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.
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May 25, 1989
An honor orchestra made up of 67 elementary school students in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will perform today at 7:30 p.m. in the Norris Theatre, Crossfield Drive and Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates. The program will range from baroque to contemporary music. Youngsters were chosen for this year's orchestra--the 14th since the program started--during auditions in February.
April 13, 1996
Regarding John Roos' review of Bobby Caldwell (March 25): "Schmaltz, adult contemporary music, nonthreatening, pleasantly soothing"--thank God for adult music! John, if you want raw energy and someone to "risk," I suggest you go review kid stuff--adolescent angst; flannel-shirted, three-chord power strummers. I guess it's a question of taste. And there is no good taste in a Spinal Tap-like performance of loud, raucous, teenage screaming and anger. Grow up, John! BRUCE KING Brea
May 3, 2012 |
Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel won't be conducting next week's Green Umbrella concert, as originally scheduled. Dudamel has some heavy lifting for his upcoming set of concerts with the L.A. Phil and has withdrawn, according to the orchestra, "in order to devote sufficient time to preparations" for the world premiere of John Adams' evening-length work "The Gospel According to the Other Mary. " Taking the podium for Tuesday's concert will be Jeffrey Milarsky, who filled in last month for another Green Umbrella concert when Adams himself withdrew.
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June 22, 2000 |
Richard Dufallo, one of America's significant champions of contemporary music, died Friday at his home in Denton, Texas. He was 67. The cause of death was stomach cancer. Although best known as a conductor and educator, Dufallo began his career as a clarinetist. When he enrolled at UCLA in the 1950s, he was thought such an exceptional talent that composer and conductor Lukas Foss immediately invited Dufallo to join his cutting-edge Improvisation Chamber Ensemble.
March 8, 2013 |
The Pasadena Symphony said Friday that it has named the British-born conductor David Lockington as its new music director. Lockington, the music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan, will start his new job next season. This will be Pasadena Symphony's first music director since the abrupt departure in 2010 of Jorge Mester, who led the group for nearly 25 years. In the interim, the orchestra has relied on guest conductors. The symphony also is naming Nicholas McGegan, a Baroque specialist who is also from Britain, as the principal guest conductor of the orchestra.
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February 8, 1995 |
The Dung Huang ensemble will present traditional and contemporary music of China on Tuesday at the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library as part of a multicultural arts series. Shows are at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Seating is limited. The group, which is based in the Bay Area, has an extensive repertoire, including some of the earliest written music of the Sui and Tang dynasties, between the years 589 and 907.