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Garrett Harris

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

Articles by Garrett Harris

San Diego Symphony promises massive summer

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is gearing up for what appears to be a massive summer of concerts and events. In addition to the popular fare, which is standard for the summer, there are ...

May 13, 2022
Music to stir up your morning and wake the neighbors

Few things in life give me more pleasure than having a cup of classical music coffee on a sunny San Diego morning. If I actually drank coffee it would probably be even better. Even so, ...

May 6, 2022
Mainly Mozart returns to Surf Sports Park in June

It’s the time of year when San Diego’s classical music collective consciousness bends its attention to The Mainly Mozart Festival. This year’s iteration takes place June 10-18 at the Surf Sports Park, formerly known as ...

April 29, 2022
Pre-Covid San Diego Symphony gets recorded

On May 6, 2022, the first commercial recording of Rafael Payare conducting the San Diego Symphony will be released on the Platoon label. The subject of the recording is Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11: The ...

April 22, 2022
Stumbled on livestream of Brahms's Requiem

I opened Facebook on Sunday evening, April 10. As I began scrolling as saw a post announcing Brahms’s Requiem at Mission Valley United Methodist with members of the San Diego Symphony at 7:00 pm. I ...

April 15, 2022
Can the San Diego Opera make a comeback?

Given the final performances of Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette are in the books, the San Diego Opera mainstage season is at an end. The season consisted of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte and the aforementioned ...

April 8, 2022
Romeo et Juliet – grand opera at its grandest

Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliet opened at the San Diego Opera on Saturday, March 26, at the Civic Theatre in lavish production proving that opera is still a reality in San Diego. This production had ...

April 1, 2022
Spielberg's West Side Story makes so many errors

West Side Story as directed by Steven Spielberg is currently streaming on HBOMax and Disney+. I have long thought about having my kids, ages 18 and 14, watch the original so I thought this was ...

March 25, 2022
Garrett Harris plays opera to golfing buddy in Balboa Park

I was golfing with a friend at San Diego’s classic Balboa Park Golf Course when he suddenly started playing opera on the Bluetooth speaker he had mounted in one of the cup holders. Previously, the ...

March 18, 2022
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