Author Archives: Vanessa Dinning

A Loving, Lingering Farewell Embrace. Wendy Whelan Leaves City Ballet.

The New York Times By Alastair Macaulay October 19, 2014 A Loving, Lingering Farewell Embrace Wendy Whelan Leaves City Ballet After 30 Years As the ballerina Wendy Whelan gave her farewell performance with New York City Ballet on Saturday night, after 30 years with the company, many facets of her complex stage personality flooded the David H. Koch Theater. …

“Sounds of the World” La Jolla Music Society’s upcoming season mingles genres and international stars

La Jolla Light By David Coddon October 9, 2014 Music Society: Sounds of the World La Jolla Music Society’s upcoming season mingles genres and international stars When Christopher Beach, president and artistic director of La Jolla Music Society (LJMS), says “We bring the world to San Diego,” he’s not exaggerating. LJMS’s 2014-15 season …

LJMS Artist Wendy Whelan featured in The New York Times

The New York Times By Roslyn Sulcas October 3, 2014 Muse Steps Away Wendy Whelan Says Farewell to City Ballet “In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur,” Wendy Whelan said, looking distinctly un-dinosaur-like as she sat at her kitchen table in her Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan last month. Her workday had begun at 10 with a two-hour …

La Jolla Music Society raises $50M for new center

Union Tribune By James Chute August 9, 2014 Society’s new home, the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, to open in 2017 The La Jolla Music Society has raised $50 million to fund construction of a new performing arts complex, which will be names the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. With the year-long “silent phase” of the capital …

LJMS names architect for new music center

Union Tribune By James Chute August 4, 2014 Epstein Joslin Architects will design new concert hall for La Jolla Music Society The La Jolla Music Society’s decision to build a new performing arts center was prompted by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s plans to convert Sherwood Auditorium into gallery space. But don’t call …