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June 17, 2012
Simone Dinnerstein recital Where: Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa When: 8 p.m. Monday Tickets: $15 to $45 Information: (949) 553-2422 or http://www.philharmonicsociety.org
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March 22, 2014 | By James C. Taylor
NEW YORK - Pianist Evgeny Kissin speaks many languages, but to audiences around the world he is best known - and in some circles, revered - for his ability to articulate, with precision, the greatest scores of the classical piano repertoire. Talking with the Russian-born artist on New York's Upper West Side a few days before a sold-out solo recital at Carnegie Hall (the program of Scriabin and Schubert will repeat at Disney Hall on Monday), it becomes immediately clear that Kissin's mind is hard-wired for accuracy.
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November 15, 2013 | By David Ng
Russian-born pianist Vladimir Feltsman has withdrawn from a scheduled performance in Orange County on Sunday, citing health reasons. The recital had been scheduled to take place at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo on Sunday at 3 p.m. A spokesman for the Soka Performing Arts Center said that the center will work with the pianist's management to reschedule his recital later in the season, provided his health improves. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled performance date or can be exchanged for seats at future performances.
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March 14, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
MARCH 24 Evgeny Kissin Every recital by this introverted Russian pianist with a godlike touch and the ability to breathe fire onto the keyboard is eagerly anticipated. But his first appearance in Walt Disney Concert Hall was more so than most. On Oct. 28, 2003, Kissin, then 32, had the honor of giving the first solo recital in the new hall, which was five days old. Kissin was back five years later, and it will have been another five for his third Disney recital. Much has changed.
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October 6, 1987
The recital by violinist Sidney Weiss and pianist Jean Weiss scheduled for Sunday at the South Coast Community Auditorium in Irvine has been moved to Feb. 1, 1988.
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April 25, 1987
Tenor Peter Cazaras will be the featured performer in a recital Sunday at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. Cazaras, who has performed frequently with the Seattle Opera and Canadian Opera companies, will replace the originally scheduled artist, baritone Theodore Baerg, in the event sponsored by the North Orange County Community Concerts Assn. The recital will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton.
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May 10, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
For the mad month of May, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has embarked on a wildly ambitious, slightly mad operatic mission. It includes a Walt Disney Concert Hall staging of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" next week and the world premiere of John Adams' large-scale opera-oratorio, "The Gospel According to the Other Mary," at month's end. The adventure began Tuesday night with a rare and important performance of Luciano Berio's elaborately operatic study...
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January 14, 1987 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Embarrassments of riches--too many pieces, too much sound, too many musical ideas and too heavy a pedal foot--marked Cyprien Katsaris' debut recital at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, on Sunday night. To make matters more irritating, the Coughers Union seemed to have sent over a hacker's-dozen of their best noisemakers and distracters. The Marseille-born pianist of Cypriot parentage overloaded this appearance.
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August 8, 2013
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. (Times and places will not be announced.) Reijseger embodies the range of his country's forward musical thinking, which means a forward approach to old music as well as new. This kind of building bridges over musical canals is also what Reijseger does in the music he has also contributed to filmmaker Werner Herzog's new video installation, "Hearsay of the Soul.
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June 26, 1987
Tenor Rex Eikum, a member of the faculty of the College of Musical Arts in Bowling Green, Ohio, will sing a recital of American and Australian arias tonight at 8 in the Music Hall at Cal State Los Angeles. The concert will be the first performance of the newly established Pacific Contemporary Music Center, a nonprofit international organization dedicated to encouraging performances and awareness of contemporary musical compositions by composers of the Pacific Rim countries.
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February 27, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Brahms and Tchaikovsky made an effort to be civil to each other when the German and Russian composers met, and that was impressive. In an infamous review, Edward Hanslick, the most powerful critic in 19th century Vienna and Brahms' mouthpiece, credited Tchaikovsky as the first composer to write music "that stinks in the ear. " Tchaikovsky called Brahms a "self-inflated mediocrity. " This week there is a Tchaikovsky lockdown in Walt Disney Concert Hall, thanks to daily programs in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's magnificent TchaikovskyFest.
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January 4, 2014 | By Rick Schultz
"Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall" Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice room. Serkin said Horowitz "opened a new world for me," and Rubinstein admitted in his autobiography to feeling jealous after hearing Horowitz's near note-perfect playing. Arrau's own mother turned to him after a Horowitz recital and said, "He plays better than you. " Most baby boomers never got to hear that Horowitz, when his technique was unsurpassed.
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November 15, 2013 | By David Ng
Russian-born pianist Vladimir Feltsman has withdrawn from a scheduled performance in Orange County on Sunday, citing health reasons. The recital had been scheduled to take place at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo on Sunday at 3 p.m. A spokesman for the Soka Performing Arts Center said that the center will work with the pianist's management to reschedule his recital later in the season, provided his health improves. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled performance date or can be exchanged for seats at future performances.
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November 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
To comemmorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns and PBS have teamed up to channel your fifth-grade social studies teacher and challenge Americans everywhere to memorize and recite that famous speech upon the dedication of a soldiers' cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. In order to raise awareness of the "Learn the Address" campaign, launched just ahead of the anniversary on Nov. 19, Burns recorded celebrities...
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August 8, 2013
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. (Times and places will not be announced.) Reijseger embodies the range of his country's forward musical thinking, which means a forward approach to old music as well as new. This kind of building bridges over musical canals is also what Reijseger does in the music he has also contributed to filmmaker Werner Herzog's new video installation, "Hearsay of the Soul.
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August 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Breaking Bad," by far the current critical favorite series on TV, is about to kick off its final eight episodes on AMC. And what better way to court the innate high-brow leanings of those same critics than to turn an ad for the final episodes into a poetry reading? The ad doesn't show any of the familiar characters, just a few of the familiar settings and not one bit of footage from the last run of episodes. What it does feature is series star Bryan Cranston reading aloud Percy Bysshe Shelley's 1818 poem "Ozymandias.
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October 1, 1999
Pianist Andrew von Oeyen, recently named one of two winners of the Gilmore Foundation Young Artists Award, will appear in recital in Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. The noncompetitive Gilmore prizes are given to promising American pianists 21 and younger in the amount of $15,000 to each awardee.
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April 24, 1986 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
Some events are ill-fated from the start. On Feb. 25, Vladimir Ashkenazy was supposed to play a recital under Philharmonic auspices at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It was canceled, reportedly because the Russian-born pianist was too busy being a conductor. The conflict didn't stop him from playing a recital in Santa Barbara, but that is another matter for another day. Exit Ashkenazy, enter Horacio Gutierrez.
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June 8, 2013 | By Joe Banno
Plácido Domingo has been singing so stunningly well for so long -- beyond the average tenor's sell-by date -- that many fans no doubt take him and his improbably hearty vocal cords for granted by now. If any further evidence were needed that, for Domingo, age 72 is the new 40, there was Los Angeles Opera's “An Evening of Zarzuela and Latin American Music” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday, which showcased the tenor (who is also the...
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May 8, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Let me get this straight. Two weeks ago in Santa Barbara violinist Jennifer Koh went from Bach to way beyond at Hahn Hall. Then Hilary Hahn at Walt Disney Concert Hall went from Bach to way beyond Tuesday night. Both virtuoso American violinists, who are in their early or mid-30s, bring real depth to Bach but are now spreading their wings extraordinarily. They are, moreover, part of what is surely a remarkable new golden age of violinists in their 30s - Leila Josefowicz and Janine Jansen are also in the picture.
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