Guest Conductor Fabien Gabel Takes San Diego Symphony to New Heights

Under the astute baton of guest conductor Fabien Gabel, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma and the San Diego Symphony gave a rapturous account on Friday, May 4, of Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade,” a violin concerto written for no less a violinist than Isaac Stern in memory of the composer’s early mentor, Boston Symphony Music Director Serge Koussevitsky.

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Opera NEO’s Avalanche of Arias

As Opera NEO Artistic Director Peter Kozma welcomed Saturday’s (July 15) audience to his company’s season-opening Aria Marathon program, he offered his humorous take on the event. “Aria Marathon—or as some call it, death by aria!”

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