November 17, 1997 |
Two distinct forms of Celtic music showed up at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Saturday in the performances of Solas and Natalie MacMaster. And each was well worth hearing. Solas, an all-star group featuring the multi-instrumental virtuosity of Seamus Egan, used its stunning skills to reinterpret a rich array of traditional music.
August 3, 1999 |
The four installments of the Hollywood Bowl's World Festival '99 on Sunday were subtitled "North America," because the acts--the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre, Nova Scotian fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jimenez and blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks--all spring from this hemisphere. But the range of sounds and rhythms was no less global than the previous festival offerings.
January 23, 2001 |
The Chieftains have been a world-music staple for nearly four decades, and they play the Southland with great regularity. Given all that exposure, yet another concert by the Irish ensemble might easily trigger a been-there, done-that reaction. Yet their shows are consistently sold out to enthusiastic crowds. Why such a spirited response? The reasons were obvious in the first of a pair of concerts Sunday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
August 8, 2006 |
Natalie MacMaster strode on stage Saturday night with the confident gait of a performer accustomed to commanding a venue -- even one as large as the Hollywood Bowl. And she proceeded to do precisely that as the guest performer in a program appropriately titled "The Highland Fling: A Celtic Celebration."
August 1, 2000 |
What's up with Celtic music? The performance by violinist Natalie MacMaster and the Irish groups Altan and Lunasa broke through the 10,000-ticket barrier at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, peaking at more than 12,000 enthusiastic listeners. Granted that MacMaster and Altan, in particular, are top-line acts, it was still surprising to see the Bowl filled with such a substantial crowd for a world music concert.
March 9, 1995 |
Compositions by Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel and Gershwin will make up the program for The Bach Camerata's concert at 8 tonight at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. General admission is $18. Call (800) 557-BACH. The academy is located at 1070 Fairway Road.