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L A Master Chorale: Don’t Miss Bach B-Minor Mass Jan 25 & 26

    …J. S. Bach’s Mass in B-minor is one of the Western world’s truly magnificent pieces...

Upcoming January Concerts

Coleman Chamber Music is into its 110th season, and it is already underway. Gracing the Beckman Auditorium...

Dvorak, Chopin on Pasadena Symphony Program at 2PM and 8PM, Jan. 11

…   Over the years the Pasadena Symphony has been good to youngsters starting out on concert...

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L A Master Chorale: Don’t Miss Bach B-Minor Mass Jan 25 & 26

L A Master Chorale: Don’t Miss Bach B-Minor Mass Jan 25 & 26 Grant Gershon, Music Director, Los Angeles Master Chorale–photo by Steve Cohn

 

 

…J. S. Bach’s Mass in B-minor is one of the Western world’s truly magnificent pieces of music. The work will be performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 and again at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. The …

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Pasadena Community Orchestra – A Tradition of Excellence

Pasadena Community Orchestra – A Tradition of Excellence Bethany Pflueger directed her first concert with the Pasadena Community Orchestra exemplifying the orchestra’s 30-year tradition of excellence.–photo by Bill Peters

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It is a noteworthy accomplishment that a 70-member orchestra can be formed from community members and that the it can result in excellent music. That, and more, is what the Pasadena Community Orchestra demonstrated at their opening concert of the 2013-2014 season …

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Upcoming January Concerts

Upcoming January Concerts

Coleman Chamber Music is into its 110th season, and it is already underway.
Gracing the Beckman Auditorium at Caltech will be David Finckel and Wu Han at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 19.
Cellist Finckel and pianist Han will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Britten.
Ticket prices $24 to $49.
Beckman Auditorium on the campus of Caltech is south of Del Mar Blvd with parking off Michigan …

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Dvorak, Chopin on Pasadena Symphony Program at 2PM and 8PM, Jan. 11

Dvorak, Chopin on Pasadena Symphony Program at 2PM and 8PM, Jan. 11 13 year-old Umi Garrett solos with Pasadena Symphony Jan. 11.

 

Over the years the Pasadena Symphony has been good to youngsters starting out on concert careers. These prodigies have performed well and received local audience acclaim. A historian will have to check me, but in my recollection only Joshua Bell, who soloed at the Pasadena Civic at age 16, developed a notable career.

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Upcoming January Concerts Upcoming January Concerts

Coleman Chamber Music is into its 110th season, and it is already underway. Gracing the Beckman Auditorium at Caltech will be...

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Christmas Carols Top L A Master Chorale Dec 7, 14 Concert Christmas Carols Top L A Master Chorale Dec 7, 14 Concert

I ran into Lisa Edwards, Los Angeles Master Chorale longtime rehearsal pianist, at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Edwards, a resident...

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Early Music Ensemble Celebrates C.P.E. Bach Nov. 17 Early Music Ensemble Celebrates C.P.E. Bach Nov. 17

… Claremont-based Con Gioia is an early music ensemble that has provided the joys of Renaissance and Baroque music for over...

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Pasadena Symphony Opens its Classical Season at Ambassador Nov. 2 Pasadena Symphony Opens its Classical Season at Ambassador Nov. 2

…   Opening night at the Pasadena Symphony is Saturday, Nov. 2, with two performances: the first at 2:00 p.m., the...

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Picnic Concerts This Week-end Picnic Concerts This Week-end

Three picnic concerts are scheduled this week-end at our top San Gabriel Valley venues. Here is a quick summary: Pasadena Pops...

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Southwest Chamber Music Summer Festival at the Huntington Southwest Chamber Music Summer Festival at the Huntington

      …Southwest Chamber Music begins its 20th summer season at the Huntington Library in San Marino Saturday, June 13...

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Dvorak, Chopin on Pasadena Symphony Program at 2PM and 8PM, Jan. 11 Dvorak, Chopin on Pasadena Symphony Program at 2PM and 8PM, Jan. 11

…   Over the years the Pasadena Symphony has been good to youngsters starting out...

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Redlands Community Chorus in Seasonal Offerings Dec. 21 Redlands Community Chorus in Seasonal Offerings Dec. 21

…     …Sierra Madre native Jeffrey H. Rickard is bringing his Redlands singers, the...

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Local Musicians Honored with Grammy Nomination Local Musicians Honored with Grammy Nomination

Okay, so CBS didn’t cover all 80 categories of nominations for the 2014 Grammys. But...

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Winter Concert by Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Goes English Dec 7 and Dec. 8 Winter Concert by Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Goes English Dec 7 and Dec. 8

Continuing the local tributes to English composer Benjamin Britten, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus will...

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All About Mozart’s “Magic Flute” – at Arcadia Library Nov. 20 All About Mozart’s “Magic Flute” – at Arcadia Library Nov. 20

There is a much-talked about production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” opening at the Dorothy...

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Pasadena Community Orchestra – A Tradition of Excellence Pasadena Community Orchestra – A Tradition of Excellence

REVIEW…   It is a noteworthy accomplishment that a 70-member orchestra can be formed from...

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