March 18, 2003 |
Rebel, a Netherlands period instrument ensemble currently in residence at Trinity Church in New York City, offered one of those fill-in-the-gaps programs Sunday at Second Church of Christ Scientist near USC. Most of the 17th century composers were unfamiliar. Nicolaus Bruhns, Franz Tunder, Johann Rosenmuller and John Jacob Froberger will be recognized only by specialists. Heinrich Biber and Dietrich Buxtehude are names, for most of us, known more in the breach than in the observance.
October 29, 2002 |
Hard as it may be to believe, the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College is observing its 30th anniversary this season. Anchoring the agenda, as always, is the series-within-the-series -- six concerts in the ornate, glass-domed Pompeian room of the Doheny mansion, where the Auryn String Quartet, from Cologne, Germany, returned for the season opener Friday night.
July 25, 2000
The 2000-01 season of Chamber Music in Historic Sites will offer 25 concerts in 11 subscription series, Oct. 27 through May 13, in locations both familiar and first-time, from the Pico House near Olvera Street to the Mermaid in Topanga, the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor and the Corral Canyon House in Malibu. Presented by the Da Camera Society of Mount St.
April 1, 1999
* Dance. The daredevil gymnasts of Jacques Heim's Diavolo Dance Theater premiere "Trajectoire" on a six-part program on April 10 at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. $18 to $21. (800) 832-ARTS. * Jazz. The LACMA West Penthouse located in the former May Co. building on the Miracle Mile provides a streamline-moderne backdrop for the modern sounds of the B Sharp Quartet with drummer Herb Graham Jr.
December 4, 1995 |
The Illinois-based Arianna String Quartet has been together only since 1992, and at its concert on Friday at the Doheny Mansion, presented by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, its inexperience showed. Which is hardly to say that the young players--violinists Sarah Thornblade and Rebecca Rhee, violist Makoko Eguchi, cellist Kurt Baldwin--are unskilled.
May 14, 2001 |
Another season of the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College's Chamber Music at Historic Sites soirees at the Doheny Mansion came to a close Friday night with a Los Angeles Piano Quartet performance. As this ever-on-the-move series continues to find one fascinating, hitherto-untapped venue after another, the Doheny gives it an anchor, a reassuring place to land.
January 21, 1986 |
The Ennis-Brown House, Frank Lloyd Wright's mock-Mayan temple in the hills of Hollywood, was the setting for a concert Sunday afternoon by the Bartok String Quartet of Budapest, presented by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College. One of the world's senior quartets, and one of its best, the Bartok ensemble commenced with a slightly scrambled introduction to Mozart's "Dissonant" Quartet, K.
February 20, 1997
Brilliant, virtuosic and still mellow, its members perfectly meshed in sound while retaining their individual performing personalities--the Brentano String Quartet, just 5 years old, must be one of the great musical hopes of a field overcrowded with contenders. Its return to the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series, sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, Tuesday night marked a high point in the 1996-97 local season.
May 14, 1992 |
The Pasadena Symphony, under the baton of Jorge Mester, will perform what is perhaps Giuseppe Verdi's greatest masterpiece, the Requiem Mass, on Saturday. Known for its religious intensity, the piece was written by the 19th-Century Italian composer after the death of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni. The 8:30 p.m.
April 20, 1988 |
The name of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is by now familiar to anyone having even the slightest interest in contemporary music. Thus the local premiere of the composer's piano trio, in the hands of the players for whom it was written, was a source of particular interest. It was also a source of particular joy.