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.
The noted Japanese violinist Midori gave an exciting, refreshing account of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the San Diego Symphony on Friday (April 1) at Copley Symphony Hall . . .
Returning Sunday (Feb. 28) to La Jolla for his fourth local performance since he won the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, the young Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov confirmed yet again that he is the preeminent concert pianist of his generation . . .