September 1, 1988 |
SummerFest '88, the La Jolla Chamber Music Society's conspicuously well-attended 11-day festival, took its final curtain calls Tuesday night at Sherwood Auditorium. Festival artistic director Heiichiro Ohyama took the podium and led the San Diego Chamber Orchestra in a pleasant potpourri of Mozart, J. S. Bach and Ernest Bloch. With only a tangential relationship to the chamber music festival, the program seemed like a postscript rather than a grand finale.
August 15, 1992 |
Heiichiro Ohyama, artistic director of the La Jolla SummerFest, gets by with a little help from his friends. Fortunately for the La Jolla Chamber Music Society, sponsor of the annual chamber music festival that opened Friday and runs through Aug. 30 at Sherwood Auditorium, Ohyama's circle of friends includes Andre Previn, clarinetist David Shifrin, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and cellist Gary Hoffman, to name but a few.
April 21, 1992 |
Now in its seventh season, the La Jolla SummerFest continues to be an island of serious music-making in San Diego's late-summer doldrums dominated by breezy pops programming. By bringing in Andre Previn, Gary Hoffman, Cho-Liang (Jimmy) Lin and Yefim Bronfman, Artistic Director Heiichiro Ohyama has ensured the festival's traditional performance standards. In Previn, Ohyama has a SummerFest regular.
August 21, 1990 |
SummerFest Artistic Director Heiichiro Ohyama proved again Sunday that inspired cronyism produces the strongest chamber music performances. At the second public concert in SummerFest '90 in Sherwood Auditorium at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art here, Ohyama, again surrounded by a distinguished group of gifted, high-achieving and musically affectionate cronies, put together a sensible--if hardly provocative--program consisting of Mozart's Piano Trio in G, K.
August 18, 1989 |
The La Jolla Chamber Music Society's SummerFest '89 opens tonight with an 8 p.m. concert of a Telemann Trio Sonata (featuring San Diego Symphony principal flute Damian Bursill-Hall), Benjamin Britten's "Phantasy Quartet," Op. 2, and the Brahms B-flat String Sextet, with violinists Andres Cardenes and Julie Rosenfeld. Saturday's program features Mozart's String Quartet No. 17, played by the Colorado Quartet, Dvorak's Terzetto, Op. 74, and the Brahms Horn Trion, with hornist Richard Todd.
August 21, 2001 |
Five violinists--five of the most brilliant and musical fiddlers performing internationally--and two cellists, with a small, 17-member orchestra, earned the cheering that went on, almost from the beginning, at the final concert of SummerFest La Jolla 2001. At the end of a hectic, 35-event, three-week festival, it was an appropriately bright closing.