January 30, 1987 |
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is alive, loud, flashy, gushy, slushy and well in Orange County. Wednesday night at the Performing Arts Center, Keith Clark and the Pacific Symphony offered their subscribers a soulful orgy of hum-along romanticism. The faithful responded by applauding at every opportunity--sometimes despite the conductor's pained disapproval--and by standing, cheering, whomping and whistling when the whiz-bang cadences beckoned.
September 20, 2013 |
In its first 10 years Disney Hall became more than a home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, it also became a destination for photographing advertisements and filming commercials, television shows and movies. Howard Sherman, vice president of operations at the Music Center, said the product of Frank Gehry's imagination works on film because the hall can be so many things to so many people. "If they want futuristic stainless steel curves, this is where they come. If they want a space to do a formal black tie gala in a traditional environment, this is where they can come," he said.
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February 22, 2011 |
Sofia Cosma, a concert pianist who defied long odds to rebuild her career after seven years in Soviet prison camps and later established herself as a performer and teacher in Southern California, died of natural causes Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Oxnard, said her daughter, Ilona Scott. Cosma was 96. Cosma's musical aspirations were dashed in 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Cosma, who was Jewish, was attempting to rejoin her family in Latvia when she was arrested and incarcerated in a Siberian prison.
October 12, 2011 |
Fittingly, "The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring" is an epic undertaking. "It's such a huge score," said composer Howard Shore, who won an Oscar for his work on Peter Jackson's 2001 first installment in his ambitious "Lord of the Rings" trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien beloved fantasy novel. "It's nearly three hours. It is really difficult to do. It requires 225 people on stage to play the music, a symphony orchestra and chorus. " For the performance, which comes to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, Ludwig Wicki conducts the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, Phoenix Boys Choir and soloist soprano Kaitlyn Lusk.
June 5, 1986
The Pasadena Symphony will open the 1986-87 season on Oct. 25 with music director Jorge Mester conducting works by Kodaly, Dohnanyi, Ravel and Stravinsky in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pianist David Korevaar will be soloist in Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds. On Nov. 22, Mester will conduct music of Dvorak, Bartok and the Cello Concerto by Peter Mennin, with Gary Hoffman as soloist. An orchestral program on Jan. 17 lists works by Mozart and Shostakovich.
January 5, 1988
The off-stage trumpet soloist in Beethoven's "Leonore" Overture No. 3 at the Music Center on Friday was Los Angeles Philharmonic principal Thomas Stevens, not Donald Green as reported in The Times on Monday. Green planed the off-stage part in "Leonore" No. 2.