August 24, 2005
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press and Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA, 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY Randall's Premier Guest Artist Show "Colors of the Heart," featuring digital photography of "Just Jaymes" McClam, is continuing at Randall's Art Gallery, 2309 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 563-9475. The exhibit continues through Aug. 31. THURSDAY Downtown Burbank "Come Out & Dance!"
April 29, 2006
For its set of spring concerts, the Burbank Chorale will honor the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birthday by performing his Requiem. It was chosen for this celebration of the gifted composer because it's the best piece of music a choir can do, said director/conductor Mikhail Shtangrud."
July 21, 2001
GLENDALE -- Jazz violinist Lesa Terry of Glendale will present a special concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. Titled "Jubilee to Jazz: A Celebration of Black Music," the concert will feature Terry with a double string quartet exploring a range of music including spirituals, blues, gospel and jazz, including a number of classic jazz tunes recast for this unique instrumentation. Admission is free. Terry gained prominence as a member of drummer Max Roach's Double Quartet, which led her to form the Grammy-nominated Uptown String Quartet, a landmark group that fused many styles of music.
February 15, 2003
The John Muir Middle and Burbank High schools string instrument musicians showcase their talents in a free winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Muir's auditorium, 1111 N. Kenneth Road. It's the first time the two schools have given a concert only with strings, Muir Instrumental Music Director Steven New said. Joining New on the conductor's podium will be Dean Immel, instrumental music director at Burbank High School. Although the two schools have played together in concerts for the past three years, this is the first year the program is at Muir because of construction at the high school auditorium.
January 23, 2002
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- Conductor Jeffrey Kahane and Robert Levin will play Mozart's Concerto No. 10 in E flat for two pianos with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Pianist Levin, with Music Director Kahane conducting, will also play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor. Renewing Mozart's improvisational tradition, Levin accepts original ideas from the audience to compose an aural tapestry in front of the audience's eyes and ears.
February 9, 2000
LA CRESCENTA -- La Crescenta-based band Wildflower is playing at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena at 8 p.m. Saturday to benefit Musicians Who Care, a charity that gives guitars and private music lessons to youth in local residential facilities. This Christian band's music is part pop and part rock says leader singer/songwriter Tracy Gayle. The group was assembled in 1998 after Gayle booked a concert of her songs at the local juvenile hall. Tickets are $5 at the door.
April 12, 2000
Joyce Rudolph BURBANK -- Burbank Chamber Orchestra will present a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Mozart at its free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Steven Kerstein, music director, will conduct the orchestra in Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony, Robert Schumann's Concerto for Cello, featuring universally acclaimed cellist Steven Richards, and Mozart's Overture to "Don Giovanni." Soloist Richards is the Burbank orchestra's principal cellist and reviewers have praised his elegant and impassioned playing and said he has a unique ability to make the cello sound like a hman voice.
July 3, 2002
Sandra Kraisirideja Composer and lyricist Jerry Herman is in demand. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles with guest artists Nancy Dussault and Malcolm Gets, under Artistic Director Bruce Mayhall, will pay tribute to Herman's successful Broadway career with "Jerry's Boys!" on July 12 to 14, at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Herman has also released a new concept album titled, "Miss Spectacular," and he's re-doing one of his earlier musicals, "Dear World."
December 18, 2004
Jacqui Brown Wednesday night's holiday concert at John Burroughs High School gave the founder of the instrumental music association a chance to reminisce. Fred Roth remembered wondering to himself how they were going to pull off being a marching band with only seven members. "I was the only percussionist in the band," Roth said. "How do you march without a bass drummer?" But things changed in the fall of 1952 at John Burroughs High School, according to Roth.