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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 ...

Alt-rock star Ben Folds will wrap up the 16-concert series with his new ‘Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Feb. 5-6, 2016 for San Diego Symphony’s ‘Upright & Grand’ piano festival.

LifestyleSan Diego Symphony to hold piano festival: 'Upright & Grand' concert series, Jan.-Feb. 2016

Dec 23, 2015, 1:49 p.m.

Although we may not think of the piano as a stringed instrument, it’s really the great-great-great grandchild of ancient harps, with more recent antecedents in 15th to 17th-century harpsichords. Its name is a shortened form of piano-forte (soft-loud in Italian), given by the man credited as the inventor of the modern piano, Bartolomeo Cristoforo, who was Keeper of the Instruments for a Medici prince at the turn of the 18th century. His instrument offered a new range of volumes and ...

Calder Quartet performs 8 p.m., Jan. 23, 2016 for ArtPower at UC San Diego at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UCSD campus.

Three must-see dance and music performances coming to ArtPower at UC San Diego in January 2016

Dec 9, 2015, 3:56 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: January 2016 at ArtPower at UC San Diego will kick off with electro-acoustic project Mal’akh Ensemble at 8 p.m., Jan. 8, performing “Animalik,” a series of short animated films with live music at The Loft on the UCSD campus. Founded by multi-laureate Mexican composer Felipe Perez Santiago, the ensemble creates an eclectic sound that combines elements of traditional, avant-garde, folk, contemporary, rock, free jazz and improvisational music. Tickets: $18-$28. Called “outstanding” and “superb” by The New York ...

Kristin Lancino

10 Questions: La Jolla Music Society's new director, Kristin Lancino, knows performing arts world

Dec 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

• 10 QUESTIONS: Kristin Lancino is the new director of La Jolla Music Society, moving to town after a serving as an independent artistic & strategic consultant, with a three-decade career in the arts. Previously, Lancino was the executive director of IMG Artists, overseeing the artist management divisions for North and South America. Prior, she was vice-president for G. Schirmer Inc., North America’s most vital music publishing company. At Schirmer, she conceived and developed “Scores on Demand,” and worked to ...

Mission Bay Montessori Academy band members have been practicing an extra 12 hours a week for their La Jolla Christmas Parade performance. Andrew Hilgers (pictured at right), 9, masters his trombone playing, while 11-year-old Katherine Huang (at left) plays the flute and Eric Lin (second from left), 11, the clarinet.

NewsVillage preparing for annual La Jolla Christmas Parade

Nov 24, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

Fewer than two weeks remain until the 58th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival returns to Girard Avenue and the La Jolla Recreation Center 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, and organizers are promising traditional favorites along with some exciting additions. The parade’s theme will be “100 Years of Christmas Cheer,” commemorating a long history of holiday celebrations in La Jolla dating to before the parade was officially instituted 58 years ago, said event chair Ann Kerr Bache. Participants ...

Margaret and Herb Zoehrer interacted with ‘Beethoven’s Trumpet,’ a sound sculpture by John Baldessari.

New ‘Art of Music’ exhibit engages eyes and ears at San Diego Museum of Art

Oct 7, 2015, 10:34 a.m.

• Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event. Three years in the making, the new “Art of Music” exhibit at San Diego Museum of Art is the biggest show in SDMA’s recent history: a display of music-themed artworks from their permanent collection, along with loans from major museums and private collectors. On view are more than 200 paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs, video and sound installations, and musical instruments from around the world. Although the show spans centuries ...

Julio de la Huerta and Ossie Arciniega

‘Tardeada Musical’

Oct 2, 2015, 8:51 a.m.

Musician Julio de la Huerta wears a small leather wallet on a short lanyard around his neck. If you ask him what it’s for, he turns it over, presents it forward and proudly states, “This is my green card!” The funny thing is that instead of being an official work visa, the wallet just holds a plain, blank, green 3-by-5 card! “My father always told me to always have a sense of humor,” de la Huerta jokes. “That’s the thing ...

