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PREVIEW: LJMS brings Glover to San Diego for Haydn’s masterwork

UT San Diego By James Chute March 22, 2014 Jane Glover may be an Oxford graduate, but she was having a hard time remembering a few lines from a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. “What is that wonderful quote from Tennyson?” asked the distinguished British conductor and scholar. “It’s from ‘Ulysses.?” She paused for a moment, and then she remembered: …

REVIEW: Yo-Yo Ma Packs Copley Symphony Hall

San Diego Story By Ken Herman March 14, 2014 Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is not simply a virtuoso cellist—he is a celebrity equally at home performing concertos with major orchestras as he is appearing on television or recording sound tracks for blockbuster films. His Silk Road project, a celebrated intercultural musical mission that integrates classical and …

REVIEW: Ma’s quiet moments speak loudest

UT San Diego By James Chute March 13, 2014 La Jolla Music Society president and artistic director Christopher Beach introduced Yo-Yo Ma to a sold-out audience at Jacobs Music Center Wednesday as “the world’s greatest cellist,” but Beach may have been understating Ma’s fame. It’s hard to think of any classical musician who has Ma’s mass appeal, …

Roster set for SummerFest 2014

UT San Diego By James Chute March 8, 2014 During his 14th season as music director of SummerFest, Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin has had a singular mission: “The goal of every summer remains largely unchanged since Day One,” said Lin in an email. “I want to bring to the audience great and worthy works played by great musicians.” The just-announced …

Marsalis on global musical mission

UT San Diego By George Varga March 8, 2014 Wynton Marsalis is very familiar with the man who may well be one of his most consistent critics. His name is … Wynton Marsalis. “I hold myself to a standard, and I fall short of it,” said the New Orleans-bred trumpet star, band leader and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. He performs a sold-out show …

PREVIEW: Cedar Lake honors past, plans for its future

UT San Diego By Pam Kragen February 13, 2014 The most successful dance companies are those that can carve out a niche that’s unique, and their work is instantly identifiable. For much of its 10 years, New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has been in that prized position. The 16-member troupe’s sinuous, athletic style is catnip for cameras …

La Jolla Music Society marks 45th season with two moving performances

La Jolla Light By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt February 12, 2014 La Jolla Music Society, now celebrating its 45th anniversary season, can trace its roots back to 1941, when the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla was founded by Nikolai Sokoloff, a former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. Aided by music-minded La Jollans like Ellen and Roger Revelle, the …

REVIEW: Josh Bell Cool and Collected at the Balboa

San Diego Story By Ken Herman February 8, 2014 Milwaukee’s recent brazen Stradivarius violin heist—and subsequent recovery—has garnered a good deal of media attention, including a front-page story in Friday’s (Feb. 7) New York Times. That same evening, another storied Stradivarius with an equally crime-tinged history made an appearance at downtown …

PREVIEW: Ever-roaming LuPone about to hit town

UT San Diego By James Hebert January 24, 2014 As wide-ranging as her career has been — from megahit musicals to long-running TV series, modest off-Broadway plays to sprawling operas — Patti LuPone is still probably best-known for playing a certain glamorous and driven South American icon. So identified has she been with the larger-than-life lead …

PREVIEW: Patti LuPone, Far and Away

Rage Magazine By Joel Martens January 2014 Building a solid career on the notoriously shifting sands of American theatre can be challenging, even for someone as gifted as Patti LuPone. It’s a place where at one moment you’re on top of the world and another at the bottom of the lofty dune, wondering how you landed there.     READ …
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