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MusiCorps from USO San Diego's 2014 gala

USO San Diego’s 74th anniversary Stars & Stripes Gala set for May 2 at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Apr 7, 2015, 4:53 p.m.

The USO has been boosting morale and providing comfort to American servicemen and women since 1941. USO San Diego will review its triumphs at its 74th anniversary gala, “Then and Now: A ‘Show’ of Support for our Military,” Saturday, May 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. Civilian and military guests will be entertained by the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band from the music rehabilitation program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (recently honored with a CNN ...

Lila Downs

Latin-American superstar singer Lila Downs coming to San Diego

Apr 7, 2015, 4:18 p.m.

Soulful singer Lila Downs performs April 17 at Copley Symphony Hall The latest (and hottest!) performer in San Diego Symphony’s International Passport Series, which has included Chinese acrobats, Argentine tango dancers, Russian ballet and the Vienna Boys Choir, is superstar singer/songwriter Lila Downs, soaring into Copley Symphony Hall with her back-up band, La Misteriosa, Friday, April 17. She may not be a household name here, but this daughter of a Mixtec Indian singer and a Minnesota art professor has made ...

Artist rendering of the $62.5 million Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center (AKA ‘The Conrad’), which La Jolla Music Society plans to build at 7600 Fay Ave. (as envisioned from a public plaza at the Boffo Cinema complex currently under construction across Fay Avenue).

Prelude: Music Society shares concepts for new center

Apr 3, 2015, 8:02 p.m.

La Jolla Music Society's ‘The Conrad’ a marriage of acoustic excellence, civic majesty La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) offered the public its first glimpse of artistic renderings for the society’s planned 500-seat concert hall and performing arts complex in the heart of the Village, during a brief presentation this week before the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) at La Jolla Rec Center. In the coming weeks, the society will submit official plans to the city for its $62.5 million ...

Nathan Wetter, Emma Wineman, Tanner Perry, Lauren Dorst, Noah Wilson and Vivian Vu are just some of the 35-member cast in ‘Anything Goes.’

Anything Goes! La Jolla High School to stage Cole Porter classic

Mar 17, 2015, 3:45 p.m.

"Anything Goes,” the 1930s musical about an eclectic group of people aboard a boat and chock-full of schemes, romance and humor, gets new life in La Jolla High School’s production, March 20-26. “What’s special about this show is that it’s really iconic,” said La Jolla High School senior Emma Wineman, who plays Evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney. “It’s not ‘Wicked’ or something kids in our generation are really familiar with, but it’s a show that spans generations. Plus, it has songs that ...

“ ‘Alchemia’ is quite a spectacle, like watching a painting in motion. There’s a very physical thrill of a finely tuned body doing amazing things live," MOMIX founder Moses Pendelton said.

La Jolla Music Society Presents: Expect the unexpected in MOMIX-Alchemia

Mar 11, 2015, 5:14 p.m.

"Alchemia” is about transformation, transmutation and the unconscious, as in a dream state, said Moses Pendelton, artistic director of MOMIX, who brings his dance odyssey to the Spreckels Theatre Friday, March 13 as a guest of the La Jolla Music Society Dance Series. “We loosely base the show on the elements of fire, earth, air and water,” Pendelton said from his home in snowy Connecticut. “There is magic in ‘Alchemia,’ and optical confusion and strangeness. The logic is the musical ...

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will be joined by 70 members of the San Diego Gay men’s Chorus for the Berlioz.

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus amasses 300 performers for ‘Requiem’

Mar 5, 2015, 9:40 a.m.

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will perform Hector Berlioz’s “Requiem,” in the fourth concert of its 60th anniversary season, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium. Music director Steven Schick will conduct orchestra, chorus and special guests — the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and tenor soloist John Tiranno — in one of the most fabulous pieces of music ever conceived. Berlioz’s “Requiem,” composed ...

Members of Speaker In Reverse include Shae Moseley, Itai Faierman, Sara Schairer, Mason Farnsworth, Rick Newton and Jeff Grasmick.

Speaker In Reverse indie-band plays it ‘Natural’

Feb 18, 2015, 4:08 p.m.

San Diego indie-pop band Speaker In Reverse released its newest single, “Natural.” The band was founded by Itai Faierman (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Shae Moseley (drums, vocals). Faierman works as a special education teacher at La Jolla Elementary School, while Moseley is a business development manager in San Diego. The two met a few years ago when Moseley auditioned for a band Faierman was in. While it didn’t work out at the time, both Faierman and Moseley felt they connected ...

