Arts and Music
Featured This Month
In "Pictures and Snapshots," La Jolla Symphony offers an eclectic program that mixes old with new and newer. Flutist Carols Aguilar shines in Carl Nielsen's virtuosic yet playful "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra;" Vivian Fung's evocative "Biennale Snapshots" receives its U.S. premiere accompanied by Tina Tallow's original video; and the concert concludes with that perennial favorite by Modest Mussorgsky, "Pictures at an Exhibition," in the popular version orchestrated by Maurice Ravel. Recorded on 5/7/2017.
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.
SummerFest 2017 presents an evening celebrating the versatility of quintets: 1) Beethoven's "String Quintet in C-Major, Opus 29;" 2) Xiangang Ye, "Gardenia for String Quartet and Pipa;" and 3) Dvo ák's "Qunitet in G Major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Doublebass, Opus 77." Recorded on 8/9/2017.