San Diego Symphony and other area groups: here, there, and everywhere in 2022

Posted on: January 4, 2022

“The San Diego Symphony—while awaiting completion of renovations of its downtown home, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center—will [perform] 31 concerts in nine San Diego area venues, plus one in Palm Desert,” writes Beth Wood in Friday’s (12/31) San Diego Union-Tribune. “Music Director Rafael Payare and CEO Martha Gilmer are interested in more than geographical expanse. Seven of the upcoming season’s works were composed by people of color…. Three guest conductors are from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities….. Two cross-border projects [by other organizations include] ‘El Mesías: Messiah for a New World,’ [which] appears to be the first complete Spanish-language libretto of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ … presented in Cardiff and La Jolla … and … Tijuana…. Camarada, the eclectic chamber-music ensemble … is also embarking on … ‘Music of the Americas’ … designed to showcase lesser-known composers from North America … and South America. Camarada’s Beth Ross Buckley and Tijuana-based bassist/composer Andrés Martín … are the co-artistic directors of the series…. Martín, whose Double Bass Concerto will be performed by the San Diego Symphony in April, will also serve as liaison between Camarada and the Tijuana venue hosting ‘Music of the Americas.’ ”