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August 25, 2006 | Chris Pasles
Ara Guzelimian, senior director and artistic advisor to Carnegie Hall, has been named dean-designate of the Juilliard School in New York. The school says that Guzelimian, 52, will start July 1, after a six-month overlap with the current dean, Stephen Clapp, who is stepping down to teach full time. Guzelimian will continue at Carnegie as an artistic consultant and as host and producer of the "Making Music" series at Zankel Hall, the 599-seat venue beneath the main auditorium.
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July 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
Arthur Zankel, the financier who gave $10 million for the Carnegie Hall recital space that bears his name, plunged to his death from his ninth-floor apartment in New York City in an apparent suicide, police said Friday. He was 73. Zankel, Carnegie Hall's vice chairman, died Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after apparently jumping from his Fifth Avenue apartment, New York Police Det. Noel Waters said. Zankel jumped about 11 a.m. Thursday and landed in a rear courtyard, Waters said.
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February 1, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Harth, who became head of New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and led America's premier classical music venue into an adventurous new era, has died. He was 47. Harth, who served as general manager of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1979 to 1989, second in command to former executive director Ernest Fleishmann, died Friday in his Manhattan apartment. The cause was a heart attack, Carnegie spokeswoman Ann Diebold said.
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May 11, 2004 | James C. Taylor, Special to The Times
How do you get from Palos Verdes to Carnegie Hall? Ask Olga Kern. A week and a half ago, the Russian pianist was a small fish in the classical music world, one of many young, aspiring soloists looking for a break. Her biggest accomplishment was winning the Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2001, but, as many a gold-medal winner will tell you, that doesn't always lead to a famous career. Then on May 1, Kern played at Zankel Hall in New York as part of a small festival of Van Cliburn medalists.
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February 3, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
From the moment Robert J. Harth was found dead of an apparent heart attack in his New York apartment Friday night, the shock waves began reverberating through the music community. Harth was 47 and in his three years as executive director of Carnegie Hall had weathered several crises. He had also brought a fresh spirit to a venerable arts institution, especially in the wonderfully diverse programming of Zankel Hall, the 644-seat underground venue that opened last September.
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February 26, 2005 | Adam Baer, Special to The Times
Though purists might disagree, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with presenting a classical music concert made up of multimedia components in a nontraditional setting. New York's Lincoln Center and Zankel Hall, respectively, have enjoyed success with chamber concerts in cabaret-style rooms and performances featuring original video art. Quality knows no boundaries; especially in today's classical music business, it pays for audiences and artists to remain open.
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October 29, 2009 | Richard S. Ginell
Recognizing the reality of China as a rising, major world power, Carnegie Hall built a festival, Ancient Paths, Modern Voices, that is digging deep into the mainstream and back country of Chinese culture this fall. The good news for us is that we don't have to hop a plane to experience it, for Carnegie Hall has taken a partner for the first time, the Orange County Philharmonic Society. That in itself is a recognition of another reality -- that artistic leadership in this country is increasingly coming from the West Coast, and those who still cling to worn-out East Coast biases are missing the boat.
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September 15, 2003 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
The opulent results of a concert hall and opera house building boom, fueled by the money-falling-out-of-trees-for-the-arts-1990s, is suddenly upon us. Forget, for a minute, the shimmering big one soon to open its doors in Los Angeles. Doors are opening practically everywhere. The subject of this report is a descent two stories down into the bedrock of Manhattan: Zankel Hall -- a 644-seat new addition to, and directly underneath, Carnegie Hall -- which had its first public concert Friday evening.
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May 2, 2003 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
John Adams is inescapable these days. "On the Transmigration of Souls," which opened the New York Philharmonic season in September, has just won the Pulitzer Prize and is the first artistic work commemorating Sept. 11 that is likely to last. The Los Angeles Philharmonic recently staged the oratorio "El Nino" and took it to New York as the highlight of Lincoln Center's current Adams festival.
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