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October 17, 2000 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A glance at the Coleman Chamber Music Assn.'s 97th season indicates that the series isn't quite as tradition-bound as its reputation would have it; every program but one contains a healthy representation of music from the 20th century. The one exception was the season-opener, where the Guarneri String Quartet offered the reliable strains of Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn to a nearly packed Beckman Auditorium at Caltech on Sunday afternoon.
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November 21, 2008 | MARK SWED, MUSIC CRITIC
Were it a car, the Guarneri String Quartet would be a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III. Only so luxurious a touring vehicle can serve as an analogy to an ensemble with an ultra-plush, million-dollar tone. It has to be a tasteful Rolls, moreover, not some cream-colored, two-toned number, and one in perfect condition and utterly reliable even after 45 years on the road. Still, the day comes when the garage calls.
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October 20, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an age of quick turnover, the Guarneri String Quartet has remained intact for 30 years. The group now stakes its claim as the oldest active string quartet. "We hardly imagined lasting this long," Guarneri cellist David Soyer said in a recent phone interview from his home in New York City. "Still, here we are, trudging along. The secret? I don't know. One of the elements is respect for each other as musicians." Another must be their fine playing, which has earned them numerous awards.
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June 13, 2007 | Chris Pasles
A Nov. 11 concert at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium will be among the last Southern California appearances by the esteemed Guarneri String Quartet, which has announced that it will retire at the end of the 2008-09 season. The quartet -- violinists Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley, violist Michael Tree and cellist Peter Wiley -- has other dates pending in La Jolla, Orange County, Santa Barbara and at UCLA, according to spokesman Stuart Wolferman.
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February 5, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Chamber Music Series will open its 40th season Oct. 18 with a concert by the famous Guarneri String Quartet. Founded in 1964, the Guarneri is the longest continuing quartet in the world. The program will be announced later. All concerts in the series will take place in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. Start time is 8 p.m. except for the show in February 2000, which is at 3 p.m.
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May 2, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six groups will play here next season under the combined auspices of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Laguna Chamber Music Society. Four of them will be making their first appearances for the societies, and one--the Brentano String Quartet--will feature the winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn Competition, which takes place in June. The Brentano quartet will play Feb. 24. The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio (Nov. 24), the Paris Piano Trio (Jan.
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October 21, 1994 | HERBERT GLASS
The comparison is inevitable and irresistible: On Wednesday, as the Rolling Stones were packing in the mega-thousands at the Rose Bowl, just down the road in Pasadena, Ambassador Auditorium was packing 'em in for a rather different attraction, a concert by the Guarneri String Quartet. OK, the numbers may not have been quite the same, but either way it was a sellout for groups who have been doing their remarkable thing for three decades with undiminished skill.
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June 13, 2007 | Chris Pasles
A Nov. 11 concert at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium will be among the last Southern California appearances by the esteemed Guarneri String Quartet, which has announced that it will retire at the end of the 2008-09 season. The quartet -- violinists Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley, violist Michael Tree and cellist Peter Wiley -- has other dates pending in La Jolla, Orange County, Santa Barbara and at UCLA, according to spokesman Stuart Wolferman.
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April 15, 1997 | HERBERT GLASS
The rewards of experience and constancy were hearteningly in evidence on Sunday when the Guarneri String Quartet, 33 years in existence without a change in personnel, returned to Caltech's Beckman Auditorium for the latest of their many appearances on the Coleman Chamber Concerts series.
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April 10, 2003 | Richard S. Ginell, Special to The Times
Lukas Foss' new Quartet No. 5 was commissioned for the Guarneri String Quartet by a nationwide consortium of nine presenters -- one of which, the Coleman Chamber Music Assn., brought the piece, and the Guarneri, to Caltech's Beckman Auditorium Sunday afternoon.
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April 10, 2003 | Richard S. Ginell, Special to The Times
Lukas Foss' new Quartet No. 5 was commissioned for the Guarneri String Quartet by a nationwide consortium of nine presenters -- one of which, the Coleman Chamber Music Assn., brought the piece, and the Guarneri, to Caltech's Beckman Auditorium Sunday afternoon.
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May 1, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "voices" in composer Richard Danielpour's new "Voices of Remembrance" do not speak, nor do they sing. Rather, they are members of a string quartet that functions as witness to a turbulent period in our history. "I was looking at the late '60s and early '70s, which involved one of the greatest--probably the greatest--social crisis in our civil history since the War Between the States," Danielpour said in a recent phone interview from his home in New York City.
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October 17, 2000 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A glance at the Coleman Chamber Music Assn.'s 97th season indicates that the series isn't quite as tradition-bound as its reputation would have it; every program but one contains a healthy representation of music from the 20th century. The one exception was the season-opener, where the Guarneri String Quartet offered the reliable strains of Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn to a nearly packed Beckman Auditorium at Caltech on Sunday afternoon.
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April 16, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was a prevailing moodiness to the Guarneri String Quartet's Coleman Chamber Concerts program, Sunday afternoon at Beckman Auditorium. It began and ended in smiles, but even Mozart seemed vulnerable to the graying influence of the rain and Kodaly's Quartet in D, Opus 10. Composed during the final years of World War I, Kodaly's second and last quartet is an imaginative structure filled in with oppressive noodling.
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February 25, 1999
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February 5, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Chamber Music Series will open its 40th season Oct. 18 with a concert by the famous Guarneri String Quartet. Founded in 1964, the Guarneri is the longest continuing quartet in the world. The program will be announced later. All concerts in the series will take place in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. Start time is 8 p.m. except for the show in February 2000, which is at 3 p.m.
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November 8, 1986 | HERBERT GLASS
Ambassador Auditorium was the scene on Thursday of a rather curious joint presentation by two very different kinds of chamber ensemble: the Guarneri String Quartet and the trio comprising pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson.
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October 29, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In playing chamber music, a friend remarked at intermission, there is no substitute for time. Neither of us could pinpoint how many years it takes for a quartet to become great, but we agreed it can't be done fast. Prodigies appear every year. Young quartets--ensembles playing together three or five or even seven years--have something to offer. But for a real understanding of chamber music, you have to go to the masters.
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October 29, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES
In chamber music, a friend remarked at intermission, there is no substitute for time. Neither of us could say how many years it took for a quartet to become a great quartet, but we knew it couldn't be done fast. Prodigies appear every year. Young quartets--ensembles playing together three or five or even seven years--have something to offer. But for a real understanding of chamber music, you have to go to the masters.
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