Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVentura Music Festival
IN THE NEWS

Ventura Music Festival

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 30, 1988
The Count Basie Orchestra will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Harbortown Marina Resort, starting off four days of concerts as part of the fifth annual Ventura Music Festival. Joined by the Four Freshmen, the quartet that made its mark in the 1950s, the Basie band will lead a nonstop dance concert on the tennis courts of the hotel, the first of a series of events that includes a street fair, a tribute to composer John Philip Sousa and a show by Grammy winner Michael McDonald.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2008 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
The auditorium at Nicole Cabell's old high school is a little more modest than her usual haunts. Last month, the 30-year-old soprano performed at Royal Albert Hall in London. In a couple of weeks, she'll sing at Tivoli in Copenhagen. Tonight, she plays Ventura High School, headlining the final show of the 10-day Ventura Music Festival. Tall and elegant, Cabell has won some of opera's most prestigious awards.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
And now there's Nuvi, the next Mehta. Cousin of Zubin, son of pianist Dady, brother of countertenor Bejun, the youngest member of the Mehta musical dynasty has been making a name for himself in the San Diego area as a violinist (he performs in the San Diego Symphony), conductor, stage director, educator and even occasional performer in musical comedy. He is also music director of two regional orchestras (the Nova Vista Symphony in Sunnyvale, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2008 | Michael Rydzynski
CONTRAST. That's what makes classical music live and breathe. That also aptly describes Leila Josefowicz. The Canadian-born, Grammy-nominated violinist, a former child prodigy who spent the better part of her training at the Curtis Institute of Music while living in Philadelphia and who now resides in New York, grew up in Southern California. "California's a great place to grow up in, especially the suburbs [Westlake Village], which is a huge contrast to my now living in the heart of Manhattan," says Josefowicz (pronounced joe-SEH-foh-wits)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2008 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
The auditorium at Nicole Cabell's old high school is a little more modest than her usual haunts. Last month, the 30-year-old soprano performed at Royal Albert Hall in London. In a couple of weeks, she'll sing at Tivoli in Copenhagen. Tonight, she plays Ventura High School, headlining the final show of the 10-day Ventura Music Festival. Tall and elegant, Cabell has won some of opera's most prestigious awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2008 | Michael Rydzynski
CONTRAST. That's what makes classical music live and breathe. That also aptly describes Leila Josefowicz. The Canadian-born, Grammy-nominated violinist, a former child prodigy who spent the better part of her training at the Curtis Institute of Music while living in Philadelphia and who now resides in New York, grew up in Southern California. "California's a great place to grow up in, especially the suburbs [Westlake Village], which is a huge contrast to my now living in the heart of Manhattan," says Josefowicz (pronounced joe-SEH-foh-wits)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2005 | Chris Pasles
Celebrities such as Britney, Paris, Celine and even the Donald may be luring you to buy their signature perfumes. But for a more enduring kind of art, why not a specially decorated violin? Eleven of them -- painted, beaded, brocaded or otherwise embellished -- are up for auction to help raise funds for the Ventura Music Festival, April 28 to May 8. "We really like the idea of tying together various arts," says festival music director Nuvi Mehta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
Organizers of the first Ventura Chamber Music Festival declared last month's five-day concert series a resounding success that pumped about $1 million into the downtown economy and broke even on its first try. Presenting a wrap-up of the event before the Ventura City Council on Monday night, festival organizers said that more than one-third of the 725 ticket holders came from outside Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Halfway through the sixth annual Ventura Chamber Music Festival, any report would have to wax enthusiastic. The Shanghai String Quartet's residency began, boldly, with two strong concerts. Saturday night's song-and-dance affair offered diversionary tactics at the Serra Center. And, continuing the trend of variety, Sunday's menu brought a recital by soprano Cynthia Jansen and an offbeat, Latin American-tinged guitar concert by the famed Sharon Isbin.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2003 | Josef Woodard, Special to The Times
The Ventura Chamber Music Festival, running through the weekend, continues a healthy evolution with an especially eclectic program this year. Last weekend's opening festivities ranged from Mark O'Connor's retro "hot jazz" to the Falla Guitar Trio's stylistic variety, while the Colorado String Quartet's residency represented the classical cause at the center of the festival agenda.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2005 | Chris Pasles
Celebrities such as Britney, Paris, Celine and even the Donald may be luring you to buy their signature perfumes. But for a more enduring kind of art, why not a specially decorated violin? Eleven of them -- painted, beaded, brocaded or otherwise embellished -- are up for auction to help raise funds for the Ventura Music Festival, April 28 to May 8. "We really like the idea of tying together various arts," says festival music director Nuvi Mehta.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
And now there's Nuvi, the next Mehta. Cousin of Zubin, son of pianist Dady, brother of countertenor Bejun, the youngest member of the Mehta musical dynasty has been making a name for himself in the San Diego area as a violinist (he performs in the San Diego Symphony), conductor, stage director, educator and even occasional performer in musical comedy. He is also music director of two regional orchestras (the Nova Vista Symphony in Sunnyvale, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2003 | Josef Woodard, Special to The Times
The Ventura Chamber Music Festival, running through the weekend, continues a healthy evolution with an especially eclectic program this year. Last weekend's opening festivities ranged from Mark O'Connor's retro "hot jazz" to the Falla Guitar Trio's stylistic variety, while the Colorado String Quartet's residency represented the classical cause at the center of the festival agenda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Halfway through the sixth annual Ventura Chamber Music Festival, any report would have to wax enthusiastic. The Shanghai String Quartet's residency began, boldly, with two strong concerts. Saturday night's song-and-dance affair offered diversionary tactics at the Serra Center. And, continuing the trend of variety, Sunday's menu brought a recital by soprano Cynthia Jansen and an offbeat, Latin American-tinged guitar concert by the famed Sharon Isbin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
Organizers of the first Ventura Chamber Music Festival declared last month's five-day concert series a resounding success that pumped about $1 million into the downtown economy and broke even on its first try. Presenting a wrap-up of the event before the Ventura City Council on Monday night, festival organizers said that more than one-third of the 725 ticket holders came from outside Ventura County.
NEWS
June 30, 1988
The Count Basie Orchestra will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Harbortown Marina Resort, starting off four days of concerts as part of the fifth annual Ventura Music Festival. Joined by the Four Freshmen, the quartet that made its mark in the 1950s, the Basie band will lead a nonstop dance concert on the tennis courts of the hotel, the first of a series of events that includes a street fair, a tribute to composer John Philip Sousa and a show by Grammy winner Michael McDonald.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN
In an effort to spark student interest in chamber music, the Ventura Chamber Music Festival will present a free educational outreach program, both in the classroom and the concert hall. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate. The class will study classical musicians for a month, listening to their music, and will be invited to attend a free concert. Sponsored by the Wittenberg Livingston Corp. and the Pacific Bell Foundation, the outreach program is in its fourth year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
Mayor Jack Tingstrom received the first season pass Monday to the 1996 Ventura Chamber Music Festival, a six-day concert series featuring 16 chamber music performances at various locations throughout downtown Ventura. Tingstrom joined concert organizers and community leaders in the atrium at Ventura City Hall to receive the series pass as promoters kicked off a campaign aimed at generating interest in the second annual concert series.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|