July 2, 1989
Who says atonality is dead? It's just reared its head in Philip Glass' minimalist brain, but Glass is too flip to recognize the populist craving for 12-tone arpeggios. At least, that's the impression one gets from Perlmutter's interviews with composers Charles Wuorinen, John Adams, George Perle and David del Tredici, who lay the blame on Arnold Schoenberg, for the fall of music as Beethoven understood it. I guess one thing really needed in music is humor, and perhaps, at last, minimalism has answered our prayers.
October 6, 1986 |
Trained in California in the pianistic generation of John Browning, Marilyn Neeley, Daniel Pollack and David del Tredici, the San Francisco-based Roy Bogas has performed in the southern part of the state only infrequently in recent years. Saturday, he returned in recital to Campus Theater at El Camino College in a one-sided program of works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Chopin, leaving an incomplete impression. Bogas' technique, facile and reliable, remains solid, if non-kaleidoscopic.
December 19, 1992 |
Far from being a children's ballet, Glen Tetley's "Alice" shapes a psycho-sexual nightmare from the familiar characters and events of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. Danced magnificently by National Ballet of Canada, it comes to U.S. television twice today (4 and 11 p.m.) on Bravo cable. Tetley depicts the relationship between Carroll (Rex Harrington) and the little girl he calls Child Alice (Kimberly Glasco) as remembered years later by the mature Alice (Karen Kain), now a wife and mother.
May 12, 2008 |
Pacific Chorale winds up its spring series of American music with a bang in "Revelations, Revolutions" on Saturday at the Orange County Performing Artscenter. The program pairs the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici's pyrotechnic "Paul Revere's Ride" with "Hora Novissima," American composer Horatio Parker's rarely performed, redemptive Victorian-era masterwork. Performed with the Pacific Symphony and conducted by chorale artistic director John Alexander, it features Lori Stinson (amplified soprano)
June 24, 1998 |
Louise M. Davies, the philanthropist whose name graces San Francisco's symphony hall, has died. She was 98. Davies, who with her late husband contributed millions to Bay Area cultural arts projects and charities, died Monday at a retirement home, family members said. The philanthropist gave San Francisco the $5-million down payment for its symphony hall, later contributing $3 million more to attract visiting conductors to the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall.
June 4, 1987 |
The Paris Opera Ballet will make its West Coast debut in June, 1988, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The company, directed by Rudolf Nureyev, will appear June 14-19 as part of the center-sponsored "Classic Dance Series," center officials announced Wednesday. The series will also include American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.