Category archives for: Music

Malashock Dancers will move with Élan in ‘Lifeblood Harmony’ at UCSD

Malashock dancers will perform with Art of Élan musicians April 17-19 at UC San Diego’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. Courtesy

“Music is the lifeblood of dance,” choreographer John Malashock, artistic director of his own well-known and long-lived local dance company, once observed.

Budding musicians plant seeds for Springfest 2014 at UCSD

Soprano Sarah Perez performs 8 p.m. April 9 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

UC San Diego music students are preparing new works for an 11-day musical event (April 6-17) titled “Springfest: Experiments in Music 2014.” It’s an annual thing, presented by the emerging composers, instrumentalists and electronic music specialists in the graduate department. And it’s mostly free to attend, except where otherwise noted.

Percussion star and La Jollan Steven Schick named Champion of New Music

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Music Director Steven Schick. Courtesy U-T San Diego

Schick, a Bird Rock resident, will be presented with the Champion of New Music award on April 5 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minn., during his conducting appearance with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Concert, CD release will bring Normandie Wilson to La Jolla’s Athenaeum

Normandie Wilson's performance 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will double as a CD release party for 'Geography and Other Problems.'

Normandie Wilson, pianist and singer/songwriter, is excited about her 7:30 p.m. March 7 performance at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as part of its acoustic series. Really, really excited.

Local music stars to shine on La Jolla’s Athenaeum acoustic series

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Three performers will be featured on each Acoustic Evenings program and will be available at intermission and after the concert. The project advances the Athenaeum’s commitment to supporting San Diego talent.

The Schick Machine: One Man, Two Sticks, Tons of Percussion

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Schick has mastered all kinds of percussion, including gongs, cowbells, trashcans and brake drums — anything that makes a sound when struck, scraped or shaken.

‘The Elixir of Love’ opera casts its spell on San Diego, Feb. 21 and 23

Filled with love songs and fun duets, The Elixir of Love is opera buffo at its best.

Is it truly a magic elixir or just a bottle of cheap Bordeaux? Nemorino (Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti) desperately wants to marry the wealthy Adina (Moldovan soprano Tatiana Lisnic) who seems out of his league. When she attracts a handsome Sergeant (Malcolm MacKenzie) as her suitor, Nemorino turns in desperation to the charlatan Dr. Dulcamara [...]

La Jolla Community Center’s jazz series going strong; next concert Friday, Feb. 28

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“Women in Jazz” was the theme of a recent “Fourth Friday Jazz Series featuring Lori Bell & Friends,” Jan. 24 at the La Jolla Community Center. Joining flutist Lori Bell were vocalist Allison Adams-Tucker, pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Evona Wascinski. The jazz concert series continues in February, March, April and June 2014.

UCSD presents “To János with Love: A Posthumous Valentine to a Beloved Music Professor”

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, at 8 p.m., the UCSD Department of Music will present a free tribute concert to the late János Négyesy, internationally acclaimed violinist and longtime professor of music.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

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Best Bets this week includes: A white elephant sale weekend, children’s art workshop, smooth jazz, poetry readings, chamber music, concerto competitions and more.

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]