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May 16, 1989 | GREG HETTMANSBERGER
In his valedictory appearance Sunday night as music director of the Santa Monica Symphony, Yehuda Gilad received the best of all going-away presents--a committed performance of Mahler's First Symphony from his musicians. However, the opening works provided scant clues that the evening would be memorable. Byron Adams' "Intrada and Alleluia for Brass and Percussion" (1988) presents no threat to conservative listeners. Aural adjustments having been made for the lack of polish and refinement in the playing, one discovered a pleasant and effective exercise in contrasting dynamics and tone colors.
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April 24, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Before conducting the Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night, across the street from the newly renamed Colburn Way (one block of 2nd Street), the renowned British conductor Neville Marriner was handed the Richard D. Colburn Award in a small ceremony on stage. Marriner was the first music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, which Richard D. Colburn, Los Angeles' legendary music benefactor, helped bankroll. The concert was presented by the Colburn School in honor of the centenary of its founder, who died at 92 in 2004.
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November 11, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES
Founded in 1945, the Santa Monica Symphony is one of the better, as well as one of the longer-lived, local community orchestras; and conductor Yehuda Gilad, now in his eighth season with the ensemble, has proved a knowledgeable, skilled interpreter. Still, the results Sunday at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium were disappointing. Gilad gave an emotionally underpowered account of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, failing to capitalize on tension and strong emotional conflicts.
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May 2, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Another in a continuing series of concert auditions for the conductorship of the American Youth Symphony took place Sunday night in Wadsworth Theater when Yehuda Gilad led works of Wagner and Dvorak. Gilad, a well-known presence hereabouts and leader of his own youth groups at Malibu's Strawberry Creek Festival, was his usual meticulous, tasteful and intelligent self. He worked well with the AYS, though some of the fire long associated with this ensemble was missing.
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March 25, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
A fine way to stretch the musicianship of promising students is to have them play together with an established professional. Members of the Joyeux Woodwind Chamber Players, whose ages range from 16 to 21, did exactly that by inviting pianist Mona Golabek to join them as a guest artist for a single work on a three-part program Thursday at Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism. The Joyeux Players is an ensemble offered as a course at the R. D.
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August 3, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
In prospect, the first orchestral concert of the Strawberry Creek Festival, Saturday evening at Pepperdine University, seemed enticing. The program featured two relatively young, fresh soloists and intriguing, unhackneyed repertory. The event substantiated much of the allure, although it began on notes of a disappointment.
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August 13, 1990 | JOHN HENKEN
Music director Yehuda Gilad and the folks at the Malibu Strawberry Creek Music Festival do not flinch from the big challenges. Gilad closed the current edition Saturday with a taxing, oddly sorted program mixing a peppy, post-modern premiere with two pillars of Romantic strife and resolution. At the heart of the program at Smothers Theatre of Pepperdine University lay Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene from "Gotterdammerung," itself a premiere of sorts.
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July 14, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
What is Strawberry Creek? Most likely it is a modest little picturesque site up in the hills near Idyllwild where Yehuda Gilad began a modest music festival of that name two years ago. This summer, the Strawberry Creek Music Festival moved to Pepperdine University in Malibu, where Gilad led the third and final concert on Saturday in Smothers Theatre. Judging by that program, the festival's drop in elevation should come as very good news to music lovers who reside closer to sea level.
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August 10, 1987 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Since the much-lamented demise of the Claremont Music Festival in the mid-1970s, Southern California has been patiently awaiting the next, thinking-person's indoor summer series. The Strawberry Creek Festival, which concluded its second season at Pepperdine University, Malibu, over the weekend, may be it.
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November 26, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Things haven't changed much in the two decades since this generation of critics began attending Santa Monica Symphony concerts. Civic Auditorium, a barnlike hall with unflattering acoustics, still hosts the orchestra's Sunday night events; radio personality Raoul Gripenwaldt remains the on-site, live program annotator; a loyal audience never seems to fill the auditorium yet makes up in enthusiasm what it lacks in sophistication (applause between movements is always to be expected).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1990 | JOHN HENKEN
Music director Yehuda Gilad and the folks at the Malibu Strawberry Creek Music Festival do not flinch from the big challenges. Gilad closed the current edition Saturday with a taxing, oddly sorted program mixing a peppy, post-modern premiere with two pillars of Romantic strife and resolution. At the heart of the program at Smothers Theatre of Pepperdine University lay Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene from "Gotterdammerung," itself a premiere of sorts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989 | GREG HETTMANSBERGER
In his valedictory appearance Sunday night as music director of the Santa Monica Symphony, Yehuda Gilad received the best of all going-away presents--a committed performance of Mahler's First Symphony from his musicians. However, the opening works provided scant clues that the evening would be memorable. Byron Adams' "Intrada and Alleluia for Brass and Percussion" (1988) presents no threat to conservative listeners. Aural adjustments having been made for the lack of polish and refinement in the playing, one discovered a pleasant and effective exercise in contrasting dynamics and tone colors.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
A fine way to stretch the musicianship of promising students is to have them play together with an established professional. Members of the Joyeux Woodwind Chamber Players, whose ages range from 16 to 21, did exactly that by inviting pianist Mona Golabek to join them as a guest artist for a single work on a three-part program Thursday at Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism. The Joyeux Players is an ensemble offered as a course at the R. D.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
In his third summer at Malibu, impresario-conductor Yehuda Gilad seems to have brought his Strawberry Creek Festival from near-oblivion to a certain glory. At least, that was the impression Saturday night at Pepperdine University, when Gilad led the second of four orchestral programs at the six-concert series in Smothers Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES
Founded in 1945, the Santa Monica Symphony is one of the better, as well as one of the longer-lived, local community orchestras; and conductor Yehuda Gilad, now in his eighth season with the ensemble, has proved a knowledgeable, skilled interpreter. Still, the results Sunday at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium were disappointing. Gilad gave an emotionally underpowered account of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, failing to capitalize on tension and strong emotional conflicts.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1987 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Since the much-lamented demise of the Claremont Music Festival in the mid-1970s, Southern California has been patiently awaiting the next, thinking-person's indoor summer series. The Strawberry Creek Festival, which concluded its second season at Pepperdine University, Malibu, over the weekend, may be it.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Another in a continuing series of concert auditions for the conductorship of the American Youth Symphony took place Sunday night in Wadsworth Theater when Yehuda Gilad led works of Wagner and Dvorak. Gilad, a well-known presence hereabouts and leader of his own youth groups at Malibu's Strawberry Creek Festival, was his usual meticulous, tasteful and intelligent self. He worked well with the AYS, though some of the fire long associated with this ensemble was missing.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
In prospect, the first orchestral concert of the Strawberry Creek Festival, Saturday evening at Pepperdine University, seemed enticing. The program featured two relatively young, fresh soloists and intriguing, unhackneyed repertory. The event substantiated much of the allure, although it began on notes of a disappointment.
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