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October 12, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Fifteen years ago, conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega formed the Eagle Rock-based Santa Cecilia Orchestra to bring classical music to the Latino community of Los Angeles. After all, she had grown up in Echo Park and pursued her music education at Cal State Los Angeles. In fact, her early career had gone swimmingly -- until, that is, a German conductor at a workshop told her that a woman would never be accepted on the podium. Never in our lifetime, he said. Conduct opera, he advised her.
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October 12, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Fifteen years ago, conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega formed the Eagle Rock-based Santa Cecilia Orchestra to bring classical music to the Latino community of Los Angeles. After all, she had grown up in Echo Park and pursued her music education at Cal State Los Angeles. In fact, her early career had gone swimmingly -- until, that is, a German conductor at a workshop told her that a woman would never be accepted on the podium. Never in our lifetime, he said. Conduct opera, he advised her.
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July 24, 2000 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spanish classical music, like Latin music in nearly every idiom until very recently, has been shunted onto a side road from the mainstream for too long because it has its own world of sound that doesn't follow Central European rhythmic, harmonic and structural rules.
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August 16, 2001
"By the Great Horn Spoon!," a musical play for ages 5 to 13, based on Sid Fleischman's book about a boy and his butler in 1849 during the California Gold Rush, will have two performances, each with a Q&A session with the Laguna Playhouse company after the performance. * "By the Great Horn Spoon!," Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Saturday at 9 and 10:30 a.m. $5. (949) 497-2787.
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May 23, 2002
MAY 29-31, June 1-2 Ojai Music Festival. Nine events, including a piano marathon by Marino Formenti, symposiums, master classes and six other concerts given by the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Formenti, singer Ute Lemper and guitarist Eliot Fisk. Ojai Art Center, Ojai Presbyterian Church and outdoor Libbey Bowl. Through June 16: Los Angeles Opera.
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