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  • Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival has scores to settle

    Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival has scores to settle
    Carl St.Clair can clearly recall being in the third grade in his hometown of Yoakum, Texas, and being "marched down to the Grand Theater where we all got to see 'Ben-Hur.' I was totally captivated," he says. "The score was overwhelming to me." Fifty...
  • Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler

    Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler
    Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
  • Manifestly Maestro

    Manifestly Maestro
    Just two months ago, I wrote about how my obsession with Elizabeth Taylor colored my choices and changed my life. While that is certainly true, it was an “outside” manifestation, lighthearted and fun. Inside, though, at a much more profound place, it’s my...
  • Do more than follow the music

    When is following Twitter during a classical concert not considered rude? How about when the orchestra expressly asks you to? The Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony is requesting that patrons break with the rules of concert decorum on Saturday by...
  • Fanfare For A New UConn President

    Fanfare For A New UConn President
    When Michael Hogan was brainstorming for music for his inauguration as the University of Connecticut's new president this Sunday, he wanted to make sure the ceremony wasn't too stodgy. So he suggested a popular 1970s hit with its "Jeremiah-was-a-...
  • Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival

    Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival
    The Virginia Arts Festival brings in an important lineup of international performers each year. Working almost behind the scenes is another festival event helping to produce the next generation of composers. The John Duffy Composers Institute held during...
  • Obama, with stars and masses, celebrates

     
    President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrive for the Obama Inauguration Celebration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sunday January 18, 2009. (Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT) by Frank James and Jill Zuckman Joined by...
  • Obama: Lincoln's lesson of 'unity'

     
    by Mark Silva A long day of homages to Abraham Lincoln has begun in Washington, where President Barack Obama joined a celebration of the union-saving president's 200th birthday, and will close in Springfield, Ill., where Obama will attend a dinner......
  • A composer of true Americana

     
    Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland, or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you’re primed for the music of Michael Daugherty. A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment......
  • Critic's Notebook: Musical détente at Hanoi Opera House

     
    HANOI -- This year marks the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. The country is still a tender land, but the Vietnamese have long known how to profit from their various invaders over the past......
  • Music review: Hanns Eisler, a Marxist for our time?

     
    Hanns Eisler is not, yet, a recovered voice. A two-time Oscar nominee for best score, the German composer, who fled the Nazis in 1933, was the first in motion pictures to be called up by the House Committee on Un-American......