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December 21, 1991
A suit by a conductor who alleged he was slandered by former members of his orchestra was dismissed Friday in Orange County Superior Court when, for the second time, the conductor and his attorney failed to appear for a hearing. Mozart Camerata Music Director Ami Porat filed the suit in June against violinists Endre Granat and Alexander Horvath and other unnamed parties, accusing them of "slander, interference with contract, interference with economic relationship and conspiracy."
March 26, 1991 |
The Orange County Musicians Assn., Local No. 7 may blacklist the Mozart Camerata, having rejected a settlement proposed by the local union president involving musicians who were barred from a Camerata rehearsal last month. Camerata officials asserted that violinist Tanya Bovaird and violists Dmitri Bovaird and Miriam Meyer were barred because they had not been hired to play the group's next concerts.
September 15, 1995 |
The Mozart Camerata has announced its 1995-96 season, five concerts to be directed by founder Ami Porat: * Oct. 21, 22: Overture to Rossini's "La Scala di Seta"; Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, with soloist Misha Lefkowitz, and Haydn's Symphony No 102. * Nov. 4, 5: Schubert's "Quartettsatz" (orchestrated by Porat); Mozart's Symphony No. 29; Handel's Organ Concerto, Opus 4, No. 5, and Haydn's Organ Concerto No. 5, both with Frederick Swann.
August 13, 1992 |
The Mozart Camerata has announced its 1992-93 season. All concerts will be given at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach, on Saturdays and will start at 8 p.m. * Nov. 7--"Fall Splendor": Rossini, "Tancredi" Overture; Mozart, Piano Concerto K. 491 in C minor (with Daniel Shapiro, soloist); Beethoven, Symphony No. 2. * Dec. 5--"Strings Attached": Mozart, Divertimento in F, K.
January 12, 1988 |
Ami Porat and the Mozart Camerata offered the ensemble's annual namesake birthday program Saturday at Santa Ana High School, and the results were mixed. The biggest disappointment came in the Concerto No. 20 in D minor, as pianist Jerome Lowenthal offered a distant, businesslike interpretation. Lowenthal put off introspection, poetry and variety in shading, color and dynamics until the final movement, and ventured the first two with steely, cool, driven, fluent force.
October 26, 1987 |
What a joy it was to hear a concert again in the airy, resonant ambiance of Santa Ana High School Auditorium when conductor Ami Porat opened the Mozart Camerata's new season at the venerable facility on Saturday. Porat seemed to respond with equal enthusiasm to the hall, offering some ebullient, vivid readings in a program that included music by Mozart, Franz Benda, Haydn and J. C. Bach. But perhaps most memorable was Mozart's Violin Concerto No.