May 1, 1997 |
It began in 1995 as a grand idea from the brain trust of the fledgling Ventura Chamber Orchestra: Why not start a festival in Ventura, focusing on chamber music in various sites around town? Chamber music is broad enough--and mobile enough--to function in almost any venue. Now, as the third annual Ventura Chamber Music Festival kicks off Saturday night with a Mozart spectacular, the eight-day event seems like a felicitous pact between culture, commerce and civic boosterism.
September 28, 1990 |
Two very different kinds of music from abroad--one type familiar to anyone thirtysomething or older and the other seldom heard in the Southland--will be presented this week at local college concerts. The first concert, set for tonight in Valencia, will feature traditional Indian music, the cascading mix of sitar, tabla and tamboura introduced to Western ears in the late 1960s by the Beatles and Ravi Shankar.
October 3, 1990 |
A deeply serious, ultimately stimulating encounter with new music from Latin America launched the 52nd season of Monday Evening Concerts. Alicia Terzian and her Grupo Encuentros de Musica Contemporanea de Buenos Aires offered six intense, complementary pieces for a large, often restive crowd at the County Museum of Art's Bing Theater.
September 30, 1990 |
Sotheby's in New York City has announced the sale of items from the estate of Virgil Thomson. When the late American composer and critic died at age 92 in October of last year, he left his famous apartment at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan filled with furniture, paintings and sculpture. With the exception of several works by Florine Stettheimer, Marcel Duchamp and Jean Arp (to be sold by the auction house at sales Wednesday and Nov.