Arts and Music
Featured This Month
La Jolla Symphony Chorus Director David Chase celebrates his retirement in grand style, with an eclectic selection of works inspired by love and passion. "Overture to Beatrice and Benedict" is from Hector Berlioz's opera comique, based on Shakespere's "Much Ado About Nothing." Arnold Schoenberg's tone poem "Verklärte Nacht" ("Transfigured Night") is the composer's interpretation of a German romantic poem. In "The Lovers," American neo-Romantic composer Samuel Barber sets poems by Pablo Neruda for baritone, mixed chorus, and full orchestra. Recorded on 6/11/2017.
For more than a half century, John Lithgow has been delighting audiences on stage, in movies and on television. In a lively discussion with Peter Gourevitch, distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UC San Diego, Lithgow reflects on his preparations for the wide diversity of roles that have shaped his career and influenced the larger culture, from his star turn in "The World According to Garp" to his SAG-award-winning role as Winston Churchill in the Netflix original series "The Crown." Recorded on 10/11/2017.
UC San Diego's annual Jazz Camp concludes with performances by its gifted attendees. The student ensembles play both standards and new compositions in a variety of styles, under the guidance of distinguished faculty members.