Music Review- The Pasadena Symphony & the Kramer Effect

January 24, 2011

The Pasadena Symphony: Old Friends Immortalized– the Kramer Effect By Leticia Marie Sanchez On Saturday evening, in its incarnation at the Ambassador Auditorium, the Pasadena Symphony came alive. 27-year old guest conductor Tito Muñoz led the symphony on an exploration of Benjamin Britten’s “Soirees Musicales”, Dvorák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor,…

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A Star is Born! Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions

October 12, 2010

A STAR (OF THE OPERA) IS BORN! Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions Finals to take place Saturday, October 23, 2010  – 1 p.m. Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School. The roster of renowned singers whose early careers involved competing in the Metropolitan Opera…

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Ring Festival June Highlights

May 22, 2010

Two-day Conference: “Wagner in LA: The Opera of the 21st Century?” June 1–2, 2010, 10 am–6 pm Hammer Museum 1pm Spectral Gesamtkunstwerk Juliet Koss, Chair, Department of Art History, Scripps College 2:30pm Re-Inventing Bayreuth for the 21st Century: The 2007 Meistersinger as…

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Largest LA Cultural festival since the 1984 Olympics!

May 7, 2010

April 15 – June 30, 2010 The first ever presentation in Los Angeles of  the  four-opera drama The Ring of the Nibelung. For a full listing of events, please visit: for the multiplicity of events from not only LA Opera,…

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Ring Festival LA: May Highlights

May 7, 2010

Robert v. Fullerton Art Museum California State University, San Bernardino “Timeless Enchantment: Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung in Performance, from Bayreuth in 1876 to LA in 2010,” May 12, 2010, 5 pm Info: or (909) 537-5000. 5500 University…

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Gaze: Portraits of Artists and Composers

February 20, 2010

Musical Performance Fri. February 26 Performer Polli Chambers-Salazar links composers Scriabin and Hindemith to Jawlensky,  Klee, and other painters after Ingres. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. TheaterNorton Simon Museum of Art.411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840

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Music Review: Richard Goode: Richard the Great

January 21, 2010

Richard Goode: Richard the Great by Leticia Marie Sanchez Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of New York: Richard Goode, Richard the Great. Audiences at the Walt Disney Concert Hall attending his January 19 recital…

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FREE PUBLIC CONCERT: Wed. May 20th 6:45 p.m

May 15, 2009

Performance by Principal Artists of Camerata Pacifica & Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St LA, CA 90012 Boyce; Symphony Nº1 in B Flat Major, Opus 2; Bach; Concerto for Oboe & Violin in D…

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Review: A New World at the Pasadena Symphony

April 19, 2009

 A New World at the Pasadena Symphony  by  Leticia Marie Sanchez Peter Adams’ painting, The Pools Above Sturtevant Falls, graced the entrance of the Pasadena Symphony on Saturday, April 18.  Mr. Adams’ painting of the cataracts  in Santa Anita Canyon beckons the viewer to take…

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Review: Rebirth at the Pasadena Symphony

March 21, 2009

Rebirth at the Pasadena Symphony by Leticia Marie Sanchez  A few months ago, the Pasadena Symphony unfortunately reported the cancellation of several concerts due to the recession. Good news Pasadena- Spring is on the Horizon. On March 14, the Pasadena…

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