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.
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.
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.
March 9, 1993 |
Varujan Kojian, born in Beirut and celebrated in many of the world's major musical capitals, has died in his Carpinteria home. Kojian, most recently music director and conductor of the Santa Barbara Symphony, was 57 when he died Thursday, a symphony spokesman said Monday. He had been battling pancreatic cancer and was unable to return to work after surgery last October.
May 29, 2011 |
For the first time in more than four decades, a new Shamu show premiered Saturday at SeaWorld San Diego without animal trainers performing stunts in the water with the marine park's iconic killer whales. Photos : "One Ocean" killer whale show at Sea World San Diego After a fatal accident at SeaWorld's sister park in Florida, the San Diego park unveiled the conservation-themed " One Ocean " show, featuring orcas performing in unison against a new backdrop of giant LCD screens surrounding a tie-dye-colored whale fluke.
May 29, 1987 |
The 1987-88 season of the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation--a season in which the foundation will present more than 150 events at Ambassador and Pasadena Civic Auditoriums in Pasadena--will feature first-time Pasadena appearances by, among others, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Moscow Ballet, the Central Philharmonic of China and the Georgian Chamber Orchestra of Tbilisi. It will also offer return engagements by a number of major artists and attractions.