January 10, 1995 |
The Pacific Symphony will present two pairs of chamber-music concerts at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, continuing the series started at the museum in 1993. Each program will be given twice. The first pair of concerts, Feb. 17 and 19, will include works by Bruch, Ravel and Mozart played by clarinetist James Kanter, pianist John Novacek, violinists Sheryl Staples and Amy Sims, violist Robert Becker and cellist Timothy Landauer.
December 6, 2002 |
Visa problems derailed French conductor-violinist Jean-Jacques Kantorow's scheduled Pacific Symphony debut last year. But officialdom was satisfied the second time around, and Kantorow took the helm Wednesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center -- and the orchestra took amazing flight.
May 19, 1997 |
The chirping of a wayward cricket added perky accompaniment Saturday night when Canadian pianist Bernadene Blaha and violinist Isabella Lippi joined principal members of the Pacific Symphony to finish this season's Chamber Music Series at Laguna Beach High School. During the opening work, Mozart's Oboe Quartet, K. 370, the cricket conveyed more energy than the performers.
December 11, 1985
The wife of Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, director of President Reagan's "Star Wars" defense plan and former chief of NASA's space shuttle program, and two other people were killed when a light plane crashed on a 10,000-foot mountain about eight miles west of South Lake Tahoe, the Pentagon said. Barbara Jean Northcutt Abrahamson, 45, was aboard the single-engine plane on a flight from South Lake Tahoe to Tracy on Sunday when it went down on Pyramid Peak in the Desolation Wilderness.
September 8, 1997 |
It threatened to be an evening of dutiful run-throughs of timeworn favorites, but music director Carl St.Clair drew enough fresh-faced readings from the Pacific Symphony on Saturday night to leave an impression of heady sensuality and flirtatious fun. Throughout the concert, infectious rhythms of Spanish dances filled the air at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Some of these were the interpretations of native composers.
May 8, 1995 |
Pianist John Novacek joined principal players from the Pacific Symphony in secure and attractive, though not memorable, showings that concluded the 1995 Chamber Music Series at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art on Friday. The most engrossing performance came from oboist Barbara Northcutt, violist Robert Becker and Novacek, as they explored the intriguing mixture of Romantic harmonies and Impressionist figurations, in Charles Loeffler's little-known Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano.