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April 13, 2005
BY JACQUI BROWN NEWS-PRESS AND LEADER It must be spring, because the Hollywood Hills are alive with the sound of music. The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free concert Saturday night in the Hall of Liberty of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, La Canada Flintridge resident Steve Kerstein said. Over the past 15 years, Kerstein has gained a reputation as someone who likes to challenge his musicians and the interpretation of standard and modern orchestral literature.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 11, 2006
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conductor Jeffrey Kahane has many splendid things planned for the orchestra's 38th season, starting with versatile solo artists and the continuing salute to the 250th birthday of Mozart. The season opens with a concert titled "A Many Splendored Thing" Saturday night at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Orchestra member Susan Greenberg will be the soloist for the piece, Continuum IV — Cascades, written especially for her by Gernot Wolfgang, a Los Angeles-based composer.
NEWS
September 27, 2000
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Kahane, will continue its celebration of the music, composers and musicians of the Golden State in the 2000-2001 season, titled "Made in California 2." The eight-concert series, which will once again be presented in concerts at UCLA's Royce Hall and Glendale's Alex Theatre, will continue the popular theme introduced last season. "This new season is the product of some hard work and long-term planning," says California native Kahane, who is beginning his fourth year as music director and conductor.
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April 19, 2003
It was a somber occasion, meant to mark the death of a man Christians credit with saving them from eternal damnation. About 50 people gathered at the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn of Glendale on Good Friday, to remember the significance of Jesus Christ's sacrifice. The Glendale Religious Leaders Assn. held the service, which featured guest speaker Rev. Kurt Traugott of the First Congregational Church of Glendale. Organist Ted Pape of First Baptist Church in Glendale, soloist Bob Marlowe of Glendale Presbyterian Church and soloist Kahlara Harris of Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church provided music for the service.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2007
Soprano Teresa Parente and tenor Kris Wittry will perform ballads by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Jerome Kern and other composers of the 1920s and 1930s on Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Lanterman House ballroom, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada. The program will also include dancers from the Pasadena Ballroom Association. The event will be held in conjunction with an exhibit of sheet music from the collection of the late Frank Lanterman. More than 5,000 scores were collected by Lanterman during his years as a theater organist and are housed in the Lanterman Archives.
NEWS
March 27, 2002
On March 16, our family of five ventured to downtown Glendale to The Alex Theatre to attend the fund-raising concert presented by the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn. We have never attended such an event in the past. After the performance as we drove home, our entire family (daughters' ages 18 to 11) agreed that the time we spent attending the concert was time well spent and that we should do it again. We were so please that we joined the Glendale Symphony Assn.
NEWS
May 4, 2001
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- A piece written by an Emmy-winning composer is a highlight of Saturday's concert performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at The Alex Theatre. Bruce Broughton's Concerto for Piccolo and Chamber Orchestra will open the program beginning at 8 p.m. Broughton wrote the piece for the chamber orchestra's Susan Greenberg, who will be featured soloist for this selection. A Los Angeles resident, Broughton is the conductor of the Sinfonia of London, and recently won an Emmy for his score for the TNT movie "Glory and Honor."
NEWS
March 31, 2001
Joyce Rudolph WESTWOOD -- Glendale-based Ensemble GZF will perform its second and final concert of its inaugural season Sunday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Westwood. Director Norman Goss of Glendale said the concert, titled "Animals! in Chamber Music," should be fun for all listeners. "Although the chamber works featured have been selected with the serious listener in mind, whether adult, child or teen, there will also be generous moments of humor and whimsy," he said.
NEWS
June 10, 2005
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at La Cañada Presbyter-ian Church for longtime music director Paul Mayo, who, after an extended illness, died of amyloidosis on June 5. Paul Edward Mayo was born in Los Angeles on May 22, 1933, and lived most of his life in Glendale, attending R.D. White Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Glendale High School, and Glendale College before attending the University of Southern...
NEWS
November 12, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Glendale is the first North American stop for the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. The group performs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 19 at The Alex Theatre. The tour, which includes Europe, is dedicated to composer Aram Khatchaturian's 100th anniversary. A highlight is the premiere performance of a work written by Ruben Altunian just for the anniversary. Orchestra officials com- missioned Altunian to create this work, an adaptation for the orchestra's string section of 10 of the most famous themes from Khatchaturian's ballet works, including the "Dance of the Rose Maidens" and the "Sabre Dance."
