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November 13, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention a postwar Requiem that combines the Latin text of the Mass with English poetry, and most music aficionados will think of Britten's 1961 "War Requiem," which incorporates nine antiwar poems by Richard Owen, a British poet who died in battle a week before the end of World War I.
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March 18, 2012 | By Steve Hochman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Carl St.Clair, the music director and principal conductor of Orange Country's Pacific Symphony, was a bit taken aback at one of the programming choices for the 2012 edition of the organization's American Composers Festival. This year's theme is "Nowruz — Celebrating Spring," marking the Persian New Year and celebrating the prominent Iranian American community and its vast cultural legacy. There's a world premiere of an oratorio by Iranian American composer Richard Danielpour and collaborations between the symphony and Persian music troupe the Shams Ensemble.
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January 4, 2000 | By CHRIS PASLES,
OK, the century rolled over, and the world didn't end. But it will, nevertheless. "When you get right down to it and think carefully about it," said Pacific Symphony composer-in-residence Richard Danielpour in a recent phone interview from New Hampshire, "the end of the world is the day each of us leaves this mortal coil."
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November 16, 2001 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Richard Danielpour's "An American Requiem" is dedicated to heroes. It was originally intended to commemorate those who fought for freedom in World War II. Completed last summer, it was meant to tie in to the current American interest in that heroic generation. Timing added a new element, and by the time of its premiere Wednesday night at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the dedication was widened to include all who died in connection with the Sept.
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September 30, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Pacific Symphony's new composer-in-residence, Richard Danielpour will write two major works the orchestra will record for Sony Classical. One of these will come at the end of his three-year residency and is tentatively called "An American Requiem." But those are a ways off.
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November 9, 2001
The Pacific Symphony will sponsor two free events about the writing of Richard Danielpour's new "An American Requiem," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Both events will take place at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. On Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room, the composer and a panel of veterans will share stories that inspired the work. On Tuesday at 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Composed in 1988, "First Light" by Pacific Symphony composer-in-residence Richard Danielpour is not exactly a new work. But it was the turning point for the 44-year-old New York composer. "That piece doesn't sound like anything I wrote previously," Danielpour said in a recent interview from his New York home. "It sounds a lot like what followed." The work will be performed by the Pacific Symphony, led by Carl St.Clair, on Wednesday and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific Symphony has named Richard Danielpour, 41, the orchestra's new composer-in-residence. He will begin a three-year term in October, succeeding Frank Ticheli, who has been in the post since 1991. "American Dream," which will premiere April 15, marks Ticheli's fifth piece for the orchestra. Danielpour will compose two major works for the Pacific that will be recorded by Sony Classical, with which Danielpour has had an exclusive contract since 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2001 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Richard Danielpour's "An American Requiem" is dedicated to heroes. It was originally intended to commemorate those who fought for freedom in World War II. Completed last summer, it was meant to tie in to the current American interest in that heroic generation. Timing added a new element, and by the time of its premiere Wednesday night at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the dedication was widened to include all who died in connection with the Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The appointment this week of Richard Danielpour as the Pacific Symphony's new composer-in-residence, beginning in 1998, brought national attention to the Santa Ana-based orchestra, Orange County's major symphonic ensemble. Danielpour, 41, has splendid credits. More than 30 organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony, have commissioned his work.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention a postwar Requiem that combines the Latin text of the Mass with English poetry, and most music aficionados will think of Britten's 1961 "War Requiem," which incorporates nine antiwar poems by Richard Owen, a British poet who died in battle a week before the end of World War I.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2001
The Pacific Symphony will sponsor two free events about the writing of Richard Danielpour's new "An American Requiem," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Both events will take place at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. On Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room, the composer and a panel of veterans will share stories that inspired the work. On Tuesday at 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "voices" in composer Richard Danielpour's new "Voices of Remembrance" do not speak, nor do they sing. Rather, they are members of a string quartet that functions as witness to a turbulent period in our history. "I was looking at the late '60s and early '70s, which involved one of the greatest--probably the greatest--social crisis in our civil history since the War Between the States," Danielpour said in a recent phone interview from his home in New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Composed in 1988, "First Light" by Pacific Symphony composer-in-residence Richard Danielpour is not exactly a new work. But it was the turning point for the 44-year-old New York composer. "That piece doesn't sound like anything I wrote previously," Danielpour said in a recent interview from his New York home. "It sounds a lot like what followed." The work will be performed by the Pacific Symphony, led by Carl St.Clair, on Wednesday and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2000 | By CHRIS PASLES,
OK, the century rolled over, and the world didn't end. But it will, nevertheless. "When you get right down to it and think carefully about it," said Pacific Symphony composer-in-residence Richard Danielpour in a recent phone interview from New Hampshire, "the end of the world is the day each of us leaves this mortal coil."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Pacific Symphony's new composer-in-residence, Richard Danielpour will write two major works the orchestra will record for Sony Classical. One of these will come at the end of his three-year residency and is tentatively called "An American Requiem." But those are a ways off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "voices" in composer Richard Danielpour's new "Voices of Remembrance" do not speak, nor do they sing. Rather, they are members of a string quartet that functions as witness to a turbulent period in our history. "I was looking at the late '60s and early '70s, which involved one of the greatest--probably the greatest--social crisis in our civil history since the War Between the States," Danielpour said in a recent phone interview from his home in New York City.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2012 | By Steve Hochman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Carl St.Clair, the music director and principal conductor of Orange Country's Pacific Symphony, was a bit taken aback at one of the programming choices for the 2012 edition of the organization's American Composers Festival. This year's theme is "Nowruz — Celebrating Spring," marking the Persian New Year and celebrating the prominent Iranian American community and its vast cultural legacy. There's a world premiere of an oratorio by Iranian American composer Richard Danielpour and collaborations between the symphony and Persian music troupe the Shams Ensemble.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The appointment this week of Richard Danielpour as the Pacific Symphony's new composer-in-residence, beginning in 1998, brought national attention to the Santa Ana-based orchestra, Orange County's major symphonic ensemble. Danielpour, 41, has splendid credits. More than 30 organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony, have commissioned his work.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific Symphony has named Richard Danielpour, 41, the orchestra's new composer-in-residence. He will begin a three-year term in October, succeeding Frank Ticheli, who has been in the post since 1991. "American Dream," which will premiere April 15, marks Ticheli's fifth piece for the orchestra. Danielpour will compose two major works for the Pacific that will be recorded by Sony Classical, with which Danielpour has had an exclusive contract since 1996.
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