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By Rachel Kane | October 9, 2006
GLENDALE — Diane Hedrick, executive director of the Glendale Symphony, has resigned, citing the need to move out of state with her husband, Steve, who leaves his position as the orchestra's director of development. "What happened is my husband has relocated," she said. "He got a job." The Hedricks will move to Mobile, Ala., where Steve Hedrick has accepted a job as executive director and chief executive officer of the Mobile Symphony, Diane Hedrick said. The departure of Diane and Steve Hedrick is the most recent of three staff losses for the symphony.
NEWS
October 18, 2000
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! PASADENA -- As Louise Di Tullio sees it, the reason the Pasadena Symphony has always met with great success in its hometown is really quite simple. "Jorge Mester does not condescend to the audience," the symphony's principal flutist says. "He assumes they will enjoy just about anything." Di Tullio, a resident of Glendale since she was 4, chuckles. "His programming is certainly different than most. But," she adds, turning serious, "we in the orchestra have great confidence in his ability.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | August 10, 2006
GLENDALE ? Norman Henry Mamey has not renewed his contract as music director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra this season and his successor, Olivia Tsui, will sign a contract for the post today, officials said. Negotiations for Mamey's new contract began at the end of May, symphony association Executive Director Diane Hedrick said Wednesday. "On July 14, his agent, Otto Vavrin, notified the board that Norman was unable to accept the terms for a new contract," Hedrick said.
NEWS
June 19, 2003
Joyce Rudolph The community wanted change for the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, and officials have heeded their suggestions. Orchestra supporters asked for a new music director and contemporary programming at a meeting in February, and in response, the orchestra association's board of directors have hired Norman Henry Mamey as the new music director and conductor, Executive Director Pam Ellis said. Mamey succeeds Sidney Weiss, who became music director in 1997.
NEWS
December 8, 1999
Paul Clinton GLENDALE -- The 1960s were the glory years for the Glendale Symphony Orchestra. The community orchestra, which had presented concerts at various high school auditoriums since its inception in 1924, would step onto a much larger stage when it began performing at the newly opened Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the mid-1960s. A big role player in the success was music director Carmen Dragon, who attracted a parade of high-profile guest artists to join the symphony for special performances.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2004
The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) held its first rehearsal of the 2004-2005 season on Monday evening, October 4. This was also the debut 'performance' of local musician, teacher and conductor Jack Taylor as music director of the orchestra. Taylor has won rave reviews for his performance both in the classroom and at the podium since he first embarked upon his musical career. Awards he has received include the Honorary Service Award from the Temple City PTA, the Very Special Person Award from the Monrovia/Duarte PTA, and the Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Orchestra Award.
NEWS
January 25, 2001
Joyce Rudolph NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Closed auditions were held Monday and Tuesday at the Glendale Centre Theatre for Dancing Ear Productions' "Poet's Garden," a world-premiere musical coming to The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles in April. Two members of the creative team are Glendale residents Gary Matanky, co-lyricist/librettist and producer, and Brian Murphy, music director. Matanky appeared as an actor in the feature films "Postcards from the Edge" and "Innocent Man" and in "Border Shootout," which he co-directed.
NEWS
August 10, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Classical music lovers came out recently to welcome Brad Keimach to his new post as music director and conductor of the Glendale Youth Orchestra. Keimach thanked guests for supporting him by attending the event held at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. He stressed the importance of activities like the orchestra, which provide a positive experience for the youth of the community. A graduate of Juilliard School, Keimach studied with Leonard Bernstein and has a master's in fine arts degree from the Purchase Conservatory of Suny.
NEWS
August 18, 2006
When recently asked to reveal her overall goal for her career, conductor and violinist Olivia Tsui replied, "To become a musical ambassador to the world, bringing all people together." Tsui's newest 'gig' ? as music director and conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra ? will offer her a number of opportunities to make this happen not only in the city of Glendale but throughout Southern California. The 82-year old orchestra has long had a history of attracting a loyal cadre of devotees, whether they live down the road or a number of freeways away.
NEWS
July 18, 2003
The tremendous turnout at our annual meeting June 25 demonstrated that the Glendale Symphony Orchestra is alive and well on its way back to the stage. It was standing room only at the Carousel Restaurant in downtown Glendale. There were more than 100 in attendance. We are very grateful to owner Mike Tcholakian and his staff for the gracious and efficient service they provided to our members. The association expressed its appreciation to Bob Bornhoeft for his two years of service as president and eight years on the board.
