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In 1992, the mail received by La Jolla native Coleen Jan Paderewski drove her postal carrier insane with curiosity. He had never delivered an actual envelope from the White House to anyone before, much less two dozen in two weeks. Finally, the guy just blurted it out: “Who are you?!!” It can be safely assumed that the carrier was neither a big fan of classical music nor an American of Polish descent.
Best Bets for Events: Jan. 9-15, 2020 in La Jolla and San Diego include Japanese brush painting classes; J Company Youth Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” musical; San Diego Early Music Society presents the ensemble Concerto Italiano; Salk Science & Music Series concert and talk; preview of San Diego International Jewish Film Festival; and screening from San Diego Italian Film Festival.
Only nine months after assuming the role of president/CEO of La Jolla Music Society (LJMS), Ted DeDee announced that his tenure will conclude at the end of the first season of The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.
Fiona Digney, the Australian percussionist who has been a star performer at UC San Diego for the past six years, is about to do her Ph.D. recital 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center on campus. If you haven’t seen and heard her before, now is your chance.
Featuring troubled teens, clueless parents, suicide, lies, social media and heartfelt singing, “Dear Evan Hansen” — winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical — will be ushering in the New Year at San Diego Civic Theatre, from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 12, 2020. This is its first appearance here, thanks to Broadway San Diego, and though it’s far from the usual cheery holiday fare, you won’t want to miss it.
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