The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, October 13th, 2011
thursday, oct. 13
The Lord of the Rings In Concert
The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring comes to Valley View Casino Center for one night only. Featuring Howard Shore’s complete Academy Award and Grammy winning score performed live on-stage by more than 200 musicians.
Peter Jackson’s complete award-winning epic will be projected digitally on an immense 60-foot screen using an uncompressed high definition source with two 20k lumen projectors while the combined forces of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale and Phoenix Boys Choir bring the music of Middle-earth to life.
Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $30, 619-224-4171, valleyviewcasinocenter.com.
friday, oct. 14
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ’80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.
Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $33, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.
saturday, oct. 15
Mixed Repertoire/Alice: Wonderland
San Diego Ballet presents Mixed Repertoire/Alice:Wonderland. Conducted by Javier Velasco Alice features not just Velasco’s modern/ballet fusion staging but hip hop dance performed by San Diego’s first and finest hip hop crew, Culture Shock San Diego. Also on the program will be the world premiere of two new pieces, the sultry Echale Salsita and the classical Suite Italienne .
The Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets from $35, 619-230-3586, sandiegoballet.org.
sunday, oct. 16
Zukerman Plays And Conducts
One of the world’s most acclaimed violinists, Pinchas Zukerman, returns to Symphony Hall for a concert from the heart of the Austrian-German tradition. Juno Award-winning Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth performs Robert Schumann’s famous Cello Concerto . For Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Mr. Zuckerman plays and conducts! Considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th and 21st centuries Zukerman’s ongoing 45-year career has seen him perform with the world’s best-known orchestras and record over 100 works.
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. in San Diego, 2 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org.
monday, oct. 17
Originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, the band got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II. Three of the band’s albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all their six albums have been nominated. The band’s seventh studio album, Wasting Light , was released in 2011. Foo Fighters are supported by Cage The Elephant and Mariachi El Bronx.
Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $34.50, parking is $10 in two designated parking structures: PS4 and PS5, 619-594-0234, cox-arena.com.
tuesday, oct. 18
Hair : The American tribal love-rock musical
Hair won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival and was a mega-hit on Broadway where it won the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $20, 619-570-1100, sandiegotheatres.org.
wednesday, oct. 19
The Servant of Two Masters
Lamb’s Players Theatre presents the hilarious new musical comedy, The Servant of Two Masters . Get ready for a wild ride as the beautiful Beatrice disguises herself as her deceased brother to collect his dowry in Venice, and enlists the help of a servant, Truffaldino. But Truffaldino signs up to double his money by also working for Beatrice’s fiancé, who is secretly lodged at the same inn. It’s a delightful, dizzying look at the folly and wonders of love … filled with music, mistaken identities and hilarious physical comedy.
Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $26, 619-437-6000, lambsplayers.org.
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