Returning Sunday (Feb. 28) to La Jolla for his fourth local performance since he won the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, the young Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov confirmed yet again that he is the preeminent concert pianist of his generation . . .

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Listening to the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra play Rachmaninoff is to step into a time machine, to enter a sonic world untouched by the anxieties and aggressive urgency of the 20th century. Friday (Feb. 28) at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego, maestro Yuri Temirkanov led this orchestra, currently touring North America, in a rewarding program of Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. . .

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