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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 22, 2002
OBITUARY Leo Frankel Leo Frankel, a Pacific Symphony Orchestra board member remembered most for loaning his precious 1714 Laurentius Guadagnini violin to a concertmaster two years ago and starting the orchestra's instrument acquisition program, died Sunday. He had been battling cancer. Frankel, who lived in Corona del Mar, was 71. The New York native and violin lover joined the orchestra's board of directors four years ago. While serving in the army, Frankel had been a violinist for the Seventh Army Symphony.
January 4, 2003
Jennifer K Mahal John Clayton walked into his first band class in junior high and saw an instrument that could be fun. "I said, 'Wow, could I play that,'" the co-founder of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra remembers. "The band teacher wrote down my name and wrote down 'tuba.'" That would have been that, except that as Clayton walked out of the room, he saw four "gorgeous" instruments standing on end. He asked if he could change his choice.
March 3, 2000
St. Paul orchestra to play at Center The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary season, will perform at 8 p.m. March 10 in the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segestrom Hall. Under the direction of Hugh Wolff, the orchestra's principal conductor, the concert will showcase the talents of the Grammy Award-winning group. With Andrew Watts at piano, the performance will include Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C for Piano, Opus 15" and "Symphony No. 1 in C, Opus 21."