January 19, 2006 |
ALEXANDER Mickelthwate has been a fearless assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. No musical style seems to faze him. His technique is first-rate, his beat reassuringly precise. So Tuesday night, the orchestra simply threw him to the lions. The leader of the lion pack was Pierre Boulez. The confrontation took place at a Green Umbrella concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
September 2, 2006 |
Two young artists whose careers are on sure ascendancy collaborated Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl. Gilmore award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter reprised the impressive performance she gave of Beethoven's First Concerto at Walt Disney Concert Hall in March, when she stepped in for an indisposed Martha Argerich.
August 6, 2005 |
Here is what was new under the Hollywood Bowl shell Thursday night: Chicks have hatched somewhere near the microphones. They expect to be heard, and they did an excellent job chirping the night away. But what a symbol for an evening of youthful exuberance! A young conductor and a young pianist were making their Bowl debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Technically, Alexander Mickelthwate's wasn't a debut, since he helped accompany Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan the night before.
February 2, 2006
Phil conductor -- A Quick Takes item in Wednesday's Calendar section about Los Angeles Philharmonic assistant conductor Alexander Mickelthwate misspelled his surname as Mikelthwate.
May 17, 2007
Rock magazine: Crawdaddy, one of the first rock music magazines, is returning as a weekly online publication, to be available Wednesdays at www.crawdaddy.com. Leading the Phil: Conductor Alexander Mickelthwate will step in for Miguel Harth-Bedoya to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic this weekend at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Harth-Bedoya had to withdraw because of a severe flu and an ear infection. The program will remain the same.
March 22, 2005 |
For the first time in its 84-year history, the Hollywood Bowl will have a principal guest conductor this season, Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. officials announced Monday. Leonard Slatkin, music director of the National Symphony, will hold the initial two-year rotating post. He will lead three weeks of summer concerts, including a crossover Gershwin Festival (July 12-16) featuring Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell in "Porgy and Bess," among other programs, as well as music by Ives (Aug.