| Nov 16, 2008
He worked on edgy films
Baird Bryant, 80, a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer who made his name on edgy films such as "Easy Rider" and the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," died Thursday from complications after surgery at Hemet...
| Nov 20, 2008
Marion Scott, a noted dancer, choreographer and teacher who returned to the stage at the age of 62 and in her 80s mounted concerts that displayed the talents of aging artists like herself, died Oct. 5 in Los Angeles. She was 86.
The cause of death was...
| Nov 25, 2008
British conductor Richard Hickox, who made a particular mark in opera and choral music with orchestras around the world, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 60.
Hickox died Sunday of a heart attack in a hotel in Cardiff, Wales, said Stephen Lumsden,...
| Dec 1, 2008
At the end of a long and full life, Richard Strauss wrote four songs for soprano and orchestra. Born in 1864, he weathered two world wars, remaining on the German side for both.
The English titles are "Spring," "September," "Going to Sleep" and "At...
| Nov 9, 1986
Something strange seems to be happening in that spiffy new concert hall in Orange County. People are clapping.
The happy and justifiably proud Costa Mesans, and friends, are clapping con brio and con gusto. They are clapping loudly, smugly and dutifully....
| Oct 23, 2008
The Esa-Pekka Salonen piece “Stockholm Diary” is the one that somehow got away. A boisterous, significant 13-minute score for string orchestra, it was commissioned to cap a major retrospective of Salonen's work in the Swedish capital four...
| Oct 30, 2008
Leon Botstein is a can-do conductor eager to get a bright sound out of almost any orchestra, even the moody Jerusalem Symphony. So Tuesday night, Botstein -- who juggles a music directorship in the Israeli capital with his other day jobs as president of...
| Nov 6, 2008
After being bailed out repeatedly over the years by a small corps of big donors, Opera Pacific, Orange County's professional opera company, appears to have sung its swan song -- barring a fairy-tale rescue.
If it succumbs, the company, founded in 1986 as...
| Apr 4, 2010
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
It was no...
| Mar 8, 2010
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Philip Langridge, the British tenor who won praise for his vocal versatility and subtle characterization, has died. He was 70.
Langridge died Friday after a short battle with cancer, the Royal Opera House announced.
His death "leaves a large hole in the...
| Nov 23, 2009
Elisabeth Soderstrom, a Swedish soprano who was greatly admired for her sensitive operatic roles and for her refined, delicately shaded voice, died of a stroke Friday in Stockholm. She was 82.
During a career of more than 50 years, Soderstrom was...