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.
October 9, 2005 |
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.
January 24, 1997 |
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.
November 13, 1997 |
Although one orders sushi in a London restaurant at one's own risk, the British do have a way with things Japanese.
January 19, 2000 |
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.
November 19, 1996 |
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.