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At SummerFest, a dose of sisterly symmetry

The San Diego Union-Tribune Beth Wood August 3, 2017 At La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, a dose of sisterly symmetry Whether they are playing on two pianos or one, Christina and Michelle Naughton are so in sync with each other that it’s hard to distinguish one sister from the other. That is true offstage as well. In a recent phone interview from …

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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 …