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April 24, 2013 | By David Ng
Daniel Day-Lewis will soon have a new role to obsessively inhabit -- recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from the Juilliard School in New York. The arts school said it also would bestow commencement honors this year on opera singer Dawn Upshaw, pianist Alfred Brendel, choreographer Ohad Naharin and jazz musician Sonny Rollins. In addition, Juilliard said it would include writer Harriet Heyman and technology venture capitalist Michael Moritz among the honorees at its commencement ceremony on May 24 at Alice Tully Hall.
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April 24, 2013 | By David Ng
Daniel Day-Lewis will soon have a new role to obsessively inhabit -- recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from the Juilliard School in New York. The arts school said it also would bestow commencement honors this year on opera singer Dawn Upshaw, pianist Alfred Brendel, choreographer Ohad Naharin and jazz musician Sonny Rollins. In addition, Juilliard said it would include writer Harriet Heyman and technology venture capitalist Michael Moritz among the honorees at its commencement ceremony on May 24 at Alice Tully Hall.
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August 13, 1995 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he was 4 years old, he would sit at the piano and terrify his parents, his talent so out of sync with his cherubic face that it seemed supernatural. Timidly, they brought him to a teacher well-known for her work with prodigies, hoping she could offer some guidance about special schools, some advice about coping with a precocious child.
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August 8, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly established there was little about his talent that was ordinary: He could perform the song in any key the admissions committee requested - and he was but 6 years old. By the time he was 30, the former prodigy - the youngest student the prestigious New York school had ever admitted - was a wunderkind composer for Broadway and Hollywood, whose contribution to American popular music would bring comparisons to Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES
In what is turning out to be a golden age of young violinists, critics and audiences are expressing enthusiasm over Isabella Lippi, 21, who will make her county debut with the Pacific Symphony in a Mozart program led by Kate Tamarkin on Saturday at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Born in Chicago, Lippi started studying violin when she was 6. "I guess my parents noticed that I loved listening to music on the radio," she said on the phone last week from the Encore Music Camp in Hudson, Ohio, where she was finishing six weeks of classes and workshops.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1990
I enjoyed John G. Zawadzinski's article of Jan. 28 on Mieczyslaw Horszowski (and attended his Jan. 31 recital at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion). However, Mr. Zawadzinski incorrectly identifies the Juilliard School as the Juilliard School of Music. The school dropped "of Music" from the name when drama and dance divisions were added and the school moved to Lincoln Center. BETH SUSSMAN Beverly Hills
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May 16, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Juilliard School will award honorary doctorates on Friday at its commencement exercises to conductor Zubin Mehta, director Mike Nichols, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, choreographer Agnes de Mille and philanthropist Avery Fisher. Juilliard alumna Leontyne Price, who received one of the school's first honorary Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in 1987, will deliver the commencement speech.
NEWS
August 15, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Vincent Persichetti, head of the composition department at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, died Thursday night at his home after what was reported as a brief illness. He was 72. Persichetti was the author of more than 150 works, including nine symphonies and numerous works for chorus, bands and solo instruments.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2000
Representatives from the new Juilliard Jazz Institute will attend a performing arts college fair Oct. 30 at the Los Angeles Wilshire Grande Hotel, 930 Wilshire Blvd., to provide information about their newly established, tuition-free, pre-professional performance and study program. Eighteen music students, ages 17 to 25, will be chosen to inaugurate the Juilliard Jazz Institute, a two-year, heavily performance-based program that will include participation in the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.
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June 15, 2011 | Steve Lopez
I picked him up at 10:30 Monday morning. He was waiting on the sidewalk outside his apartment with a cello, a violin, a guitar, a trumpet, a walking stick and a backpack full of music. "Good morning, Mr. Ayers. " "Good morning, Mr. Lopez. " When Nathaniel Ayers and I go places together, I'm the driver. But he's the talent, as they say, so in a sense, I'm just along for the ride. Such was the case as we headed off to the Foshay Learning Center , a K-12 school near Western Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, where Mr. Ayers was slated to perform.
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October 4, 2010 | Times Staff and Wire Services
Buddy Morrow, a trombonist who carried on the tradition of big-band greats by leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for decades, has died. He was 91. Morrow, whose career spanned more than 75 years, died Sept. 27 at his longtime home in Maitland, Fla., his family said. In 1977, Morrow was mulling retirement when he was asked to lead the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, which had continued after Dorsey's death in 1956. Morrow agreed to fill in temporarily. After two weeks, "I realized that this was what I wanted to do," Morrow told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1995.
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September 21, 2009 | Claire Noland
Arthur Ferrante, one half of the piano duo Ferrante and Teicher whose lush orchestral recordings of 1960s movie themes propelled them to popular and commercial success, has died. He was 88. Ferrante died of natural causes early Saturday at his home in Longboat Key, Fla., his manager, Scott W. Smith, said Sunday. Lou Teicher died in August 2008 at age 83. "Although we were two individuals, at the twin pianos our brains worked as one," Ferrante said last year after Teicher's death.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2006 | From Associated Press
A commodities trader who secretly amassed manuscripts handwritten by the titans of classical music has donated his collection to the Juilliard School, the conservatory announced Tuesday. The 139-piece collection ranges from Purcell's opera "Dido and Aeneas," dating to the 1680s, to works by Schnittke written in the 1990s. Also included are works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Wagner, Mahler and Stravinsky, among others.
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May 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
A woman found strangled in an upper Manhattan park was identified through dental records Wednesday as a missing Juilliard drama student, the medical examiner's office said. The death of Sarah Fox, 21, was declared a homicide after the autopsy determined the cause, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office. Fox, who lived less than a mile from the spot in Inwood Hill Park where her body was found, was last seen May 19 as she left home to jog or work out at a gym.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2004 | Mark Swed
John WILLIAMS and Christian Wolff are both composers. They are Americans (although Wolff was born in Nice, France). They are of the same generation (Williams turned 72 in February; Wolff, 70 in March). And they are both about to receive honorary doctorates.
NEWS
June 30, 1989
Rene Wiegert, 59, the original musical director of "Cats" and other hit Broadway shows. Before his retirement in 1986, Wiegert also was the musical director of "Evita," "Pippin," "The Boys From Syracuse," "Oh Coward" and "Different Times," as well as revivals of "Oklahoma" and "South Pacific." Wiegert, a classically trained musician, had appeared with symphony orchestras across the country. He was a 1951 graduate of the Juilliard School. In Goshen, N.Y., on Monday of unreported causes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2000
Representatives from the new Juilliard Jazz Institute will attend a performing arts college fair Oct. 30 at the Los Angeles Wilshire Grande Hotel, 930 Wilshire Blvd., to provide information about their newly established, tuition-free, pre-professional performance and study program. Eighteen music students, ages 17 to 25, will be chosen to inaugurate the Juilliard Jazz Institute, a two-year, heavily performance-based program that will include participation in the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1997 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Skeptics who doubt the power of the performing arts to hold sway over young lives should consider the case of Sari Gruber. Raised in La Crescenta, she was a teenager when she saw her first L.A. Opera production. "I remember going to L.A. Opera in high school," recalls Gruber, 27, speaking by phone from her home in New York, where she is in her third year at the Juilliard Opera Center. "I saw 'Salome' with Maria Ewing and 'Otello' with Placido Domingo. That was the clincher.
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