CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2000 |
In his local recital debut Wednesday, the Pacific Symphony's concertmaster distinguished himself with a smart and muscular performance of works challenging not only for the violin but for the Irvine Barclay Theatre audience as well. Raymond Kobler, who joined the orchestra last season after 18 years in the same post with the San Francisco Symphony, tore through a mountain of great music before a nearly full house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2001 |
Guest conductor and violin soloist Jean-Jacques Kantorow will not perform Wednesday and Thursday in the Pacific Symphony's "Mostly Mozart" Classic Series. Instead, guest conductor Michael Stern will lead the orchestra through a program that includes works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Concertmaster Raymond Kobler will perform the violin solos. Information: (714) 755-5788.
November 24, 2000
Raymond Kobler, concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, will give a recital with pianist Jon Nakamatsu at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Together, the musicians will be heard in the Partita by Witold Lutoslawski, Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata and the Sonata No. 1 by Saint-Saens. Alone, Kobler will play the Solo Sonata No. 3 ("Ballade") by Eugene Ysaye. Information: (714) 755-5799.
May 9, 2003 |
Carl St.Clair and the Pacific Symphony paid appropriate homage to Tchaikovsky on the occasion of the composer's 163rd birthday Wednesday with a raucous performance of a suite from "Swan Lake" to close this week's program. It may have lacked complete transparency, and reached over-the-top heights, but it rang authoritatively through Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. St.
February 12, 1999 |
Though neither wrote conventionally sentimental religious music and both composed in vastly different styles, Stravinsky and Faure each wrote masterworks that address human needs at times of religious and personal crisis. They might, however, be surprised to find themselves on the same program, as they were Wednesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center when Carl St.
January 11, 2002 |
Roberto Minczuk's tight control over the Pacific Symphony on Wednesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center could have been a prescription for tedium for the audience and frustration for the musicians--except for two things. The 34-year-old Brazilian conductor had so many ideas that the music unfolded in consistently vivid and interesting ways.