June 11, 1995
While we at the Pasadena Symphony are flattered to have our binaural recording of Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony and Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" compared to the excellent quality of a Deutsche Grammophon recording, we feel critic Timothy Mangan missed the point concerning the technology of the recording (Alla Breve, May 28). The liner notes point out that headphones afford a sensory impression superior to that of listening through conventional loudspeakers. Since your reviewer did not indicate that he listened to the recording through headphones, he may have missed the entire point of why the limited-edition recording was produced.
July 1, 1990 |
Dust off the picnic baskets, it's summertime. A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou under the stars at Hollywood Bowl, and the living doesn't get much easier. Orchestras throughout the country head outdoors during the summer, but while many have to contend with the season's heat and humidity, the Los Angeles Philharmonic basks in the temperate climes of Southern California--a major factor in the ambition and success of the Bowl season.
May 5, 1989 |
For the past decade, Wayne Shilkret, performing-arts director of the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, has been perceived as the chief impresarial rival of Los Angeles Philharmonic Managing Director Ernest Fleischmann. But now that Shilkret, 55, has been named new general manager of Hollywood Bowl, succeeding the outgoing Robert Harth on July 1 as second in command at the Philharmonic, Fleischmann will be his boss. In naming Shilkret to the newly created position, Fleischman commented he was following the dictum, "If you can't beat 'em, have 'em join you."
May 1, 1989 |
Unconfirmed reports say that the Los Angeles Philharmonic will today announce the appointment of Wayne Shilkret as executive director of the Hollywood Bowl, upon the departure of current general manager Robert Harth. Shilkret will report to Philharmonic Managing Director Ernest Fleischmann. As executive director of the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation--sponsor of concerts at Ambassador Auditorium and other major local halls--for the past 12 years, Shilkret, 55, has long been Fleischmann's only major rival in Southland impresario ranks.
February 26, 1989 |
Together, they control funds well in excess of $15 million annually. In booking their seasonal rosters of artists--particularly young ones--they affect hundreds of lives and careers. In choosing--as they must do with clocklike regularity--one composer or one string quartet or one pianist over another, they are taste makers. Powerful taste makers.
September 17, 1987 |
When the Orange County Performing Arts Center's red Swedish granite exterior was going up and the plum carpet was being installed last year, some arts officials feared that once open, the new facility would lure audiences away from Southern California's other major arts halls. But as the opulent, $70.7-million hall in Costa Mesa prepares to celebrate its first birthday on Sept.