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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 tries something completely different

San Diego Symphony and Music Director Rafael Payare have announced a special 2021 digital season that strives to inspire and connect with its audience while in-person performances cannot occur due to Covid. From January to ...

January 22, 2021
Mainly Mozart scoops up idle musicians

At this point, Mainly Mozart has gone far beyond turning lemons into lemonade. They are now turning lemons into a sumptuous limoncello from the Amalfi Coast. In February and April, Mainly Mozart will be producing ...

January 15, 2021
New Year's resolutions for your favorite opera persons

Since it’s a new year and many of us have resolutions, let’s consider some resolutions for some of opera’s most famous characters. Don Ottavio, from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, is the fiancé of Donna Anna whom ...

January 8, 2021
Beethoven proves triumph of individual

Over the holidays, I had what I’ll call a spirited conversation regarding objective truth versus subjective truth. Since neither myself nor the other participants are professionals in the cognitive disciplines, the conversation lacked a certain ...

January 1, 2021
How to fight Christmas melancholy

Christmas always has a nip of melancholy in the eggnog for me these days. It could be because my children are growing older. It could be because I myself am growing older. For many of ...

December 24, 2020
Pavarotti hurt opera more than he helped it

Opera, opera, opera. What are we to do with opera? Even those who love opera can’t agree on what it is, what it should be, or what it could be. I recently shared a meme ...

December 18, 2020
Ho Ho No! Christmas without The Nutcracker

There will be no Nutcracker this year, at least not a live version. The ballet has become such a part of the holiday season that it is difficult to believe that for most of its ...

December 14, 2020
La Jolla Symphony's amateurs reach high

The La Jolla Symphony recently released a performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 from their performance vault. I gave it a listen and have concluded that it is a fine, fine, performance. For those who ...

December 4, 2020
Nearly empty Symphony Hall full of brass

The San Diego Symphony streamed their second concert on Friday, November 20. This concert was performed in Symphony Hall. It is available in its entirety on YouTube. This is exactly the type of concert the ...

November 24, 2020
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