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By Veronica Rocha | March 17, 2009
Instrumental music director Amy Rangel taught Glendale High School students who had never picked up an instrument how to play and fall in love with it. Many educators say starting to learn an instrument as a teenager is just too late, Rangel said. But she has devoted her summers to teaching music to beginners. She also teaches students with advanced music skills how to become the best they can be, she said. “Our main focus is developing student musicianship and leadership skills,” said Rangel, who has taught at Glendale High for eight years.
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By JOYCE RUDOLPH | October 11, 2006
Tango fever seemed to spread among the guests of the post-concert party following the Glendale Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday evening at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Folks at the party were excited about the program music director and conductor Olivia Tsui put together for her concert debut. "Tango Through the Four Seasons" mixed classical works like Spanish Dance from the film score of "Gadfly" with Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Lalo Schifrin's Three Tangos for Flute and String Orchestra and Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
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By Rachel Kane | October 9, 2006
GLENDALE — Diane Hedrick, executive director of the Glendale Symphony, has resigned, citing the need to move out of state with her husband, Steve, who leaves his position as the orchestra's director of development. "What happened is my husband has relocated," she said. "He got a job." The Hedricks will move to Mobile, Ala., where Steve Hedrick has accepted a job as executive director and chief executive officer of the Mobile Symphony, Diane Hedrick said. The departure of Diane and Steve Hedrick is the most recent of three staff losses for the symphony.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | September 30, 2006
Music Director Olivia Tsui is adding a few original touches to her debut concert conducting the Glendale Symphony Orchestra. Along with a rousing musical program of Spanish and Argentine-inspired music, Tsui said she is integrating the visual element of tango into the performance on Oct. 7 at the Alex Theatre. Only the 20-member string section, two guest soloists and two tango dancers will perform this first concert of the orchestra's 83rd season, Tsui said. Tango dancers will be included in 20th century tango composer Astor Piazzolla's piece "Cuatro Estaciones en Buenos Aires" (The Four Seasons)
NEWS
By Bianca P. Gallegos | August 18, 2006
Passionate about music, Jorge Mester, a La Crescenta resident and music director for three orchestras is ready for another season filled with music. Mester, 71, has been the music director for the Pasadena Symphony for the past 21 years. He is also the music director for the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Fla. and Louisville Orchestra in Louisville, Ky. Aside from conducting music his duties as music director consist of listening to auditions and making decisions on hiring musicians for vacant positions, planning programs, selecting soloist and becoming a presence in the community to promote the orchestra.
NEWS
August 18, 2006
When recently asked to reveal her overall goal for her career, conductor and violinist Olivia Tsui replied, "To become a musical ambassador to the world, bringing all people together." Tsui's newest 'gig' ? as music director and conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra ? will offer her a number of opportunities to make this happen not only in the city of Glendale but throughout Southern California. The 82-year old orchestra has long had a history of attracting a loyal cadre of devotees, whether they live down the road or a number of freeways away.
FEATURES
By JOYCE RUDOLPH | August 16, 2006
There was a positive buzz Monday evening during the welcoming reception for Olivia Tsui , the Glendale Symphony Orchestra's new music director. The board of directors for the symphony's association, members of the Women's Committee and longtime contributors attended the reception and got their first glimpse of the new Minx Restaurant & Lounge, the former home of the Rusty Pelican. The restaurant opens today. In a brief ceremony, symphony Executive Director Diane Hedrick introduced the new board members Glenn Treibitz of the Piano Factory in Burbank and Ann Chadney of Glendale.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | August 10, 2006
GLENDALE ? Norman Henry Mamey has not renewed his contract as music director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra this season and his successor, Olivia Tsui, will sign a contract for the post today, officials said. Negotiations for Mamey's new contract began at the end of May, symphony association Executive Director Diane Hedrick said Wednesday. "On July 14, his agent, Otto Vavrin, notified the board that Norman was unable to accept the terms for a new contract," Hedrick said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2004
The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) held its first rehearsal of the 2004-2005 season on Monday evening, October 4. This was also the debut 'performance' of local musician, teacher and conductor Jack Taylor as music director of the orchestra. Taylor has won rave reviews for his performance both in the classroom and at the podium since he first embarked upon his musical career. Awards he has received include the Honorary Service Award from the Temple City PTA, the Very Special Person Award from the Monrovia/Duarte PTA, and the Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Orchestra Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2004
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the La Crescenta/La Cañada area will be performing Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" musical on July 22, 23, and 24. Local youth and adults have been engaged in this good cause, and dedicated most of their summer activity in support of this project. This production is directed, produced, taught and manned all with local talent. Marilyn Bayles is the producer. Colleen Thatcher is the music director, with Evelyn Callister, Sharon Hales and Paige Six as her assistants.
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