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By Anita Susan Brenner | February 4, 2010
It was a rainy Sunday morning on Oak Grove Drive. I stood on the side of the road, waiting. My only companion was Miss Audrey Hepburn, our black lab rescue dog from the Pasadena Humane Society. It was wet. We were cold, but the note had instructed us to be here, near the Methodist Church, at exactly 9 a.m. Suddenly, a vintage vehicle turned the corner. It was a the inaugural 1963, gas-powered three-wheel Harley Davidson golf cart. Driven, of course, the Anonymous Source, an attractive Thursday Club member in her 40s, in the helpful habit of providing a certain Valley Sun columnist with exclusive information.
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By Seth Amitin | December 12, 2009
Dr. Richard Bing, an accomplished doctor, composer and World War II veteran, was honored Dec. 3 by the state Assembly for recently turning 100 in a ceremony at Bing?s house in La Cañada. State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino delivered a framed document acknowledging Bing?s accomplishments and his notch on the century mark. ?Congratulations,? Portantino said. ?I want to give this to you on behalf of the state and it?s an honor to know you. This is only one page we couldn?t put all of your accomplishments on there.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2007
Michiko Otaki, critically acclaimed concert pianist, will make her long-awaited Los Angeles debut at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, under the auspices of The Da Camera Society Chamber Music in Historic Sites. The Japanese-American artist, who was born in Hazu and studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will be joined by the prizewinning Graffe String Quartet from the Czech Republic for its very first performance in North America. Spectacularly sited in the mountains, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was once called "America's most scenic hotel" and presides over incredible views.
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December 23, 2004
Pacific Serenades inaugurates its 19th season with the world premiere of a new work for flute, violin and viola commissioned by the organization from Los Angeles composer Maria Newman on Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Pasadena home of Harvey and Ellen Knell (the Blacker House). Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola and harp; Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat, Op. 118; and Vaughan Williams' Folk Songs for cello and harp complete the program, which will be repeated on Jan. 9 at 4 p.m., at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena, and on , Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. at the UCLA Faculty Center in Westwood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2006
Cello virtuoso Paul Cohen will perform with other award winning musicians at a benefit concert tomorrow (Friday) at 8 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena. The concert will celebrate two of the great romantic chamber composers, Brahms and Mendelssohn. The dark and brooding Brahms Cello Sonata in E Minor will be featured, as well as his sublime String Sextet in G Major. Another highlight of the program will be the eloquent and passionate Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor, one of the most beloved of chamber works.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2005
Brook Speltz, 18, of La Cañada, enters the Curtis Institute of Music this year to study with Peter Wiley, cellist of the Guameri String Quartet. All students at Curtis receive merit-based full-tuition scholarships, and Speltz holds a Mary Louise Curtis Bok Fellowship. He began playing when he was six and has gone on to win numerous awards, including third prize in the Bronislaw Kaper Awards for Young Artists held by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and grand prize in the regional division of the National Solo Competition held by the American String Teachers Association; he later became a finalist in the ASTA state competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2004
Violinist Kyle Chen, 14, was the Grand Prizewinner at the 39th annual National Solo Competition by American String Teachers Association in Greater Los Angles Division at Cal State Fullerton May 22. The final Grand Prizewinner competes with all top-prize winners from seven areas in Ventura, San Fernando, L.A., San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties on different string categories in violin, viola, cello and bass. Chen, winner from Area 6, performed "Symphonie Espagnole" by Lalo to earn this final competition.
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2011
Open invitation to hear LCHS chamber musicians Did you know that the La Cañada High School Music Program has a chamber-music program? Our youngsters in the community are blessed with the opportunity of learning to play chamber music. Come and check it out. School bands are more common than orchestras in the U.S., but few schools have chamber-music programs. Chamber music is a special form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments and played in a palace chamber.
FEATURES
March 9, 2006
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy celebrated its 30th Gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 11. More than 530 guests including, current and former parents, teachers, and alumnae attended the event. Interestingly, in the late 1920s, the Biltmore Hotel chain operated the building and grounds of Sacred Heart. Sister Celeste Marie Botello, principal, and Sister Carolyn McCormack, president, greeted the guests. The attendees then descended into the foyer of the Biltmore Bowl listening to the sounds of Sacred Heart's very own string quartet, comprised of Laura Dominguez '06, Cristina Nguyen '06, Eva Steinmetz '07 and Madeline Emanuel '07, as they enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on an array of silent auction items.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | February 4, 2010
It was a rainy Sunday morning on Oak Grove Drive. I stood on the side of the road, waiting. My only companion was Miss Audrey Hepburn, our black lab rescue dog from the Pasadena Humane Society. It was wet. We were cold, but the note had instructed us to be here, near the Methodist Church, at exactly 9 a.m. Suddenly, a vintage vehicle turned the corner. It was a the inaugural 1963, gas-powered three-wheel Harley Davidson golf cart. Driven, of course, the Anonymous Source, an attractive Thursday Club member in her 40s, in the helpful habit of providing a certain Valley Sun columnist with exclusive information.
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By Seth Amitin | December 12, 2009
Dr. Richard Bing, an accomplished doctor, composer and World War II veteran, was honored Dec. 3 by the state Assembly for recently turning 100 in a ceremony at Bing?s house in La Cañada. State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino delivered a framed document acknowledging Bing?s accomplishments and his notch on the century mark. ?Congratulations,? Portantino said. ?I want to give this to you on behalf of the state and it?s an honor to know you. This is only one page we couldn?t put all of your accomplishments on there.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2007
Michiko Otaki, critically acclaimed concert pianist, will make her long-awaited Los Angeles debut at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, under the auspices of The Da Camera Society Chamber Music in Historic Sites. The Japanese-American artist, who was born in Hazu and studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will be joined by the prizewinning Graffe String Quartet from the Czech Republic for its very first performance in North America. Spectacularly sited in the mountains, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was once called "America's most scenic hotel" and presides over incredible views.
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