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Garrett Harris

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

Articles by Garrett Harris

A hashtag is not sufficient this week

What could an early 20th Century British composer and a 19th century American poet possibly have to say about the context of police brutality in early 21st Century America? First of all, I am growing ...

June 3, 2020
Classical music livestreams are boring

I wish I could find the wherewithal to be a fan of classical music in the age of streaming. For a while I watched out of obligation. Obligation turned to watching out of guilt and ...

May 27, 2020
San Diego had big plans for classical music this summer

Summer classical music in San Diego has followed a glorious pattern for as long as most of us can remember. The Mainly Mozart Festival welcomes the summer in June. The San Diego Symphony Summer Bayside ...

May 22, 2020
San Diego Symphony on glaciers or Schumann on the Rhein?

“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.” – Robert Schumann “Art is whatever you can get away with.” – John Cage With no concerts to ...

May 13, 2020
The parallels of Beethoven and Goya

During the shelter-in-place era, I’ve been covering a lot of ground, relative to my normal consumption, in the realm of high culture. I’ve read books which I’ve been putting off for years such as Death ...

May 8, 2020
What classical groups will be left in San Diego?

There are some real concerns out there regarding the future of many classical music organizations. I don’t want to come off as unsympathetic, but the destruction of these organizations by the COVID-19 situation won’t mean ...

April 29, 2020
Mahler, Wagner, Elgar, Dvorak – for us stay-at-homes

There’s one thing we all have in common at this time. We are all required to spend a lot of time at home. All this seclusion got me to thinking about music which I associate ...

April 24, 2020
All 32 of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.

A few weeks ago I outlined some binge listening plans. I’ve completed two of them. The first was all 32 of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. The second was a survey of Baroque music. The Beethoven took ...

April 14, 2020
Payare conducts Wagner, Bartok, Mahler, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff next season

“As we all know very well, music has a unique power to heal the human soul. In music, there are no boundaries of language or limits of understanding." Rafael Payare, music director, San Diego Symphony. ...

April 10, 2020
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