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November 19, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To say that the New West Symphony took it easy with last weekend's program is not to slight the orchestra--the simple pleasure was built into the mostly Strauss evening. Richard Strauss is one of those complicated period- and style-straddlers in musical history, who worked in both the 19th and 20th centuries and wrote music that belonged firmly to both epochs. He was, at various times, a Modernist, a neo-Classicist and, in dark moments, a suspected Nazi.
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November 19, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To say that the New West Symphony took it easy with last weekend's program is not to slight the orchestra--the simple pleasure was built into the mostly Strauss evening. Richard Strauss is one of those complicated period- and style-straddlers in musical history, who worked in both the 19th and 20th centuries and wrote music that belonged firmly to both epochs. He was, at various times, a Modernist, a neo-Classicist and, in dark moments, a suspected Nazi.
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October 6, 1994 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Santa Barbara's Community Arts Music Assn. will open its 76th season Friday night at the Arlington Theatre by presenting the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg. Conductor Valery Gergiev, named "1993 Conductor of the Year" by the jury of the International Classical Music Awards, will lead the ensemble in an all-Russian program featuring Mussorgsky's "Dawn at Moscow River" and Preludes, Acts I and IV from "Khovanshchina," Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2" and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.
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January 13, 1994 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
UC Santa Barbara's "Winter Movie Magic" series of "unusual contemporary" films will open tonight with a showing of Richard Linklater's "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused." The former looks at the disillusionment of post-1980s unemployed youths, the latter focuses on the hard-rock teen-agers of the mid-1970s. The series, continuing through Feb. 17, will include "Orlando," "Baxter," "Into the West," "The Forbidden Quest," and "Silverlake Life: The View from Here." All films will begin at 7 p.m.
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