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February 16, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local audiences have savored the virtuosity of violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, a prominent member of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, in recent concerts in Newport Beach. Blumenstock returns Tuesday, this time as both violinist and leader of the group that the New York Times dubbed "the country's leading early music orchestra." "The truth is, I'm not that much of a virtuosa," Blumenstock said modestly in a recent phone interview from her San Francisco home.
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February 16, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local audiences have savored the virtuosity of violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, a prominent member of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, in recent concerts in Newport Beach. Blumenstock returns Tuesday, this time as both violinist and leader of the group that the New York Times dubbed "the country's leading early music orchestra." "The truth is, I'm not that much of a virtuosa," Blumenstock said modestly in a recent phone interview from her San Francisco home.
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January 16, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
Harpsichord virtuoso Rinaldo Alessandrini, founder of the acclaimed Concerto Italiano and one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque music, will make his first Los Angeles appearance, conducting Musica Angelica at Zipper Concert Hall on Friday and at Westwood United Methodist Church on Sunday.
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May 29, 2008
Honors: Santa Monica-based architect Thom Mayne has been awarded the MacDowell Colony's Edward MacDowell Medal for his contribution to the arts. -- Ruling: A Malawian judge on Wednesday approved Madonna's adoption of a Malawian boy she met in an orphanage there in 2006. -- Departure: Elizabeth Blumenstock, concertmaster and resident artistic director of Musica Angelica, has resigned from the Santa Monica-based period instrument ensemble.
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October 3, 2004 | Chris Pasles
In its determination to keep going after the death of founder Michael Eagan on Aug. 9, the local period-instrument group Musica Angelica has appointed Elizabeth Blumenstock as its new resident director. Blumenstock, the orchestra's longtime concertmaster, is one of the leading lights of the early music movement. She is also a soloist and concertmaster for the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and other period instrument ensembles. She teaches at USC.
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April 24, 1992 | HERBERT GLASS
The Arcadian Academy, members of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, presented a cherishable program of mostly 17th-Century music on period instruments in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel on Monday. It was a high point of this season of the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College.
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December 22, 1997 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
No familiar carols or hoary seasonal cliches arose during Musica Angelica's handsome but never spartan collection of holiday-related music titled "1,000 Years of Christmas," over the weekend. Grateful listeners heard a joyous anthology of Christmas music, yet one that avoided both the banal and the esoteric.
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March 31, 1992 | LAURENCE VITTES
At times, Sunday afternoon in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel, four concerti grossi by Corelli and Handel seemed like too much of a good thing. But works by Vivaldi and Purcell relieved the monotony, and the program was played with such stylish energy and appealing instrumental color by the Philharmonia Baroque Ensemble that the Chamber Music in Historic Sites audience loudly expressed its approval. The concert opened with Handel's curiously brusque and dour Opus 6, No.
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January 26, 1998 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An entire evening devoted to the music of Vivaldi would strike some as too much of a good thing. But Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra made it a worthy pursuit Friday at Pasadena's First United Methodist Church. Lutenist and music director Michael Eagan steered mostly into unknown waters, choosing from the Italian composer's 700-plus works a number of his more neglected items.
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December 19, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "Renaissance Christmas" program by Michael Eagan's Musical Angelica and a small vocal ensemble Thursday in Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa promised the intimacy and directness of a holiday celebration as it might have occurred among friends centuries ago. But as it turned out, some things worked better than others. The instrumental contributions were consistently strong; the vocals were varied.
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