The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
December 8, 2019

The sweet sound of music on stage? Yes, please.

Candy consumption in the audience? Absolutely not.

That was the dual message conveyed by Spanish guitar star Pablo Sáinz Villegas during his sold-out Saturday night concert at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall at La Jolla’s new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

The $82 million center, the new home of the La Jolla Music Society, opened in April. Sainz, 42, is the society’s first education ambassador in residence. Just seconds after the beginning of his Saturday performance here, the award-winning guitarist was unexpectedly provided a teachable moment by one of the members of his audience, which included the society’s new music director, Inon Barnatan.

The subject at hand? Candy.