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Wu Han shines in Music Society’s Beethoven concerts

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzhog May 15, 2016 Wu Han shines in Music Society’s Beethoven concerts David Finckel and Philip Setzer also bring their A game to La Jolla Music Society’s ‘The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios’ performances “It takes at least four concerts to hear every symphony Beethoven composed — six to hear all …

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NYPhil concert in S.D. features Beethoven, Sibelius

SD Jewish World Eileen Wingard May 14, 2016 NYPhil concert in S.D. features Beethoven, Sibelius “SAN DIEGO — The New York Philharmonic, the legendary orchestra whose history includes maestros such as Demitri Metropolis, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Mazur and Lorin Maazel, presented a thrilling concert at the Joan and Irwin …

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Music Society plans for 30th chamber classics festival

La Jolla Light By David Coddon April 27, 2016 Music Society plans for 30th chamber classics festival “La Jolla Music Society’s (LJMS) SummerFest turns 30 this year and is celebrating its pearl anniversary. Fittingly, the lineup of musicians performing Aug. 3-26 is studded with gems. Among the glitterati is violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, whose …

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N.Y. Phil superb in local program

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog May 5, 2016 N.Y. Phil superb in local program Sibelius’ ‘Finlandia’ brings audience to its feet “In 1935, the New York Philharmonic held a poll to discover who listeners thought was the greatest composer. Bach, Brahms and Beethoven made the top 10, but above them all, in the No. 1 position, was Sibelius. …

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New York Philharmonic visits San Diego

San Diego Reader By Garrett Harris May 3, 2016 New York Philharmonic visits San Diego One concert only at Symphony Hall “The august New York Philharmonic will be at Symphony Hall on Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. This is the final concert of the year’s La Jolla Music Society Celebrity Orchestra Series. The New Yorkers are conducted by music director …

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Hubbard Street Dance Glides on Ice and Snow

San Diego Story Kris Eitland May 2, 2016 Hubbard Street Dance Glides on Ice and Snow “There is visceral magic in an excerpt from “Second to Last” when five couples appear to glide on ice. Alejandro Cerrudo’s fluid exploration of duets is marked by slides and lifts to evoke skaters on a frozen pond. Instead of skates, they wear slippery socks. …

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Murray Perahia: the Pinnacle of Piano Performance

San Diego Story Ken Herman April 25, 2016 Murray Perahia: the Pinnacle of Piano Performance “When I first read through Murray Perahia’s Sunday (April 24) program on the La Jolla Music Society’s piano recital series, my heart sank. Nothing but the usual roundup of dead Europeans: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Like most critics, I am …

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With clarity, Perahia takes command of Beethoven

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Herzog April 25, 2016 With clarity, Perahia takes command of Beethoven In La Jolla Music Society concert, he displays extreme control and composure “The phrase “authoritative performance” is overused, but when it comes to Beethoven piano sonatas, not many musicians have the credentials for that designation. …

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Montreal Symphony program had French connections

San Diego Jewish World Eileen Wingard March 28, 2016 Montreal Symphony program had French connections “SAN DIEGO — Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, under their California-bred conductor, Kent Nagano, performed a virtuoso program at the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Music Center last Wednesday evening. Because the printed programs of the sponsoring …