April 5, 1990 |
There was a nice mingling of art and education, a sort of academic musical bonhomie, in the recital offered Tuesday by flutist Eugenia Zukerman and keyboardist Anthony Newman. Enhancing and complementing that feeling was the site: Keck Theater at Occidental College, a paradoxical paragon of spacious intimacy and comfortable elegance. Completed last summer, the $9 million Keck Theater is the new home of the Oxy theater department and--so far, at least--only infrequently a concert hall.
April 19, 1990 |
With scores faxed to her less than 24 hours before the concert, flutist Eugenia Zukerman stepped in to replace ailing superstar James Galway on Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Zukerman, who had never collaborated with the Tokyo String Quartet, with whom Galway was supposed to start a national tour in Costa Mesa, managed to get only 90 minutes to rehearse two Mozart pieces on the program.
July 28, 1992 |
The Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove Sept. 25, 8 p.m. at the Celebrity Theatre, 201 E. Broadway, Anaheim: Philippe Bender, conductor; Eugenia Zukerman, flute: Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2; Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique"; Debussy's "Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un Faune." Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at the Don Wash Auditorium, 11271 Stanford Ave.
September 25, 1998 |
Musically engaging, fleet of finger and altogether virtuosic, flutist Eugenia Zukerman returned to Southern California on Tuesday night with a distinguished keyboard partner, Anthony Newman. The two gave a generous program on the eclectic concert/lecture series Spectrum, sponsored by the student body at USC. The location was the acoustically lively University Church on the downtown campus.
May 21, 1995 |
Summertime, and the listenin' is easy. Easy, of course, is a sometime thing. Take the lavish new production of Gershwin's epochal "Porgy and Bess," which originated in Houston and plays both at the Music Center Opera (June 6-18) and the Orange County Performing Arts Center (June 21-25). The production values are reasonably strong and so are the casts, though the evil intrusion of microphones forces the serious listener to take certain musical qualities on faith.
September 29, 1996 |
The timeless, cross-generational appeal of James M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," with its poignant theme of lost childhood, has been proved in many incarnations, from the 1904 stage play and the 1950 Jean Arthur production to the most-performed 1954 Mary Martin version and the animated Disney film. Composer-conductor Donald Fraser, creator of the clever albums "Heigh-Ho!