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January 25, 1997 | SUSAN BLISS
The London Chamber Orchestra brought amiable personality and no-nonsense musicality to Irvine Barclay Theatre Thursday night. Music Director Christopher Warren-Green set the genial, somewhat informal atmosphere through intentionally witty prefatory remarks and patient accommodation of latecomers. Then he led the group in purposeful music making, conducting from his spot as concertmaster.
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January 25, 1997 | SUSAN BLISS
The London Chamber Orchestra brought amiable personality and no-nonsense musicality to Irvine Barclay Theatre Thursday night. Music Director Christopher Warren-Green set the genial, somewhat informal atmosphere through intentionally witty prefatory remarks and patient accommodation of latecomers. Then he led the group in purposeful music making, conducting from his spot as concertmaster.
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October 26, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was easy for Christopher Warren-Green to put his stamp on the London Chamber Orchestra when he took it over in 1988. He fired everybody. Nobody--well, hardly anybody--got upset, he says, because that's what he was brought in to do. "The orchestra was slightly in the doldrums," the 39-year-old conductor-violinist said in a recent phone interview from his home in London. "Players had left. The standards were not very high.
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October 31, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Don't invite the London Chamber Orchestra to your next tea party. The group, though founded in 1921, seems bent on juicing up the chamber orchestra scene, removing the stuffiness and adding a dose of rock 'n' roll. Making another stop on its first United States tour at the Irvine Barclay Theatre Friday--the ensemble played at USC earlier in the week--the LCO showed its hand from the start. Its members are young, long-haired, slim and colorfully dressed.
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October 31, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Don't invite the London Chamber Orchestra to your next tea party. The group, though founded in 1921, seems bent on juicing up the chamber orchestra scene, removing the stuffiness and adding a dose of rock 'n' roll. Making another stop on its first United States tour at the Irvine Barclay Theatre Friday--the ensemble played at USC earlier in the week--the LCO showed its hand from the start. Its members are young, long-haired, slim and colorfully dressed.
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October 1, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cajun accordionist Steve Riley and his Mamou Playboys, Ravi Shankar and a theatrical tribute to Patsy Cline are some highlights of the Irvine Barclay Theatre's eclectic seventh season of music, drama, dance and family events, which starts Oct. 13. Singer-songwriter Don McLean ("American Pie," "Vincent") will kick things off. Pop-folk-jazz offerings will also include the George Shearing Quintet (Oct. 26); the Bobs, an a cappella quartet (Nov. 29.); Doc Severinsen and his big band (Feb.
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October 27, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers classical music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition.
Christopher Warren-Green is unusual among conductors. He'd rather his musicians--the London Chamber Orchestra--didn't work too much. At least, not for him. "I want to have people who have their own careers," he explained. "I believe that's the only way to get a higher standard of player." Warren-Green was 32 when he took over the group in 1988. Founded in 1921, it was the oldest chamber orchestra in Great Britain. But it had deteriorated. "The orchestra was slightly in the doldrums," he said.
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October 26, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was easy for Christopher Warren-Green to put his stamp on the London Chamber Orchestra when he took it over in 1988. He fired everybody. Nobody--well, hardly anybody--got upset, he says, because that's what he was brought in to do. "The orchestra was slightly in the doldrums," the 39-year-old conductor-violinist said in a recent phone interview from his home in London. "Players had left. The standards were not very high.
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February 3, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Philharmonic Society is in expansion mode for next season after reducing its offerings in 1993-94 because of budget and scheduling problems. This season, there are eight orchestra concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, five other events at the center by diverse groups, and six programs being presented jointly with the Laguna Chamber Music Society at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
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October 18, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
British violinist Thomas Bowes was playing in a string quartet and conducting a London chamber orchestra, but he wanted out. What he had in mind was a new partnership--a violin-piano duo. Eleanor Alberga, his wife, had had a career as a pianist, but her life as a composer was taking off. "It took us a little while to see the obvious," Bowes said in recent phone interview from London. "But once we did, we haven't looked back."
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