Kristen Lancino will replace Christopher Beach as la Jolla Music Society's president and artistic director.

National arts consultant named new La Jolla Music Society director

Sep 22, 2015, 5:32 p.m.

Following a national search, performing arts consultant Kristin Lancino of New York City has been selected by the La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) board of directors to be the Society’s new president and artistic director, effective Oct. 15, 2015. Current president and artistic director Christopher Beach, who joined the Society in Dec. 2005, said he will continue his relationship with LJMS as Theatre and Development Consultant, working part-time with the new president and staff, as well as the board of ...

Self-taught musician Todd Hoover can be found playing a variety of interesting instruments most evenings on the Village streets of La Jolla.

Garage Virtuoso: Flutist Todd Hoover performs in the key of free!

Sep 16, 2015, 11:42 a.m.

It was a Wednesday evening in August, at an hour when most small American cities had gone quiet, but in the buzzy Jewel-by-the-Sea town, there was a flutist playing his heart out on Prospect Street. Performing to an appreciative audience doesn’t always mean having to pitch a venue, schedule a gig and promote it all over town. Todd Hoover, a self-proclaimed busker by night and mild-mannered pharmacy tech by day, takes his tunes to the streets playing informally to audiences ...

Bang on a Can All-Stars will offer a performance of Brian Eno's ambient classic, 'Music for Airports,' 7:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at San Diego International Airport's Terminal 2.

Always Avant-Garde: USCD's 'new' ArtPower features sizzling October lineup

Sep 11, 2015, 11:43 a.m.

Are you plugged into ArtPower? It’s a 12-year-old program at UC San Diego that powers up the arts scene on-and off-campus by presenting innovative dance companies, musicians and movies from around the world and offering opportunities for audiences to interact with the performers. Created by Marty Wollesen, who moved on to an East Coast position two years ago, ArtPower is now under the leadership of Jordan Peimer, former vice president of public programming at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los ...

Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing-mates relax above La Jolla Cove following their performance last year at Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

A Brick Wall of Swingin' Sound coming to town

Sep 2, 2015, 12:34 p.m.

Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra What: La Jolla Concerts by the Sea When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park Cost: Free Boogie-woogie pianist Sue Palmer and band wrap up La Jolla Cove concert series As the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea summer music series winds to a close, organizers have surely saved their most energetic act for last — San Diego’s own boogie-woogie piano legends, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, which ...

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest posters through the years feature works from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and include (above and clockwise): ‘Serpentine’ by Fedor Voronov, 2011; ‘The Brevity of Resonant Drifting’ by Steve Roden, 2006; untitled by Richard Allen Morris, 1977; untitled by Al Held, 1961; ‘Oh Mako’ by Sam Francis, 1964; untitled #678 by Ray Dowell, 1995; ‘The True Knowledge of Things’ by Ryan McGinness, 2007; untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1970; and untitled by Robert Irwin, 1960-’61.

La Jolla Music Society celebrates the artistry of chamber music with SummerFest concert series and modern-art posters

Jul 24, 2015, 11:49 a.m.

••• SummerFest 2015 to salute composer Dmitri Shostakovich Besides stellar musicianship, what do the artists of La Jolla Music Society’s (LJMS) SummerFest 2015, both returning favorites and notable newcomers, have in common? “All of them have that same ability to move an audience,” said Christopher Beach, LJMS president and artistic director. SummerFest, now in its 29th year, is, of course, a festival of chamber music, which Beach calls “the most fulfilling, gratifying, enriched form of classic music because it’s small ...

Summer Fun Guide 2015: Bookmark-and-save list of La Jolla events and San Diego arts & entertainment

May 27, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872 ljathenaeum.org ■ Night Owls: Mural Crawl, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Meet at the Athenaeum and enjoy a pre-walk glass of wine and Stone Brewing Co. beer while you explore the art-filled walls of the library, before heading out to explore the murals (and bars) of La Jolla. Tour leaves at 7 p.m. Lynda Forsha will explain the murals against the backdrop of the setting sun. ■ Flicks on the ...


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