Music

  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus hires new choral director

    La Jolla Symphony & Chorus hires new choral director

    The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) has hired Patrick Walders as its next choral director after a search that included local and out-of-state candidates. Walders is an Associate Professor of Music at San Diego State University (SDSU), where he conducts the Aztec Concert Choir, SDSU Chamber Choir and...

  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus opens 62nd season Oct. 29

    La Jolla Symphony & Chorus opens 62nd season Oct. 29

    “Music from the Middle of Life” is the theme of the new La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) season, which runs Oct. 29-June 11, 2017. Music Director Steven Schick said he built the concerts around music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted...

  • ArtPower to bring three nights of hot sounds to UCSD

    ArtPower to bring three nights of hot sounds to UCSD

    Love music, especially when it’s close to home? October is a great time to discover ArtPower (AP), UC San Diego’s fine purveyor of music, dance and movies from around the world. This season, AP is introducing “American Routes,” a series of concerts featuring the diverse traditions that have shaped...

  • It'll be a Bash! Music school marks first year with record label launch

    It'll be a Bash! Music school marks first year with record label launch

    To celebrate the first anniversary of the Kalabash School of Music and the Arts’ opening in Bird Rock, the music-makers will present a day of live performances, family art projects and the launch of its record label for teens, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at 5725 La Jolla Blvd. Kalabash co-founder...

  • The Go-Go’s end farewell tour with rockin’ homecoming concert in Los Angeles

    The Go-Go’s end farewell tour with rockin’ homecoming concert in Los Angeles

    — CONCERT REVIEW: With a signature blend of catchy pop hooks, California surf-rock guitar riffs, punk-attitude lyrics and girl-group harmonies, The Go-Go’s have made a lasting impression in the music world. Thirty-eight years after forming in 1978, the all-female pop/rock band bid adieu to the...

  • La Jolla Music Society celebrates 30th SummerFest concert series

    La Jolla Music Society celebrates 30th SummerFest concert series

    La Jolla Music Society’s (LJMS) SummerFest turns 30 this year and is celebrating its pearl anniversary. Fittingly, the lineup of musicians performing Aug. 3-26 is studded with gems. In the meantime, SummerFest 2016 begins with its free “SummerFest Under the Stars” program 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug....

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 28-Aug. 3

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 28-Aug. 3

    Summer Sounds La Jolla Concerts by the Sea continues 2 p.m. Sunday July 31 with the lowdown dirty blues of the Bill Magee Blues Band. Series goes on Sundays through Sept. 4. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. Free. Full lineup: ljconcertsbythesea.org ▪ La Jolla Music Society’s 2016 SummerFest...

  • Summer concerts return to Scripps Park, July 17

    Summer concerts return to Scripps Park, July 17

    For 32 years on summer Sundays, the free La Jolla Concerts by the Sea series has provided a diverse soundtrack to picturesque family outings. Continuing the tradition, the 33rd annual eight-concert series kicks off 2 p.m. July 17 with Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra in Scripps Park at La...

  • Church hosts dance party Friday night

    Church hosts dance party Friday night

    The Congregational Church of La Jolla invites music lovers of all ages to savor an evening of music and dancing, featuring a signature soundtrack designed by veteran DJ, music historian and La Jolla resident, Ron Jones. “Starry Nights: An evening of music and dancing with Ron Jones” is set for...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events, June 30

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events, June 30

    Small World, Big World Opening July 2 in the Gould Eddy Gallery onboard the Ferryboat Berkeley, 1492 North Harbor Drive, is “Steering Small – The Wonders of Nautical Models,” which explores a world of scaled down ships. See toy boats, ships in bottles, small crafts, intricate tiny replicas and...

  • Strumming Right Along: La Jolla Community Center to offer ukulele classes

    Strumming Right Along: La Jolla Community Center to offer ukulele classes

    There’s just something about a ukulele that makes people smile. Ukuleles are cute, sometimes brightly colored, and invoke a sense of relaxation and fun. To boot, they are lightweight, have soft strings that are easy to pick, and are simple to learn to play — all of which makes them a perfect instrument...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 24-31

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 24-31

    Information and Entertainment ▪ Through April 17, experience the annual epic journey of gray whales with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Whale watchers can enjoy daily local whale-watching cruises featuring aquarium naturalists. Daily tours leaving from San...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 17-24

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 17-24

    Music in the Air • Aizuri Quartet takes the Athenaeum stage 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21 as part of the Karatz Chamber concert series with Mozart’s Quintet in A major, K. 581; Yevgeniy Sharlat RIPEFG for string quartet; and Jean Sibelius’s String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56, “Voces intimae,” 1008...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, March 10-17

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, March 10-17

    Musical Offerings ▪ Athenaeum Music & Arts Library continues the Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 with the Dover String Quartet at 1008 Wall St. Program includes Mozart's “Quartet in B-flat major, K. 458,” Henri Dutilleux's “Ainsi la nuit,” and Dmitri...

  • Mixed company at Symphony & Chorus concert, March 12-13

    Mixed company at Symphony & Chorus concert, March 12-13

    A multi-media concert for the senses awaits as the fourth offering in the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) 61st season, to be performed 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus. Music Director Steven Schick will conduct the orchestra...

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