2016 . . .
Thursday in Copley Symphony Hall, the San Diego Symphony played an entire concert of craftily selected excerpts from the upcoming San Diego Symphony season under the adroit direction of Assistant conductor Sameer Patel.