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December 9, 1992 | KENNETH HERMAN
Attracting a younger audience to orchestral performances has always been a challenge, and luring the visually oriented MTV generation into the concert hall is no exception. Pianist James Tocco believes that choosing the right music is the solution to the problem that nags music administrators who look beyond the graying audiences that currently populate symphony halls.
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July 3, 1985
Pianist James Tocco will replace Ilana Vered as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday. Vered recently sustained a hand injury, according to a spokesman for the orchestra. On Friday, Tocco will play, as scheduled, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1992 | KENNETH HERMAN
Attracting a younger audience to orchestral performances has always been a challenge, and luring the visually oriented MTV generation into the concert hall is no exception. Pianist James Tocco believes that choosing the right music is the solution to the problem that nags music administrators who look beyond the graying audiences that currently populate symphony halls.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Keillor Back on the Airwaves: After more than two years, Garrison Keillor returned to the airwaves Saturday night (locally on KUSC-FM) with "Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company of the Air," which, he says, will not be a continuation or spinoff of "A Prairie Home Companion," the American Public Radio series that attracted 4 million listeners each week.
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April 29, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a kind of advance party for the main event this summer, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival On Tour came to Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Thursday night. If this concert was any indication, it should be one heck of a festival. The five players--pianist James Tocco, violinists Ida Levin and Carmit Zori, violist Scott St. John and cellist Ronald Thomas--proved exceptional as individual musicians and single minded in their three different ensemble configurations.
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May 1, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
As a kind of advance party for the main event this summer, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on Tour came to Founders Hall in Orange County Performing Arts Center Thursday night. If this concert is any indication, it should be one heck of a festival. The five players--pianist James Tocco, violinists Ida Levin and Carmit Zori, violist Scott St. John and cellist Ronald Thomas--proved exceptional as individual musicians and single-minded in their three different ensemble configurations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1985 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
All bets on Beethoven at the Bowl were off Saturday. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who explained last season that he had forsworn the Bonn master as well as Brahms and others, pocketed his ducats and led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a Beethoven program. The amplification system managed to bring thin, scratchy, muddled sound to newly dismal depths. The damp night air wreaked havoc on the strings, causing extraordinary intonation problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1985
Pianist James Tocco will replace Ilana Vered as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday. Vered recently sustained a hand injury, according to a spokesman for the orchestra. On Friday, Tocco will play, as scheduled, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1989 | PAUL GEITNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's been more than two years since Garrison Keillor left gentle Lake Wobegon, but public radio's favorite storyteller says he's not worried about stepping up to the microphone again, even if the stage is in rough-and-tumble Brooklyn. "I hope to become nervous, you know, at the right time. I count on it," said Keillor, who returns to the airwaves with a new weekly program. "But I hope that it doesn't raise the pitch in my voice. I think I'm counted on to sing bass parts."
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August 27, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
Leonard Bernstein, the eternal enfante terrible, turned 70 Thursday. The man himself was in Tanglewood, celebrating with celebrities, but his music has been much with us at Hollywood Bowl. Last weekend the Los Angeles Philharmonic offered a sampler of Bernstein's show music, and on Thursday a crowd of 9,036 heard his Second Symphony, "The Age of Anxiety."
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