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This weekend, German conductor Christof Perick will be conducting the San Diego Symphony in Richard Strass’ Don Juan and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6: The Pastoral.

Maestro Perick is not a stranger to the San Diego musicians. In 2011 he led the orchestra in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at San Diego Opera. Rosenkavalier is a monstrous piece of music so Beethoven’s 6th might just be a walk in the park by comparison.

Perick is one of those increasingly rare conductors who thrives in both the concert hall and the opera house.

He has conducted at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Lyric Opera.

He has conducted the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony.

He is the principal conductor of both the Nuremberg Philharmonic and Opera. He was the music director of the Charlotte Symphony for 10 years and is now conductor laureate.

I don’t always trust guest conductors but Maestro Perick is a little more than just a guest. I’m looking forward to his concerts this weekend.

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clavessin Nov. 12, 2012 @ 11:19 p.m.

The Philharmonia on Thursday evening, Maude Gratton playing Bach, Buxtehude and others on the superb baroque organ at All Souls' Episcopal on Friday and Perrick conducting the SD symphony on Saturday or Sunday, this is starting to look like an interesting week-end...

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Garrett Harris Nov. 16, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m.

And baritone Nathan Gunn was at the Athenaeum on Thursday as well.

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