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Classical music: 2 things I’m looking forward to in 2022

If all goes well health-wise, 2022 promises a slate of excellent classical musical events. But it’s not just what’s happening this year, it’s where. Last year, chamber-music concerts were heard in the new 120-seat theater at Balboa Park’s Mingei International Museum. And the even newer University of California San Diego @ Park & Market complex in East Village will host musical events in its 225-seat black box theater.

At the La Jolla Woman’s Club, Le Salon De Musiques — an intimate, stage-less chamber-music concert series — launched last fall and will continue monthly through June. Listen carefully, because music will be pouring out across the county and south of the border.

Camarada’s Jewel Box of 18th-Century Gems

Camarada’s sparkling Tuesday performance in the Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad in La Jolla did more than Evoke the Baroque, the program’s clever title. In addition to celebrating that era’s superstars—Rameau, Purcell, Telemann, and Vivaldi—it boldly demonstrated how members of the next generation—C.P.E. Bach and Jean-Francois Tapray—drove the tradition into unexpected new directions. And for good measure, Camarada added a nostalgic bauble by the late contemporary guru of Italian film scores, Ennio Morricone.