June 29, 2007
The California Philharmonic begins its 2007 summer season this weekend with a concert of music by John Williams and Williams' inspiration, Richard Strauss. Maestro Victor Vener and the orchestra play some of the most sweeping and memorable music composed in the last century and a half, from the masterful modern movie themes of John Williams to the cinematic drama of classical masterworks including Aaron Copland's An Outdoor Overture , Franz Liszt's Les Preludes , Richard Wagner's Overture to Rienzi and the opening fanfare from Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra , best known for its inclusion in Kubrick's ground-breaking "2001: A Space Odyssey."
December 8, 2006
Back-to-back matinees of 'Holiday Wonders,' the Los Angeles Master Chorale's signature yuletide family concert conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon will take place this Saturday. The show, geared for children and adults of all ages, abounds with festive carols and memory-making sing-alongs, making it one of the city's most popular holiday traditions for children and adults of all ages. Santa Claus drops in for a special appearance and the magnificent Disney Hall organ comes alive under the masterful touch of organist William Beck.
June 8, 2007
The fourth season of the Dance at the Music Center continues with Shen Wei Dance Arts, the sensation of the inaugural 2003-2004 season of Dance at the Music Center. Shen Wei Dance Arts will present "Connect Transfer" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This is the first Dance at the Music Center presentation ever presented at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. "Connect Transfer" will be performed to live music by the FLUX Quartet, who performed the premiere of "Connect Transfer," and pianist Gloria Cheng, widely recognized as one of today's foremost interpreters of contemporary music.
November 25, 2002
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti will visit Glendale Dec. 13, wearing a hat most people have never seen. During his 32 years with the attorney's office, Garcetti has also been an avid photographer of Los Angeles' urban landscape. In his free talk at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium, Garcetti will discuss how ironwork has developed as a medium for construction over the years. He will use the Walt Disney Concert Hall as an example.
April 13, 2011
The Glendale High School choir is scheduled to perform in the Los Angeles Master Chorale High School Choir Festival on Friday. Five of the students were also selected by taped audition for the Festival Honor Choir, which will be conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon. The students include Frankie Castro, tenor; Kevin Chung, tenor; Jose Galvez, bass; Sofia Rezvani, alto; and Ariana Verhauz, soprano. The festival choir concert is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
October 26, 2007
Tenor Daniel Chaney has a very busy season ahead. In addition to singing in the St. George?s Episcopal Church Choir, Cheney will be a solo tenor on Oct. 28 at the 74th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival at the First Congregational Church. He will also be solo tenor during concerts on Nov. 18 and Dec. 10 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Bach Festival began in 1933 and has grown to be a popular Los Angeles musical event. Chaney has performed at the festival in the past and said he is honored to been asked again to join in the festival.
April 14, 2008
Earth Day reigns across the city The city will hosta variety of Earth Day-related activities for children all week, including arts and crafts, games and a field trip. Children ages 5 to 12 will also participate in a poster contest, planting activities and recycling projects. The weeklong schedule costs $40 and takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way. For more information, call (818) 548-3793. ?
December 16, 2005
The Los Angeles Master Chorale will perform the holiday tradition Monday, Dec. 19. Organist William Beck will provide accompaniment. A quarter of a century ago, the Los Angeles Master Chorale helped pioneer what has become one of the city's most beloved holiday traditions: the "Messiah Sing-Along." The Chorale will do George Frideric Handel proud when it celebrates the silver anniversary of its famed "Messiah Sing-Along" in grand style at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Backed by the driving organ accompaniment of guest organist William Beck, Music Director Grant Gershon conducts a quartet of outstanding soloists from the Chorale with the audience singing the chorus parts, including the universally loved "Hallelujah Chorus."
January 24, 2004
JERRY LANE It was a glorious fall day, and Pat and a teenage grandson were headed for Chinatown in Los Angeles when Pat realized they would be passing a block away from the almost-complete Walt Disney Concert Hall. "Wanna see it?" she asked. A happy "Sure!" response, and they turned off Sunset down Grand. As they came closer to the building, their mouths dropped open. They were stunned. Pat chattered on about that building like a cheerleader for days.
December 1, 2006
Professional vocalist Daniel Chaney will be the tenor soloist in a performance of Handel's Messiah on Dec. 11 at Disney Concert Hall. Chaney is known by many in the La Cañada and greater Crescenta Valley area as a member of the St. George Episcopal Choir. "I have been with St. George for about a year and a half," Chaney said. "I love it. It is the only place where I have been able to sing from Bach to Manhattan Transfer." Prior to St. George, he sang in the choir at St. Martin of Tours in Brentwood.