UT San Diego
By James Chute
May 12, 2014
With all the discussion about the San Diego Opera’s past refusal to move away from the grand opera model — and whether that should be considered a sign of artistic integrity or a symptom of creative stagnation, a lack of imagination and elitist leadership — let’s take a break from the opera and consider another model: the La Jolla Music Society.
It just announced a wide-ranging, well-balanced 2014-15 season that includes both the Rotterdam Philharmonic under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin (the wildly acclaimed new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra) and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.