April 25, 1988 |
Though John Currie and the Los Angeles Master Chorale finished their season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday evening with reduced forces in two Requiems, there was nothing funereal about the occasion. Rather, it was a case of something old, something new and both solidly done. The new--relatively, of course--was John Rutter's edition of Faure's Requiem. This reduces the orchestra largely to organ and low strings, with harp, solo violin, timpani and some winds.
April 2, 1990 |
Listening to the opening chorus of Bach's "Passion According to St. John" Saturday evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the listener foresaw a neat and tidy, but dynamically restrained and emotionally staid reading of the two-hour work. It seemed that conductor John Currie wanted to downplay the tension generated by those trenchant dissonances that open the work and that adumbrate the painful drama that is to follow.
October 30, 1989 |
What does Gordon Getty have in common with Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Stephen Foster and George Gershwin? Easy. He is an American who wrote some music that the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia performed Saturday night in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to open their 1989-90 season. And there the similarity ends.
January 26, 1988 |
While the chorus sang, the band had the night off. At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday evening, the Los Angeles Master Chorale dispensed with its companion orchestra, Sinfonia, to present a largely a cappella program. Important shorter works, principally from the 19th and 20th centuries, comprised the agenda, representing, in conductor John Currie's words, the "red meat" of the literature. Certainly meaty are the three Bruckner motets that opened the program.
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April 4, 2014 |
Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood. But it was his experience with choral music as a Southern California teenager that provided the underpinning for nearly everything he did over the next six-plus decades, including his role in shaping the Los Angeles Master Chorale into one of the world's finest choirs.
January 13, 2014 |
Lululemon Athletica Inc. indicated that it may keep paying for last year's missteps well into 2014, cutting its financial forecast for the fiscal fourth quarter ending on Feb. 2. The Vancouver, Canada, yoga apparel maker - with a new chief executive at the helm and fresh off a new round of complaints about too-sheer pants - said that revenue in the current quarter would likely come in between $513 million and $518 million. The company previously projected $535 million to $540 million in revenue.
May 12, 1991 |
A surgeon who led a team that removed a 180-pound ovarian cyst from a West Virginia woman says his patient is a lucky woman, but still faces many obstacles to a full recovery. Dr. John L. Currie, director of gynecologic oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said the 40-year-old woman is progressing nicely in the hospital's intensive care unit, where she was listed in stable condition last week.