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Summerfest Encounters: Soprano Dina Kuznetsova and Pianist Joseph Kalichstein

Maureen Cavanaugh speaks with renowned soprano Dina Kuznetsova and pianist Joseph Kalichstein as part of Summerfest Encounters on KPBS.

Summerfest Encounters: Soprano Dina Kuznetsova and Pianist Joseph Kalichstein

KPBS joins the La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest 20th Anniversary Celebration by broadcasting SummerFest Encounters, hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh. Real people, real stories, stimulating conversation and musical performances, the Encounters go behind the scenes with some of today's most celebrated artists.


  • Dina Kuznetsova moved from her native Russia to attend college in the United States. She has attracted international attention for her exuberant portrayals of Italian and French opera heroines. At Summerfest, she serenades with Russian art songs and Czech gypsy melodies.
  • Joseph Kalichstein is known as a piano soloist and a member of the celebrated piano trio Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson. He has gained a reputation as a pianist who is primarily a musician, concerned not only with his own performance but with the complete musical experience being offered to the audience.

Recorded Thursday, August 10th at the Jolla Riford Library. Aired Friday, August 11th at 7 p.m. and again Tuesday, August 15 at 10 a.m.

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