CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1999 |
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County hopes eventually to scale performing arts Everest with its Eclectic Orange Festival. For now, with the returns just in from the festival's inaugural run of diverse, sometimes genre-melding performances at five county venues, officials say they have established a satisfactory base camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999 |
What if Leonard Bernstein had stood before the New York Philharmonic, baton poised, and jumped into a performance with a jubilant cry of "One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go!"? Now that would have been eclectic. On Saturday, Orange County's leading importer of classical music will let the rock 'n' roll cats have a go.
October 1, 1999 |
The curtain goes up Saturday on the first Eclectic Orange Festival, but whatever happens, it won't be the last. The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is already deep in plans for the next two years, and beyond. "We are thoroughly committed," says Dean Corey, executive director of the society, which has presented performing arts groups in Orange County since the 1950s. "We are getting next year pretty complete, and the real lollapalooza should be 2001."
August 17, 1999 |
For most of its 45-year history, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County has been a concert presenter, bringing many of the world's great orchestras here. Now, on the cusp of the millennium, the society is adding something new: producing programs from scratch. The new direction should benefit Orange County audiences in highly imaginative ways. "When you present programs, you're looking for things to do," executive director Dean Corey said in a recent phone interview.
July 21, 1999 |
Spurred by heavy ticket sales for performances of Beethoven's nine symphonies, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the country's leading presenter of touring orchestras, ended its fiscal year with an operating surplus of $306,208, officials announced. Income in unaudited figures was reported at just less than $4.7 million, of which $1.4 million came from ticket sales.
February 9, 1999 |
Concerts by the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, and a return recital engagement by Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel will be among the highlights of the 1999-2000 season sponsored by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Tilson Thomas will conduct the San Francisco Symphony on March 5 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.