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June 14, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
Edward Cumming, resident conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, has been appointed assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony and music director of the new Pacific Symphony Orchestral Institute at Cal State Fullerton. He succeeds Daniel Hege, who will become music director of the Chicago Youth Symphony in the fall. Cumming, 35, has been appointed to a two-year term and will assume his duties Aug. 1.
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June 8, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Edward Cumming--assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony, director of the Pacific Symphony Institute and conductor of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra--will lead his last local concert Sunday before moving to his new post as assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony. For Cumming, 38, that's a definite step up. So why has his departure produced so many disgruntled people? In part, because it was only after he was cut loose by the Pacific Symphony that the Pittsburgh job came his way.
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December 14, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward Cumming, assistant Pacific Symphony conductor, will lead the orchestra in his first "Messiah" on Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. So it's got to be just right. "My chief concern is that the piece reflects the fact that Handel is a dramatic composer," Cumming said recently. "He was writing operas before oratorios, and we have the English audiences becoming increasingly disenchanted with operas to thank for this piece. Thank God they did!"
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December 14, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward Cumming, assistant Pacific Symphony conductor, will lead the orchestra in his first "Messiah" on Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. So it's got to be just right. "My chief concern is that the piece reflects the fact that Handel is a dramatic composer," Cumming said recently. "He was writing operas before oratorios, and we have the English audiences becoming increasingly disenchanted with operas to thank for this piece. Thank God they did!"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Edward Cumming--assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony, director of the Pacific Symphony Institute and conductor of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra--will lead his last local concert Sunday before moving to his new post as assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony. For Cumming, 38, that's a definite step up. So why has his departure produced so many disgruntled people? In part, because it was only after he was cut loose by the Pacific Symphony that the Pittsburgh job came his way.
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June 22, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES and ELAINE DUTKA
MUSIC Alexander to Head Chorus America Pacific Chorale artistic director John Alexander has been named president of Chorus America. Alexander began the two-year appointment June 8, the day the service organization met for its annual meeting. In other news, Edward Cumming, founding music director of the Pacific Symphony Institute at Cal State Northridge (1993-96), has been named music director of the Hartford (Conn.) Symphony. Cumming begins his four-year appointment in September 2002.
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April 19, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
Pacific Symphony assistant conductor Edward Cumming will end his three-year stint in that position after the orchestra's current season. Cumming's remaining duties include family concerts Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa and performances with the Pacific Symphony Institute Orchestra on May 18 and 19 at Cal State Fullerton's Performing Arts Complex.
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October 5, 1995
The Pacific Symphony has received a $175,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation of Los Angeles to fund a three-year program of adult music education and audience development among Orange County's Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Latino communities, orchestra officials announced Wednesday. The grant will cover about 50% of the costs to operate the program, and the orchestra will pay for the rest. As part of the outreach activities, the orchestra will play four free community concerts: Jan.
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June 14, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
Edward Cumming, resident conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, has been appointed assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony and music director of the new Pacific Symphony Orchestral Institute at Cal State Fullerton. He succeeds Daniel Hege, who will become music director of the Chicago Youth Symphony in the fall. Cumming, 35, has been appointed to a two-year term and will assume his duties Aug. 1.
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December 20, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Distinguished Mozart conductor Klaus Donath will be among the leading lights of the Pacific Symphony's seventh summer season at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The five-concert series, released late Friday, will open, as usual, on July 4 with a pops-oriented program and close Sept. 24 with a Tchaikovsky program that includes the "1812" Overture. Both programs will have fireworks. The concerts begin at 8 p.m., and subscriptions, from $80 to $230, go on sale in March.
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