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May 17, 2007
He was born in a mill town on the outskirts of Boston, yet he became one of the most celebrated musicians in modern history. He was known primarily as a composer and conductor, yet he also received the television industry's most prestigious honor, the Emmy Award, on eleven occasions. And although his work has long been revered by the sage and wizened luminaries of his profession, his most treasured gifts may well have been those he bestowed upon the youth of the world. His name was Leonard Bernstein.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2007
As July temperatures soar, Pasadena POPS audience members will dive into refreshing evenings at concerts dedicated to wet and wonderful H2O. Water, Water Everywhere on Friday, July 20, Saturday July 21 and Sunday, July 22 will feature audience favorite baritone Nmon Ford . Music Director Rachael Worby and the orchestra will explore "water-inspired" music by some of the world's greatest composers past and present. Planned for the program: Georg Frederich Handel's Hornpipe from Water Music , Johann Strauss, Jr.'s By the Beautiful Blue Danube , James Horner's Titanic Theme , Tobias Picker's Old and Lost Rivers , Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 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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February 8, 2007
The La Cañnada Towne Singers kick off their 2007 season welcoming new Director Dr. Mark Aaron Humphrey. Mark is also Director of Worship & Arts at Bel Air Presbyterian Church and comes to the Towne Singers with great enthusiasm, talent and the credentials to match. Originally from Indiana, Mark's family moved to Florida and, after high school, Mark attended Palm Beach Atlantic College and received his BA degree in Music. He went on to get his Master's at Cincinnati College-Conservatory, ending up in California where he received his doctoral degree in music from USC. He is married with a two-year-old son, and he make his home in Altadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2007
Twenty years ago, on April 1, 1987, the internationally acclaimed La Cañada Towne Singers chorus was born. It all began with the musically in tune idea of founder Phyllis Winnaman of La Cañada. "Most people said it couldn't be done," says Phyllis, but she persevered with a handful of eight friends who wanted to sing for fun. They were supported by mentors such as William Hall of the William Hall Chorale. Winnaman remembers thinking that she needed to form an independent choir that would sing a wide variety of music when it became apparent that the only places to sing were church choirs, private homes, piano bars and master chorales.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2007
Direct from Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera is coming to the Wilshire Theatre-Beverly Hills, in a dazzling new musical that celebrates her astonishing career for only eight performances from Tuesday, March 27 to Sunday, April 1. "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life," a musical celebrating the life and career of one of America's most beloved stage performers, is written by four time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally, and directed and...
FEATURES
October 5, 2006
Fans of classical music have long claimed that great music feeds the soul. But, recently, the Women's Committee of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra held an event to satisfy a somewhat less ethereal kind of appetite when it held a Hawaiian and Western barbecue to raise funds for its many philanthropic endeavors at the Jeffers estate in La Cañada Flintridge. Projects supported by the Women's Committee include Ensembles in the Schools, providing music education for elementary schoolchildren in the Glendale Unified School District; the Preludes program for high school girls; various music scholarships; and, of course, the Glendale Symphony Orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2006
Cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci helps launch the 13th season of The Pasadena POPS Orchestra at Descanso Gardens under the baton of music director and conductor Rachael Worby in an evening extolling the virtues and pitfalls of love in its many guises, in twin concerts Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. The POPS summer concert series is held in the lush botanical grandeur of Descanso Gardens at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert dining.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2006
Cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci helps launch the 13th season of The Pasadena POPS Orchestra at Descanso Gardens under the baton of music director and conductor Rachael Worby in an evening extolling the virtues and pitfalls of love in its many guises, in twin concerts Fri., June 23, and Sat., June 24. The POPS summer concert series is held in the lush botanical grandeur of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert dining.
FEATURES
February 8, 2007
On Saturday evening, March 3, The Pasadena Symphony will go 'on tour' to Monte Carlo when it presents La Nuit de Jeux (The Night of Games) at the California Club in Los Angeles, courtesy of California Club member Alyce Williamson. "We've very grateful to Alyce for offering us this incredible opportunity to hold La Nuit de Jeux at a venue as historic, extraordinary and lovely as the California Club," says Barbara Steinwedell, co-chair of the benefit. Steinwedell and her co-chair, Marian Cameron, promise the event itself will be as breathtaking as its extraordinary venue.
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July 5, 2007
As July temperatures soar, Pasadena POPS audience members will dive into refreshing evenings at concerts dedicated to wet and wonderful H2O. Water, Water Everywhere on Friday, July 20, Saturday July 21 and Sunday, July 22 will feature audience favorite baritone Nmon Ford . Music Director Rachael Worby and the orchestra will explore "water-inspired" music by some of the world's greatest composers past and present. Planned for the program: Georg Frederich Handel's Hornpipe from Water Music , Johann Strauss, Jr.'s By the Beautiful Blue Danube , James Horner's Titanic Theme , Tobias Picker's Old and Lost Rivers , Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront and more.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2007
He was born in a mill town on the outskirts of Boston, yet he became one of the most celebrated musicians in modern history. He was known primarily as a composer and conductor, yet he also received the television industry's most prestigious honor, the Emmy Award, on eleven occasions. And although his work has long been revered by the sage and wizened luminaries of his profession, his most treasured gifts may well have been those he bestowed upon the youth of the world. His name was Leonard Bernstein.
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