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 ...

A scene from a San Diego Ballet performance on stage at Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego.

Holiday Entertainment Guide — Corps to Choruses: Treasured musical traditions ring in the season

Dec 10, 2014, 2:08 p.m.

The next two weeks of December 2014 are packed with performances you can only see and hear at this festive time of year. Brighten your holidays by a catching a show or two! — SOUNDS OF THE SEASON — ■ Hallelujah!: La Jolla Presbyterian Church presents its annual Christmas Concert, “Hallelujah,” 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 14. Carols and anthems with the LJPC 60-voice Chancel Choir, 18-member professional orchestra, 15-member brass ensemble, hand-bell choir and children’s choir at the ...

Itzhak Perlman chats with William Brody, president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.

Itzhak Perlman visits Salk in La Jolla

Nov 20, 2014, 11:23 a.m.

Violin virtuoso and polio survivor Itzhak Perlman never got to meet Jonas Salk, nor benefit from the polio vaccine the acclaimed medial researcher and virologist developed six years after Perlman contracted the infectious disease at age 4, which left his legs paralyzed. Nevertheless, speaking at the La Jolla research institute Salk founded in 1960 on Nov. 13 — the centenary of Salk’s birth — Perlman said he read about Salk constantly in his youth. “He was ‘the guy,’ ” said ...

Jocko Marcellino belts out Little Richard’s ‘Lucille’ at the Hollywood Bowl July 13, 2013 with accompaniment from Foo Fighters frontman and step-nephew Dave Grohl on drums and Sha Na Na’s Michael Brown on sax. Courtesy Photo

'Jocko' Marcellino returns to basics on new CD

Nov 12, 2014, 11:27 a.m.

La Jolla's 'Jocko' Marcellino touches on storied music career, Sha Na Na's Woodstock performance Although the Woodstock Festival is considered by many to be ground zero of the 1960s counterculture, sandwiched somewhere between Janis Joplin’s caterwauling vocals and Jimi Hendrix’s searing guitar riffs, an unlikely band of Columbia University students billing themselves as Sha Na Na performed a high-energy set of 1950s revival-style rock ‘n’ roll that seemed at odds with the rest of the peace-and-love promoting bands on three-day ...

Steven Schick conducts the Symphony orchestra. Bill Dean

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus announces 60th season concerts

Oct 29, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

2014-2015 Season: ‘The Nature of Things’ Nov. 8-9: “On the nature of sensation and thought,” premiere of “a Sound, uttered” and Mahler’s “Symphony No. 5.” Guest artist: red fish blue fish. Steven Schick and David Chase conduct. Dec. 13-14: “On the nature of the democratic impulse and the effacement of obstacles,” William Grant Still’s “Afro- American Symphony” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9.” Schick conducts. Feb. 7-8, 2015: “On the nature of reflection,” Golijov’s “Azul,” Chinary Ung’s “Khse Buon” and Carl ...