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David and Elaine Darwin with Silvija and Brian Devine, LJMS artistic director Kristin Lancino and Thierry Lancino

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

Apr 13, 2016, 2:19 p.m.

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. Elaine Darwin and Silvija Devine served as co-chairs of the event. For nearly 50 years, LJMS has brought world-class artists to the San Diego community while promoting educational outreach programs that allow ...

Instructor James Clarkston plays the ukulele and will teach others to do the same at La Jolla Community Center.

NewsStrumming Right Along: La Jolla Community Center to offer ukulele classes

Mar 30, 2016, 3:16 p.m.

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 for the latest class series at La Jolla Community Center. Sponsored by La Jolla Music, the monthly ukulele program will be taught by Classic/Flamenco guitarist James Clarkston ...

Whale-watching adventures with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 24-31

Mar 23, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

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 Diego Bay: 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. with Flagship Cruises & Events. Don’t forget warm clothing and binoculars! If you don’t see a whale on your trip, you’ll receive a voucher to come back on ...

Aizuri Quartet

NewsLa Jolla’s Best Bets for events: March 17-24

Mar 16, 2016, 1:43 p.m.

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 Wall St. Tickets: $40-$50. (858) 454-5872. • Luciana Souza performs for the Athenaeum jazz program, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute, ...

Dover Strings Quartet

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, March 10-17

Mar 9, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

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 Shostakovich's “Quartet No. 2.” Tickets: $40-$45. (858) 454-5872. ▪ The final winter musicale concert at Darlington House will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at 7441 Olivetas Ave., featuring the Torrey Pines ...

Tijuana-based Lux Boreal Dance Company will join La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in ‘Persephone,’ with guest artists tenor John Russell, narrator Alice Teyssier as Persephone and the North Coast Singers youth choir.

NewsMixed company at Symphony & Chorus concert, March 12-13

Mar 2, 2016, 3:50 p.m.

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 as it performs with film, in “Gotham,” a joint production by filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer Michael Gordon that depicts the gritty energy and contrasting landscapes of 19th century New York. ...

Michael Morgan and Walter DuMelle

NewsA Joyful Noise: Bodhi Tree concert series kicks off

Mar 2, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

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) solely use local artists to perform an array of concerts in different styles and genres, to reach as broad a public as possible and 2) have a charitable cause ...

The free community event, La Jolla Nights, takes place throughout the Village of La Jolla, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016. Many businesses, retail stores and restaurants will offer specials that night.

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

Feb 24, 2016, 4 p.m.

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 Jolla Nights promotions you won’t want to miss: • Jonty Jacobs Custom Biltong Shop, 1237 Prospect St., sells “The Thinking Man’s Jerky,” offering everything San Diego has ...


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

Feb 24, 2016, 9:41 a.m.

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 more. Tickets $30. (858) 459-3421 ext. 109. ▪ As part of the Fourth Friday Jazz series, John Reynolds and his quintet of musicians — award-winning students from San Diego ...

The Art of Élan String Quartet: Anna Skálová and Kate Hatmaker (violins), Alex Greenbaum (cello) and Travis Maril (viola)

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

Feb 18, 2016, 4:42 p.m.

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 has used to describe her creative process. The music included works by Shostakovich, Mazzoli and Muhly. Although Shostakovich may be a familiar name to concertgoers, the others were not. Art of Élan’s greatest gift ...

Dianne Reeves

NewsLa Jolla’s Best Bets for events, Feb. 18-25

Feb 17, 2016, 9:48 a.m.

Concerts ▪ The Athenaeum’s jazz program continues its annual winter series of concerts in the Music Room of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, with Aaron Goldberg Trio Feb. 18 and Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet Feb. 25. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at 1008 Wall St. Early reservations recommended. $21-$26. (858) 454-5872. ▪ Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for an unprecedented three years in a row, Dianne Reeves performs with Gilbert Castellanos on ...

A scene from the film ‘Plastic Man,’ which screens at the San Diego Jewish film Festival

NewsLa Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, Feb. 4-11

Feb 3, 2016, 10:57 a.m.

Cultural Events ▪ In honor of Black History Month, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” screens 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 (dinner 7 p.m.), at The Loft at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive (Lyman Avenue at Myers Drive). Director Liz Garbus sensitively explores the constant state of opposition that trapped and tortured Nina Simone, a classically trained musical genius, chart-topping chanteuse and Black Power icon, who some say is one of the least understood artists of our time. Dinner and film: ...

Pianist Lisa Moore will perform ‘Piano Concerto No. 2,’ by Philip Glass.

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus to present symphonic exploration of space, land and sea

Jan 28, 2016, 4:42 p.m.

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will perform the third concert of its 61st season “Soundscape San Diego: Exploration and Remembrance,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 in Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Music director Steven Schick will conduct the orchestra and guest pianist Lisa Moore in a transcendental program featuring György Ligeti’s “Atmosphères,” Philip Glass’ “Piano Concerto No. 2,” the premiere of Erik Griswold’s “Jeux à la fin du ...

Rebekah Heller will give a solo bassoon performance 7:30 p.m. May 12.

News‘Fresh Sound’ concert series fills the bill

Jan 14, 2016, 10:31 a.m.

If you’re interested in the latest developments in classical, jazz and avant-guard music, the place to go is a venue in the “new” Barrio Logan called Bread & Salt, at 1955 Julian St., where they offer ‘Fresh Sound’ — an ongoing music series curated by UC San Diego music alumna Bonnie Wright.Bread & Salt is a neat, Spanish Revival-style building originally built in 1896. It was formerly the home of Weber’s Bread factory, after which it’s named. The building has ...