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14 San Diego Uptown News | June 10–23, 2011 FROM PAGE 13 MOZART

Among the guest soloists this season are renowned pianist Misha Dichter, in recital with his wife, Cipa Dichter, Tues., June 7, at The Neurosciences Institute. Also at Neurosciences, Preucil and acclaimed pianist Anton Nel perform works by Mozart, with the orchestra under Atherton’s ba- ton, Thurs., June 9. Included that evening is Vivaldi’s popular “The Four Seasons.” At the Balboa The- atre Sat., June 11, extraordinary pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, who becomes Mainly Mozart’s chamber music curator in 2012, turns in a command performance of the Haydn D Major concerto, which was her first meeting with

Atherton and Mainly Mozart in 1996. “It was a dream, like nothing I’d had experienced before…like fire and electricity,” she says. Additional concerts include

the Tues., June 14 Balboa The- atre appearance of pianist Adam Neiman with the orchestra; the Thurs., June 16 performance of Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” by esteemed guitar- ist Angel Romero; the Fri., June 17 Neurosciences duo recital by violinist James Ehnes and pianist Orion Weiss; and at the Balboa Sat., June 18, the conclud- ing concert with Ehnes playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with Atherton and the Festival Orchestra. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For addi- tional programming details, visit: or phone (619) 239-0100, ext. 2.u


was well on his way to compiling his latest nostalgic masterpiece. Yet while his previous recordings have also focused on romantic themes, this one differs in that it emphasizes the positive aspects of relationships.

“The content of it lyrically is Musician Gregory Page (Photography by J.P. Wyllie) Forty Foot Films presents...

certainly more positive,” Page said. “[In the past], there has been perhaps too much of the depressed, morose Page. There is a certain comfort in the past for me, and I am trying to imitate history. I make no bones about it: If I can try to sound as much as I can like (1930s crooner) Al Bowlly or write a song that sounds like one from Hoagy Carmichael or Fats Waller, that is what makes me happy.” By choosing to focus his con- siderable songwriting skill on a genre with a limited following, Page is committing commercial suicide. His lifestyle is Spartan: He doesn’t own a home, car, or a T.V. and has no family to sup- port. He shares a modest apart- ment with several roommates and often relies upon his friends for transportation.


READING CINEMAS GASLAMP 15 Sundays – NOON • Tickets only $5

The Graduate (1967) — Sun. 6/12 & Tue. 6/14 The Godfather (1972) — Sun. 6/19 & Tue. 6/21 The Godfather Part ll (1974) — Sun. 6/26 & Tue. 6/28

All screenings include discussion, trivia and prizes!

“Money is something that has never been important in my life. Each of us has our own road. If we take our eyes off of that and make ourselves unhappy or [envious] of the other person (or their success) it becomes like a poison inside of you. I don’t worry a lot about eating, but I do use the money that I make from every CD sale. I ‘squander’ it mostly on food and heat,” Page quips. “My focus has always been on writing and recording music. If you are creating the music that you love and playing the music that you enjoy, that in its own way is success.”

On the evening of June 17, Page will turn his monthly gig at Lestat’s into a film screen- ing and CD pre-release party. Lestat’s Coffee Shop is located at 3343 Adams Ave. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Page also returns to Lestat’s on July 1. The official release for an expanded version of “My True Love” is scheduled for Sept. 11 in Holland. For additional informa- tion, visit or www.lestat’

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