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Orchestra Nova San Diego (formerly the San Diego Chamber Orchestra) presents a diverse program of musical works which span the length of the legendary Silk Road, including renowned soloists performing on the Turkish oud, the Japanese koto, and the Chinese pipa.

San Diego Opera's Nicolas Reveles journeys to Hacienda de las Rosas Winery to discuss Donizetti's sparkling comedy, "The Elixir of Love" ("L'elisir d'amore"), in which a con artist convinces villagers that an ordinary bottle of wine possesses magical qualities and hilarity ensues.

Stephen Petronio, an award-winning dancer, choreographer and performer, shares the story of his life journey from a modest Italian family through Hampshire College then to a 25 year career building a unique and powerful language of movement. Recorded on 02/26/2014.

This year's musical benefit features a campus homecoming with world renowned bass guitarist Nathan East, '78. Nathan East has played with rock music's greatest artists for the past 35 years - from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Madonna, Beyoncé and Daft Punk. At this special benefit concert he returns to his San Diego roots to play with UC San Diego Music faculty and alumni, while raising funds for UCSD's endowed Lytle Scholarship.

János Négyesy died on Dec. 20, 2013. In lieu of what would have been his 80th Soirée for Music Lovers, we pay tribute to Maestro Négyesy on Valentine's Day with a concert featuring performances by faculty members Mark Dresser (contrabass), Aleck Karis (piano), Philip Larson (bass baritone), Kartik Seshadri (sitar), Robert Zelickman (clarinet), along with various peers, alumni and students who performed with or were mentored by János.

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus' second annual Young People's Concert is tailored for young audiences and enjoyable for the entire family. Conductor Steven Schick takes the audience through an enlightening and entertaining performance of Mahler's famous Fifth Symphony, with commentary from the podium.

UC San Diego's annual week-long Jazz Camp culminates in a finale concert, performed by student ensembles under the guidance of distinguished faculty members. The students perform both new compositions and established standards.

After working in relative obscurity during his lifetime, forty years after his untimely death Franz Schubert was recognized as one of the colossal creative forces in music. In this presentation a distinguished group of musicians performs Schubert's "String Quintet in C Major," one of the greatest achievements in the chamber music form.

Haydn is widely acknowledged as the father of the string quartet, but his contributions to the development of the piano literature have been unjustly overlooked. His groundbreaking efforts in the piano trio form are most evident in the Trio in C Major, composed in 1795. Recorded on 8/19/2014.

Spotlight joins San Diego Opera in celebrating both their 50th season and a new lease on life. First on the boards for 2015 is a new-to-San Diego production of what is arguably the most popular opera ever written, Puccini's beloved LA BOHEME.
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