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September 5, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN, Times Staff Writer
Globetrotting conductor Hermann Michael's career is broadening and the timing is finally right for him. A devoted family man, he had four children growing up and a musical life on the road that, until now, hadn't been enjoyable. "Our family holds always first place in our lives," says Michael, who always travels with his wife. "Before music comes family." With his four children now grown, he is actually enjoying a period of guest-conducting travel. "I like it," he says.
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September 5, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN, Times Staff Writer
Globetrotting conductor Hermann Michael's career is broadening and the timing is finally right for him. A devoted family man, he had four children growing up and a musical life on the road that, until now, hadn't been enjoyable. "Our family holds always first place in our lives," says Michael, who always travels with his wife. "Before music comes family." With his four children now grown, he is actually enjoying a period of guest-conducting travel. "I like it," he says.
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June 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hermann Michael of West Germany and Yuri Simonov of the Soviet Union will replace Andre Previn on the podium of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the four Hollywood Bowl concerts that Previn canceled at the time of his resignation as Philharmonic music director last month. Michael, a former assistant to Herbert von Karajan at the Vienna State Opera, has led Wagner productions at Seattle Opera since 1984, and is scheduled for his Metropolitan Opera debut (conducting "Die Fledermaus") in 1989-90.
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June 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hermann Michael of West Germany and Yuri Simonov of the Soviet Union will replace Andre Previn on the podium of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the four Hollywood Bowl concerts that Previn canceled at the time of his resignation as Philharmonic music director last month. Michael, a former assistant to Herbert von Karajan at the Vienna State Opera, has led Wagner productions at Seattle Opera since 1984, and is scheduled for his Metropolitan Opera debut (conducting "Die Fledermaus") in 1989-90.
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July 8, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Seattle Opera plans a brand new production of Wagner's "Die Meistersinger" for the 1989 season, said Speight Jenkins, general director of the Northwest company this week. Conducted by Hermann Michael, staged by Francois Rochaix, with sets designed by Jean-Claude Maret and lighting by Joan Sullivan, this "Meistersinger" will have Roger Roloff as Hans Sachs, Helen Donath as Eva, Ben Heppner as Walther and Julian Patrick as Beckmesser.
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October 19, 2000
What's happening the next few weeks: * The Dixie Chicks perform Nov. 19 at Phoenix's America West Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., (602) 379-7800. * Also at the America West Arena is Tina Turner, performing Dec. 5. 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 379-7800. * Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich performs with the Phoenix Symphony and music director Hermann Michael on Nov. 30 at Phoenix Symphony Hall, 225 E. Adams St., (602) 495-1999.
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June 1, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
A festive mood filled the air in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center this week, and the reason was easy to identify. Consecutive concerts by the touring Philadelphia Orchestra--two different programs performed Tuesday and Wednesday nights--seemed to put subscribers to the L.A. Philharmonic-sponsored Celebrity Series in a happy place.
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September 9, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Lucidity and purposefulness again marked the performances Hermann Michael elicited from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, when the West German conductor led the orchestra at the second concert of his two-night visit to Hollywood Bowl this week. More important, the extreme contrasts--from deep quietude through extrovert bumptiousness--to be found in both Richard Strauss's "Don Quixote" and Dvorak's Eighth Symphony were delivered and savored in ear-opening readings Thursday night.
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July 31, 1993 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Louis Lortie, making twin debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and at Hollywood Bowl Thursday night, restored one listener's faith in the future of keyboard playing and in the continuing tradition of Romantic pianism.
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January 7, 1989 | KENNETH HERMAN
The San Diego Symphony greeted 1989 with one of its most serious, sober programs in recent memory. Under the direction of guest conductor Hermann Michael, Thursday's Symphony Hall concert opened with Brahms' "Tragic" Overture, followed by Schumann's Piano Concerto and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.
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July 29, 1993 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
It was a nice routine night, for a while at least, at Hollywood Bowl. Hermann Michael, a respected German Kapellmeister (the term need not be pejorative), returned on Tuesday after a three-year absence to take his place in the passing parade of guest-conductors. The program concentrated on great warhorses from the Germanic-romantic warehouse. After a mild and mannerly "Star-Spangled Banner" (is this ongoing patriotic ritual really de rigueur ?
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