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Of Note

At the Auditorium: Mainly Mozart, the Brain and Musical Forms, SD Symphony

At the Auditorium at TSRI in La Jolla CA, Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Chamber Music series will present a concert on Saturday, May 17, 7:30 PM, with the Orion String Quartet and the Windscape quintet performing Bach’s Art of the Fugue and works by Mozart and Dvorak. A pre-concert reception will be held at 6:30 PM. Ticket and program information are available at the Mainly Mozart website.

The San Diego Symphony’s Chamber Music Series will present a concert on Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 PM, featuring award-winning violinist Vadim Repin performing Bartók’s Piano Quintet in C Major, Op. 14. For ticket and additional program information, visit the symphony’s website.

The Mozart and the Mind series will present American experimental music pioneer David Rosenboom, exploring “Concurrent Complexity—Linked Brains and Musical Forms” on Saturday, May 31, 5 PM, followed at 6 PM by free open-air, interactive performance by Ringing Minds, featuring Rosenboom, ethnomusicologist Alex Khalil and neuroscientist and artist Tim Mullen. Additional information is available on the Mainly Mozart website.

Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Chamber series will offer a concert, Romance of D’Ambrosio, on Saturday, May 31, 7:30 PM, featuring musicians Ida Kavafian, Benjamin Beilman, Paul Neubauer, Che-Yen Chen, Peter Wiley and Eric Kim performing D’Ambrosio’s String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 42 and Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18. Ticket and program details can be found on the Mainly Mozart website.

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Passing the Baton for Cancer Research
With a group of bikers traveling to research institutions on the Torrey Pines Mesa, Kathy Spencer, left, of TSRI and John Towart of Siemens stop at Scripps California to pass a high-tech baton to members of the TSRI community for the Siemens/Stand Up To Cancer Baton Pass fundraiser. For each handoff, Siemens donated $1 to cancer research efforts. The May 12 event raised $500 and Siemens will continue to donate $1 for each “Like” on the campaign’s Facebook page until September 5. (Photo by Cindy Brauer)