Category archives for: Music

Los Lobos to headline Kiwanis fundraiser

Los Lobos. Courtesy

Los Lobos formed more than 40 years ago, has released nearly 30 albums and received two Grammy Awards. The band is best known for recording the soundtrack album and title song for “La Bamba,” a 1987 movie about the life of rock ‘n’ roll singer Ritchie Valens.

La Jolla High pianist takes top honors, will perform with San Diego Symphony

hazel Friedman

Hazel Friedman will perform the fifth piano concerto by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns with the San Diego Symphony during its 2014-2015 season.

Banjo benefit: Quartet to perform concert for Rotary Club of La Jolla

Banjoist and La Jolla High School graduate Alison Brown will perform at the Athenaeum May 2 in a benefit concert for the Rotary Club of La Jolla. Courtesy

The Alison Brown Quartet will play a special concert to raise funds for the Rotary Club of La Jolla. Though Brown, a Grammy-winning (and four-time Grammy-nominated) banjoist has a solid love of bluegrass, she said those who attend the show will hear a little something extra.

‘The Nature of Things’ La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will celebrate 60th season with six concerts

Steven Schick conducts the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. The 2014-2015 season theme 'The Nature of Things,' is inspired by the 'nature' of sensation, thought, reflection, impulse, renewal and other 'things.'

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) has announced its 2014- 2015 season — a 60th anniversary celebration that includes six concerts of premieres and groundbreaking works.

‘KISS Army’ storms La Jolla for Paul Stanley book signing

Kiss crowd

Some traveled from as far away as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Germany for a chance to meet the Kiss frontman.

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

Bart Mendoza

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.

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