By Art Cooley and Bev Grant
La Jolla“Under the Stars,” a free outdoor concert sponsored by the La Jolla Music Society, was performed (on Aug.3). Among the most incredible of human achievements are the ability to create, play and appreciate fine music and they were on full display at the Cove. Some of the most incredible natural creations were also on display.
While the guests assembled, brown pelicans glided by in surreal formations and provided a picturesque backdrop to the musical stage. While the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio along with musical director, Cho-Liang Lin, practiced their Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, an osprey sat on the lamppost directly above the Cove preening itself at dusk; it seemed to, contentedly, observe the musical festivities.
The musical program opened with Dvorak’s Opus 74. During the Scherzo, the sun emerged from the cloudbank and dipped below the horizon giving off its famous “green flash.” And, at the last notes of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, highlighted by the outstanding solo performance of Augustin Hadelich, a beautiful crescent moon glowed in the southwestern sky.
The evening at the Cove reminds one of the immense creativity of the human intellect and its ability to appreciate the arts… man-made and natural.
Thanks, La Jolla, for a delightful evening ... “under the stars.”