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September 15, 1989 | GRETA BEIGEL, Times Staff Writer
Stewart Robertson believes in the power of mystique. As newly appointed music director of the Inland Empire Symphony, Robertson will conduct a five-concert subscription series, beginning Oct. 21, at the California Theatre of Performing Arts in San Bernardino, as well as lead ensembles at local schools and universities. But he won't pitch at parties for funds for the parent Inland Empire Symphony Assn.
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September 15, 1989 | GRETA BEIGEL, Times Staff Writer
Stewart Robertson believes in the power of mystique. As newly appointed music director of the Inland Empire Symphony, Robertson will conduct a five-concert subscription series, beginning Oct. 21, at the California Theatre of Performing Arts in San Bernardino, as well as lead ensembles at local schools and universities. But he won't pitch at parties for funds for the parent Inland Empire Symphony Assn.
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Bob Dylan joined U2 on stage Monday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena to share lead vocals with the Irish band's Bono Hewson on two Dylan songs: "I Shall Be Released" (which they dedicated to Amnesty International) and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Though they didn't join the band on stage, other rock notables in attendance over the first three nights of the band's five-night engagement: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Robbie Robertson and "Little Steven" Van Zandt.
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July 25, 1998
For its six-event, 1998-99 season, the Riverside County Philharmonic, under Music Director Patrick Flynn, will play four concerts, host another by a neighboring orchestra and present a solo recital by the distinguished American violinist Joseph Silverstein. The season begins Sept. 26, when the Riverside Philharmonic, with Flynn conducting, offers Dvorak's "New World" Symphony and, with Wendy Chen as soloist, Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.
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October 9, 2005 | Mark Swed
Richard Rodney Bennett: "The Mines of Sulphur" Glimmerglass Opera. Stewart Robertson, conductor. (Chandos) * WHO could have been better equipped to write an operatic thriller in 1985 than Richard Rodney Bennett, a British composer who studied with Boulez and who has distinguished himself in classical music and jazz as well as film and television scores? His luxuriant soundtrack to the movie "Nicholas and Alexandra" is, for instance, preferable to Deborah Dratell's mushy opera.
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January 24, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opera Pacific will present two operas new to its repertory during the 1997-98 season, general director Patrick L. Veitch announced Thursday. The new productions--Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" and Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte"--will open and close the season, Nov. 11 and March 31, respectively, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Two Puccini operas--"Tosca" and "La Boheme"--will complete the season. "I'm proud to be introducing 'Cosi fan tutte,' " Veitch said Thursday.
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November 13, 1997 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Although one orders sushi in a London restaurant at one's own risk, the British do have a way with things Japanese.
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November 19, 1996 | BRYAN MINGLE
TELEVISION Doling Out Jokes: He lost the election but not his sense of humor. Former senator turned former presidential candidate Bob Dole made a guest appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend and had no trouble poking fun at himself, joining host Robert Downey Jr. in an evening of self-parody. Dole appeared with Norm MacDonald, the "SNL" cast member who impersonates Dole and would have had a field day with his routine if the Republican nominee had won.
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September 10, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
In daily Calendar this week, interviews with three other new music directors: Glendale Symphony's Lalo Schifrin, San Diego Symphony's Yoav Talmi and Stewart Robertson at the Inland Empire . "The world of the symphony orchestra has changed," says JoAnn Falletta, incoming music director of the Long Beach Symphony. "Everything is different now, and there is no safe or certain way into the future. We have to figure it out as we go."
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January 19, 2000 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
In "Central Park," three short new American operas broadcast tonight on "Great Performances," the play is very much the thing. The triptych of operas came from a trio of trios--three commissioners (Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera and PBS), three playwrights (Wendy Wasserstein, A.R. Gurney and Terrence McNally) and three composers (Deborah Drattell, Michael Torke and Robert Beaser). That order isn't arbitrary.
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April 30, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
one expected, one surprising--of conductors Herbert von Karajan and Andre Previn from their respective orchestras just a few days ago, plus the recent appointments of new music directors to four prominent symphonic posts in California, this has been a month of flux in the world of orchestras. And the flux goes on. In San Bernardino, the Inland Empire Symphony announced Friday that its new music director will be Stewart Robertson, the Scottish conductor who now leads the Santa Fe (N.M.
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