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April 6, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES
Twenty-three-year-old pianist Robert Thies is taking a cautious approach to building a career. He is staying in school, trying to make local contacts and venturing out only occasionally for concerts. One such occasion comes Sunday, when he'll be the soloist in Beethoven's Second Concerto with Ami Porat and the Mozart Camerata in Newport Beach.
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May 25, 1996
Approaching the end of Mozart's famous 23rd Piano Concerto in Orange County on April 25, soloist Robert Thies, playing with the Mozart Camerata, got lost--for the third time. He improvised the rest of the way--a fact clearly and inarguably recorded on the tape of the concert. Susan Bliss, reviewing for The Times, called his playing "clean," ("Prokofiev Winner Offers Unerring Mozart," Calendar, April 30) apparently because she did not know that these notes were not Mozart's. An example of the problems caused by Thies' improvisation occurred in the slow movement, when he abruptly scrambled to a cadence far ahead of the orchestra, in turn making an accurate horn resolution sound like a wrong pitch.
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April 12, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Conductor Ami Porat put together an intriguing program, invited a gifted young soloist along, and led his Mozart Camerata in spirited performances Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew's Church. Hard to ask for more. Porat even took something of a risk by opening the concert with the other Haydn's--i.e., Michael Haydn's--Symphony No. 22 in D, for Haydn frere has something of the reputation of being a mere craftsman.
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April 12, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Conductor Ami Porat put together an intriguing program, invited a gifted young soloist along, and led his Mozart Camerata in spirited performances Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew's Church. Hard to ask for more. Porat even took something of a risk by opening the concert with the other Haydn's--i.e., Michael Haydn's--Symphony No. 22 in D, for Haydn frere has something of the reputation of being a mere craftsman.
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May 25, 1996
Approaching the end of Mozart's famous 23rd Piano Concerto in Orange County on April 25, soloist Robert Thies, playing with the Mozart Camerata, got lost--for the third time. He improvised the rest of the way--a fact clearly and inarguably recorded on the tape of the concert. Susan Bliss, reviewing for The Times, called his playing "clean," ("Prokofiev Winner Offers Unerring Mozart," Calendar, April 30) apparently because she did not know that these notes were not Mozart's. An example of the problems caused by Thies' improvisation occurred in the slow movement, when he abruptly scrambled to a cadence far ahead of the orchestra, in turn making an accurate horn resolution sound like a wrong pitch.
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March 6, 2002 | Chris Pasles
The Pacific Symphony has announced details of two chamber music concerts to complete its "Dvorak in America" festival, April 17-25 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. On April 20 at 3 p.m., pianist Robert Thies, Pacific Symphony musicians and festival artistic consultant and Dvorak scholar Joseph Horowitz will explore American Indian musical influences on the composer. On April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
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May 22, 1998
Six internationally recognized and prizewinning young musicians will take part in the new International Laureates Chamber Music Festival, to be presented in five venues in Los Angeles County, July 30-Aug. 6. Pianists Robert Thies and Toros Can, violinists Boris Brovtsyn-Gruzenberg and Alexandru Komesku, violist Fumino Ando and cellist Jonathan Karoly will participate in concerts to be given at the Clark Library in the Adams District, July 30; at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Aug.
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May 3, 1999 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Chinese conductor Zuohuang Chen on its podium Saturday night, the Long Beach Symphony offered a West Coast premiere from its Commissioning Consortium project to lead off the three works on its concert program. But there was little to fear at the Terrace Theater, for Margaret Brouwer's Symphony No. 1 ("Lake Voices") fit comfortably with its companions written decades and more than a century before.
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August 28, 2001
The Pasadena Symphony, conducted by music director Jorge Mester, will open its 74th season with a world premiere concert performance of the Erich Korngold arrangement of Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Oct. 20 in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This arrangement, created by Korngold for Max Reinhardt's 1935 film of Shakespeare's play, required more music than Mendelssohn had written.
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September 15, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES
The Mozart Camerata has announced its 1995-96 season, five concerts to be directed by founder Ami Porat: * Oct. 21, 22: Overture to Rossini's "La Scala di Seta"; Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, with soloist Misha Lefkowitz, and Haydn's Symphony No 102. * Nov. 4, 5: Schubert's "Quartettsatz" (orchestrated by Porat); Mozart's Symphony No. 29; Handel's Organ Concerto, Opus 4, No. 5, and Haydn's Organ Concerto No. 5, both with Frederick Swann.
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April 6, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES
Twenty-three-year-old pianist Robert Thies is taking a cautious approach to building a career. He is staying in school, trying to make local contacts and venturing out only occasionally for concerts. One such occasion comes Sunday, when he'll be the soloist in Beethoven's Second Concerto with Ami Porat and the Mozart Camerata in Newport Beach.
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August 31, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
Violinist Misha Lefkowitz, pianists Nadia Nechama Weintraub and Robert Thies plus pianist-violinist Corey Cerovsek will be the soloists with the Mozart Camerata for the orchestra's 1993-94 season, music director Ami Porat announced Monday. All five concerts will begin at 4 p.m., and will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road, in Newport Beach. Concerts have been scheduled for Sunday afternoons because St.
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June 19, 1998
Conducting her 10th season as music director of the Long Beach Symphony, JoAnn Falletta will conduct six of the orchestra's seven concerts in Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center, Oct. 17-June 12. Guest conductor Zuohuang Chen will lead one concert. The programs and their dates: Oct.
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