Category archives for: Music

Clocked Out Duo opens Fresh Sound’s new venue, series

Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold, aka Clocked Out Duo, will open Fresh Sound’s winter concert series at Bread & Salt Jan. 24 with their experimental music.  Courtesy

Bonnie Wright is passionate about sharing new, non-mainstream music. “What I’m trying to do is expand people’s ears,” she said.

La Jolla High School senior celebrates music, mentoring

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La Jolla High School senior and trumpet player, Phillip Ryan, is in the midst of his seventh year at the San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS), where he’s earned two awards — one for longevity and one for mentorship.

Music Machine: La Jolla resident Nash Howe produces and records debut album

Nash Howe album art

When Santa Cruz native (now La Jolla resident) Nash Howe started at UC San Diego, he was a declared biology major. He had never sung or played music before. But with a simple and unexpected gift from a friend, his life changed direction.

Hear contemporary chamber music at SoundOn fest in La Jolla

The festival will include a celebration of Morris Palter's debut CD.

The seventh annual soundON Festival of Modern Music, Jan. 9-12 at the Athenaeum, brings together an international roster of composers and performers for a four-day exploration of contemporary chamber music.

La Jollan to play Fiona in ‘Shrek The Musical’

Lindsey Young, a La Jolla High School senior who will play Princess Fiona in ‘Shrek The Musical,’ strikes what she calls her ‘Disney Princess Pose.’ Ashley Mackin

La Jolla High School senior Lindsey Young will take on the role of Princess Fiona in the California Youth Conservatory production of “Shrek The Musical,” at the Lyceum Theater downtown.

One Night Only: Arcangelo Corelli music live at the Athenaeum

On Nov. 24, a modern-day violin virtuoso and her gifted keyboard accompanist will pay tribute to a legendary 18th century violinist/composer with a special concert at the Athenaeum.

Want to hear some cool, music played by local musicians? Here’s a lineup of venues in La Jolla


Eddie V’s: (jazz) 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1270 Prospect St.,

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will take listeners to the sublime for ‘utterly ecstatic’ December concerts

Steven Schick conducts the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. Courtesy Photo

The weekend of Dec. 7-8, 2013, Steven Schick leads the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) in an inspiring concert featuring Aaron Jay Kernis’ beautiful Musica Celestis (“Music of the Heavens”) for string orchestra, the world premiere of a lush work for large orchestra and chorus by Paul Hembree, Ikarus-Azur, and Maurice Ravel’s opulent ballet Daphnis et Chloe.

Pre-holiday evenings at Lux Art Institute offer music, art, ornaments

Art of Elan co-founders, Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill, bring two nights of uncommon music to Lux Art institute in Encinitas, Nov. 21-22, 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

Last April, the acclaimed chamber group, Art of Elan, gave its first, sold-out, one-night-only performance at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. Now, on Nov. 20 and 21, they will return to Lux with two nights of lively and uncommon music by a trio of composers: Heitor Villa-Lobos, a Brazilian; Sergei Prokofiev, a Russian; and John Corigliano, a 75-year-old New Yorker whose work includes an Oscar-winning film score for “The Red Violin,” a Grammy Award for “Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan,” and a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his “Symphony No. 2.”

Sing out with glee! La Jolla after-school choral groups showcase talent, passion and acceptance

Members of the La Jolla Country Day Glee Club perform at a competition in Anaheim last spring. Courtesy

Recent research suggests physiological changes occur when young people sing together, reports Louise Carmon, Bishop’s Upper School Choral Music Director. “There is a gene in the brain that clicks on … their hearts synchronize.”

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