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January 15, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women working with women may be common in many fields, but it's still pretty rare in the world of music, at least at the top. But, slowly, even that is changing.
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January 15, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women working with women may be common in many fields, but it's still pretty rare in the world of music, at least at the top. But, slowly, even that is changing.
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May 1, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
Micah Levy, founding music director of the 6-year-old Orange County Chamber Orchestra, will go to the Soviet Union to conduct the Chamber Orchestra of the State Symphony of Riga, Latvia, on May 22. Levy will lead the 25-member ensemble in works by Samuel Barber, Ernst Bloch, Aaron Copland and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The concert will be seen on Soviet television. During his visit, which begins May 9, Levy also plans to meet with Latvian composer Peteris Vasks and to bring back cassette tapes and scores of his music for performance by the Orange County Chamber Orchestra.
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May 1, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
Micah Levy, founding music director of the 6-year-old Orange County Chamber Orchestra, will go to the Soviet Union to conduct the Chamber Orchestra of the State Symphony of Riga, Latvia, on May 22. Levy will lead the 25-member ensemble in works by Samuel Barber, Ernst Bloch, Aaron Copland and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The concert will be seen on Soviet television. During his visit, which begins May 9, Levy also plans to meet with Latvian composer Peteris Vasks and to bring back cassette tapes and scores of his music for performance by the Orange County Chamber Orchestra.
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April 6, 1986 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
As the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in music, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich says she has no room to gripe. But she is an exception. "Music is a social art," Zwilich says. "If you write a piece for orchestra and want to hear it played by professionals, know that you will need to win over armies or get the equivalent of a House and Senate vote. That's what it takes to persuade the staggering amount of people involved to support you.
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May 10, 1988
Conductor Micah Levy will open the Orange County Chamber Orchestra's 1988-89 season Nov. 6 with the Suite from Stravinsky's "Pulcinella," orchestra officials announced this week. Included in the opening performance will be Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27, with soloist Peter Vinograde, and Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis." The program will be repeated Nov. 7. Sunday performances during the chamber's season will be held at 4 p.m. at St.
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June 13, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES
The coloristic and expressive possibilities of a string quartet and a single clarinet are deftly, distinctly explored in works written within this decade by five prominent American composers. John Corigliano's "Soliloquy," an adaptation of the second movement of his earlier Concerto for Clarinet, is heartfelt. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Quintet makes crystalline and haunting points throughout its five movements.
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April 20, 1988 | TERRY McQUILKIN
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.
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October 26, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
The Emerson String Quartet's latest local program could not have been more serious, yet neither heaviness nor overbearing sobriety marked the performance when the wonder-making ensemble opened the 96th season of Coleman Chamber Concerts in Beckman Auditorium at Caltech in Pasadena Sunday afternoon. Musical substance in a sound-package of effortless instrumental virtuosity has long been the Emerson's special achievement. This program--Shostakovich's 14th Quartet, the Quartet No.
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February 3, 1997 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Though in transition until music director-designate Jeffrey Kahane takes over next season, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is still the best small orchestra in town, as clearly was evident Saturday night at Glendale's Alex Theatre. At the helm was Bolivian-born guest conductor (and guest soloist, and guest chamber musician) Jaime Laredo, who showed himself a jack of all trades and master too. In a six-pronged program, he participated in tightly drilled yet personable interpretations.
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April 6, 1986 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
As the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in music, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich says she has no room to gripe. But she is an exception. "Music is a social art," Zwilich says. "If you write a piece for orchestra and want to hear it played by professionals, know that you will need to win over armies or get the equivalent of a House and Senate vote. That's what it takes to persuade the staggering amount of people involved to support you.
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May 28, 1987 | ROBERT GRESKOVIC
The New York City Ballet will mount a three-week American Music Festival next spring to enlist not only choreographers from the company's extended family but several major modern and post-modern figures as well, it was announced Wednesday. Scheduled for the opening of the company's 40th anniversary season, the American Music Festival will focus on a musical concept like the four company festivals previously directed by the late George Balanchine.
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April 2, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
If virtuosity--like virtue--is its own reward, the Long Beach Symphony seems to be striking it rich this season. At the orchestra's fifth concert of 1989-90, Saturday night in Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center, music director JoAnn Falletta led a satisfying and unhackneyed program that clearly displayed the achievement of the ensemble.
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