award presentation. Musical entertainment will be by Maestro Norman
Henry Mamey and the Women's Committee scholarship award-winners
soprano Khori Dastoor, and violinist Erica Richardson.
Tickets are $75 and can be reserved by calling the symphony office
Location, location, location.
The Pasadena Pops could expand its concert offerings as early as
the 2005 season, said Maestra Rachel Worby, if a winter concert venue
The orchestra has only a summer season at Descanso Gardens, but
plans are to find the right location for an added concert season,
"We need a venue conducive to the concerts we like to play," she
said. "What we most want is something where everybody can sit at
round tables, or in groups and commune with one another and feel
closer to each other and feel closer to the music."
Sitting in rows, she said, makes an audience feel separate from
If you have any ideas for a location, contact the Pops office at
The Pasadena Symphony, conducted by Montrose resident Jorge
Mester, will give a free ensemble performance at 9 p.m. Friday at One
Colorado's recently renovated Courtyard in Old Pasadena.
The Pasadena Symphony Brass Quintet will perform music from the
Renaissance to the present, opening with a 16th century antiphonal
composition by Giovanni Gabrielli.
The regular season opens Oct. 9 with world-renowned soprano Jane
Eaglen appearing to help commemorate Music Director Mester's 20th
For more information on the symphony's upcoming "Season of Musical
Splendor," call (626) 793-7172 or visit www.pasadenasymphony.org.
ASIFA-Hollywood, The International Animated Film Society, is
sponsoring the 32nd Annual Annie Awards, honoring outstanding
achievement in animation in film, television, commercials and short
subjects. Winners as well as juried lifetime achievement award
recipients will be recognized at an annual black-tie gala celebration
on Jan. 30 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
These awards recognize overall excellence as well as individual
achievement in areas ranging from production design, character