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Garrett Harris

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

Articles by Garrett Harris

Wagner's Walküre in San Diego

Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was an instant classic from the moment that lyrical first phrase was first intoned on March 13, 1845, by Ferdinand David. On Saturday, May 18, 23-year-old violinist Daniel Lozakovich performed the Mendelssohn with …

May 24, 2024
San Diego Symphony report

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-2025 season to be held at the newly renovated and renamed Jacobs Music Center. The space was formerly known as Copley Symphony Hall. Dean P. Dwyer, President and …

May 17, 2024
Impossible to overstate Yo-Yo Ma at the San Diego Symphony

Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:00 pm, at The Civic Theatre. San Diego Symphony Music Director Rafael Payare conducted.Before the concert, San Diego Symphony …

May 10, 2024
Beautiful Butterfly at San Diego Opera

I saw Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Sunday, April 28, at the Civic Theatre. It was the fifth production of Butterfly that I have seen at San Diego Opera. My first experience came in 1993. …

May 3, 2024
Easy to eat opera overtures

While opera remains the most acquired of the classical music tastes, opera overtures are pretty easy to digest. Some opera overtures are known to many who don’t consider themselves to be classical music fans at …

April 26, 2024
San Diegans packed the Shell for Lang Lang

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday, April 7, at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park was fantastic. The program was conducted by Otto Tausk who is the music director of the Vancouver Symphony …

April 19, 2024
Tár is a waste of time

A long time ago, I tried to watch the 2022 movie Tár starring Cate Blanchett. The digital copy that the theater had wasn’t working and so I didn’t see it. I meant to see it …

April 12, 2024
The journey back to Bach

I have often considered myself to be a most awful philistine when it comes to musical taste. That is to say, I have a general misunderstanding of music. I know what I like but I …

April 5, 2024
Maurizio Pollini never milked his music

Maurizio Pollini, one of the greatest pianists of our time, died on March 23, 2024. Born on January 5, 1942, in Milan, Italy, Pollini's musical talent was evident from a young age. He began studying …

March 29, 2024
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