April 22, 2014
The Burbank Chorale will honor William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with its program titled “If Music be the Food of Love” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church. Kyrian Corona, chorale president, said the program will range in genres from madrigals to works by George Shearing, Ralph Vaughn Williams and John Rutter, along with a medley from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein. The chorale has its own Romeo and Juliet story, Corona said, minus its tragic ending.
August 5, 2000
Erin Park MAGNOLIA PARK -- The Reason We Sing!, a benefit concert for the American Lutheran Church music ministry will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the church, 755 N. Whitnall Highway. The concert will feature Joyful Noise, the church's pop-Christian group. Soloists are also scheduled to perform. The event will be a mix of pop and inspirational music, organizers said. Proceeds from the benefit will go to new sound equipment and instruments for musical outreach and performances in the community.
June 23, 2001
Molly Shore HILLSIDE -- "God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world, The better the world will be." The words were written by Confederate Army chaplain Edwin McKendree Bounds (1835-1913) after his hometown of Franklin, Tenn., was decimated on Nov. 30, 1864, in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Now, more than a century later, the chaplain's words will be remembered at a community-wide Concert of Prayer set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church of Burbank.
October 6, 2004
Joyce Rudolph Officials believe they made more than $20,000 at Saturday's concert starring Josh Kelley at the Starlight Bowl and say they already have other fundraisers in the works. There were 2,300 tickets sold, and between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended, said Michael Hastings, chairman of the Burbank Priority In Education Foundation. "We know we will probably net, all funds going directly to the schools, north of $20,000 after bills are paid," he said.
March 31, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Burbank Temple Emanu El and Sinai Seniors/Temple Sinai of Glendale will host a cantorial concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The two-hour concert will include Broadway tunes, opera repertoire and cantorial selections -- music chanted at Jewish religious services. Barbara Ebert, musical director of Opera Pasadena, will accompany the program. Bradley Hyman of Temple Sinai, Judith Sofer of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Hazzan Bernard Savitz of Burbank Temple Emanu El, Mark Goodman of Valley Beth Israel, Ilana Hyman of Temple Sinai and Teri Stansfield of Burbank Temple Emanu El will sing in the program.
June 23, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH A sparkling celebration is planned for the city of Burbank's annual Independence Day extravaganza, the kick-off for the summer concert series at the Starlight Bowl. Music by the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be followed by the always fabulous fireworks display during this "Star Spangled Salute to the 4th of July." While the Elliott orchestra has performed for this event several times, this is the first year the Air Force band is appearing, said Garth Nelson, deputy director, recreation services for the city of Burbank.
February 8, 2003
48 HOURS Cary Belling has put to music the story of the birth of the universe based on scientists' theories in "Ripples in the Fabric of Space-Time." One of his goals in creating the piece, he said, was to have listeners get out of their own little space and look out into the heavens and realize how beautiful, inspiring and how vast the universe is. "If you realize how vast the universe is and that our planet is one small part of that universe, that changes our perspective," he said.
May 15, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Conductor Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra present the Southern California orchestral debut of 24-year-old Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski at the orchestra's season finale at 8 tonight at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Trpceski was the favorite of the audience and critics at the 2000 World Piano Competition in London, although he was awarded second place by the judges. Since then, he has received great reviews and standing ovations around the world.
March 27, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Along with an uplifting of the spirit, listeners are promised a program rich in the history of black vocal music when the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles casts its "Spotlight on Los Angeles" in a concert this weekend at the Alex Theatre. Artistic director Bruce Mayhall conducts the 300 voices in this concert that honors the city of the chorus' birth and the diverse ethnic makeup of it. One of the guest performance groups is the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, which took its first European tour 36 years ago. Since then, they have performed 18 sold-out European tours, as well as completing 12 tours of the United States and Canada, and tours of the Middle and Far East, Africa and South America.
December 13, 2008
Musician Tom Boyd wants to provide the missing link between up-and-coming composers and film executives looking for new talent. Boyd has been blessed with much success in the entertainment industry, and it’s time for him to help others get their chance, he said. The former Burbank resident will perform at 7 tonight with composer and concert pianist Marcelo Cesena featuring well-known movie themes, original compositions and music from other major motion picture composers.