Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Classical Music and Theater (Ballet & Opera) Performances in San Diego, CA (November 2012 - February 2013)

NOVEMBER 2012
14, 15, 16, 17, 18: Downtown (Civic Theater): Peter Pan. Cathy Rigby stars in the Emmy Award winning and Tony Award nominated Broadway musical.
 15: Downtown (Copley Hall): LJMS - Philharmonia Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's 9th symphony.
16: Pt Loma (All Souls' Episcopal Church): Maude Gratton organ recital.
16, 17, 18: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Beethoven's Pastoral. Christof Perick conducts the SDSO with Jeff Thayer (violin solo) in a program of Richard Strauss' Don Juan, Goldmark's violin concerto, and Beethoven's 6th symphony (Pastoral).
18: Downtown (Balboa Theater): Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The Classics 4 Kids Philharmonic Orchestra and Malashock Dance perform a tribute to Victor Hartman to the music of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
18 (free): Downtown (Central Library): Public Library Concert Series - Camarada. Camarada performs music of Kummer, Devienne, Chaminade, Dutilleux, Piazzolla and Bloch.
Copley Symphony Hall from the balcony.

DECEMBER 2012
1: Banker's Hill (St Paul's Cathedral): San Diego Master Chorale - Handel's Messiah Sing-Along and Holiday Tea.
2 (2PM): Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Big Business (1929) and Chaplin's Short Films: The Rink And The Pawn Shop. Russ Peck (organ).
2: Downtown (Balboa Theater): LJMS - The Romeros and Concerto Malaga. Handel's Messiah, Schubert's Ave Maria, Massimo Paris' Christmas Suite and Manuel de Falla's Villancicos.
7, 8: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - John Williams in Concert. John Williams conducts the SDSO with Johannes Moser (cello) in a program of his cello concerto and greatest movie hits.
8 (free): Balboa Park (Museum of Art): Courtly Noyse - December Nights. Free with museum admission. Music of the Renaissance period.
8: Banker's Hill (St Paul's Cathedral): San Diego Master Chorale - Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
11: La Jolla (St. James by the Sea): El Mundo - Buon Natale y Felices Fiestas. Holiday program of Italian, Spanish and Latin American music of Legrenzi, Scarlatti, Kapsberger, Monteverdi, Castellanos, Duron, Ceruti and Cozzolani.
11: UCSD (Auditorium of TSRI): San Diego Symphony - Stravinsky, Mozart, Bach and More! Members of the SDSO's brass and winds sections perform famous chamber works by Gabrieli, Mozart, JS Bach and Stravinsky's Octet for Winds.
13: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - L'Obsession Fantastique. Jahja Ling conducts the SDSO in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, with Nuvi Mehta appearing as Francois Habeneck.
14: La Jolla (MCASD Sherwood Auditorium): LJMS - Yefim Bronfman in concert. Sonatas of Haydn, Brahms and Prokofiev.
14, 15, 16: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Symphonie Fantastique. Jahja Ling conducts the SDSO with Jeremy Denk (piano) in a program of Verdi's overture to La forza del destino, Mozart's 21st piano concerto, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.
15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23: Downtown (Civic Theater): California Ballet - Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.
21, 22, 23: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Holiday Pops: A Celtic Celebration. Matthew Garbutt conducts the SDSO, Eileen Ivers (celtic fiddle), the San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Children's Choir in an evening of festive Irish holiday favorites.

JANUARY 2013
1: Downtown (Copley Hall): The Strauss Symphony of America - New Year's Concert 2013 Salute to Vienna. Andreas Mitisek conducts the Strauss Symphony of America in Strauss' waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts.
4, 5, 6: Downtown (Civic Theater): Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles.
8: UCSD (Auditorium of TSRI): Viviane and Nicole Hagner Perform Schubert. Viviane (violin) and Nicole (piano) Hagner and members of the SDSO perform music from Bartok's Rhapsody No. 1 and Schubert's Piano Trio No. 1.
11, 12, 13: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Jahja Ling conducts the SDSO and Viviane Hagner (violin) in a program of Rossini's overture to La gazza ladra, Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor, and Nielsen's 5th Symphony.
12: La Jolla (MCASD Sherwood Auditorium): LJMS - Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Nicholas McGegan conducts the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Corelli, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Locatelli & Durante.
18, 19: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell. Randall Craig Fleischer conducts the SDSO and Brian Stokes Mitchell (vocals) in a program of Broadway favorites from Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, and Man of La Mancha.
26: Downtown (Civic Theater): San Diego Opera - Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment. Yves Abel conducts L'ubica Vargicova, Stephen Costello, Donato DiStefano, Ewa Podles, Carol Vaness.
27: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - The Magic of Mozart. Ken-David Masur conducts the SDSO in a program of the music of WA Mozart.
29: Downtown (Copley Hall): LJMS - The Joffrey Ballet.
29 : Downtown (Civic Theater): San Diego Opera - Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment. Yves Abel conducts L'ubica Vargicova, Stephen Costello, Donato DiStefano, Ewa Podles, Carol Vaness.
31: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - The Magic of Scheherazade. Mei-Ann Chen conducts the SDSO in Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade.
Watching opera set change at San Diego Civic Theater

