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By Michael Miller | March 6, 2014
Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority - big, brassy, deep and imposing. For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who began teaching last fall at Concordia University in Irvine, took up the instrument in his early teens and soon found that his overall performance in school increased with his musical proficiency. Over the ensuing decades, Van Houten went on to play for film and television (he counts "The Simpsons" and "The Incredibles" among his credits)
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By Hannah Fry | April 17, 2014
When asked to name their favorite teacher, many students have a clear choice. However, those teachers are rarely, if ever, recognized. The Costa Mesa Library Foundation set out to change that this year with its first favorite teacher contest. TeWinkle Middle School teachers Denise McKenzie, Rebecca Millam and Misty Smith and College Park kindergarten teacher Cindy Fernald were each nominated by current and former students as contest finalists. More than 200 students, some of whom had parents's help, submitted nominations for teachers in the Costa Mesa area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bradley Zint | December 2, 2010
SEAL BEACH - When your father plays violin, your brother plays violin, your cousins play violin and your aunt plays viola, clearly the sounds of strings run deep in the family. So it was only natural that Maxim Eshkenazy take up the family trade and pick up a violin at age 5. His mother - the engineer of the family - insisted. His father, though, wasn't so sure. But it all worked out. That motherly insistence is what eventually brought Eshkenazy far from his European homeland and to Orange County audiences.
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By B.W. COOK | June 29, 2006
Summer in Newport calls for charity on the water. The Pacific Symphony Orchestra's Young Professionals support group, known as Overture, held its second Balboa Scavenger Hunt on the bay. The hunt on water began with a champagne reception fronted by co-chairs of the event Shana Fife and Chris Trela held in collaboration with the Balboa Performing Arts Theater. Five teams consisting of 40 participants then set out in electric boats, following clues to the great discovery. A major event sponsor was Lear-Baylor, creators of an electric vessel making its debut on the harbor this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2010
A tile mural featuring the Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony was unveiled last month at a Mission Viejo park. Several hundred participants of all ages helped create the work, which is more than 12 feet wide and 3 feet high. The mural on permanent display at Oso Viejo Community Park depicts a colorful scene with Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St. Clair, orchestra musicians, performers and spectators. Surrounding the picture are 4-by-8-inch tiles that illustrate measures of music from USC music professor and composer Frank Ticheli, whose compositions for band and orchestra are repertoire standards nationwide.
NEWS
May 11, 2003
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4295. A complete list is available at www.dailypilot.com. MUSIC BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra playing a whole lot of Brahms in Segerstrom Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The first night's program is Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F major, Symphony No. 4 in E minor and Symphony No. 1 in C minor.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2011
Due to a finger injury, Pacific Symphony concertmaster and violinist Raymond Kobler will not be performing at this week's 's Pacific Symphony American Composer Festival program, "The Passion of Philip Glass. " Symphony spokeswoman Jayce Keane described the left-hand injury as a chronic issue, but "nothing serious. " He will be replaced by the orchestra's associate concertmaster Paul Manaster for performances through Sunday. The concerts at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will showcase Glass' ties to Eastern musical traditions and feature the Pacific Chorale and soloists.
NEWS
September 18, 2002
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. Mentor Program YMCA Community Services needs mentors to make a lasting effect on a young person's life. Students from 10 to 18 years old are matched with mentors to improve their school performance and self-esteem while developing positive peer and adult relationships. (714) 549-9622, Ext. 35. Mozart Classical Orchestra Orange County's only nonprofit resident chamber orchestra needs volunteers for ticketing, ushering, phones, mailing and help with receptions.
NEWS
August 14, 2001
The Los Angeles Jazz Institute will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Stan Kenton Orchestra Aug. 23 with an evening of jazz at the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach. Alumni of the Kenton orchestra will perform their Big Band hits to celebrate the group's "New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm" era. Bill Holman and Bill Russo will lead the band and soloists from around the country, including Charlie Mariano and Carl Fontana. General admission is $50 but reserved seating will cost $100.
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By: | July 30, 2005
. Renowned Russian quintet to perform As part of the Newport Beach Arts Commission Concerts in the Park series, the Russian National Orchestra's Wind Quintet is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corona del Mar's Grant Howald Park. Sergei Markov, the orchestra's chief executive officer, will join the quintet on stage to narrate "Wolf Tracks," a contemporary update to the classic tale of "Peter and the Wolf." The Russian National Orchestra's recording featuring "Peter and the Wolf" and "Wolf Tracks" has earned the group a Grammy.
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