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Branford Marsalis talks golf, jazz, funk, Elton John and Cheech & Chong

San Diego Union-Tribune George Varga January 29, 2017 Branford Marsalis talks golf, jazz, funk, Elton John and Cheech & Chong “Saxophone star Branford Marsalis has stood out whether leading his own bands, serving as music director on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” or playing with such varied artists as Miles Davis, Sting, the Grateful …

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A Most Welcome Czech Invasion: the PKF-Prague Philharmonia

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman January 26, 2017 A Most Welcome Czech Invasion: the PKF-Prague Philharmonia “The PKF-Prague Philharmonia brought its quite traditional, all-Czech program to the Jacobs Music Center Wednesday (January 25), thrilling the hall’s substantial audience with its muscular, propulsive style and mellow Central European sound. …

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What happens to San Diego institutions if Trump guts federal arts funding?

INewsSource.org Brad Racino January 30, 2017 What happens to San Diego institutions if Trump guts federal arts funding? “President Donald Trump’s staff is proposing to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that has funded art performance, research and accessibility since its formation in 1965, according to a recent …

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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 …