Ohlsson Plays Tchaikovsky: Famed Pianist With the SD Symphony
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Celebrity impersonator and vocalist Sharon Owens takes the stage as the beloved Barbra Streisand for this concert with the Coastal Cities Jazz Band. Owens discovered her Streisand sound in the early '90s and has been touring the world performing her critically acclaimed tribute ever since. Featuring a number of professional musicians who performed with the top big bands of the '40s and '50s, San Diego's Coastal Cities Jazz Band has played throughout Southern California and Arizona since its formation in 1997. This concert at Carlsbad Community Church will feature the talented ensemble backing Owens on many of Streisand favorites, as well as tunes by Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Doc Severinsen. Learn More
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Ohlsson was the star, and the nocturne for his encore was the most dreamy and well-played I've ever heard. Kudos to him. But the symphony really shined in the first half--the tone poem by by Resphigi was perfectly played and full of heart. The Haydn symphony was full of life and vigor--exactly as it was written to be.
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Garrick Ohlsson was fantastic providing the strength and energetic performance required in the 1st movement, contrasted with the gentle butterfly caresses in the 2nd. He is indeed a terrific pianist and when combined with the beauty of the solo...continued
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44
Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 may be somewhat less known than the First concerto, but it is no less musically rich and dynamic, especially in the hands of our frequent and esteemed guest, pianist Garrick Ohlsson. The concert opens with Ottorino Respighi’s gentle and graceful _Ancient Airs and Dances _in its first Suite, and then Joseph Haydn’s humorous and interesting Symphony No. 102 is performed by music director Jahja Ling and the orchestra.
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The San Diego Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences and performs over 100 concerts each season, including performances at downtown San Diego's historic Symphony Hall. Various concert series include the Jacobs Masterworks series led by Music Director Jahja Ling, offering traditional classical repertoire; the City Lights series, featuring Principal Pops Conductor Bill Conti and popular guest artists; the Family Festival, featuring family-friendly concerts; International Passport, bringing the best of world dance and music to San Diego; and Classical Edge, a fascinating series of concerts that examines classical music from entertaining and thought-provoking angles. The orchestra also provides a Chamber Music Series at La Jolla's TSRI to highlight individual orchestra members performing with esteemed guest artists. Each year, from July through September, the Symphony presents an outdoor Summer Pops season at Embarcadero Marina Park South, mixing classical favorites and pop music in a festive, outdoor atmosphere on San Diego's picturesque waterfront.
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