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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 ...

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 ■ 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 ...

Priti Gandhi, soprano

Grand oratorio and beloved violin concerto will close season

May 26, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) will present the final concert of its 60th anniversary season, “The Nature of Things,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at Mandeville Auditorium on UC San Diego campus. The program titled, “On the nature of utterance,” will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” and Jonathan Dove’s “There Was a Child.” Choral Director David Chase will conduct the orchestra, chorus and guest artists violinist Annelle Gregory, soprano Priti Gandhi, tenor Edward ...

La Jolla Music Society presents Malandain Ballet Biarritz performing three ballets — "Estro" to music by Vivaldi, "Nocturnes" to music by Chopin and "Bolero" to music by Ravel. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown San Diego. $20-$75. (619) 570-1100.

Renowned French ballet troupe to perform Sunday, May 3 in San Diego

Apr 30, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Editor's Note: Malandain Ballet Biarritz has changed its originally planned program from “Roméo et Juliette" to three ballets ("Estro," "Nocturnes" and "Bolero") instead, due to delayed shipping of costumes and sets. Malandain Ballet Biarritz will still perform 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Choreographer Thierry Malandain and his Malandain Ballet Biarritz will perform three ballets — "Estro" to music by Vivaldi, "Nocturnes" to music by Chopin and "Bolero" to music by Ravel — at the ...

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: La Jolla 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 ...