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In La Jolla Music Society concert, PKF-Prague Philharmonia delivers heroic performance

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog January 26, 2017 In La Jolla Music Society concert, PKF-Prague Philharmonia delivers heroic performance “The PKF-Prague Philharmonia may not have the prestige of Prague’s oldest orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, but PKF’s tight, powerful accounts of music by Smetana and Dvo?ák Wednesday evening proved …

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Kronos Quartet celebrates female inspiration, ethnic diversity

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog January 21, 2017 Kronos Quartet celebrates female inspiration, ethnic diversity “The Kronos Quartet’s concert Friday evening at Sherwood Auditorium was an uplifting antidote to Donald Trump’s inaugural address. Trump proposed, “America first.” Kronos countered with “One Earth, One People, One …

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Louis Lortie Features Wagner on La Jolla Piano Recital

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman January 15, 2017 Louis Lortie Features Wagner on La Jolla Piano Recital “Canadian pianist Louis Lortie gambled on his unorthodox programming at Sherwood Auditorium Saturday (January 14) for the La Jolla Music Society. A solo recital devoted entirely to orchestral transcriptions, most of which were from Richard Wagner’s …

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Classical music: My wish for 2017 is …

San Diego Union-Tribune Michael Rocha December 30, 2016 Classical music: My wish for 2017 is … “For artists and audiences, a new year brings a blank canvas, a fresh page, a wide-open stage upon which to start building from the blueprint of creative dreams. With that opportunity for a brand-new start in mind, we asked some prominent figures …

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LJMS Brings More Music

San Diego Jewish Journal Natalie Jacobs November 28, 2016 LJMS Brings More Music “When Pinchas Zukerman was in town for the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, he quietly led a Master Class at the La Jolla Library. It was free, open to the public and filled up quickly. This is rare, that a small group of regular people get such an up-close …

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Takács Quartet’s Star Turn in La Jolla

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman December 10, 2016 Takács Quartet’s Star Turn in La Jolla “In the realm of chamber music, Beethoven’s 16 string quartets stand as a defining moment of the genre. And any string quartet that plays the standard repertory aspires to leave a record of the complete Beethoven set as a key portion of its legacy. The esteemed …

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Takács Quartet underplays early Beethoven, but hits the right notes in late quartet

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog December 10, 2016 Takács Quartet underplays early Beethoven, but hits the right notes in late quartet “Beethoven’s birthday is Dec. 16, but he had an early celebration Friday evening at Sherwood Auditorium. There the Takács Quartet presented an all-Beethoven program as the opening concert of the La …

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Pianist Hélène Grimaud’s Astonishing Artistry

SanDiegotory.com Ken Herman December 2, 2016 Pianist Hélène Grimaud’s Astonishing Artistry “Of budding young piano virtuosos there is surely no shortage. The number of promising performers who understand how to program creatively, however, remains distressingly small. Hélène Grimaud’s stunning Thursday (Dec. 1) recital for the La Jolla …

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Fierce, Musically Driven Twyla Tharp Dance Comes to Spreckels

SanDiegoStory.com Kris Eitland October 20, 2016 Fierce, Musically Driven Twyla Tharp Dance Comes to Spreckels “Twyla Tharp fans are in for a tantalizing night, as she sends a fierce band of dancers to the Spreckels Theatre Oct. 22, as part of her 50th Anniversary Tour. “We are fierce because she is so versatile and has done it all,” says Ron …

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Twyla Tharp reflects on 50-year career and looks ahead to future

San Diego Union-Tribune George Varga October 20, 2016 Twyla Tharp reflects on 50-year career and looks ahead to future “Twyla Tharp last year celebrated her 50th anniversary as an award-winning choreographer. She is a tireless force in a world of dance that she has indelibly impacted, both as a performer and deft architect of movement. During …