Author Archives: Vanessa Dinning

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Emerson String Quartet closes La Jolla Music Society’s chamber series

The San Diego Union-Tribune Michael Rocha April 17, 2017 Emerson String Quartet closes La Jolla Music Society’s chamber series “There’s no shortage of accolades and achievements for the Emerson String Quartet. Nine Grammys, including two for best classical album. Three Gramophones, one of the most prestigious awards in classical music. …

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Black Grace: Conjuring exquisite dances from ancient bones

SanDiegoStory.com Kris Eitland April 15, 2017 Black Grace: Conjuring exquisite dances from ancient bones “Calling someone black in Neil Ieremia’s New Zealand neighborhood meant they were daring and brave, though few men connected with the word grace. He combined the words to name his dance company Black Grace, which conjured exquisite modern …

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Black Grace sweats the mechanics, then feelings kick in

The San Diego Union-Tribune Marcia Manna April 5, 2017 Black Grace sweats the mechanics, then feelings kick in “In the beginning stages of a choreographic work, dancers count. Two, three, four, step, turn, support a partner’s hipbones and lift, two, three, four and resolve. But the mechanics of a dance can only become a thing of beauty when …

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Conductor Fabio Luisi brings Danish National Symphony Orchestra to U.S.

The San Diego Union-Tribune Michael James Rocha March 21, 2017 Conductor Fabio Luisi brings Danish National Symphony Orchestra to U.S. “There’s a five-letter word in conductor Fabio Luisi’s vocabulary that packs a lot of power: trust. “Being a conductor is a special thing,” Luisi said by phone from Zurich, Switzerland. “You cannot practice …

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Dance into spring with La Jolla Music Society, March 18 and April 8

La Jolla Light Lonnie Burstein Hewitt March 16, 2017 Dance into spring with La Jolla Music Society, March 18 and April 8 “La Jolla Music Society traces its roots back to 1941, when Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, originally founded the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla. Over the years, the organization has grown and …

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Black Grace: Dance Unbound

Rage Monthly Magazine Joel Martens March 14, 2017 Black Grace: Dance Unbound “They say that music is the universal language. It’s inherent to all human conditions and a language that shares stunning commonalities, no matter what place you inhabit on the globe. Another expression we share as humans? We dance. Drop yourself anywhere on this diverse …

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Tafelmusik Baroque Brings Period Music and Sociology to La Jolla

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman March 12, 2017 Tafelmusik Baroque Brings Period Music and Sociology to La Jolla “San Diego history was made Friday (March 10) at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla. Canada’s highly respected Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra made its local debut, and San Diego classical music …

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Bach celebrated in glorious baroque concerts

The San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog March 12, 2017 Bach celebrated in glorious baroque concerts “It’s been a great week for local early music fans. They’re enjoying an unprecedented four-concert festival, “Sounds of the Baroque,” involving three San Diego organizations. The first three concerts were a Bachapalooza. On Thursday, …

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San Diego organizations come together to celebrate Early Music Month

The San Diego Union-Tribune Beth Wood March 8, 2017 San Diego organizations come together to celebrate Early Music Month “Serendipity and a shared passion for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have inspired an unprecedented concert series from three well-established San Diego arts organizations. “Sounds of the Baroque” presents four early-music …

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The Conrad breaks ground: New La Jolla Music Society facility to open in 2019

La Jolla Light Ashley Mackin January 29, 2017 The Conrad breaks ground: New La Jolla Music Society facility to open in 2019 “Conrad (Prebys) supported many organizations in San Diego because he knew they were good for everyone. Supporting La Jolla Music Society he did for himself, out of love. He chose to support organizations when their mission …