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May 15, 1987
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London will appear next January at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in one of several schedule changes the Orange County Philharmonic Society announced this week for its 1987-1988 season. The Royal Philharmonic, conducted by Enrique Batiz, will perform Jan. 17, replacing a May 27 concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic that has been canceled.
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March 27, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Pity the middle-aged. Youth and longevity conspire to steal our attention, especially when both are present. This weekend a Simone and a Simon, separated by 75 years, will perform at concerts, separated by a few miles and less than 24 hours apart.  On Saturday, Simone Porter, a 17-year-old violin prodigy studying at the Colburn School, will make her debut with the Pasadena Symphony as soloist in Bruch's Violin Concerto. Also making his Pasadena debut is conductor Andrew Grams, music director of the Elgin Symphony in Illinois.  Porter, who hails from Seattle and whose professional debut with the Seattle Symphony was seven years ago when she was 10, will then, with remarkable speed, go on to make more SoCal debuts as soloist with the Pacific Symphony next month and, this summer, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
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January 21, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, returning to Southern California for two concerts this week, began Wednesday night in the Orange County Performing Arts Center with a Brahms/Mozart program thrilling in the middle, considerably less impressive at either end. Soloist Ignat Solzhenitsyn, assisted unobtrusively and stylishly by conductor Daniele Gatti and a reduced orchestra, made the thrills happen. In Mozart's Piano Concerto in A, K.
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June 15, 2010
Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Where and when: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine. Tickets: $30 to $210 Information: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com or http://www.livenation.com
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October 21, 1997
In their visit to the Southland, members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra held special workshops for elite high school musicians and elementary school students at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. "We don't tend to do traditional children's concerts," said Judith Webster, head of education for the London-based orchestra. "We introduce the instruments and let the children become familiar with the people behind the penguin suits."
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February 20, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN
The program Valdimir Ashkenazy and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra offered Friday evening at El Camino College--the second stop on the local swing of its current tour--put the emphasis squarely on the conductor, listing Sibelius' Fifth Symphony and Dvorak's Eighth. Superficially at least, these works should make a complementary couple, viewing as they do much common ground from individual perspectives.
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March 7, 1985 | ALBERT GOLDBERG
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London covered a lot of ground in Royce Hall on Tuesday night. It started by paying tribute to Aaron Copland, turned into a father-and-son act with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, tried desperately to make something of Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" Symphony and ended as a pop concert with three ultra-pop encores. The Royal Philharmonic, founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946, was last heard here in Royce Hall in 1969, Antal Dorati conducting.
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February 4, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The United Nations celebrates its 50th anniversary in 1995; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra marks its 50th in 1996. So, conducted by a Russian, blessed by the Queen of England and sanctioned by the United Nations, the Royal's U.N. World Tour gets underway with concerts Sunday and Monday in Cerritos. The tour will take the orchestra to 40 countries in the next two years. Reached by phone at his London flat, Yuri Temirkanov, who leads all 20 concerts of the tour's U.S.
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September 8, 1985 | Martin Bernheimer, Martin Bernheimer never studied with Nadia Boulanger. and
Nadia Boulanger thought of herself simply as a teacher. That's a little bit like thinking of Michelangelo as an illustrator, Beethoven as a tunesmith or Shakespeare as a storyteller. Boulanger was a force, a landmark, a gauge. Her one-woman school in Paris, affectionately known as the "Boulangerie," shaped destinies.
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June 15, 2010 | By Kevin Berger, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As the afternoon sun poured through the living room window of his grand apartment overlooking Central Park, Sting was calmly reflecting on his trying reunion with the Police, and anticipating, with genuine excitement, his current tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing imaginative new versions of his solo and Police hits. Sitting on a stately sofa with his back to the window, shadowed by the park's round green elm trees, the 58-year-old musician was the picture of the artist in repose.
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January 30, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Daniele Gatti conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony that made me think, weirdly, of Morton Feldman. The American avant-garde composer and the Romantic Russian were opposites. Feldman was a big, outgoing, confident, crude, raucously funny man who wrote exceedingly quiet, very short pieces when he was young and exceedingly quiet, shockingly long pieces when he was old.
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January 21, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, returning to Southern California for two concerts this week, began Wednesday night in the Orange County Performing Arts Center with a Brahms/Mozart program thrilling in the middle, considerably less impressive at either end. Soloist Ignat Solzhenitsyn, assisted unobtrusively and stylishly by conductor Daniele Gatti and a reduced orchestra, made the thrills happen. In Mozart's Piano Concerto in A, K.
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October 21, 1997
In their visit to the Southland, members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra held special workshops for elite high school musicians and elementary school students at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. "We don't tend to do traditional children's concerts," said Judith Webster, head of education for the London-based orchestra. "We introduce the instruments and let the children become familiar with the people behind the penguin suits."
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February 8, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In these days of orchestral routine, when an ensemble musician is required to punch the clock day in and day out to the tunes of the standard repertory, it is good to have a conductor such as Yuri Temirkanov around. When he walks on stage, as he did Monday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, in his role as principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic, Temirkanov looks like a man possessed; his eyes have something strange in them.
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March 11, 1987 | ALLAN JALON
Erich Vollmer, general manager of the Orange County Philharmonic Society, disclosed this week that he is negotiating to make Costa Mesa a stop on the 1988-89 West Coast tour of the Vienna Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein as conductor. He said the orchestra would provide the kind of orchestral "centerpiece" that he acknowledges is missing for the 1987-88 season. Vollmer said he is optimistic that the negotiations will succeed.
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February 4, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The United Nations celebrates its 50th anniversary in 1995; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra marks its 50th in 1996. So, conducted by a Russian, blessed by the Queen of England and sanctioned by the United Nations, the Royal's U.N. World Tour gets underway with concerts Sunday and Monday in Cerritos. The tour will take the orchestra to 40 countries in the next two years. Reached by phone at his London flat, Yuri Temirkanov, who leads all 20 concerts of the tour's U.S.
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