June 3, 2010
Carl St.Clair conducts Pacific Symphony Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa When: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday (with guest violinist Leila Josefowicz) and 8 p.m. June 10-12 and 3 p.m. June 13 (with guest pianist André Watts) Tickets: $25 to $185 Information: http://www.pacificsymphony.org or (714) 755-5799
March 25, 2008 |
Anyone shut out of Gustavo Dudamel's upcoming concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall will be able to tune to KUSC-FM (91.5) for relief. The classical music radio station will broadcast the programs led by the Philharmonic's music director-designate Sunday and April 6, both beginning at 2 p.m. This Sunday's concert will include Esa-Pekka Salonen's "Insomnia," Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Simon Trpceski and Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique."
February 26, 2009 |
Four American composers have been commissioned to write new pieces for the next two seasons of the Pacific Symphony, the orchestra announced Wednesday. A choral composition by Michael Daugherty, to Carl Sandburg texts, will be a highlight of the orchestra's American Composers Festival, titled "The Greatest Generation," in early February 2010. Two weeks later, a piano concerto by Richard Danielpour will have its premiere with Jeffrey Biegel as soloist. Works by William Bolcom and Zhou Long, both highlighted in earlier American Composers Festival programs, will premiere in the 2010-11 season.
May 1, 2008 |
CONTRAST. That's what makes classical music live and breathe. That also aptly describes Leila Josefowicz. The Canadian-born, Grammy-nominated violinist, a former child prodigy who spent the better part of her training at the Curtis Institute of Music while living in Philadelphia and who now resides in New York, grew up in Southern California. "California's a great place to grow up in, especially the suburbs [Westlake Village], which is a huge contrast to my now living in the heart of Manhattan," says Josefowicz (pronounced joe-SEH-foh-wits)
October 15, 1994
I was delighted to read about Leila Josefowicz's splendid playing of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Cerritos with Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields ("A Crowded House . . . and Stage," Sept. 27). But I must say that Marriner was not introducing this exciting young musician to Southern California, as reviewer Daniel Cariaga wrote. Among her prior public performances in the area, I am proud to count her Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl debuts, performing the Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 in September, 1990.
December 1, 1998 |
The truly heartening thing about the young musicians who have been trooping through town lately is not their technical resources--a given--but their sense of adventure. Sunday afternoon, violinist Leila Josefowicz returned on the Colburn Gold Series at Zipper Hall with a bracing program full of sharp and illuminating contrasts. In the first half, Schubert's sprawling but featherweight B-minor Rondo, D. 985, was followed by Shostakovich's grim and obsessive Sonata, Opus 134.