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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Photo: Todd Rosenberg Dean Corey was excited. And rightly so. The Artistic Director for the Phil...
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It is with mixed emotions that I write this post, my last as the official blogger of the La Jolla Music Society (LJMS). There is some relief as the...
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Here are some of the best behind-the-scenes tidbits I heard at SummerFest. Most are paraphrased because I didn't have a pen at the time, but I thin...
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My name is Matthew Geaman, and I am proud to be a SummerFest Spouse. I have been married to a member of the LJMS staff for a little over a year (my...
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Curious Listener Note: this is a guest post from Nancy Reeves Manzur, SummerFest Artist Liaison. Waiting for a performance to begin is always ...
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The Serenades and Romance SummerFest concert on Friday, August 12,  is the epitome of why I love La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest - because the ...
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"Our SummerFest Chamber Orchestra will make our little, intimate Sherwood Hall boom!", said Christopher Beach, President and Artistic Director, whe...
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The first Sunday concert of SummerFest includes a World Premiere written by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. La Jolla Music Society is one of the commissioner...
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Does the conductor matter? What more is required except good baton technique to keep the musicians together? While researching Nicholas McGegan, on...
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My friend, Robert F. Ellsworth, died on May 9th. I was lucky enough to see him the week before - what a gentleman. At that meeting, he introduced m...
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When my friend, Jim Banham, told me that he joined a classical music group that allows musicians to play to and with live audiences,I had to learn ...
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What strikes me most about the SummerFest lineup this year? It's the star-studded performers! Here's my quick impressions of the first ten names th...
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The message that comes through most clearly from four-time Grammy® Award winner, Dianne Reeves, is to nurture your own unique talent. She says it ...
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This Sunday the China Philharmonic is playing for us at Copley Hall. The Orquesta Nacional de España was committed to playing but pulled out of the...
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I randomly interviewed a few people in the audience during intermission and after the concert. The first two questions are simply because I want to...
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You would expect that, as a successful, African-American, classical pianist raised in the 60's, Andre' Watts would have some "firsts" in his biogra...
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Big, booming, and beautiful. That was my first reaction to Dee Dee Bridgewater's voice. But by the end of the concert on Sat. Feb 26, I thought of ...
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Today we bury a good man, my father-in-law. For 24 years, half my life, this man never failed to smile when he saw me. There is so much more that I...
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Guest Blog by Matthew Geaman, Vice Chair of the LJMS Allegro Society My informal introduction to classical music dates back to 1999 when I d...
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Review: Miró Quartet And Joyce Yang Play Mozart And Dvorak In La Jolla By: Kenneth Herman Successful combinations of artists from the La Jo...
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