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  • Datebook

    Sunday, May 6 First Sunday Arts Festival Opening of the 11th season includes crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West and Calvert streets in Annapolis. Nashville recording artist...
  • Mitchell Lurie dies at 86; world-renowned clarinetist taught at USC

    Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86. Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
  • Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86

    Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86
    Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...
  • Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73

    Nicholas Maw, a British composer who bucked the fads of modern classical music to return to more traditional melody and who brought William Styron's wrenching novel "Sophie's Choice" to the opera stage, has died. He was 73. Maw died Tuesday at his home...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eighth blackbird lands at Ojai Music Festival

    The Ojai Music Festival has a long tradition of picking some of the era's most important artists to serve as its music director, a position that rotates annually. But though the festival has sometimes chosen more than one person at a time for the job,...
  • Gustavo Dudamel: Welcome to his world

    Gustavo Dudamel: Welcome to his world
    A certain word tumbles frequently from Gustavo Dudamel's lips these days: marvelous, or maravilloso in his native Spanish. Ask him about the weeks he spent in L.A. last fall, when he formally took up the reins as 11th music director of the Los Angeles...
  • At a time of economic turmoil, L.A. Phil wraps itself in Americana

    At a time of economic turmoil, L.A. Phil wraps itself in Americana
    There were several threads tying together Miguel Harth-Bedoya's program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Thursday night. All three works -- by an American, a Mexican and an Englishman -- were written in North America within a six-year span, 1939...
  • Guarneri String Quartet and Johannes String Quartet at the Samueli Theater

    Guarneri String Quartet and Johannes String Quartet at the Samueli Theater
    Were it a car, the Guarneri String Quartet would be a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III. Only so luxurious a touring vehicle can serve as an analogy to an ensemble with an ultra-plush, million-dollar tone. It has to be a tasteful Rolls, moreover, not some...