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Garrett Harris

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

Articles by Garrett Harris

In the thick of it with Edward Elgar

The September version of The San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival concluded with two spectacular concerts on Friday, September 17, and Saturday, September 18. At the final concert, Mainly Mozart CEO Nancy Laturno confirmed that the ...

September 25, 2021
Mainly Mozart's masterful melange

After attending just the first three concerts at the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival, I concluded that it was, once again, a musical affair to remember. Mainly Mozart is onto something quite simple yet profound. ...

September 17, 2021
How Harris got here

My 50th birthday is approaching all too quickly, With that in mind, I feel as though I should take an inventory of how I got here. Recently, I met with a good friend and we ...

September 3, 2021
To thrive, opera needs more Ryan Speedo Greens

Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green proved a very important point during his performance at The Rady Shell during the opening night concert on August 7. Mr. Green proved that opera, when done well, appeals to ...

August 27, 2021
The grand opening of the Rady Shell

I came to San Diego in the fall of 1990. All through the decade, I took advantage of the chance to buy student tickets for the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera. However, ...

August 13, 2021
The sometimes spectacular Giuseppe Giacomini

On July 28, 2021, the classical music and opera worlds celebrated conductor Riccardo Muti’s 80th birthday. The next day, I found out that one of my opera heroes had died on the same day. Giuseppe ...

August 6, 2021
Classical music as meditation aide

The ideology of woke culture is one thing. Meditating every day and thereby developing the ability to effectively respond to life’s situations instead of merely reacting, is another. Meditation is the path to a consistently ...

July 16, 2021
True summer music – no cheating

As we are in mid-July, summer should be in full swing. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five pieces of music that inhabit the tone of summer. There is one caveat here, ...

July 10, 2021
Good news/bad news for San Diego Opera 2021

The San Diego Opera has announced a season for 2021-2022. There’s some very good news here. Productions of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte headline the season, along with a concert by ...

July 2, 2021
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