For the lovers of classical music who might find yourselves marooned in the city of San Diego this year, here are some good upcoming Classical Music Performances in town from August – December 2009.
7, 8 Aug (7:30PM): San Diego Symphony Summer Pops: Bravo Broadway at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
9 Aug (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: Pops Goes Classical – Passport to the World: A Night in Italy (Puccini, Rossini, Respighi, et.al) at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
11 Aug (7:30PM): La Jolla Music Society: Mendelssohn II: Family Portrait at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
13 Aug (7:30PM): La Jolla Music Society: Summer Fest Under the Stars at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla
14, 15 Aug (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: Classical Mystery Tour – Music of the Beatles at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
16 Aug (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: Burt Bacharach at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
18 Aug (7:30PM): La Jolla Music Society: Mendelssohn III: Friendship Among Masters at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
21, 22 Aug (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: José Feliciano at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
22 Aug (2:30PM): San Diego Central Library: Scott Pratt plays music by George Gershwin (free concert)
23 Aug (7:30PM): La Jolla Music Society: Summer Fest Finale: Celebrating Baroque Masters at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
27 Aug (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: Music of the Doors at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
28, 29 Aug (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: Melissa Manchester at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
29 Aug (4PM): San Diego Chorus – Music is the Key at Balboa Theater.
4, 5, 6 Sept (7:30PM): SDS Summer Pops: 1812 Spectacular – Tchaikovsky and Friends at Embarcadero Marina Park – South
12 Sept (2:30PM): San Diego Central Library: San Diego Chamber Music Society (Pamela Monroe, piano; Ron Fox, oboe; Bob Barnhart, clarinet; Arnold Barron, bassoon; Bruce Dorcy, horn) play music by Beethoven and Mozart.
13 Sept (2PM): The Inaugural Wonder Morton Organ Concert at Balboa Theater
19 Sept (2:30PM): San Diego Central Library: Special Family Concert with Scott Paulson, Ryoko Amadee Goguen, Kenneth Herman, Matthew Swagler. The Toy Piano Collection Performing Live :Music by Wiessemann, Cage, Paulson, Beach, Glass, Cucaro, Rene, Goguen, and Tchaikovsky.
2 Oct (8PM): SDS – Dvorak and Handel at Copley Hall
3 Oct (2:30PM): San Diego Central Library: Yolanda Roman, Maurico Monroy, Jean Oelrich. The Irreverent Harpsichordist : Music by Moreno, Revueltas, A. Scarlatti, Torres, Pasquini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Canaro, and Troilo. Free concert.
3, 4(m) Oct (2:30PM): California Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland at the Balboa Theater.
4 Oct (2PM): SDS – Dvorak and Handel at Copley Hall
16, 17, 18(m) Oct (8PM): SDS – All Shostakovich (cello concerto #1, symphony #10) at Copley Hall
17 Oct (2:30PM): San Diego Central Library: Odeum Guitar Duo. Fred Benedetti and Robert Wetzel, guitars. Four Centuries of Music for Two Guitars : Music by Carulli, Bach, Albeniz, Torroba, and others. Free concert.
17 Oct (8PM): La Jolla Music Society: Shanghai Quartet at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
30, 31 Oct, 1 Nov(m) (8PM): SDS – Mozart Requiem, Wagner’s Lohengrin prelude, Bruch’s violin concerto #2 at Copley Hall
6, 7 Nov (8PM): SDS – Barbra Streisand Song Book with Julie Budd at Copley Hall
8 Nov (2PM): SDS – Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant at Copley Hall
13, 14, 15(m) Nov (8PM): SDS – Jean-Philippe Collard plays Saint-Saëns’ piano concert #4, Mendelssohn’s symphony #5, Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel at Copley Hall
14 Nov (2:30PM): San Diego Central Library: The Camarada Trio. Beth Ross-Buckley, flute; Travis Maril, viola; Dana Burnett, piano. Fairy Tales: Music of the Imagination : Music by Reinecke, Schumann, Martinu and Buss
17 Nov (7:30PM): SDS – Chamber Music Recital of Poulenc’s sextet for piano and winds and Mendelssohn’s string quartet #1 at Copley Hall
19 Nov (8PM): La Jolla Music Society: Shanghai Symphony & Long Yu & Yuja Wang at Copley Hall
20, 21, 22(m) Nov (8PM): SDS – Mahler’s Song of the Earth with Anthony Dean Griffey and Jane Irwin at Copley Hall
4, 5, 6(m) Dec (8PM): SDS – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Erin Wall, Kelley O’Connor, Robert Breault, Nathaniel Webster at Copley Hall
16-20 Dec (8PM): SDS – Holiday Pops with Matthew Garbutt and Michael Cavanaugh at Copley Hall
18 Dec (8PM): La Jolla Music Society: Marc André Hamelin at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
19-22 Dec (time varies): California Ballet presents the Nutcracker at Balboa Theater.
La Jolla Music Society (http://www.ljms.org/index.php?option=com_gigcal&Itemid=352)
San Diego Central Library (http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/news-events/concertseries.shtml)
San Diego Symphony (http://www.sandiegosymphony.com/calendar_index.php)
San Diego Civic Theater (http://www.sandiegotheatres.org/eventstickets/)