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SummerFest 2016 concert lineup announced

San Diego Union-Tribune By George Varga April 1, 2016 SummerFest 2016 concert lineup announced The nearly month-long chamber-music series in August will feature nearly 70 performers and a world premiere “SummerFest, the La Jolla Music Society’s annual chamber music festival, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this August with no fewer than …

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Montreal Symphony Orchestra Arrives with Star Power: Pianist Daniil Trifonov and Conductor Kent Nagano

San Diego Story Ken Herman March 25, 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Arrives with Star Power: Pianist Daniil Trifonov and Conductor Kent Nagano “Wednesday’s concert by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the Jacobs Music Center offered few surprises. Guest soloist Daniil Trifonov unleashed his savage virtuosity on Sergei Prokofiev’s knotty …

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Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the barbaric yawp

San Diego Reader Garrett Harris March 25, 2016 Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the barbaric yawp Debussy, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky all on the same night “I knew going in that the concert program for the Orchestre Symphonique Montreal was aggressive. Aggressive as in Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 and The Rite of Spring on the same night. …

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Another Trifonov Triumph in La Jolla

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman February 29, 2016 Another Trifonov Triumph in La Jolla “Returning Sunday (Feb. 28) to La Jolla for his fourth local performance since he won the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, the young Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov confirmed yet again that he is the preeminent concert pianist of his generation. Trifonov, …

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Trifonov captivates and enchants a full house

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Herzog February 29, 2016 Trifonov captivates and enchants a full house In his La Jolla Music Society concert Sunday, the Russian pianist displayed ‘seemingly superhuman technique and intuitively poetic interpretations’ “When an audience makes a concerted effort to stifle all sounds — sniffles, coughs, chair …

UNION-TRIBUNE ARTICLE:
Big Night for Young Musicians

San Diego Union-Tribune By Deborah Sullivan-Brennan February 25, 2016 Big Night for Young Musicians When Sofia Hashemi-Asasi takes the stage as concertmistress of a La Jolla Music Society performance Friday, she’ll be responsible for guiding musicians through their accompaniment of internationally recognized violinist Ning Feng. “The 17-year-old …

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Brilliant Montrose Trio Makes Local Debut in La Jolla

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman February 7, 2016 Brilliant Montrose Trio Makes Local Debut in La Jolla “When we think of the music of Tchaikovsky, only his major achievements come to mind: the operas, symphonies, concertos or ballets. Although he evinced little interest in chamber music, his mighty Piano Trio in A Minor, played magnificently by the …