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March 3, 1999
Mark Mandarano, resident conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra of New York, has been named assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony. His one-year contract begins Aug. 1, and his duties will also include serving as music director of both the Pacific Symphony Orchestral Institute, based at Cal State Fullerton, and the Youth Orchestra.
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March 3, 1999
Mark Mandarano, resident conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra of New York, has been named assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony. His one-year contract begins Aug. 1, and his duties will also include serving as music director of both the Pacific Symphony Orchestral Institute, based at Cal State Fullerton, and the Youth Orchestra.
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March 2, 2001
The circus meets the symphony in "Cirque Orchestra," which will have its U.S. premiere Aug. 2-5 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Cirque Eloize of Quebec will provide the circus acts--all human, no animals--and the Pacific Symphony under conductor Mark Mandarano will accompany with music from Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. The program is the first co-presentation by the Barclay and the Pacific Symphony.
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August 18, 1999
The Pacific Symphony's 16th season of family concerts opens Oct. 16 and runs through June 3 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Each of the six concerts will be led by the orchestra's incoming assistant conductor, Mark Mandarano, recently resident conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York. Programs, aimed at children ages 4 to 13 and their families, run about 45 minutes and are given twice each Saturday, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. They are sponsored by Mervyn's California.
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February 5, 2002 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific Symphony will launch its summer series at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with its traditional July 4 program with fireworks. Guest conductor Richard Kaufman will lead the orchestra in a big-band swing program with the vocal group Five by Design. The program will also include Sousa marches. The season will continue: * July 20: Carl St.Clair, conductor; Arianna Goldina and Remy Loumbrozo, piano duo; Pacific Chorale and soloists to be announced: Mozart's Concerto No.
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August 27, 2001 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Braving the elements of an outdoor venue to make a Southland debut may not have been the most auspicious of introductions. But the impressive pianist Olga Kern made the most of her solo spot in the Pacific Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.
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November 2, 2000
FULLERTON Noon Art The National Watercolor Society's 80th Annual Exhibition opens at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton with 73 juried paintings from artists in the United States, New Zealand and Singapore. The paintings are a mix of representational and abstract works. Along with the exhibition are three half-day workshops led by professional watercolorists featured in the show. * National Watercolor Society 80th Annual Exhibition, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave.
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February 13, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All three medalists in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be soloists in the Pacific Symphony's 13th summer season at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the orchestra announced today. This will be the second time the Pacific has presented all three Van Cliburn winners on its summer series. The first was in 1998. The 2001 competition will be held in May in Fort Worth. Each pianist will appear on a separate summer program.
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August 19, 2001
Woody Allen, far right, writes, directs and stars in the comedy "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion," playing a 1940s insurance investigator entangled in a scam using hypnosis. Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd and Charlize Theron, right, also star. Opens Friday. Also: Maria Ripoli's "Tortilla Soup" resets Ang Lee's "Eat Drink Man Woman" with the Naranjo family of Los Angeles. Hector Elizondo heads a cast that includes Raquel Welch in a comedy about food, family and love. Opens Friday at selected theaters.
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October 15, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacific Symphony assistant conductor Mark Mandarano loves music and his job. So he strives to make sure the two are always working in tandem. One way he does it while leading the orchestra's series of family concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center or its training programs for young musicians is to keep big-picture issues above the detail work that's also part of his mission.
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October 7, 1999 | ANN CONWAY
A waterfront property that was once home to silver-screen icon Charlie Chaplin set the stage for one of the most stylish garden parties ever to hit Orange County's charity scene. Held Tuesday at the Laguna Beach estate of entrepreneurs Duane and Kelly Roberts, the alfresco bash honored underwriters of an upcoming benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
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