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Hello again from San Diego Opera!

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hello again from San Diego Opera!

  by Karen Keltner, resident conductor and music administrator I’m writing to you on the day of San Diego Opera’s second opening night in its 2014 season. “Pagliacci” closed after four successful performances, and we are now poised to do a 180 degree turn to the lively and sweetly amusing opera comedy which is Donizetti’s […]

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Lorraine Feather Garners Grammy Nomination for “Attachments”

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lorraine Feather Garners Grammy Nomination for “Attachments”

  Lyricist and Jazz Singer Lorraine Feather was born in Manhattan. Her parents named her Billie Jane Lee Lorraine after godmother Billie Holiday, her mother Jane (formerly a big band singer), her mother’s ex-roommate Peggy Lee, and the song “Sweet Lorraine.” She is the daughter of the late jazz writer Leonard Feather. With lineage like […]

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Classics 4 Kids Presents Music of the World

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Classics 4 Kids presents the Classics Philharmonic, a professional orchestra under the direction of Dana Zimbric, in a program of “music of the world” at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 23 in the Balboa Theater, located in downtown San Diego. “Journey Down the Silk Road” features music and artists representing areas of Europe, Persia, Africa, China […]

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Eight Finalists Perform Challenging Concertos

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Eight Finalists Perform Challenging Concertos

Last Round of Youth Symphony Competition A recital to determine the winners of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s (SDYS) annual Concerto Competitions will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 11 at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. SDYS students performing at the recital have been selected as finalists following a preliminary competition […]

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AMSDConcerts Saved By Move to New Venue

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
AMSDConcerts Saved By Move to New Venue

  Carey Driscoll certainly didn’t conceive the idea of acoustic concerts in a church, but with his string of about 530 concerts at the Normal Heights United Methodist Church on Mansfield over the last ten years, Driscoll has set the bar so high in San Diego that no one else will ever clear it. Driscoll’s […]

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Hello again from San Diego Opera!

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Karen Keltner, resident conductor and music administrator Holidays have come and gone and our focus at SDO is now entirely on the season which officially began rehearsals of “Pagliacci” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. On Monday, Jan. 6 we had our first production meeting of the 2014 season. At 3 p.m. on the Monday […]

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In Preparation of the Upcoming San Diego Opera Seasons

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Karen Keltner, resident conductor and music administrator Greetings, everyone, and a happy 2014 to all! Here at San Diego Opera it’s always an interesting “dance” as we try to balance the excitement and responsibilities of an upcoming opera season with the excitement and responsibilities that come with impending holidays. And this year the November […]

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Kayte Grace’s New Release Reveals Crumbling of Music Industry Norms

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kayte Grace’s New Release Reveals Crumbling of Music Industry Norms

  After releasing three albums, two singles and touring the country—all within four years of teaching herself to play guitar—YouTube and Washington Post favorite, alternative “folktry” singer/songwriter Kayte Grace’s five-chapter musical novel. “Set Fire to Separate Lives” is being released over the course of a year to fans who’ll be able to pay what they […]

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Machado Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Machado Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit

  Jason Mraz and Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik Perform                              Rob Machado – legendary surfer, environmental activist and musician – has put together a stellar lineup for the Second Annual benefit concert for the Rob Machado Foundation http://robmachadofoundation.org), which will take place on Monday, November 11, at The Belly Up in Solana Beach. Multi-Grammy award-winning […]

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SDSU Community Music School Offers Music and Dance Lessons

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
SDSU Community Music School Offers Music and Dance Lessons

  The SDSU Community Music School, a program of the San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, is designed to serve both the University community and the San Diego region by providing high-quality, accessible and diverse music and dance instruction for everyone. Master teachers specialize in providing the basics to beginners as well […]

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