UT San Diego
By James Chute
March 28, 2014

There’s no denying that this was an occasion.

The celebrated pianist Mitsuko Uchida had never performed in San Diego, and here she was, at age 65, at last, thanks to the La Jolla Music Society.

In case you are wondering about the company the Music Society is keeping, Uchida only played two West Coast recitals: last Tuesday at Berkley and Friday for a capacity audience at MCASD’s Sherwood Auditorium.

Prior to Berkley, she played a series of concerts with the Chicago Symphony, and after San Diego, she’s scheduled to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra.

After that, she goes to Carnegie Hall, where she’ll play the same program she performed at Berkley and in San Diego: Schubert’s Piano Sonata in G Major (D. 894) and Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations.