November 13, 1987
Cellist Lynn Harrell, already a Los Angeles resident as a member of the faculty of the USC School of Music, has been appointed artistic director of the 1988 Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, the six-week program of advanced training for orchestral musicians and conductors. In this post, Harrell will direct, from July 1 through Aug. 14, a curriculum encompassing a broad range of orchestral and chamber music activities and performances.
March 5, 2002
The Pasadena Symphony's 75th-anniversary season will include eight concerts plus a special benefit event featuring an appearance of the fictional character P.D.Q. Bach. The inventor of P.D.Q. Bach, U.S. composer Peter Schickele, will be in residence with the orchestra for the season, and three of his serious works, including the world premiere of his Viola Concerto, will be played during the season, Oct. 12 through May 10, 2003.
October 26, 2000
* Avaz International Dance Theatre premieres "Charkh: Turning Through Time" on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., $25. (213) 680-3700. * Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs with the Assad Duo, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall, Westwood. $25-$40. (213) 480-3232. * "The Countess," Gregory Murphy's off-Broadway hit, will run Nov. 3 through Dec. 3 at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. $15-$47. (714) 708-5555.
April 27, 1987 |
Not one but two soloists joined the Pasadena Symphony and its music director, Jorge Mester, at the closing concert of the season Saturday in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the young East Coast-based musician was the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn. And, in Saint-Saens' Third (Organ) Symphony, John West assumed duties at the massive auditorium house organ.
May 12, 2003 |
Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg commands more than her instrument. She commands the stage, making an entrance as if she can barely wait to play and shifting from foot to foot almost nervously during orchestral passages until she can take up the violin and play again. She was the soloist in Barber's Violin Concerto on Saturday in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as the Pasadena Symphony under Jorge Mester closed the orchestra's 75th season.
February 20, 1996 |
The Pacific Symphony will increase its classical music series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center from nine to 10 pairs of concerts in the 1996-97 season. "We've been talking about expanding in a measured way for several seasons, as soon as we began to see a solidification of our subscriber base, which we did last season," executive director Louis G. Spisto said Friday. "This year it increased by several percentage points." Spisto said the $6.
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February 13, 2000 |
A weeklong festival devoted to the beloved American composer Aaron Copland and the West Coast premiere of Richard Danielpour's "Voices of Remembrance"--a memorial to three slain national leaders--will highlight the Pacific Symphony's 2000-01 season. Music director Carl St.Clair will conduct Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Lincoln Portrait," among other works, as part of a festival of films, lectures and concerts honoring the Copland centenary Nov. 12-19. Details will be announced.
January 25, 2001
all day Art An exhibition of landscapes both real and imagined will remind viewers of the human need to escape to nature in "Drawing the Landscape: 1500-1800," which opened earlier this week at the Getty Center. The exhibition will feature selections from the Renaissance to the Romantic era, including Titian's "Pastoral Scene" and Rembrandt's "Landscape with the House with the Little Tower." * "Drawing the Landscape: 1500-1800," the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood.