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Garrett Harris

Garrett Harris
Garrett Harris covers the classical music scene for the Reader.

Articles by Garrett Harris

Berlioz for the Packers, Sibelius for the Vikings, and Elgar for the Bears

Giving the teams of the NFC North and AFC South their classical music patronus.

September 16, 2022
Verdi for the Rams, Wagner for the 49ers, Copland for Patriots and Buffalo BIlls

With the NFL season upon us, I’ve decided to match each of the 32 teams with their own classical music soundtrack. We will look at eight teams each week for the month of September. This ...

September 9, 2022
LA Opera updates Lammermoor

As I stare down the barrel of yet another season of opera, for which I will need to travel, I can’t help but feel as though I’ve become less tolerant. I was once willing to ...

September 2, 2022
October where art thou?

As I continue to slog my way through the dog days of summer, I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. The hills are October and the help is the ...

August 26, 2022
The downward slope of San Diego's choral music

I’ve come to the conclusion that August and September are, by far, my least favorite months of the year. There are several reasons, not least among them is the disgusting weather, pre-season football, and summer ...

August 19, 2022
Ring Cycle sans Ring

I paid 9.9 euros to watch the live stream of Götterdämmerung from this year's Bayreuth Festival. It was atrocious. I felt guilty for helping finance this production with my window’s mite. Austrian director Valentin Schwarz ...

August 12, 2022
Movie Music on the Decline

The 90th birthday of John Williams will be celebrated by the San Diego Symphony on Saturday, August 13. In a previous article, I mentioned the lack of well-known composers after World War II. The one ...

August 5, 2022
The best "Liebestods" from the golden age of Wagner

I’m not sure how the conversation started, but an opera friend of mine asked if I had ever heard soprano Leontyne Price's rendition of “The Liebestod” or “Love-Death” from Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. I ...

July 29, 2022
Food security at Rady Shell holds back fans

There are several factors in a successful concert experience. There’s the music being performed, the performance of said music, whether or not one attends the concert alone or with a companion, whether or not said ...

July 22, 2022
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