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Center Stage : The Right Ticket : Coming Attractions

September 21, 1986|RICK VANDERKNYFF

Following is a current schedule of events slated for the 1986-87 inaugural season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's 3,000-seat multipurpose theater.

SEPTEMBER 29: Opening night will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Zubin Mehta. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and "Leonore" Overture No. 3. Also, a specially commissioned work by Los Angeles composer William Kraft.

OCTOBER 1: The Philharmonic returns under conductor Kurt Sanderling, with soprano Leontyne Price, who will sing Richard Strauss' "Vier Lezte Lieder" and the final scene from "Salome."

OCTOBER 2-3: The Pacific Symphony, conducted by music director Keith Clark, with violinist Henryk Szeryng. Brahms' Violin Concerto; works by Respighi and Richard Strauss.

OCTOBER 4: Leontyne Price in a solo recital; program to be announced.

OCTOBER 9: Kurt Sanderling conducts the Philharmonic, with violinist Isaac Stern as soloist in Dvorak's Romance for violin and orchestra and Mendelssohn's Concerto. Also Beethoven's Symphony No. 7; Wagner's Prelude to "Die Meistersinger."

OCTOBER 12: The Joffrey Ballet, under artistic director Robert Joffrey, joins the Master Chorale of Orange County, directed by Maurice Allard. "Passage," choreographed by James Kudelka to Thomas Tallis' 40-voice motet "Spem in Alium." The company also performs Gerald Arpino's "Light Rain." Also, the Master Chorale and Master Chorale Orchestra perform Rossini's "Stabat Mater."

OCTOBER 15: New York City Ballet. "Symphony in Three Movements" (Balanchine/Stravinsky); "Tzigane" (Balanchine/Ravel); "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux" (Balanchine/Tchai- kovsky); "The Four Seasons" (Robbins/Verdi).

OCTOBER 16: New York City Ballet. "Mozartiana" (Balanchine/Tchaikov- sky); "In the Night" (Robbins/Cho- pin); "Who Cares?" (Balanchine/ Gershwin).

OCTOBER 17: New York City Ballet. "Serenade" (Balanchine/Tchaikov- sky); "Agon" (Balanchine/Stravin- sky); "Symphony in C" (Balanchine/Bizet).

OCTOBER 18: New York City Ballet. Matinee--"Mozartiana"; "In the Night"; "Symphony in C." Evening--"Symphony in Three Movements"; "Songs of the Auvergne" (Martins/Canteloube); "Glass Pieces" (Robbins/Glass).

OCTOBER 19: New York City Ballet. Matinee-- "Songs of the Auvergne"; "Glass Pieces"; "Who Cares?" Evening--"Serenade"; "Agon"; "The Four Seasons."

OCTOBER 22-23: Music by Leonard Bernstein, performed by the Pacific Symphony under Keith Clark. Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "Age of Anxiety," for piano and orchestra, with soloist Lukas Foss, and Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish," for soprano, narrator, chorus and orchestra, with soprano Evelyn de Rosa, actor Michael Wager and the Pacific Chorale under director John Alexander.

OCTOBER 25: Lukas Foss conducts the Pacific Symphony in "Bernstein on Broadway," a pops program, with selections from "West Side Story," "Fancy Free," "Candide" and "On the Town."

OCTOBER 26: The Cleveland Orchestra, with Christoph von Dohnanyi conducting; program to be announced.

NOVEMBER 4: Open rehearsal with Hungarian cellist Janos Starker and the Pacific Symphony.

NOVEMBER 5-6: Cellist Janos Starker performs with the Pacific Symphony. Mozart's "Figaro" overture; Dvorak's Cello Concerto; Richard Strauss' "Ein Heldenleben."

NOVEMBER 8: The Pacific Symphony joins the Pacific Chorale, John Alexander conducting. Brahms' "Nanie"; Orff's "Carmina Burana"; Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music."

NOVEMBER 24: The Canadian Brass joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and Suite No. 3 in D; Handel's Concerto in F.

NOVEMBER 28-29: Henry Mancini joins the Pacific Symphony in a program of movie themes.

DECEMBER 2: Open rehearsal with pianist John Browning and the Pacific Symphony.

DECEMBER 3-4: The Pacific Symphony, conducted by Keith Clark, with pianist John Browning as soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21. Also, Roy Harris' Symphony No. 5; Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

DECEMBER 5: The Pacific Chorale "Christmas Festival," with the Pacific Symphony. Choral selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, J. S. Bach, Franz Biebl, Linda Wells and Robert Russell Bennett. Also, the premiere of "Magnificat," composed by chorale director John Alexander.

DECEMBER 6: Andre Previn conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with pianist Emmanuel Ax as soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. Also, Shapero's Symphony for Classical Orchestra.

DECEMBER 7: The Master Chorale presents a Christmas concert. Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors"; a commissioned work by Thomas Pasatieri, and traditional holiday music.

DECEMBER 9-14: American Ballet Theatre presents eight performances of "The Nutcracker," choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov.

DECEMBER 19-20: Singer Shirley Jones and the Pacific Symphony join in a traditional holiday program featuring a 300-voice choir assembled from Orange County church choirs.

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