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September 26, 1999 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a frequent contributor to Calendar
If classical music were to hire itself a publicist, Robert Kapilow would be first in line for the job. "The idea of getting an uninterested America interested in classical music is right up my alley," says the 46-year-old composer, conductor and commentator in his usual chirpy, high-energy tone. "Is classical music's audience dwindling? I don't think so. I think pretty much everyone in America is my audience." Teaching brand loyalty to youngsters, Kapilow has set Dr.
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September 26, 1999 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a frequent contributor to Calendar
If classical music were to hire itself a publicist, Robert Kapilow would be first in line for the job. "The idea of getting an uninterested America interested in classical music is right up my alley," says the 46-year-old composer, conductor and commentator in his usual chirpy, high-energy tone. "Is classical music's audience dwindling? I don't think so. I think pretty much everyone in America is my audience." Teaching brand loyalty to youngsters, Kapilow has set Dr.
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October 5, 1998 | RANDY LEWIS
Radio commentator, composer and conductor Robert Kapilow will lead a series of free sessions this week in Cerritos called "What Makes It Great" to help children and adults better understand and appreciate classical music. Kapilow, who hosts "What Makes It Great" on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," will give the sessions in conjunction with a five-day Tchaikovsky festival at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
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August 20, 1998 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a lovely young princess becomes so despondent she remains all but bedridden, her parents call in the Royal Court's greatest minds. But it's the jester who outsmarts them all. That's the story of "Many Moons," a fable by humorist James Thurber. Winner of the Caldecott Award for children's literature in 1944, the work has since been adapted as an opera, by Robert Kapilow, and as a play, by Charlotte Chorpenning. It's the play that's being produced by Oxnard's Elite Theatre Company.
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February 1, 2004 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
A few minutes into a talk on opera composer Giuseppe Verdi last month, Robert Kapilow had the audience at the Cerritos Center lustily singing lines from "La Traviata." But with a switch. First he rewrote them slightly. Then he urged his listeners to try his renditions before they tackled the originals. "Sing the particularly horrible Kapilow version," he said, grinning. "Isn't that boring? Now sing Verdi's version. Isn't that wonderful? This is what it's all about -- that magic moment."
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May 13, 1999
The New Beverly Cinema is serving up a quirky double bill of films by young Texas-born director Wes Anderson--"Bottle Rocket" (1996) and "Rushmore" (1998). "Bottle Rocket" was the director's confident and eccentric debut film about a trio of shambling, guileless friends who become the Candides of crime.
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November 25, 1999
Patrick Trettenero directs Mark Dunn's "Scent of Rain," a comic gay version of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" for mature audiences. It's about a family in rural America trying to find their "special" younger brother a mate. * "Scent of Rain," Tiffany Theatre, 8532 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Also Dec. 29, 8 p.m.; dark Jan. 1. $30 to $35; New Year's Eve, $50. (310) 289-2999.
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July 28, 2002 | CHRIS PASLES
There's a distinct contemporary American accent to the annual summer music festival in La Jolla this year. SummerFest music director Cho-Liang (Jimmy) Lin has programmed two world premieres--John Harbison's Quartet No. 4 and Esa-Pekka Salonen's "Lachen Verlernt" (Laughing Unlearned). He's also invited those two composers plus composer John Adams to participate in SummerFest, which runs Wednesday through Aug. 18. "Audiences will be captivated by what great stuff is being written today," Lin said.
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May 6, 1999 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
May is the Month of Moms. But instead of the same old candy and bouquet, you might want to give her the greatest gift of all: time with her clan. There are scads of activities this month perfect for a family outing. And since several are free or low-cost, you won't have to worry if your piggy bank's feeling a bit light. Besides, she'll probably be so thrilled you asked her out that she just may pop for the tickets herself.
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September 17, 2000
SEPTEMBER 19: Gloria Cheng, piano, opening Piano Spheres series, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena. 20: Roberto Fabbriciani, flute; Nicola Sani, composer, LACMA. 20: Opening, Chamber Music Wednesdays: "Mel Powell and Beyond," CalArts. 22: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri, A Night at the Movies, Hollywood Bowl. 22: New West Symphony, Boris Brott conductor; Cecilia Tsan, cello, Thousand Oaks. 23: L.A. Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane conductor; Joshua Bell, violin, Royce Hall, UCLA.
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January 15, 2004
MUSIC Plain talk and insight "You could practically see lights going on above people's heads," an East Coast music critic wrote of Robert Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?" lecture-demonstrations. Like Leonard Bernstein, Kapilow uses plain talk to generate insight. Returning to Cerritos for the fifth year in a row, he looks at music by Verdi. Soprano Deidra Palmour and tenor William Gorton will be his guests. "What Makes It Great?" Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos.
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