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Community Events Calendar

For the week beginning Sunday, January 28, 2007

This Community Events Calendar is brought to you as a public service of AM 1450 KFSD, San Diego's classical music station!

The Athenaeum Library resumes its Karatz Chamber Concert Series with a daring young cellist who feels every bit at home performing Jimi Hendrix as he does with a Bach cello suite. Of course we speak of the Israeli virtuoso Matt Haimovitz! Don't miss this unique concert, which takes place Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacobs listening room, at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. Seating for this "must-do" concert is limited, so order your tickets right away, at $30 for Library members, $35 otherwise. Call the Athenaeum at 858-454-5872, or visit online.

The San Diego Early Music Society presents the early-music ensemble Tapestry, led by Laurie Monahan. Their program, wryly entitled Three Weddings and a Funeral, features music by Medieval masters DuFay, Binchois, and Ockeghem, and recreates the festivities of one French and two Italian weddings. The funeral music was written in honor of Gilles Binchois. This unique concert takes place Friday, February 2nd at 8 p.m. at St. James by the Sea, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Admission is $17 for Society members, $20 otherwise, and just $10 for students. To find out more, call 619-291-8246, or visit online.

The San Diego Chamber Orchestra's February concert salutes St. Valentine's Day with a concert entitled Love Is In the Air. Guest violinist Philippe Quint is featured in this program of passionate romances, which includes compositions by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Sarasate, Falla, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Corigliano. Performances take place Monday, February 12th in La Jolla's Sherwood Auditorium; Tuesday the 13th at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe; and Friday the 16th in St. Paul's Cathedral downtown. Call 858-350-0290, extension 7, or visit online.

Pianist Kristina Jacinth will present a recital on Saturday, February 10th at 7 p.m., as the final event of the Annual Bach Festival, sponsored by the Northern San Diego Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California. The recital takes place in the Virginia Powell Atkinson Memorial Chapel of the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad. For further information, call 760-438-7748, or inquire by e-mail.

Janice Feher, resident organist at First Presbyterian Church, San Diego, and photographer Bela Feher, will present a lecture-and-slide-show entitled The French Connection: Historic Organs of France and Their Influence, on Sunday, February 11th at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Escondido, located at 341 Kalmia Street. Admission is free-of-charge, and free-will offerings will be gratefully accepted. For details, call 760-745-5100.

Soprano Barbara Tobler will team up with pianist Ines Irawati and cellist Erin Breene, for a program of Favorite Songs of Love and Longing,  on Sunday, February 11th at 7 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Avenue. The concert features romantic compositions by Handel, Strauss, Catalani, and Rachmaninov, and also includes classic Irish love songs. Free-will offerings will be collected at intermission. To find out more, call the concert information line at 858-729-5531.

MiraCosta College offers free recording sessions for local musical groups of any style, at the college's Oceanside campus at One Barnard Drive. Musical artists are encouraged to take advantage of one three-hour recording session to provide practice opportunities for the college's recording arts students. If interested, please send an e-mail with information about your group.

And the Helen Woodward Animal Center's Pet of the Week is J.J. Need a high-speed connnection in your home? J.J. is a zippy, seven-month-old, neutered-male, Labrador Retriever Mix. Puppy-perky and yearning to learn, J.J. will awaken your athletic side, and would make a great companion in a home with children at least 14 years of age. Get ready for Good Times, 'cause J.J. is dyn-o-mite!  For more information about J.J., or any of the delightful dogs and cats available for adoption into loving homes, call the Center at 858-756-4117, or visit online.

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