September 19, 2013 |
With all the anniversaries upon us - the Los Angeles Master Chorale celebrates its 50thwith a gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall Sunday and the Los Angeles Philharmonic follows that next week with the start of a monthlong celebration of the venue's 10thanniversary - it is too easy to forget about Carlsbad. The quaint seaside village in North San Diego County is best known for Legoland. It is also home to the quirky Museum of Making Music. But 10 years ago, a young composer at USC, Matt McBane, quietly (well, quite loudly, at times)
May 1, 1992
The 29th season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Paul Salamunovich, features the premiere of a new piece by Lalo Schifrin, paired with Ariel Ramirez' "Misa Criolla" Nov. 14. It begins Oct. 17 with Taneyev's "John of Damascus," Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and the Missa Brevis by Kodaly.
October 7, 1987 |
Music director John Currie and the Los Angeles Master Chorale will open a five-program series with Bach's Mass in B-minor at 8 p.m. on Friday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. Soloists and a chamber choir of 30 will be drawn from the 140-member chorale. The size of the choir for the remaining concerts in the Friday series will vary from 16 to 24 members. The series will continue: --Jan.
February 5, 1988 |
The Los Angeles Master Chorale has canceled the remaining concerts in its first outreach series at the Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles and at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. "It was an experimental program . . . and we were disappointed with audience response in both places," John Willoughby Jones, executive director of the chorale, said Thursday. "We were having audiences of about 300 in both places, and that economically was really not enough to sustain the series."
February 5, 1988 |
The Los Angeles Master Chorale has canceled the remaining concerts in its first outreach series at the Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles and at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. "It was an experimental program . . . and we were disappointed with audience response in both places," Robert Willoughby Jones, executive director of the chorale, said Thursday. "We were having audiences of about 300 in both places, and economically that was really not enough to sustain the series."
January 30, 1991 |
In a surprise announcement, William Hall, music director of the Master Chorale of Orange County, said Tuesday that he has withdrawn his candidacy for music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. "They asked me to divest my ties with Orange County," Hall said Tuesday. "I simply cannot do that." Officials of the Master Chorale could not be reached for comment.
March 3, 2001
I was planning to cut out Mark Swed's review of the Feb. 22 Stravinsky concert performed by the L.A. Philharmonic so I could give a copy to my grandson, who sang in "Persephone" with the Los Angeles Children's Chorus ("Hearing Stravinsky All Over Again," Feb. 24). I couldn't believe it when I reached the final paragraph and found that he praised the Los Angeles Master Chorale but didn't even give the Children's Chorus a mention! What a disappointment for all of the children who did such a fine job on the stage!
September 11, 1993 |
Los Angeles Music Center Opera. Absent from its home theater since June, the company returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this week with a vengeance. The 1993-94 season, which opened Thursday, continues with a new "La Boheme" staged by Herbert Ross, through Sept. 26. Tonight Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" is headed by Leona Mitchell and Placido Domingo. Also: Richard Strauss' "Die Frau ohne Schatten," Oct. 31. Los Angeles Philharmonic.
March 17, 2005 |
Departing from their usual choral repertory, conductor Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale will premiere part of a commissioned opera during the group's 2005-06 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Announcing the season Wednesday at Disney Hall, Gershon said the chorale would sing an unstaged suite from Don Davis' first opera, "Rio de Sangre" ("River of Blood"), on Nov. 6.
May 28, 1998
Theater Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" closes Sunday at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott uses Shepard's 1978 text instead of his revised 1995 version to make this dark comedy and mystery about a Midwestern farm family sparkle. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. $22-$27. (818) 546-1924. Film The Nuart's Festival Hong Kong ends Sunday with two John Woo films, "Hard-Boiled," at 2:15 and 7 p.m., and "Once a Thief," at 4:50 and 9:35 p.m.