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Moscow, East Berlin Groups Will Be at Center in 1988-89

February 18, 1988|CHRIS PASLES | Times Staff Writer

The Moscow State Symphony of the U.S.S.R. conducted by Mark Ermler and the East Berlin Symphony led by Claus Peter Flor will be among 23 events presented by the Orange County Philharmonic Society in 1988-89 at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.

Both orchestras will be making Orange County debuts, as will the Israel Philharmonic directed by Zubin Mehta, the St. Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, the Sydney Symphony led by Stuart Challender, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra led by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the National Symphony conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, the Bavarian Radio Symphony led by Sir Colin Davis and the Orchestre de Paris directed by Daniel Barenboim.

Violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Oleg Kagan and pianists Cecile Licad and Jeffrey Kahane are among the scheduled soloists.

Recitals also will be given by soprano Leontyne Price and pianist Ivo Pogorelich.

Repertory will be announced.

Four series of programs will be offered. Tickets will be available to society subscribers in March and will go on sale to the general public in May. For information, call (714) 642-8232.

The schedule:

SERIES A:

Sept. 28, 1988: St. Louis Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conductor.

Oct. 16: Sydney Symphony, Stuart Challender, conductor; mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Campbell.

Oct. 24: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, conductor; Cecile Licad, piano.

Jan. 30, 1989: National Symphony, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin.

March 13: London Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor.

April 8: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Andre Previn, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin.

SERIES B:

Oct. 29, 1988: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Previn; Yo-Yo Ma, cello.

Nov. 2: Moscow State Symphony of the U.S.S.R., Mark Ermler, conductor; Oleg Kagan, violin.

Dec. 18: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Simon Rattle, conductor; Alexander Treger, violin.

March 3, 1989: Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim, conductor.

March 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony, Sir Colin Davis, conductor.

May 8: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Iona Brown, conductor; Jeffrey Kahane, piano.

SERIES C:

Oct. 26, 1988: Ivo Pogorelich, piano.

Nov. 5: East Berlin Symphony, Claus Peter Flor, conductor.

Nov. 27: The Chung Trio.

Feb. 5, 1989: Sistine Chapel Choir.

March 18: Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor.

April 28: Vienna Chamber Ensemble.

SERIES D:

Oct. 10, 1988: Lynn Harrell, cello.

Nov. 6: Leontyne Price, soprano.

March 5, 1989: Chicago Symphony Chamber Ensemble.

April 25: Andre Watts, piano.

May 16: Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor.

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