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By Marlene Schmidt | March 18, 2011
An outstanding performance by 17-year-old violin soloist Ani Bukujian was the highlight of the Glendale Youth Orchestra’s concert on March 13 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Fronting an orchestra of 31 musicians ranging from 11 to 18 years of age, Ani played the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto in D,” Opus 35, which is a challenging selection for violin and orchestra. Orchestra conductor Brad Keimach began his welcome with the remark, “Thanks for coming to hear my kids.” He then explained that this concerto created all the drama and theatrics associated with such familiar Tchaikovsky works as “Swan Lake” and the opera “Eugene Onegin.” Taking the podium, he led Ani and “his kids” into a professional performance on a par with recognized seasoned orchestras.
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By Lance A. Wawer | September 17, 2010
Show tunes were the order of the evening Thursday as the Glendale Renaissance Orchestra continued its inaugural Pops season with "From Broadway to Hollywood — In Concert. " The show was performed at the Alex Theatre and presented by New West Symphony and Glendale Arts. Things started slowly with a rendition of "We Are Family" (from "The Birdcage") that lacked energy despite the efforts of the New West Pops Singers' lead vocalist Carmen Carter. Her voice was powerful and the orchestra played well, but the number failed to get toes tapping.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2007
Soprano Teresa Parente and tenor Kris Wittry will perform ballads by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Jerome Kern and other composers of the 1920s and 1930s on Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Lanterman House ballroom, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada. The program will also include dancers from the Pasadena Ballroom Association. The event will be held in conjunction with an exhibit of sheet music from the collection of the late Frank Lanterman. More than 5,000 scores were collected by Lanterman during his years as a theater organist and are housed in the Lanterman Archives.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 27, 2006
Concertmaster/first violinist Margaret Batjer will lead the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from her chair during the Jan. 20 concert at the Alex Theatre, giving maestro Jeffrey Kahane the night off. Batjer opens the concert with Arvo Part's "Fratres" (Latin for "brethren") leading from the first chair and performing the violin solo, said Ruth L. Eliel, executive director of the orchestra. The concertmaster is the most critical position in an orchestra, even when there is a conductor, she said, because they are the go-between for the conductor and the orchestra, Eliel said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2006
The Glendale Youth Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Brad Keimach, will present the first concert of its eighteenth season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The featured soloist will be violinist Erica Richardson, who will play the first movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Ravel's "Pavanne to a Dead Princess" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C. Tickets are $9.50 and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre Box Office.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | October 11, 2006
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conductor Jeffrey Kahane has many splendid things planned for the orchestra's 38th season, starting with versatile solo artists and the continuing salute to the 250th birthday of Mozart. The season opens with a concert titled "A Many Splendored Thing" Saturday night at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Orchestra member Susan Greenberg will be the soloist for the piece, Continuum IV — Cascades, written especially for her by Gernot Wolfgang, a Los Angeles-based composer.
NEWS
June 10, 2005
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at La Cañada Presbyter-ian Church for longtime music director Paul Mayo, who, after an extended illness, died of amyloidosis on June 5. Paul Edward Mayo was born in Los Angeles on May 22, 1933, and lived most of his life in Glendale, attending R.D. White Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Glendale High School, and Glendale College before attending the University of Southern...
NEWS
April 13, 2005
BY JACQUI BROWN NEWS-PRESS AND LEADER It must be spring, because the Hollywood Hills are alive with the sound of music. The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free concert Saturday night in the Hall of Liberty of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, La Canada Flintridge resident Steve Kerstein said. Over the past 15 years, Kerstein has gained a reputation as someone who likes to challenge his musicians and the interpretation of standard and modern orchestral literature.
NEWS
July 17, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Violin soloist Armen Anassian will concentrate on spring when the four seasons are interpreted in music by the Pasadena Pops tonight at Descanso Gardens. Anassian's first solo of the evening will be during the tango "Primavera Portena" by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spanish title translates to "spring in the port city of Buenos Aires," he said. The tango dance was born in Buenos Aires, and composer Piazzolla was the "grandpa" of tango music, Anassian said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2004
Six La Cañada High School musicians will perform solos with the LCHS Symphony Orchestra at the fourth annual Pops-Concerto Concert at Lanterman Auditorium on May 17. "These students have worked hard to reach this level of achievement," said Susan Hamre, director of LCHS Instrumental Music. "This is college-level musicianship." The six students were selected several months ago to perform a major work with the award-winning orchestra. The students and their works are: Erin Kim, piano, "Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22" by Camille St. Saens; Daniel Chi, oboe, "Concerto for Oboe and Strings" by Cimarosa; Derik "Sam" Kumagai, saxophone, "Saxophone Concerto Op. 109" by Alexandre Glazunov; Kyle Chen, violin, "Symphonie Espagnole" by Edouard Lalo; Miranda Yoo, flute, "Concerto for Flute" by Carl Nielsen; and Brook Speltz, cello, "Cello Concerto, Op. 85" by Edward Elgar.
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