Music

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' tells singer’s story; performs in San Diego Aug. 2-7, 2016

    'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' tells singer’s story; performs in San Diego Aug. 2-7, 2016

    On June 15, as “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” celebrated its 1,000th performance on Broadway, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio declared the day “Carole King Musical Day.” Now Broadway San Diego is bringing the award-winning show about the iconic singer/songwriter to the Civic Theatre for...

  • 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...

  • Photos: La Jolla Music Society's spring gala hits a high note

    Photos: La Jolla Music Society's spring gala hits a high note

    La Jolla Music Society presented its Spring Gala on April 2, 2016 at Coasterra (880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego) with an intimate performance of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein American Songbook Classics by the chanteuse Storm Large and members of her band Le Bonheur....

  • 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...

  • A Joyful Noise: Bodhi Tree concert series kicks off

    A Joyful Noise: Bodhi Tree concert series kicks off

    Organizers are planning a festive afternoon of music from local performers to kick off the fifth season of Bodhi Tree concerts and celebrate the best of the last five years, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. The mission of Bodhi Tree is twofold: 1)...

  • Many businesses to offer specials for 'La Jolla Nights' event Friday, March 4

    Many businesses to offer specials for 'La Jolla Nights' event Friday, March 4

    La Jolla Nights throughout the Village of La Jolla is back and better than ever! The first event of 2016 is just around the corner, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 where you can expect some new businesses participating along with previous favorites. Here’s a look at just a few offering special La...

  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: Feb. 25-March 3, 2016

    La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: Feb. 25-March 3, 2016

    There’s Music in the Air! ▪ St. James By-the-Sea Music Series presents Voces8 in a concert titled, “Underneath the Stars,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at 743 Prospect St. The British ensemble will perform works by William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, Ben Folds, Duke Ellington, the Mamas and the Papas, and...

  • Arts Review: Art of Élan brings sounds of music to Lux Art Institute in Encinitas

    Arts Review: Art of Élan brings sounds of music to Lux Art Institute in Encinitas

    Art of Élan, a chamber music group known for presenting unusual concerts in intimate settings, gave a delightful performance at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas Feb. 3. In connection with Lux’s current artist-in-residence, Sophia Narrett, the theme of the evening was “Honest Fantasy,” a term Narret...

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