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Introduction to Wagner’s “The Ring” November 8

 A touch of Fantasy.. A touch of Myth and Magic.. An experience you’ll never forget! In conjunction with LA Opera and Hispanics for LA Opera, Dr. Sherwin Sloan, Chairman of the Southern California Wagner Society, will give a lecture on the Ring Cycle at his home in the Hollywood Hills Saturday November 8 5:00 P.M Wine Reception and Hors D’Oeuvres 6:00 P.M Lecture on Wagner’s Ring Cycle; 6:30 P.M Opera Recital, featuring Teresa Brown, Soprano, Nmon Ford, Baritone, Victoria Kirsch, piano; To purchase tickets, email SpecialEvents@LAOpera.com, call 213.972.3260 Or open the following link: ring-invite-pdf-2

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Review: Camerata Pacifica’s September concert

Apollo, Dionysus, and Camerata Pacifica In his groundbreaking 1872 work The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music, Friedrich Nietzsche connects musical structures with two ancient deities, Apollo and Dionysus. The Apollonian and Dionysian framework allude to Apollo, the fair-haired Greek and Roman god of music, prophesy, and the sun. His errant half-brother, Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, held court as the god of wine, theater, fertility, and ecstasy. Apollo represents the paragon of classicism- order, harmony, and control, while Dionysius stands as the paragon of Romanticism- emotional expression, expansion of formal structures, and lyricism. The Camerata Pacifica, with their vibrant interpretation of Bach, Haydn, and Dvorák at the Huntington’s Friends Hall proved that this chamber music ensemble more than holds its own with both the sun and wine divinities. However, the ensemble’s powerful performance of Dvorák’s Piano Quintet

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In the News: Mozart Discovery

Original Mozart Music Discovered in Nantes, France Staff of a Library in Nantes, France discovered the draft of an unknown original piece by Mozart. According to Ulrich Lesinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, the handwriting gives away its famous author. “There’s no doubt that this is an original piece handwritten by Mozart.” Mozart’s preliminary draft consists of a melody sketch and was discovered in the library’s archives. AP Photo/David Vincent For the full Associated Press Story, please visit:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_en_mu/eu_mozart_discovery;_ylt=Al.Fr6jVjdNfcQAqgzpHtRflWMcF

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Jazz Bakery: Kalil Wilson, Monday September 15th

Kalil Wilson Monday Sept 15th 8:00 & 9:30 P.M Shows Jazz Bakery. 3233 Helms Avenue. Los Angeles, CA, 90034 www.jazzbakery.com Reservations: 310.271.9039

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This Week in Los Angeles: Camerata Pacifica

Camerata Pacifica, a wonderfully talented chamber music ensemble opens the 2008/2009 Season: Tues. Sept. 16, 8 p.m. The Huntington Library, San Marino Thurs. Sept. 18, 8 p.m. Zipper Hall, Los Angeles Bach Suite Nº2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, H XVI Dvorák Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 Warren Jones, piano; Adrian Spence, flute, Catherine Leonard, violin; Tereza Stanislav,violin; Richard O’ Neill, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Geoff Osika, double bass; Patricia Mabee, harpsichord. For information on tickets, please visit: http://www.cameratapacifica.org

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La Scala Comes to Beverly Hills, Thursday August 21

A film of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Thursday August 21, 7:30 P.M Laemmle Music Hall. 9306 Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills. 90211 310.274.6869. www.laemmle.com

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This Weekend in LA: Friday August 15. “Winds in the Garden.”

Winds in the Garden Friday, August 15: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. In the Norton Simon Sculpture Garden, oboist Myka Miller and flautist Salpy Kerkonian will perform works by Rodrigo, Fauré and Copland. Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105.626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/

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Mozart Under the Stars: July 22 and July 23

Tuesday July 22 8:00 P.M Wednesday July 23 8:00 P.M Hollywood Bowl. 2301 North Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068. 323.850.2000 LA Philharmonic. Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano. Orion Weiss, Piano. Mozart. Overture to La Clemenza Di Tito; “Ch’io mi scordi di te.”; Piano Concerto No 17. K. 453. “Exsultate Jubilate;” Symphony No. 38, K. 504. “Prague.” http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/performance_detail.cfm?id=3520

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Review: Camerata Pacifica at the Huntington, May 20th

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we tell the dancer from the dance? William Butler Yeats, Among School Children     Ludwig Van Beethoven called music “the electric soul in which the spirit lives.” The supremely talented Camerata Pacifica filled Friends’ Hall at the Huntington with explosive electricity on Tuesday night. Pianist Warren Jones, violist Richard O’Neill, cellist Ani Aznavoorian, and violinist Catherine Leonard all gave riveting performances. The four virtuosos combined in Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 47, laced together tightly through shades of melancholy and jubilee.      Cellist Ani Aznavoorian shone in Grieg’s Sonata for Piano and Cello in A Minor, Op. 36, her face, body, and instrument one. Aznavoorian held the cello as tenderly as Michelangelo’s Pieta, eliciting an intense palette of tones: haunting, passionate, playful, transcendent. How can we tell the

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Classical concert, Camerata Pacifica, this Tuesday, May 20th at the Huntington

What better way to feel refreshed on a balmy spring evening than with a soothing concert at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens?  Camerata Pacifica, a Chamber Music ensemble based in Santa Barbara, will be gracing the Huntington with Mozart, Grieg, and Schumann.Tuesday May 20, 8pm.  Program:  Mozart, Duo for Violin & Viola in B-Flat Major, K 424; Grieg, Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 36; Schumann Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 47. Musicians: Warren Jones, Piano; Catherine Leonard, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola, Ani Aznavoorian, cello Huntington Library, Friends Hall, 1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino, CA, 91108 For more information on tickets please visit: http://www.cameratapacifica.org/concert_schedule/may.html#

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