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April 22, 1986 | JOHN HENKEN
Cuban-born, Juilliard-trained pianist Santiago Rodriguez can galvanize even repertory staples, and not simply through digital dazzle. In fact, Saturday night in his fourth appearance at Ambassador Auditorium it was his truly noble vision of the much-abused Funeral March that refreshed Chopin's B-flat minor Sonata, since melodic direction often dissolved in a rush of figuration in high-velocity passages. Mozart's Sonata in C, K. 330, displayed Rodriguez's control of touch and articulation.
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July 4, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
There are numerous contenders in tonight's $27,550 Independence Day Handicap at 300 yards. The field of 10 includes six horses who were winners last time out, including two trained by Santiago Rodriguez. Metamorphosis, a 3-year-old Pritzi Dash gelding, earned his second lifetime victory for Rodriguez on June 19 and Schofield Kid was last seen winning for the seventh time last Sept. 20.
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March 8, 1991 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mention the Van Cliburn Piano Competition to Santiago Rodriguez, who won the silver medal there a decade ago, and the emotional strain of that time comes back vividly. He speaks with an elegantly fluid Cuban accent, his words tinged with the tone of harsh criticism. "It was like one big two-week nightmare," says Rodriguez. "I did the best I could during the nightmare, and I'm glad I got something good out of it--but I was just glad it was over. .
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March 8, 1991 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mention the Van Cliburn Piano Competition to Santiago Rodriguez, who won the silver medal there a decade ago, and the emotional strain of that time comes back vividly. He speaks with an elegantly fluid Cuban accent, his words tinged with the tone of harsh criticism. "It was like one big two-week nightmare," says Rodriguez. "I did the best I could during the nightmare, and I'm glad I got something good out of it--but I was just glad it was over. .
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July 4, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
There are numerous contenders in tonight's $27,550 Independence Day Handicap at 300 yards. The field of 10 includes six horses who were winners last time out, including two trained by Santiago Rodriguez. Metamorphosis, a 3-year-old Pritzi Dash gelding, earned his second lifetime victory for Rodriguez on June 19 and Schofield Kid was last seen winning for the seventh time last Sept. 20.
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February 20, 1991
Pianist Ivo Pogorelich has canceled his upcoming tour of the United States, which was to have included a concert March 9 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. According to his management, the Yugoslav will not play "any performances which involve international travel" for the rest of this season. He will be replaced in Costa Mesa by Santiago Rodriguez, silver medalist in the 1981 Van Cliburn International Competition. Compiled by Kenneth Williams
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May 10, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now in its third year, the Ventura Chamber Music Festival is on an upward trajectory. On Thursday night, Cuban-born pianist Santiago Rodriguez gave one of the festival's keynote concerts in the Church of Religious Science. Part of the charm was the hall itself, a mock-Mayan structure that is one of Southern California's choicest architectural curios. More curiosity in the music would have been welcome.
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February 20, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Not Flying: Pianists Maria Joao Pires and Ivo Pogorelich have both canceled scheduled Southern California appearances, this month and next. Pires is reportedly ill in Paris and unable to fulfill her contractual obligations with the Los Angeles Philharmonic tonight through Sunday in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The Portuguese pianist will be replaced by clarinetist Michele Zukovsky, who will play the Mozart Concerto at all performances.
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January 11, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Bobbiesdashnfavorite, the beaten favorite in the Mistletoe Handicap on Dec. 21, will try to make amends in tonight's eighth, a $17,450 allowance at 350 yards. A three-time winner in 2003, the 4-year-old gray filly is one of three horses in the race trained by Paul Jones (Corona Dot Com and Yankee Debut). The picks: 1. Tough Hagerdorn. 2. A Striking Effort. 3. Cindys Morningstar. 4. Myster Quick Fix. 5. Lookn At The Wire. 6. Sassy J Valentine. 7. All Virtue. 8. Female Friend. 9. Bolt Ta Fame.
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November 8, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Ab What A Runner will try to rebound from her first loss in eight starts in the $269,200 Los Alamitos Derby tonight. A Grade 1 at 400 yards, the Derby features the 10 fastest qualifiers from trials that were held two weeks ago. A winner of her first seven, including the 2002 All American Futurity at Ruidoso, Ab What A Runner finished second in her trial, beaten a head by Strawberry Dash. G.R. Carter will ride the gray filly for owners Donnie and Kris Hill and trainer Bret Vickery.
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April 22, 1986 | JOHN HENKEN
Cuban-born, Juilliard-trained pianist Santiago Rodriguez can galvanize even repertory staples, and not simply through digital dazzle. In fact, Saturday night in his fourth appearance at Ambassador Auditorium it was his truly noble vision of the much-abused Funeral March that refreshed Chopin's B-flat minor Sonata, since melodic direction often dissolved in a rush of figuration in high-velocity passages. Mozart's Sonata in C, K. 330, displayed Rodriguez's control of touch and articulation.
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May 10, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
Embracing a theme of metamorphosis, 300 monarch butterflies will be released into the night sky tonight for the Ventura Chamber Music Festival's Transfigured Night. "Of course, music like Schumann's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Opus 54, and Beethoven's Fantasy in C for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Opus 80, have the power to transform," said Larry Matheney, co-chairman of the event.
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October 18, 1994 | JOSEF WOODARD
All that was missing were the klieg lights. It was the night that Gisele Ben-Dor came to town to take charge of the Santa Barbara Symphony. A full house packed the Arlington Theater and reps of officialdom extended kind words to welcome her. Ben-Dor's stellar performance in last season's round of live auditions earned her the post left open by the death of music director Varujan Kojian. The season-opener, Saturday, was marked by a sense of resolution.
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