Astor Piazzolla

San Diego Symphony starts the new year with a rhythm fest

San Diego Symphony starts the new year with a rhythm fest

Boom-da-da-da-DUM-tick-BOOM. The San Diego Symphony’s got rhythm and plans to show it off during a month-long festival of fascinating rhythm called “It’s About Time” that begins Thursday, Jan. 11

Curated by UC San Diego’s superstar percussionist/conductor Steven Schick, the rhythm-fest will feature an ear-boggling array of sounds and styles and a mind-boggling lineup of musicians, performing in 12 different venues around the county.

Besides symphonic selections by familiar composers like Berlioz, Ravel and Mahler, there will be a surreal, nuevo-tango opera by Astor Piazzolla; Tijuana-inspired jazz by the late, great Charles Mingus; a sonic portrait of San Diego created from...

66°