The La Jolla Symphony's 61st season starts off, fittingly enough, with Edgard Varese's wry meta-piece Tuning Up, before pianist Aleck Karis joins Maestro Steven Schick and the orchestra at Mandeville Auditorium for a performance of Brahms' booming Piano Concerto No. 1. The finale, though, features Become Ocean, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning work by John Luther Adams, who says his "hope is that the music creates a strange, beautiful, overwhelming -- sometimes even frightening -- landscape, and invites you to get lost in it." Not only does it sound perfect for Halloween weekend, but it also rather nicely kicks off the season's theme, Soundscape San Diego: exploration and remembrance.
There’s a pre-concert talk beginning one hour prior to show time.