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February 9, 2001 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra is going through a critical period, as it adjusts to the acoustical environment of the Colburn School's Zipper Hall. In its second orchestral concert in its new home Wednesday night, one could hear the gains and pains of the process. From a listener's perspective, it's mainly a question of balance, making sure everything in conductor Lucinda Carver's normally clear-cut, dancing conceptions can be heard properly.
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April 27, 2001 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing what music director Lucinda Carver calls "financial challenges," the 25-year-old Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra has canceled the last concerts of its 2000-01 season. The group's annual August appearance at the John Anson Ford Theatre has also been cut. The move, Carver said, is part of a far-reaching belt-tightening and fund-raising effort to ensure the longevity of the orchestra. Programming for next season, which begins in October, will be announced shortly.
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May 11, 1990 | GRETA BEIGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the Red Room of a sprawling Pacific Palisades mansion, pianist Antoinette Perry sits at a shiny red baby grand, conferring on the intricacies of Mozart's Concerto in A with host Walter Matthau, who for inspiration sports a yellow cap embroidered with the insignia "Mozart." Matthau, who has had no formal musical training--he cannot read music--is preparing for a performance Saturday night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
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February 9, 2001 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra is going through a critical period, as it adjusts to the acoustical environment of the Colburn School's Zipper Hall. In its second orchestral concert in its new home Wednesday night, one could hear the gains and pains of the process. From a listener's perspective, it's mainly a question of balance, making sure everything in conductor Lucinda Carver's normally clear-cut, dancing conceptions can be heard properly.
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May 21, 1998 | MARK SWED
Can we ever get enough of Mahler's massive symphonies, those musical equivalents of, say, a Dostoevsky epic novel? Not likely, and there are three major Mahler performances coming up to prove it. First is Simon Rattle on tour with his Birmingham Symphony for the weird, night music-haunted Seventh at the Music Center (today); next the more popular Fifth with Carl St.
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June 3, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
In addition to the longstanding financial woes plaguing the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the ensemble was beset by artistic troubles Sunday at Japan America Theatre. The chief musical problem lies in the current state of the orchestra itself. Since 17 of the 21 members are string players, the ensemble stands or falls by the quality of string tone it produces.
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October 4, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN
You could call it a deeply conservative classic, although the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra's season opener, Saturday at the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, might better be described as an emphatic statement about core musical values. Music director Lucinda Carver's overture-concerto-symphony agenda, Beethoven framing Mozart, reminded us that there were good reasons why that pattern became a satisfying model for generations.
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March 30, 2000
"Appalachian Journey," the recently released collaboration of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer and fiddler Mark O'Connor, continues the pluck and harmony of their celebrated 1996 cross-genre exploration of Americana, 'Appalachia Waltz." Classical execution, jazz-like improvisation and the simple melodies of our rural roots come together when these three virtuosos take the stage. * Appalachian Journey With Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor, Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, 8 p.m.
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July 13, 1998 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Lucinda Carver is a comer. The reputation of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra was little more than that of a classical music garage band when she became its music director in 1992. Now it is one of California's notable chamber orchestras, and its first recordings of Haydn and Mozart on the RCM Records label are competitive with far better known groups. Carver, herself, is also getting noticed. She made her debut with New York City Opera last season and was a hit.
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March 28, 1998 | BRETT JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visitors to Hollywood's John Anson Ford Amphitheatre this summer can take advantage of the facility's new elevator and free non-stacked parking as well as some new or revived programming in the sixth annual Summer Nights at the Ford season. Added to the usual varied bill of local dance and music are three series: Sunday brunch chamber music concerts, Saturday morning storytelling sessions and evening opera and film showcases.
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March 30, 2000
"Appalachian Journey," the recently released collaboration of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer and fiddler Mark O'Connor, continues the pluck and harmony of their celebrated 1996 cross-genre exploration of Americana, 'Appalachia Waltz." Classical execution, jazz-like improvisation and the simple melodies of our rural roots come together when these three virtuosos take the stage. * Appalachian Journey With Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor, Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, 8 p.m.
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October 4, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN
You could call it a deeply conservative classic, although the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra's season opener, Saturday at the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, might better be described as an emphatic statement about core musical values. Music director Lucinda Carver's overture-concerto-symphony agenda, Beethoven framing Mozart, reminded us that there were good reasons why that pattern became a satisfying model for generations.
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July 13, 1998 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Lucinda Carver is a comer. The reputation of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra was little more than that of a classical music garage band when she became its music director in 1992. Now it is one of California's notable chamber orchestras, and its first recordings of Haydn and Mozart on the RCM Records label are competitive with far better known groups. Carver, herself, is also getting noticed. She made her debut with New York City Opera last season and was a hit.
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May 21, 1998 | MARK SWED
Can we ever get enough of Mahler's massive symphonies, those musical equivalents of, say, a Dostoevsky epic novel? Not likely, and there are three major Mahler performances coming up to prove it. First is Simon Rattle on tour with his Birmingham Symphony for the weird, night music-haunted Seventh at the Music Center (today); next the more popular Fifth with Carl St.
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March 28, 1998 | BRETT JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visitors to Hollywood's John Anson Ford Amphitheatre this summer can take advantage of the facility's new elevator and free non-stacked parking as well as some new or revived programming in the sixth annual Summer Nights at the Ford season. Added to the usual varied bill of local dance and music are three series: Sunday brunch chamber music concerts, Saturday morning storytelling sessions and evening opera and film showcases.
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January 10, 1997
* MOVIES: Now that all the big holiday movies have been released, this is a good time to catch up with some of the smaller films still playing, such as "The Whole Wide World" (Edwards University, Irvine), a fascinating account of the strange love affair between reclusive pulp writer Robert E. Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio), creator of Conan the Barbarian, and teacher Novalyne Price (Renee Zellweger). . . . In animation, there's life beyond Disney.
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January 14, 1996 | Josef Woodard, Josef Woodard is a regular contributor to Calendar
As the conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Lucinda Carver might be expected to have been a longtime Mozartphile. Truth be told, she had to be prodded. As a young pianist, Carver was an avowed fan of Joni Mitchell--and the Romantic repertory. "Especially Brahms, Shumann, Schubert," she says, "and always Bach--above all else--and Beethoven." "When I was an undergraduate, I remember my professor saying, 'Someday, you'll discover Mozart.'
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April 27, 2001 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing what music director Lucinda Carver calls "financial challenges," the 25-year-old Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra has canceled the last concerts of its 2000-01 season. The group's annual August appearance at the John Anson Ford Theatre has also been cut. The move, Carver said, is part of a far-reaching belt-tightening and fund-raising effort to ensure the longevity of the orchestra. Programming for next season, which begins in October, will be announced shortly.
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January 14, 1996 | Josef Woodard, Josef Woodard is a regular contributor to Calendar
As the conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Lucinda Carver might be expected to have been a longtime Mozartphile. Truth be told, she had to be prodded. As a young pianist, Carver was an avowed fan of Joni Mitchell--and the Romantic repertory. "Especially Brahms, Shumann, Schubert," she says, "and always Bach--above all else--and Beethoven." "When I was an undergraduate, I remember my professor saying, 'Someday, you'll discover Mozart.'
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September 1, 1992 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is not the only local orchestra beginning the new season with a new music director. After auditioning three potential leaders last season, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra settled on pianist-conductor Lucinda Carver, 36, for the post. Carver, a native of Los Alamitos, began learning piano at age 6.
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