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August 23, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Granted, Chopin may be among the most idiomatically pianistic of composers. But a keyboard is a keyboard is a keyboard, right? A Chopin etude would fly on the harpsichord, a Chopin sonata on the organ? Uh, hardly. But wait--how about the "Fantasie Impromptu" on accordion? Now you're talking.
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April 28, 2001 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nick Ariondo wears his accordion on his sleeve. The composer-musician's attitude is understandable. Although the accordion is given reverential status in much of world music, Americans tend to relegate the instrument to a trailer-park polka status. The list of accordion-friendly locales is long: Latin America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Cuba, Africa.
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April 28, 2001 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nick Ariondo wears his accordion on his sleeve. The composer-musician's attitude is understandable. Although the accordion is given reverential status in much of world music, Americans tend to relegate the instrument to a trailer-park polka status. The list of accordion-friendly locales is long: Latin America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Cuba, Africa.
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August 23, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Granted, Chopin may be among the most idiomatically pianistic of composers. But a keyboard is a keyboard is a keyboard, right? A Chopin etude would fly on the harpsichord, a Chopin sonata on the organ? Uh, hardly. But wait--how about the "Fantasie Impromptu" on accordion? Now you're talking.
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May 1, 2008
Accordionist: An article about the accordion in the April 20 Calendar section said that accordionist Nick Ariondo had played for a Los Angeles Opera production of "The Threepenny Opera." He played Kurt Weill's Suite from "The Threepenny Opera" with the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble.
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June 14, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES
The Fullerton Friends of Music is expanding its regular concert schedule for the first time to include three summer concerts at three Fullerton locations. All concerts will start at 3:30 p.m. The series: * July 9, Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acadia Ave.: the Golden State Klezmer Band. * Aug. 6, United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pomona Ave.: William Kanengiser, guitar; Beulah Strickler, harpsichord: Music by Bach, Handel, Giuliani, Gottschalk, Scarlatti, others. * Aug.
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September 26, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
An admirable amount of expertise and polish marked the performance of six new works presented Saturday night at the University Theater, Cal State Dominguez Hills. Members of the Almont Ensemble and others gave insightful readings of compositions that succeeded as provocative examples of various conservative idioms. A precise and carefully executed atonal style made North Carolina composer J.
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July 5, 2000 | Mary Beth P. Adomaitis, (714) 520-2502
As it enters its 42nd year, the Fullerton Friends of Music is expanding its regular concert schedule this summer to include three concerts at three city venues. The first concert of Summer Series 2000 is set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave. and features the prize-winning Golden State Klezmer Band, led by clarinetist Zinovy Goro. The second concert is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the United Methodist Church on Commonwealth and Pomona avenues.
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January 20, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
After a 1-year hiatus, the Pacific Symphony will revive its chamber music programs with a four-concert series beginning Feb. 5 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. The 3 p.m. program will include Mozart's Oboe Quartet, K. 370; Dvorak's "American" String Quartet, and Nick Ariondo's Arabesque for string quintet and accordion. Ariondo, a Los Angeles-based composer, will be the accordionist. The center is at 1201 W. Malvern Ave. Dates and programs for the remaining concerts: --Feb.
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July 30, 1992 | ANNE KLARNER
The Arroyo Arts Collective requests the honor of your presence Sunday at noon for a juried art show, musical performances and an artists reception to be held at Occidental College on the occasion of the collective's third anniversary. They would also like you to think of northeast Los Angeles when you think of the arts.
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March 14, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
A generally unfocused chamber program Sunday by members of the Pacific Symphony may be best remembered as the concert that nearly included the premiere of a new work by Mark McGurty. Originally, the program promised McGurty's "Scene Concertante" for flute, harp and strings. But it was postponed until next season for lack of adequate rehearsal time, according to Pacific Symphony executive director Louis Spisto.
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