Roger Reynolds

UCSD celebrates 80th birthday of musical visionary Roger Reynolds

Jan 30, 2015, 12:14 p.m.

THE MAN: 80-year-old Roger Reynolds, a mainstay of UC San Diego’s music department for almost half a century, has been called an explorer, a visionary, and one of the most adventurous composers working today. Next week, his birthday is being honored on campus with a three-day celebration that includes a symposium, an exhibit of several of his multimedia pieces, and a concert of his music for strings and electronics by the London-based Arditti Quartet. Born in Detroit, Reynolds started playing ...

Cellist Maya Beiser last performed with the orchestra in 2007.

‘Cello Goddess’ Maya Beiser to perform with LJS&C

Jan 28, 2015, 1:52 p.m.

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will present the third concert of its 60th anniversary season “The Nature of Things,” Feb. 7 and 8 in Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Conducted by Steven Schick, the concert will explore the nature of reflection in three works: Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto “Azul”; Chinary Ung’s piece for unaccompanied cello “Khse Buon”; and Carl Nielsen’s earth-shaking Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable.” Cellist Maya Beiser will solo. 1) “Azul” has become ...

Victoria Martino and James Lent will perform a marathon of Mozart sonatas to celebrate the composer’s 259th birthday.

Mozart Marathon to bring day of marvelous music to Athenaeum Saturday, Jan. 24

Jan 21, 2015, 4:54 p.m.

Many concert violinists are content to stick with a repertoire of a dozen pieces they play at public performances. Not Victoria Martino. This accomplished violinist, who divides her time between La Jolla, La Mesa, Los Angeles and New York City, estimates her repertoire at well over 350 pieces by more than 60 composers. Her favorite of them all is Mozart, and on Saturday, Jan. 24, she and Los Angeles-based pianist James Lent will offer their second Mozart Marathon at La ...

San Diego soundON Festival to showcase modern music, Jan. 8-11 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla

Jan 2, 2015, 10:22 a.m.

The ninth annual San Diego soundON Festival of Modern Music runs Jan. 8-11, 2015 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. in La Jolla (with the exception of the Jan. 9 workshops, which will be held at the Athenaeum School of Arts Studios in University Heights and La Jolla.) The four-day festival celebrates emerging voices of the contemporary music scene, modern masters and several cutting edge world premieres. The 2015 program will showcase the vibrant, exploratory edge ...

Jake Stephens’ debut album, ‘How the Water Feels,’ is available at Bird Rock Surf Shop, 5509 La Jolla Blvd.

WindanSea musician Jake Stephens records ocean-inspired album

Jan 2, 2015, 9:43 a.m.

WindanSea resident Jake Stephens, when describing his debut album “How the Water Feels,” called it a “rollingly groovy acoustic vibe album about the water ... It’s a boards-on-the-back-of-the-car- rolling-towards-the-ocean album.” Recorded largely from his apartment, the Florida native said, “This album is really dedicated to anyone with a connection to the water. Whether that’s from surfing or just being near the ocean or whatever water form affects them. We have a very primal relationship with the water, especially the sea. ...

The capstone of the Spreckels Organ Centennial Concert will be an inspiring reveal of the newly refurbished, sparkling gold mica pipe facade, and the announcement that with pipe additions funded by worldwide supporters, the Spreckels Organ is on its way to, once again, becoming the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.

New Year’s Eve spectacular set for Spreckels Pavilion

Dec 26, 2014, 10:01 a.m.

All are invited to experience an historic event — the Spreckels Organ Centennial Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2014 — celebrating 100 years to the day, of the grand opening of the Spreckels Organ and Pavilion in Balboa Park. Admission and parking are free. Presented by the Spreckels Organ Society and San Diego Civic Organist Carol Williams, this musical commemoration will be launched by a grand procession of 175 dignitaries from civic and Balboa Park institutions, travelling down the Prado ...

Steven Schick conducting La Jolla Symphony & Chorus.

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: Beethoven’s ‘Ninth’ and ‘Afro-American Symphony’ share program

Dec 11, 2014, 12:26 p.m.

In December 1989, Leonard Bernstein led an international orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” on the ruins of the Berlin Wall, which had just been demolished. The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) marks the 25th anniversary of that historic concert with a performance of Beethoven’s grandest symphony — one of the best-known works in classical music — in the second concert of its 60th anniversary season, “The Nature of Things,” Dec. 12, 13 and 14 in Mandeville ...