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March 21, 1993 | TOM JACOBS, Tom Jacobs is a regular contributor to the Times.
The title began as a pun. If Dvorak could write the "New World" Symphony, James DeMars figured, why couldn't he write the "Two World" Symphony? The name seemed appropriate enough for a work based on European models that incorporates American Indian themes. He followed up that offbeat orchestral piece with another, the "Two World" Overture. This afternoon, DeMars' latest work, the "Two World" Concerto, makes its Los Angeles debut when the Phoenix Symphony performs at UCLA's Royce Hall. R.
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March 21, 1993 | TOM JACOBS, Tom Jacobs is a regular contributor to the Times.
The title began as a pun. If Dvorak could write the "New World" Symphony, James DeMars figured, why couldn't he write the "Two World" Symphony? The name seemed appropriate enough for a work based on European models that incorporates American Indian themes. He followed up that offbeat orchestral piece with another, the "Two World" Overture. This afternoon, DeMars' latest work, the "Two World" Concerto, makes its Los Angeles debut when the Phoenix Symphony performs at UCLA's Royce Hall. R.
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March 23, 1993 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Multiculturalism in art has produced any number of works questionable in merit, but American composer James DeMars' new piece, the "Two World" Concerto for flute and orchestra, is not one of them. Heard in its local premiere Sunday at Royce Hall, with soloist R. Carlos Nakai and the Phoenix Symphony the persuasive performers, the work made a powerful first impression. This is canny, vital and exotic music.
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