February 16, 2007
Pasadena Young Musician's Orchestra has been selected to participate in The Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Partners Program, and the LA Phil will work closely with PYMO to provide supplemental music instruction. You can hear this outstanding orchestra as it performs its Capriccio Concert, Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Pasadena City College's Sexson Auditorium. The concert will feature soloist Carina Jette performing Griffes' Poem for flute and orchestra. Other selections include Symphony #1 by Mahler, Overture to Candide by Bernstein and Capriccio Espanol by Rimsky-Korsakov.
December 13, 2002
Maybe someday, they'll be performing pieces by Bach and Beethoven with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but Thursday they settled for playing holiday tunes for their peers. The Dunsmore Elementary School orchestra in La Crescenta played tunes like "Up on the Housetop," "Santa at the Symphony" and "Prelude in G." Made up of fourth- through sixth-grade students, the orchestra is 52 students strong. The school offers the program as a way for students to learn about their musical talents, and the orchestra gives two performances every year, one in the winter strictly for peers, and then a spring performance for friends and family.
November 4, 2005
Write hed Slug: lap-concert21103 Youth Concert at Disney Hall Draws Appreciation "That was the best," "It was exciting and loud," "There were instruments I have never seen" and "I liked the Ninth Symphony" were among the comments from some of the more than 4,000 fourth graders from the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area who assembled in the Walt Disney Concert Hall for the 52nd Pasadena Showcase House for the...
February 5, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - Young musicians are being offered an opportunity to hone their talents with the help of professionals. The Education Division of the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County is accepting applications for the 19th Annual Corwin Master Class program in which young musicians planning a career in symphony music can work with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The free program, open to Los Angeles County residents 16 through 25, offers instruction in cello, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, percussion, trombone, trumpet and violin.
February 4, 2002
Joyce Rudolph LOS ANGELES -- Glendale middle and high schools will participate in the Symphonies for the Schools annual education program this week. Featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, concerts are free and led by Associate Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The host is actor John de Lancie. This year, the concerts are tailored to fit the students' grade level. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders will attend "The Evolution of the Orchestra" on Wednesday while middle and high school students will hear "The Power of Music: A Musical Exploration of World War II" on Thursday and Friday.
April 13, 2007
The quintet of musicians that make up the String Family Players have shared their joy in the wonders of music with audiences of all ages since its founding in 1986. They will bring their passion to the Glendale High School auditorium in a performance on Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Presenting a variety of pieces encompassing four centuries, their enthusiastic programs vividly illustrate the power of music. The String Family Players have performed thousands of concerts under the auspices of the Los Angeles Music Center Education Division, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Long Beach Symphony, Rhodes Foundation, and many others.
January 22, 2002
Joan Borsh William Severns, a major performing arts leader in Los Angeles, has died. Severns died Dec. 29 of heart failure. He was 88. Over the years, Severns ran the Greek Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl Assn., helping to steer the Bowl through major institutional changes. His dedication to music steered the Music Center of Los Angeles into maturity. Severns was born Sept. 2, 1913, in Chicago. He was a La Crescenta resident for 54 years.
January 30, 2009
If you love music, the Crescenta Valley Arts Council has an evening of brass instrumental musical enjoyment planned to alternately stimulate, soothe and satisfy your sound-starved eardrums. At 7 p.m. on Feb. 7, the Arts Council will present Brass Bash, an informal introduction to the world of instrumental music, at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. Admission is $5. Featured at the event will be Rob Roy McGregor, a retired Los Angeles Philharmonic trumpeter, who lives in La Crescenta.
September 17, 2004
Following A Noise Within's celebrated collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's provocative comedy of power and passion, returns for an encore performance in A Noise Within's intimate home space. A Noise Within Artistic Co-Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez Elliott are building on the insights they gained while working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Mendelssohn's composition inspired by Shakespeare's play at the Hollywood Bowl.
May 19, 2000
Jenna Bordelon PASADENA -- When Paul Stein was a child, his grandmother asked him to play the violin. "I guess she must have been intuitive enough about me to know that I would be interested in music," he said. Stein will display his talents at an outdoor family concert to benefit Temple Sinai at 6 p.m. Sunday at Villa Santa Lucia, a private home in the mountains of Pasadena. "He makes classical music fun," benefit chairwoman Cathy Gott said.