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September 22, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
It's been quite a summer for flashy, young fiddlers. If you've been taking notes, add the name Sheryl Staples to the list. The 18-year-old local prodigy, now studying at USC, has fast fingers that seem inevitably to fall perfectly in place. She draws a heavy bow, and she is not shy at all about digging into the music at hand, producing big, rich sounds. The music at hand Sunday evening in Gindi Auditorium of the University of Judaism was strictly off the ready-to-play rack.
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November 8, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
A common career trajectory for the most talented, determined and lucky young American violinists arcs through competitions and prestigious Eastern conservatories, heading single-mindedly for solo glory.
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February 19, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violinist Sheryl Staples raised an otherwise lackluster program by conductor John Larry Granger and the South Coast Symphony to a level of distinction Saturday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Before her arrival, Granger had ventured some dutiful, rough-shod Haydn and some foggy, ill-balanced, minor Copland.
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October 11, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheryl Staples, concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony since August 1994, has been appointed associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, effective Feb. 5. She will return to the Pacific to be the soloist for the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto May 8 and 9. A search for a new Pacific concertmaster will be launched. "I'm going with mixed feelings," Staples, 26, said Tuesday. "There are a lot of things about the Pacific Symphony and working with [music director] Carl St.
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October 11, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheryl Staples, concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony since August 1994, has been appointed associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, effective Feb. 5. She will return to the Pacific to be the soloist for the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto May 8 and 9. A search for a new Pacific concertmaster will be launched. "I'm going with mixed feelings," Staples, 26, said Tuesday. "There are a lot of things about the Pacific Symphony and working with [music director] Carl St.
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November 8, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
A common career trajectory for the most talented, determined and lucky young American violinists arcs through competitions and prestigious Eastern conservatories, heading single-mindedly for solo glory.
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August 17, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheryl Staples, a 25-year-old violinist from Los Angeles, will take over as concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony on Oct. 1. Her appointment, announced today, fills a critical position left vacant when Endre( Granat resigned last year after 10 seasons. While not unprecedented, the appointment of someone of Staples' age is unusual. "Even though she is relatively very young, she has been playing concertmaster roughly half her life in various orchestras," PSO music director Carl St.
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December 13, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Peaking late in a performance is a strategy in which some musicians specialize. Peaking after the program has ended may be carrying the strategy too far. Heiichiro Ohyama, leading the December concert of his 12-year-old Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, saved the best for last. After his program proper, in historic Lobero Theatre, Tuesday night, Ohyama added a three-movement encore that surpassed in quality and elan everything that preceded it.
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September 7, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
At 19, violinist Sheryl Staples is finding success a bit of a problem. She is an orchestral musician who is simultaneously developing a career as a soloist (she will play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto on Saturday with the Pacific Symphony at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre), and she feels that she is at the crossroads. "The most pressure I'm feeling is trying to decide what direction my career is going to take," Staples said in an interview Tuesday.
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October 19, 1994 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As new concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, which opens its 1994-95 season tonight in Costa Mesa, Sheryl Staples will play both Follow the Leader and Lead the Followers. "There are so many different things that the concertmaster is called on to do," said Staples, 25. "But from the standpoint of interpreting the conductor's gestures, the concertmaster is almost a secondary figure for the orchestra to watch.
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October 19, 1994 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As new concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, which opens its 1994-95 season tonight in Costa Mesa, Sheryl Staples will play both Follow the Leader and Lead the Followers. "There are so many different things that the concertmaster is called on to do," said Staples, 25. "But from the standpoint of interpreting the conductor's gestures, the concertmaster is almost a secondary figure for the orchestra to watch.
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August 17, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheryl Staples, a 25-year-old violinist from Los Angeles, will take over as concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony on Oct. 1. Her appointment, announced today, fills a critical position left vacant when Endre( Granat resigned last year after 10 seasons. While not unprecedented, the appointment of someone of Staples' age is unusual. "Even though she is relatively very young, she has been playing concertmaster roughly half her life in various orchestras," PSO music director Carl St.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Peaking late in a performance is a strategy in which some musicians specialize. Peaking after the program has ended may be carrying the strategy too far. Heiichiro Ohyama, leading the December concert of his 12-year-old Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, saved the best for last. After his program proper, in historic Lobero Theatre, Tuesday night, Ohyama added a three-movement encore that surpassed in quality and elan everything that preceded it.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violinist Sheryl Staples raised an otherwise lackluster program by conductor John Larry Granger and the South Coast Symphony to a level of distinction Saturday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Before her arrival, Granger had ventured some dutiful, rough-shod Haydn and some foggy, ill-balanced, minor Copland.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
At 19, violinist Sheryl Staples is finding success a bit of a problem. She is an orchestral musician who is simultaneously developing a career as a soloist (she will play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto on Saturday with the Pacific Symphony at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre), and she feels that she is at the crossroads. "The most pressure I'm feeling is trying to decide what direction my career is going to take," Staples said in an interview Tuesday.
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September 22, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
It's been quite a summer for flashy, young fiddlers. If you've been taking notes, add the name Sheryl Staples to the list. The 18-year-old local prodigy, now studying at USC, has fast fingers that seem inevitably to fall perfectly in place. She draws a heavy bow, and she is not shy at all about digging into the music at hand, producing big, rich sounds. The music at hand Sunday evening in Gindi Auditorium of the University of Judaism was strictly off the ready-to-play rack.
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November 22, 1998
How wonderful of Calendar to celebrate the talent, hard work and success of L.A. violinist Sheryl Staples ("A Violinist of Uncommon Style," by John Henken, Nov. 8)--and that of USC "star" professor Robert Lipsett. Move over, Juilliard? IRENE PETERSON San Juan Capistrano
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