FEBRUARY 2013
1, 3: Downtown (Civic Theater): San Diego Opera - Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment. Yves Abel conducts L'ubica Vargicova, Stephen Costello, Donato DiStefano, Ewa Podles, Carol Vaness.
7: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Gil Shaham In Recital. Gil Shaham (violin) and Akira Egushi (piano) in a program of Walton's violin sonata, Bach's partita no. 3, Beethoven's 9th violin sonata (Kreutzer), and Bolcom.
8, 9, 10: Downtown (Copley Hall): San Diego Symphony - Scheherazade. Mei-Ann Chen conducts the SDSO and Benjamin Jaber (horn) in a program of Price's Mississippi River Suite, R Strauss' 1st horn concerto, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
10: UCSD (The Auditorium of TSRI): LJMS - Benjamin Grosvenor in concert of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Strauss/Schulz-Evler.
13: Downtown (Copley Hall): Russian National Ballet Theatre - Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet.
14: Downtown (Copley Hall): Russian National Ballet Theatre - Prokofiev's Cinderella.
15: UCSD (The Auditorium of TSRI): Hopkinson Smith - German theobor. JS Bach's cello suites transcription for the theobor.
15: Downtown (Copley Hall): LJMS - BBC Concert Orchestra. Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and Sophie Shao (cello) in a program of Britten's Sea Interludes (from Peter Grimes), Elgar's E minor cello concerto and Enigma Variations, and Butterworth's The Banks of Green Willow.
16: Downtown (Copley Hall): The Son of the Sheik. Russ Peck (organ). Silent film.
 16, 19, 22, 24: Downtown (Civic Theater): San Diego Opera - Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila. Karen Keltner conducts Nadia Krasteva, Clifton Forbis, Tomas Tomasson, Gregory Reinhart. 24: Downtown (Copley Hall): Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch. The Black Watch and the Band of the Scots guards do British pomp and pageantry pieces.

4 comments:

berenice said...

thank you mister Smorg! this is a wonderful list, so many events, my mom will be here so surely we'll go at least a couple, thank you so much for putting this amazing list together!

eyesometric said...

I'll take the band of the Scots Guards please!

muscur said...

Dennis James, the appointed San Diego Symphony theatre organist, continues his now 40 years of Southern California professional theatre organ performances next on March 10, 2013 for his third annual silent film performance for the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, California playing the grand silver Fisk concert pipe organ. You can read all about it at: http://classical.broadwayworld.com/article/Pacific-Symphony-Concert-Organ-to-Accompany-THE-PHANTOM-OF-THE-OPERA-in-Pedals-and-Pipes-Series-310-20130221

IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 1999
DENNIS JAMES NAMED SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY THEATRE ORGANIST

      Originated in 1988, the San Diego Symphony's annual classic film series has been the longest running silent film presentation program with orchestral accompaniment in the country.  In preparation for this season's series, scheduled to open on October 16 with Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL, the San Diego Symphony has named Dennis James San Diego Symphony Theatre Organist.  The appointment celebrates James' tenth anniversary season with the orchestra that began with his Silent Film Concerts production company's introduction of festive silent film with orchestra performances to the San Diego community.
 
James' new San Diego Symphony position includes score composition commissions, beginning on October 16th with the premier of James' new musical score to Buster Keaton's THE GOAT, and continuing on March 18th with his new score for a Harold Lloyd short subject.  James will also be featured in full length solo performance on January 21st accompanying the Douglas Fairbanks feature THE MARK OF ZORRO.
 
For over 30 years, Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films with live music.  James currently also holds the position of House Organist for the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and Silent Movie Mondays organist for the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.  He has served as consultant and performer for many other such symphony silent film programs on an international basis, having appeared with the Vancouver, Oregon, Seattle, Sacramento, Austin, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Louisville ensembles among many others.  James is also a featured solo performer on the international film festival circuit, including regular appearances for the San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pordenone and Rome Cinema Muto Festivals.  He performs frequently at the Chicago Art Institute's film series, the Louvre in Paris, the Palazzo Delle Espisozioni in Rome and the National Film Theatre in London.
 
"NICKELODEON SERIES A CLASSIC EXPERIENCE
What a pleasure to have something as remarkable- as altogether dream fulfilling - as the San Diego Symphony's 'Nickelodeon Series.'  Beautiful 35mm prints of classic silent films, projected in their proper aspect ratio, and presented in a magnificent old movie palace with full symphonic accompaniment plus theatre organ.  It's every bit as good as it sounds.
Judging by the highly enthusiastic response to Saturday night's screening, the symphony may be in the silent movie business for some time.  The audience roared with delight at the many moments when the music was perfectly coordinated with the happenings on the screen." THE SAN DIEGO UNION
 
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For more information:
San Diego Symphony Contact: Susan M. Balding, Public Relations Coordinator
            San Diego Symphony
            619.235.0800, extension 211

Smorg said...

Thanks a bunch, Muscur. Will include the concert on next listing... coming up shortly. :oD

Hi Eyes & Berenice! Sorry I somehow missed all the comments on this post before. Hope March has started well!