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March 7, 2003 | Lee Margulies
Opera Australia has selected British conductor Richard Hickox as its new music director. He'll take over from Simone Young in January 2005. Young was here last September, conducting Los Angeles Opera's "Girl of the Golden West," when she learned that her Opera Australia contract was not being renewed because her vision for the company had been deemed too expensive by the board of directors.
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November 25, 2008 | Associated Press
British conductor Richard Hickox, who made a particular mark in opera and choral music with orchestras around the world, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 60. Hickox died Sunday of a heart attack in a hotel in Cardiff, Wales, said Stephen Lumsden, managing director of Intermusica Artists' Management Ltd. Hickox had been due to conduct the new English National Opera production of Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Riders to the Sea," which opens Thursday.
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March 7, 2003 | Lee Margulies
Opera Australia has selected British conductor Richard Hickox as its new music director. He'll take over from Simone Young in January 2005. Young was here last September, conducting Los Angeles Opera's "Girl of the Golden West," when she learned that her Opera Australia contract was not being renewed because her vision for the company had been deemed too expensive by the board of directors.
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November 25, 2008 | Associated Press
British conductor Richard Hickox, who made a particular mark in opera and choral music with orchestras around the world, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 60. Hickox died Sunday of a heart attack in a hotel in Cardiff, Wales, said Stephen Lumsden, managing director of Intermusica Artists' Management Ltd. Hickox had been due to conduct the new English National Opera production of Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Riders to the Sea," which opens Thursday.
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January 26, 1985
Associate conductor Richard Hickox has been released from his contract with the San Diego Symphony orchestra, it was confirmed Friday. Orchestra spokeswoman Nancy Hafner said that the British conductor's schedule had "precluded him from finding sufficient time" for his duties with the orchestra, and that his departure has been "mutually agreed upon." The orchestra has no immediate plans to appoint a successor. On Jan.
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December 11, 1995 | DANIEL CARIAGA
According to reliable sources, the justifiably admired, abundantly recorded Richard Hickox last visited Southern California in 1984, appearing with his touring Northern Sinfonia at UC Irvine. By coincidence, Hickox returned here Saturday night, as guest conductor of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in the second of three weekend concerts, this one at--guess what?--the Irvine Barclay Theatre adjacent to UC Irvine.
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February 2, 1986 | HERBERT GLASS
A perusal of any recent issue of the Schwann catalogue might lead one to the conclusion that record companies have perceived a growing demand for choral music among record buyers. Why else would outfits as hard-nosed as Angel/EMI and London be, if not quite deluging us, then certainly showing unprecedented generosity with such relatively arcane matter as choral works by Haydn, Monteverdi, Faure and Poulenc?
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June 13, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Often discounted, dismissed and disrespected in his own century, Gian Carlo Menotti's reputation as an opera composer ought to be turned around in the 21st; the time is ripe for a reassessment. These new recordings of Menotti's unquestioned masterpiece may begin the process. They are both sweeping, harrowing and astute realizations of a great work too often bypassed and ignored.
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June 13, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Often discounted, dismissed and disrespected in his own century, Gian Carlo Menotti's reputation as an opera composer ought to be turned around in the 21st; the time is ripe for a reassessment. These new recordings of Menotti's unquestioned masterpiece may begin the process. They are both sweeping, harrowing and astute realizations of a great work too often bypassed and ignored.
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December 11, 1995 | DANIEL CARIAGA
According to reliable sources, the justifiably admired, abundantly recorded Richard Hickox last visited Southern California in 1984, appearing with his touring Northern Sinfonia at UC Irvine. By coincidence, Hickox returned here Saturday night, as guest conductor of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in the second of three weekend concerts, this one at--guess what?--the Irvine Barclay Theatre adjacent to UC Irvine.
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February 2, 1986 | HERBERT GLASS
A perusal of any recent issue of the Schwann catalogue might lead one to the conclusion that record companies have perceived a growing demand for choral music among record buyers. Why else would outfits as hard-nosed as Angel/EMI and London be, if not quite deluging us, then certainly showing unprecedented generosity with such relatively arcane matter as choral works by Haydn, Monteverdi, Faure and Poulenc?
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January 26, 1985
Associate conductor Richard Hickox has been released from his contract with the San Diego Symphony orchestra, it was confirmed Friday. Orchestra spokeswoman Nancy Hafner said that the British conductor's schedule had "precluded him from finding sufficient time" for his duties with the orchestra, and that his departure has been "mutually agreed upon." The orchestra has no immediate plans to appoint a successor. On Jan.
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June 8, 1999
"Made in California" is the theme of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 1999-2000 subscription season, which will offer eight programs in 15 performances divided between Royce Hall at UCLA and the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will conduct six programs. American baritone Jubilant Sykes, a California native from Venice, is the featured soloist in the opening program, to be given once, at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in Royce Hall. Kahane will conduct. For the performances of Oct.
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