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December 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Stuart Challender, chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1987, died of AIDS-related complications on Friday at age 44. Challender, diagnosed HIV-positive in 1983, died in a hospice where he spent the last few months, an orchestra spokesman said. Challender had conducted all the major Australian symphony, chamber and opera orchestras in recent years. He went to Europe in 1968 as a boy and spent 12 years studying conducting in Hamburg and Vienna.
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December 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Stuart Challender, chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1987, died of AIDS-related complications on Friday at age 44. Challender, diagnosed HIV-positive in 1983, died in a hospice where he spent the last few months, an orchestra spokesman said. Challender had conducted all the major Australian symphony, chamber and opera orchestras in recent years. He went to Europe in 1968 as a boy and spent 12 years studying conducting in Hamburg and Vienna.
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December 20, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
In every good race, there is a dark horse--in the ongoing contest to replace Keith Clark as music director of the Pacific Symphony, that distinction may belong to Stuart Challender, chief conductor of the Sydney (Australia) Symphony. In fact, Challender, who will lead the Pacific today and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, was never supposed to be in the race at all.
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December 20, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
In every good race, there is a dark horse--in the ongoing contest to replace Keith Clark as music director of the Pacific Symphony, that distinction may belong to Stuart Challender, chief conductor of the Sydney (Australia) Symphony. In fact, Challender, who will lead the Pacific today and Thursday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, was never supposed to be in the race at all.
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February 27, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
The Moscow State Symphony, conducted by Mark Ermler, and the East Berlin Symphony, led by Claus Peter Flor, will be among orchestras presented by the Orange County Philharmonic Society in 1988-'89 at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Both orchestras will be making Orange County debuts, as will the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, the St.
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February 18, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
The Moscow State Symphony of the U.S.S.R. conducted by Mark Ermler and the East Berlin Symphony led by Claus Peter Flor will be among 23 events presented by the Orange County Philharmonic Society in 1988-89 at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Both orchestras will be making Orange County debuts, as will the Israel Philharmonic directed by Zubin Mehta, the St.
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December 22, 1989 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Australian conductor Stuart Challender strode to the podium at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Wednesday with a lot in his favor. After all, he had Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, two sure-fire hits, on his program. It didn't result, however, in automatic success. Challender, who is chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, was auditioning for the vacant music directorship of the Pacific Symphony.
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October 18, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
Add symphonic music to the list of Australian exports that could make it big here, after crocodile wrestlers and beer in outsized cans. Sunday afternoon, the Sydney Symphony made its U.S. debut, launching a 13-concert tour celebrating the Australian Bicentennial with a high-impact performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. According to its own publicity, the Sydney Symphony is Australia's major orchestral establishment, a claim supported with well-drilled, explosive playing Sunday.
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October 12, 1988 | Chris Pasles
Australia is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and among various ways the country is showing itself off to the world is the first visit to America of its major orchestra, the Sydney Symphony. The 56-year-old orchestra will launch a 12-city tour Sunday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The concert, featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Australian composer Carl Vine, is sponsored by the Orange County Philharmonic Society.
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March 28, 1991 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
The public debut of the recently formed Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a single appearance by tenor Luciano Pavarotti, a four-concert MozartFest, three different appearances by violinist Itzhak Perlman and a Sept. 10 "special evening" to be staged by director Peter Sellars highlight the 70th summer season at Hollywood Bowl. More predictable programming and performers announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn.
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July 25, 1991 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Someone must have decreed that Tuesday was the night for Mike Morgan trials under the cool, hazy and noisy skies of Los Angeles. At Dodger Stadium, before a large crowd of 48,925, a pitcher of that name struggled against a team called the Phillies, allowing 8 hits in 5 2/3 nervous innings. Despite some troubling vicissitudes, the Dodgers eventually won in the 10th.
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