October 30, 2012 |
Lionel Bringuier, resident conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has been made the chief conductor and music director of Switzerland's Zurich Tonhalle. His post will begin with the 2014-15 season and will run for four years. “This is wonderful news for both Lionel Bringuier and the Zurich Tonhalle," said L.A. Philharmonic President Deborah Borda via email. "Lionel has been a member of our LA Phil family for 6 years now and we could not be more thrilled for him. The Tonhalle is a distinguished orchestra with a storied past, and we know that Lionel will bring the same passion and commitment to making great music there as we have experienced with him. "We also look forward to a continuing relationship with him well into the future.” It's the first major post for the 26-year-old Bringuier, who was born in Nice, France - and a high profile one at that.
October 2, 2011
If your travels take you to Zurich, Switzerland, you'll save money with an $823 round-trip fare, which includes taxes and fees, from LAX on United or Swiss International. You must buy your tickets seven days in advance and stay over at least one Saturday night for a visit that's no longer than three months. The fare is available for travel Sundays-Thursdays between Oct. 30 and March 26, and you must return Mondays-Thursdays by May 15. The fare, as always, is subject to availability.
December 2, 2010 |
Former President Bill Clinton's speech ran long and wandered off point. Actor Morgan Freeman lost his place in the script. Landon Donovan kept it brief. But Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer, saved the day in Switzerland on Wednesday by telling the 22 members of FIFA's executive committee in Zurich exactly what they wanted to hear. Staging the World Cup in the United States in 2022 would produce a financial windfall for international soccer's governing body, Gulati said, with the event raking in more money for FIFA than it could imagine.
May 25, 2010
BOOKS Fred Thompson Sandwiched between reminisces of small-town life growing up in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Thompson charts his many incarnations — as a Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee, attorney, sometime lobbyist, talk-radio host and character actor ("Law & Order") who telegraphs governmental authority like nobody's business — in his new book, "Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances." Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
April 25, 2010
Jason Bohn had a three-stroke lead Saturday when third-round play in the weather-plagued Zurich Classic at Avondale, La., was suspended because of darkness. Bohn, celebrating his 37th birthday, shot a five-under-par 67 in the completion of the second round and was even par through six holes in the third. Greg Chalmers and Alex Cejka were tied for second at nine under. Chalmers played seven holes in the third round, and Cejka completed six. Kevin Sutherland , Greg Owen , John Senden , Jeff Overton and Shaun Micheel were eight under.
April 23, 2010 |
Dark clouds rolled in hours before the rain started at the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., on Friday. However, even the brisk winds before the storm did not seem to hamper those who teed off early. Lightning forced play to be halted at 10:57 a.m. PDT, and heavy rain continued for hours. Play was officially called for the day at 3:21 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, 1 1/2 to 2 inches of rain had fallen by noon. Forty-seven players had finished their rounds when play was halted, and three — Lee Janzen , Alex Cejka and Brian Davis — were atop the leaderboard at seven under par after two rounds.