August 3, 1991 |
In a detour from their invaluable American Composers recording project, Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony treat three works by Edvard Grieg to a coating of gorgeously recorded, Romantic orchestral sound (Delos DE 3091, compact disc). Everyone, including soloist Bella Davidovich, seems wrapped up in this lush cocoon in the Piano Concerto; and the intimacies of the Lyric Suite are well-suited for Schwarz's warm-hearted embrace.
April 14, 2014 |
John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition "Become Ocean," an orchestral work that premiered last year with the Seattle Symphony, which commissioned the piece. "Become Ocean" is a sonic work that is intended to evoke the landscapes and waters of the Pacific Northwest. The piece will be performed at Carnegie Hall in New York next month with the Seattle Symphony, conducted by Ludovic Morlot. Adams, who is a resident of Alaska, studied at CalArts in the '70s and has had his music performed around the world.
December 14, 1990 |
A food bank and a youth symphony will be getting $32,500 each thanks to a court settlement stemming from a series of concerts that Michael Jackson canceled. Attorneys Thomas Wampold and Aaron Haleva will also get a hefty $35,000 for their work representing ticket-buyers who sued over the canceled concerts in October and November 1988. Jackson said he was ill when he canceled the shows.
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August 8, 2012 |
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly established there was little about his talent that was ordinary: He could perform the song in any key the admissions committee requested - and he was but 6 years old. By the time he was 30, the former prodigy - the youngest student the prestigious New York school had ever admitted - was a wunderkind composer for Broadway and Hollywood, whose contribution to American popular music would bring comparisons to Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin.
January 26, 1988 |
Gerard Schwarz should be familiar to Southland audiences: He was music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from October, 1978, through June, 1986, a period in which the orchestra greatly expanded its activities throughout the area. This week Schwarz returns, but with an ensemble familiar to local listeners only through recordings: the Seattle Symphony.
March 6, 1999
Laguna Playhouse officials announced that they have hired two new senior staffers for development and marketing and engaged a fund-raising consulting firm to help with ongoing operations and a planned multimillion-dollar expansion. Bernadine Griffin, who helped the Seattle Symphony raise $110 million for its new Benaroya Hall, has been named development director. She replaces Stacey Adams, who left six months ago. William C.
December 26, 1989 |
1. The Movies Go to the Opera--various artists 2. Verdi & Puccini: Arias--Kiri Te Kanawa 3. Pavarotti at Carnegie Hall--Luciano Pavarotti 4. Wagner: The 'Ring' Without Words--Berlin Philharmonic 5. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique--London Classical Players 6. Portrait Of Wynton Marsalis--Wynton Marsalis 7. Barber/Britten: Cello Concertos--Yo-Yo Ma 8. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3--London Classical Players 9. Horowitz at Home--Vladimir Horowitz 10.
August 5, 1988 |
The Montreal Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Symphony will make their first appearances in the county in 1989-90, according to officials of the Orange County Philharmonic Society. Other concerts for the season announced during the society's 35th annual meeting Wednesday included return engagements by the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony.