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June 22, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Despite summer morning heat and the aural and breeze-driven distractions of playing outdoors, chamber music at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a pleasantness to savor. When the Brunch Classics series presents a new and provocative ensemble, pleasantness turns tojoy. The Rossetti String Quartet, just three years in business, first played here--in the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series--in April. Sunday morning at the Ford, it lived up to theglowing reports of that earlier visit.
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May 6, 2002 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For several years, the Ventura Chamber Music Festival has established itself as a notable enterprise, in part through programming that has ushered in out-of-town performers and carefully mixed diversity with crowd-sating accessibility. This year's agenda takes a different turn, with the lion's share of focus on one internationally known star, Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, appearing in recital Thursday and as orchestral soloist Saturday at Ventura College Theater.
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November 28, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like so much of American culture, the classical music world is always looking for the next hot young talent. But being a comparatively young group--only 4 years old--hasn't helped the Rossetti String Quartet very much. "Presenters will say, 'I'm not interested in any quartet that has not been in existence for 15 years,' " violist Thomas Diener said in a recent phone interview from his home in Los Angeles. "That's their benchmark.
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April 11, 2001
A second spring season for Music Guild's Sunday afternoon "Coffee, Cakes and Chamber Music" series begins April 22 at 3 p.m. in Brentwood. Opening the three-concert series is the Rossetti String Quartet, which will play works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Tailleferre and Debussy. The Alexander String Quartet plays May 20 at 3 p.m. Its program lists Mozart's Quartet in D, K. 575, the String Quartet No. 5 by Shostakovich and Beethoven's Quartet in B-flat, Opus 130.
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April 11, 2001
A second spring season for Music Guild's Sunday afternoon "Coffee, Cakes and Chamber Music" series begins April 22 at 3 p.m. in Brentwood. Opening the three-concert series is the Rossetti String Quartet, which will play works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Tailleferre and Debussy. The Alexander String Quartet plays May 20 at 3 p.m. Its program lists Mozart's Quartet in D, K. 575, the String Quartet No. 5 by Shostakovich and Beethoven's Quartet in B-flat, Opus 130.
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November 30, 2000
CYPRESS 8 p.m. Musical The Young Americans have been entertaining the country since they were founded in 1962. This nonprofit group of performers reaches out to children from kindergarten through high school and helps them build self-esteem through performance. The group has traveled all over the world and has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. They'll be making a one-week stop in Orange County at the Cypress College Theatre.
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October 30, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Barely 4 years old and already a vital force among chamber-music ensembles, the Rossetti String Quartet seems to grow in stature at each hearing. Its latest local appearance, opening the new season of the Da Camera Society's Chamber Music in Historic Sites, came Friday night, and on only a few days' notice. The Leipzig String Quartet, scheduled to begin the Mount St. Mary's College-sponsored series, last week canceled its United States tour due to illness among its members.
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May 6, 2002 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For several years, the Ventura Chamber Music Festival has established itself as a notable enterprise, in part through programming that has ushered in out-of-town performers and carefully mixed diversity with crowd-sating accessibility. This year's agenda takes a different turn, with the lion's share of focus on one internationally known star, Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, appearing in recital Thursday and as orchestral soloist Saturday at Ventura College Theater.
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November 6, 2000 | NANCY FORREST-YOSNOW
Ventura Chamber Music Festival Assn. and the Ventura College Foundation will stage a benefit concert and reception featuring internationally renowned violinist Corey Cerovsek and the Rossetti String Quartet on Dec. 2. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Ventura College and costs $25 for adults and $15 for students. Reception tickets are $15 per person and include hors d'oeuvres and wine. Cerovsek has performed with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
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October 27, 2000
Due to the illness of one of its members, the Leipzig String Quartet, scheduled to open the Da Camera society's Chamber Music in Historic Sites season today, has canceled its U.S. tour. The German ensemble will be replaced by the group of young string players who make up the Rossetti String Quartet on Friday night at 8 in the Doheny Mansion on the downtown campus of Mount St. Mary's College.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2000
CYPRESS 8 p.m. Musical The Young Americans have been entertaining the country since they were founded in 1962. This nonprofit group of performers reaches out to children from kindergarten through high school and helps them build self-esteem through performance. The group has traveled all over the world and has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. They'll be making a one-week stop in Orange County at the Cypress College Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like so much of American culture, the classical music world is always looking for the next hot young talent. But being a comparatively young group--only 4 years old--hasn't helped the Rossetti String Quartet very much. "Presenters will say, 'I'm not interested in any quartet that has not been in existence for 15 years,' " violist Thomas Diener said in a recent phone interview from his home in Los Angeles. "That's their benchmark.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Barely 4 years old and already a vital force among chamber-music ensembles, the Rossetti String Quartet seems to grow in stature at each hearing. Its latest local appearance, opening the new season of the Da Camera Society's Chamber Music in Historic Sites, came Friday night, and on only a few days' notice. The Leipzig String Quartet, scheduled to begin the Mount St. Mary's College-sponsored series, last week canceled its United States tour due to illness among its members.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Despite summer morning heat and the aural and breeze-driven distractions of playing outdoors, chamber music at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a pleasantness to savor. When the Brunch Classics series presents a new and provocative ensemble, pleasantness turns tojoy. The Rossetti String Quartet, just three years in business, first played here--in the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series--in April. Sunday morning at the Ford, it lived up to theglowing reports of that earlier visit.
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April 26, 2001
* Music Festival--The Ventura Chamber Music Festival, under the direction of Burns Taft and Gregory B. Smith, will return May 3-13 to various downtown venues. The theme for this year's annual event is "Transcendent Bach." Besides a healthy dose of that composer, there will also be music by Debussy, Dvorak, Piazzola, Ravel, Villa-Lobos and others.
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June 12, 2001 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tracing, or creating, links between the visual arts and music can be an intriguing proposition. It can also be dangerous, as with Sunday's program by the fine Rossetti String Quartet at the Getty Center, part of the Gordon Getty Concert Series. The underlying premise involved presenting music somehow related to the Getty's current show of photographs by the fascinating German photographer August Sander.
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