March 15, 1991 |
The Pacific Symphony on Thursday named Frank Ticheli, 33, a newly appointed assistant professor in composition at USC, as the orchestra's composer-in-residence. In announcing the two-year appointment, which begins Oct. 1, music director Carl St. Clair said it is important that the orchestra have someone on staff "who could personify concepts in new music" and provide ideas "from a creator's vantage point, rather than a re-creator's vantage point" like his own.
February 5, 1992 |
The Pacific Symphony will premiere a new work by its composer-in-residence Frank Ticheli and play Joan Tower's "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman," her response to Copland's famous "Fanfare for the Common Man," during the orchestra's 1992-93 classical season. At a press conference Tuesday morning, music director Carl St. Clair said he is enthusiastic about preparing Ticheli's piece because working with a composer "gets me as close to the creative process as a conductor can be."
May 29, 2013 |
When David St. John makes his annual pilgrimage to Moonstone Beach, he looks at the crashing tide and recalls his incarnations from years past. Sometimes, he envisions the child who splashed with wonder in the tide pools, or the teenager who piled in the car with friends for surfing trips. Other times, he sees the middle-aged poet who used the waves as a recurring backdrop. At different phases of his life, the ocean has signified adventure, mortality or hard-earned wisdom; he's sure that other epiphanies will come.
January 1, 1992 |
Frank Ticheli, named composer-in-residence for the Pacific Symphony last March. Ticheli has been teaching at USC and giving preconcert lectures for the orchestra at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. So far, though, the Pacific has not played any of his music. But that will change, say orchestra officials, who announced at his appointment that he would compose a "substantial" new work for the orchestra's 1992-93 season. But the organization has not yet released details.
August 27, 1999 |
For two of the Pacific Symphony leader's close friends, music was the way they could best try to comfort Carl St.Clair and his wife, Susan, after the death of their son last month. Composer Frank Ticheli and concert pianist Alain Lefevre went to the St.Clairs' home in Laguna Beach in the days after Cole St.Clair's drowning. They handed the grieving conductor CDs of music they had composed during the previous 18 months, music they both felt could speak to the St.
October 21, 1994 |
Patrons of symphony concerts sometimes resent the inclusion on their programs of choral/ symphonic works, one reason being the secondary role the orchestra would seem to play in such works. That putative reading is seldom true, of course. At the opening of the Pacific Symphony's 16th season Wednesday night at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, two large-scale choral pieces, preceded by an instrumental overture, made up the program. But the orchestra, seated, naturally, center-stage, definitely dominated the aural horizon.