Music

  • La Jolla student, teacher win first San Diego Unified VAPA awards for visual and performing arts

    La Jolla student, teacher win first San Diego Unified VAPA awards for visual and performing arts

    A La Jolla High School student and her music teacher are among the inaugural San Diego Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) Spotlight Award winners. Senior Grace Dessert is one of three district students to receive the Artistic Growth Award, and teacher Michael Fiedler...

  • PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet Daniel Atkinson

    PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet Daniel Atkinson

    Without performing it, Daniel Atkinson has managed to become the jazz guy in San Diego. What he does is produce, book and study it spectacularly. In his 29th year as jazz program coordinator for the Athenaeum, Atkinson presents 14-18 jazz concerts annually, in quarterly subscription series at three...

  • Inon Barnatan named new SummerFest music director by La Jolla Music Society; takes the podium for 2019 season

    Inon Barnatan named new SummerFest music director by La Jolla Music Society; takes the podium for 2019 season

    Inon Barnatan will succeed Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin as the music director of the La Jolla Music Society’s 32-year-old SummerFest. Barnatan’s initial contract to head SummerFest is for 20 months, with an option to extend to 32 months. His salary was not disclosed. A native of Israel, Barnatan, 37,...

  • La Jolla Symphony to perform Mahler No. 4

    La Jolla Symphony to perform Mahler No. 4

    The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will present the third concert of its 63rd season Feb. 10-11 in Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego. Concert times are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Music Director Steven Schick will conduct Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4,” with soprano Tasha...

  • Bodhi Tree concerts to honor Leonard Bernstein

    Bodhi Tree concerts to honor Leonard Bernstein

    The mere mention of the name Leonard Bernstein invokes musical memories of the Golden Age of Broadway — think “New York, New York” from “On The Town” (1944) and “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story” (1957). But according to singer Angelina Réaux, who knew the late composer and conductor, there...

  • 2017 Modern Music Festival will strike a chord at La Jolla's Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, Jan. 5-8

    2017 Modern Music Festival will strike a chord at La Jolla's Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, Jan. 5-8

    The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host the 10th annual SoundON Festival of Modern Music, a four-day long series of concerts, performances, workshops, lectures and art, Jan. 5-8, 2017 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. In collaboration with San Diego New Music, the program is curated by NOISE percussionist...

  • Stravinsky's 'Psalms,' headline December Symphony & Chorus concert

    Stravinsky's 'Psalms,' headline December Symphony & Chorus concert

    The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) presents the second concert of its 62nd season, Dec. 3-4, showcasing two very different approaches to the symphony. Music Director Steven Schick conducts the orchestra and chorus in Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” and orchestra in Beethoven’s 6th Symphony....

  • 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...

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