July 22, 1988
The Da Camera Society of Los Angeles will return to Orange County during its 1988-89 chamber music season with a "Springtime in Historic Orange County Mini-Festival," to take place March 19, producing director MaryAnn Bonino announced this week. The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will play at the Santa Ana Courthouse, and an evening concert will feature Hispanic music by I Cantori at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah on Bush Street in Santa Ana.
February 28, 2013 |
San Francisco's Kronos Quartet will play musical chairs this spring. A new cellist, USC graduate Sunny Jungin Yang will replace Jeffrey Zeigler, who is leaving Kronos to pursue solo projects and will join the faculty of Mannes College the New School for Music in New York. Yang, 28, was born in Incheon, South Korea and grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. She studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Distinguished cellist Ralph Kirshbaum served as a mentor at Manchester, England's Royal Northern Conservatory of Music and USC, where Yang earned a master's degree in music.
January 10, 1994 |
Widely lavished with the imprimatur "dean of American composers," Elliott Carter wears his eminence softly, like a crown visible only to those who appreciate the composer's uncompromising, fashion-resistant brand of genius. Few composers have Carter's gift for devising knotty, complex, post-tonal music that flows so conversationally. That point was brought home Saturday at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
January 24, 1989 |
In other cities, it's not unusual for the symphony orchestra to present its more accomplished players in chamber music concerts. In Los Angeles, even Andre Previn, the L.A. Philharmonic's music director, might have keyboard duty at such musical offerings. The San Diego Symphony, however, has neither music director nor chamber music series, and opportunities to hear its soloists depend upon other local institutions.
February 7, 1993 |
Albert King had been talking about new music, new records, new tours and other plans in the weeks before he died of a massive heart attack Dec. 21 in Memphis, just days after performing his last official concerts in Los Angeles. Contracts had just been signed with Silvertone Records to cut new blues tracks and he hoped to gather a new horn section to take with him into the studio.
October 13, 1992 |
Listeners who have been curious about the Pacific Symphony but haven't been able or willing to buy a ticket now have another option. Beginning Thursday, the orchestra's concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center will be broadcast live over KUSC-FM (91.5). The concerts are the first programs to be broadcast on a regular basis from the Costa Mesa facility, although KUSC carried the Los Angeles Philharmonic concert that opened the center in 1986.