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September 2, 2004
Michael J. Arvizu On Thursday, Jorge Mester will become an immortal being. He will forever grace the halls of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with his graceful pose and authoritative gesture. And for the generations of music lovers that will come after him, he will be viewed as one of the most beloved conductors, his likeness displayed along with other maestros that have stood on the Pasadena Symphony's conductor's podium. Award-winning sculptor and Montrose resident Cynthia Jackson views Mester in much the same way. An avid admirer of the symphony for 15 years, Jackson took it upon herself to symbolize in art the deep appreciation she has for the symphony and the respect she has for the man who, for the past 20 years, has brought music to the ears of music lovers all over the world.
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June 21, 2007
On Monday, The Pasadena Symphony Association (PSA) announced that the city's two foremost orchestral institutions, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena POPS Orchestra, will be brought together to create one unified and dynamic orchestra that will present performances year-round. This new PSA will be based on the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops model, becoming one board and one orchestra with two music directors. However, the PSA will continue to present The Pasadena Symphony winter season at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium under music director Jorge Mester.
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March 19, 2009
Pasadena Symphony Assn. given $90,000 The Women?s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association has donated $90,000 in proceeds from their 2008 fundraising efforts, the 41st annual Holiday Look In home tour to the Pasadena Symphony Association. The donation was made at the beginning of a concert that was originally canceled due to the Symphony?s financial crisis. Women?s Committee President Frances Maggio and Holiday Look In Chair Teena Pitts presented a larger than life check for $90,000 to new CEO Paul Zdunek and Music Director and Conductor Jorge Mester in front of a full house at the March 14 ?
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February 3, 2005
After Emily Bernstein recorded the clarinet solo for the score of the motion picture "The Terminal," director Steven Spielberg - a former clarinetist himself - insisted that Bernstein's name appear in the film's end credits, although traditionally individual musicians performing in studio orchestras remain anonymous. Bernstein considered this experience, which took place in March 2004 between chemotherapy treatments, not only a great honor but an even greater source of comfort.
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November 1, 2007
Jane Napier Neely It felt a little like autumn over the weekend when on Saturday it was a bit misty and damp outside. I sort of wanted to snuggle under the covers a little bit longer than usual in the morning. But then it was a different story on Sunday when the day dawned sunny and clear — it was a perfect Indian Summer day ending when the moon bounced over the mountain tops that evening — an autumn moon of legends. A moon just meant for Halloween night. I’m getting caught up on recent major social events about town these past few weeks.
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By Sara Cardine | January 14, 2010
Longtime Pasadena Symphony conductor Jorge Mester distinctly remembers the first time he heard Howard Shelley play the piano. It was more than 20 years ago in Canada, at the rehearsal for a performance of famed Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini.” “He brought an incredible insight into the character of each of the variations,” Mester recalled. “I thought I’d never heard this piece before—this guy is really playing it.” That rehearsal would mark the beginning of a long friendship and professional collaboration between the two musicians, who will come together once again Saturday night at Pasadena’s Civic Auditorium.
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By Sara Cardine | January 14, 2010
Longtime Pasadena Symphony conductor Jorge Mester distinctly remembers the first time he heard Howard Shelley play the piano. It was more than 20 years ago in Canada, at the rehearsal for a performance of famed Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini.” “He brought an incredible insight into the character of each of the variations,” Mester recalled. “I thought I’d never heard this piece before—this guy is really playing it.” That rehearsal would mark the beginning of a long friendship and professional collaboration between the two musicians, who will come together once again Saturday night at Pasadena’s Civic Auditorium.
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March 19, 2009
Pasadena Symphony Assn. given $90,000 The Women?s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association has donated $90,000 in proceeds from their 2008 fundraising efforts, the 41st annual Holiday Look In home tour to the Pasadena Symphony Association. The donation was made at the beginning of a concert that was originally canceled due to the Symphony?s financial crisis. Women?s Committee President Frances Maggio and Holiday Look In Chair Teena Pitts presented a larger than life check for $90,000 to new CEO Paul Zdunek and Music Director and Conductor Jorge Mester in front of a full house at the March 14 ?
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By Jane Napier Neely | November 13, 2008
I’ve been loving the weather this past week because it has been so autumn like with the chill in the air and the nights fragrant with the scent of wood smoke. We even had a slight misting of rain the other morning, which made the landscape shimmer. Even the trees are beginning to turn bright colors — well, somewhat for California. According to our favorite TV weather people, this weekend we will be experiencing temps of nearly 100 degrees. By the time you get around to reading this newspaper you will have taken off your wool scarves and will have donned a pair of shorts to sit by the pool to read what is happening in the neighborhood.
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June 21, 2007
On Monday, The Pasadena Symphony Association (PSA) announced that the city's two foremost orchestral institutions, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena POPS Orchestra, will be brought together to create one unified and dynamic orchestra that will present performances year-round. This new PSA will be based on the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops model, becoming one board and one orchestra with two music directors. However, the PSA will continue to present The Pasadena Symphony winter season at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium under music director Jorge Mester.
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November 17, 2005
Orchestra has opened Saturday morning dress rehearsals to the public for $10 per person. Over the years, Patricia Daily and Alan Slaughter, longtime sales associates at The Pasadena Symphony, have regretfully had to answer "I'm sorry, no," to a question posed at times by potential subscribers: "Do you have any matinees?" This year, however, the team will be able to offer music lovers with early bird tendencies an opportunity to hear renowned works of classical music performed live during daytime hours.
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