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May 29, 2005 | Chris Pasles
An early, forgotten score by George Gershwin will be played for the first time by the Asia America Symphony on a Gershwin program Saturday at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo. The piece, called "Japanese," was found in a garage in 1979 by singer-pianist Michael Feinstein, an assistant to Gershwin's brother Ira for six years, according to Feng-Hsiu Lee, the orchestra's operations director and assistant conductor.
October 8, 1999
Movies The third annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival continues through Sunday, and today's schedule includes a 5 p.m. screening of iconoclastic Mexican director Arturo Ripstein's "Evangelio de las Maravillas." Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 469-9066. Music Jon Nakamatsu, the 1997 gold medalist of the International Van Cliburn Competition, plays music by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. El Camino Center for the Arts, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.
March 22, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES
The Laguna Chamber Music Society and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County have announced their 2000-01 season of chamber music programs at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The series--the ninth co-produced by the groups--will open Oct. 24, with violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Milana Chernyavska playing works by Tartini, Beethoven and Franck. The series will continue: * Nov. 20--Ysaye Quartet playing a French program of music by Ravel, Debussy and Chausson. * Jan.
June 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Stanford University graduate Jon Nakamatsu, who was described as "everybody's sentimental favorite," was awarded the gold medal Sunday in the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Nakamatsu was probably the only contestant who did not attend a conservatory--or even major in music. A crowd of about 3,000 applauded wildly at the announcement and gave the 28-year-old Sunnyvale, Calif., man a standing ovation as he joined Cliburn and other finalists onstage.
September 4, 1997
Spring may be the season of beginnings in nature, but in arts and entertainment, things start anew in autumn. It's when opera seasons are launched, classical music moves indoors, theaters try unfamiliar works and pop artists can take risks outside the holiday glare. Calendar Weekend gets in the fall mood with a look at what we--and you--will be watching. Here are eight people with ideas that warrant our attention and one building that will be the freshest face of all. 1. Pop: Fiona Apple 2.
February 6, 2004 | Daniel Cariaga, Special to The Times
No stranger to Southern California, Christof Perick nonetheless made a first appearance with the Pacific Symphony this week at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. When he was leader of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 1990s, the German maestro, clearly gifted and accomplished, seemed a diffident interpreter of the standard repertory. His readings often lacked passion and projection.
The homecoming of Metropolitan Opera soprano Deborah Voigt will be among highlights of Pacific Symphony's 1999-2000 season, which opens and closes with major choral works at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Voigt, who grew up in Anaheim Hills and attended Cal State Fullerton, will sing Strauss' Four Last Songs and arias from three Verdi operas Jan. 7-8. She has not sung in Orange County since 1993, when she was Leonora in Verdi's "Il trovatore" for Opera Pacific.
Timing for this splendid 90-minute documentary on the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ("Playing With Fire," directed by Catherine Tatge) couldn't be better. Gold medal winner Jon Nakamatsu, 28, plays Saturday at El Camino College. Jan Gottlieb Jiracek, one of the six finalists, recently gave his local recital debut. But set your VCR. Names and faces flash by; the pacing can be bewilderingly fast.
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