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January 25, 1996 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the most thrilling things about the St. Petersburg Philharmonic is the way its musicians push the envelope of their abilities and play on the edge of their instruments' capabilities. The results are wailing bassoons and hectoring horns, shrieking clarinets and intimidating double basses, a big, fat, vibrating trumpet sound and a violin section with blood in its veins. This orchestra probably makes more miscues than any other great orchestra, but it comes with this territory of daring.
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March 20, 2011
Alisa Weilerstein What: With the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown L.A. When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Tickets: $49 to $152 Information: (323) 850-2000 or http://www.laphil.com
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October 12, 1993 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Three years after belated Southern California debut appearances, one of the great orchestras of Europe returned to us Sunday--but with a new name. That name is St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the ensemble has been, like the city of its origin, redubbed since that first visit in 1990.
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November 4, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Asked to name the flagship orchestra of Russia, many people would answer the Kirov, helmed by the indefatigable Valery Gergiev. He and his players, after all, have received considerable media attention for, among other things, presenting Wagner's "Ring" cycle in the U.S., including at the Orange County Performing Artscenter. But other, perhaps more experienced music lovers wouldn't pause a second before naming a different ensemble from the same city: the St.
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October 26, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The touring St. Petersburg Philharmonic arrived at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and restored a measure of confidence in Russian arts exports, which had been shaken by the uneven U.S. debut of its civic junior, the St. Petersburg State Symphony, in Cerritos two weeks earlier. This is Russia's oldest orchestra, honed by the legendary Evgeny Mravinsky for 50 years and the favored band of Shostakovich.
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October 9, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With all the recent political turmoil and violence in Moscow, one had to wonder if the St. Petersburg Philharmonic concert scheduled for Sunday in Costa Mesa would take place--and worries did not abate when a caller found phone lines to St. Petersburg constantly busy. Finally, though, a connection was made around midnight St. Petersburg time, and the orchestra's associate principal conductor, Mariss Jansons, was happily assuring that there was "no problem.
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July 22, 1993 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Yuri Temirkanov, the 54-year-old music director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, is an interesting conductor. When he's good, he's very good indeed. When he's bad, he's eccentric. On some past visits, the maestro from Nalchik in the Caucasus swept the cobwebs from some hoary masterpieces with performances of astonishing passion and compelling imagination.
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January 23, 1996 | DANIEL CARIAGA
In what has now become a regular visit, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic returned to the Orange County Performing Arts Center Sunday afternoon. Mariss Jansons, the Latvian musician who has been associate principal conductor of the orchestra for 11 years, led an unimaginative program consisting of Weber's familiar "Euryanthe" Overture, the popular G-minor Violin Concerto by Bruch and Dvorak's ubiquitous "New World" Symphony.
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November 4, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Asked to name the flagship orchestra of Russia, many people would answer the Kirov, helmed by the indefatigable Valery Gergiev. He and his players, after all, have received considerable media attention for, among other things, presenting Wagner's "Ring" cycle in the U.S., including at the Orange County Performing Artscenter. But other, perhaps more experienced music lovers wouldn't pause a second before naming a different ensemble from the same city: the St.
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March 20, 2011
Alisa Weilerstein What: With the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown L.A. When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Tickets: $49 to $152 Information: (323) 850-2000 or http://www.laphil.com
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February 20, 2002 | SEAN GILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the kind of bawdy behavior normally associated with rock 'n' roll bands: allegations of rowdy musicians drinking in public, throwing things around and refusing to keep the noise down. But the band that got kicked off an Amsterdam-to-Los Angeles flight was neither a thrash-and-burn heavy metal group nor a raucous rap band. It was the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia's oldest symphony orchestra.
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October 27, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friday the touring St. Petersburg Philharmonic arrived at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and restored a measure of confidence in Russian arts exports, which had been shaken by the uneven U.S. debut of its civic junior, the St. Petersburg State Symphony, in Cerritos just two weeks before. This is Russia's oldest orchestra, honed by the legendary Evgeny Mravinsky for 50 years and the favored band of Shostakovich.
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October 26, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The touring St. Petersburg Philharmonic arrived at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and restored a measure of confidence in Russian arts exports, which had been shaken by the uneven U.S. debut of its civic junior, the St. Petersburg State Symphony, in Cerritos two weeks earlier. This is Russia's oldest orchestra, honed by the legendary Evgeny Mravinsky for 50 years and the favored band of Shostakovich.
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June 1, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patti LuPone, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Milton Berle, Mary Black, Tango Buenos Aires and Bill Cosby top the 1998-99 season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, announced Sunday. Singer-entertainer Harry Belafonte will open the season with performances Aug. 21-22. Other highlights: * Flutist James Galway, with a "Bach Sonata Tour" (Oct. 1). * Shirley Bassey and orchestra (Oct. 16-17). * The National Acrobats of China (Nov. 12-15).
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January 23, 1996 | DANIEL CARIAGA
In what has now become a regular visit, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic returned to the Orange County Performing Arts Center Sunday afternoon. Mariss Jansons, the Latvian musician who has been associate principal conductor of the orchestra for 11 years, led an unimaginative program consisting of Weber's familiar "Euryanthe" Overture, the popular G-minor Violin Concerto by Bruch and Dvorak's ubiquitous "New World" Symphony.
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October 12, 1993 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Three years after belated Southern California debut appearances, one of the great orchestras of Europe returned to us Sunday--but with a new name. That name is St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the ensemble has been, like the city of its origin, redubbed since that first visit in 1990.
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