January 11 — February 11, 2018

Steven Schick, Festival Curator

What is this festival about?

It’s about the rich world of rhythm. It’s about the way we hear musical time!  It’s about the myriad ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature.  It’s about living in natural time!  It’s about listening to the sounds of the outside world, to our own heartbeats, to noises of contemporary life. It’s about time in the 21st century! Our festival is about how sound can convey emotion and deepen the connections among us all.  It’s about how time binds us to each other!  It’s about a fertile and interconnected web of musical partners—musicians, audiences and institutions—spanning all of San Diego.  It’s About Time!

Press Release for "It's About Time" Festival

The “It’s About Time” Festival is supported in part by a grant from the American Orchestra’s Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation.

Venue map

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Presenting Organization San Diego Opera

Location Lyceum Theater
79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

JAN 26, 7:00PM | JAN 27, 7:00PM | JAN 27, 10:00PM | JAN 28, 2:00PM Maria de Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazzolla

The sensual pulse of Argentine tango sets the stage for Maria de Buenos Aires, a surreal and captivating work by composer Ástor Piazzolla and librettist Horacio Ferrer. Filled with the passionate pulse of the tango and Buenos Aires itself, Maria de Buenos Aires grips you from the first note and will not let go. This 90-minute opera (sung by Audrey Babcock and Paul La Rosa, and conducted by Bruce Stasyna) is presented by San Diego Opera at downtown San Diego's Lyceum Theater for four performances, January 26-28.

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Thank you to our series partners

  • art pwr
  • Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
  • Fresh Sound
  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
  • La Jolla Music Society
  • red fish blue fish
  • UC San Diego
  • San Diego Opera