of nearby Seiji Ozawa Hall, were also designed by William
Rawn, but its low buildings are climate-controlled, with a
café. Ingenious landscaping and windows provide serene
views of people strolling across spacious lawns, with a
background of purple Berkshire mountains.
It was the inaugural season of La Jolla’s Conrad Prebys
Performing Arts Center, permanent home of La Jolla Music
Society and host of performances presented by the Music
Society as well as by other San Diego arts organizations.
Like the Linde Center, the Conrad is a site for conferences,
corporate meetings, and private events.
Those who like Schubert with their Storm King have
Tippet Rise, in Montana, commissioning site-specific
works. New and old chamber music is performed within
rock formations, and the Center presented its first indoor
The vigorous Jaap van Zweden, in his second season at
the New York Philharmonic, is pretty well settled in,
producing bold and risky repertoire along with the comforting classics. Esa-Pekka Salonen is to succeed Michael
Tilson Thomas, 75, who is retiring after 25 years from the
San Francisco Symphony in a blaze of projects and commissions. Renée Fleming and Patrick Summers—an intriguing pair—are to head a new opera program at the Aspen
Music Festival. Ken-David Masur became music director
of the Milwaukee Symphony, and also principal conductor
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