CENTER STAGE : THE RIGHT TICKET : COMING ATTRACTIONS
Following is a current schedule of events slated for the 1986-87 inaugural season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s 3,000-seat multipurpose theater.
SEPTEMBER 29: Opening night will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Zubin Mehta. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and “Leonore” Overture No. 3. Also, a specially commissioned work by Los Angeles composer William Kraft.
OCTOBER 1: The Philharmonic returns under conductor Kurt Sanderling, with soprano Leontyne Price, who will sing Richard Strauss’ “Vier Lezte Lieder” and the final scene from “Salome.”
OCTOBER 2-3: The Pacific Symphony, conducted by music director Keith Clark, with violinist Henryk Szeryng. Brahms’ Violin Concerto; works by Respighi and Richard Strauss.
OCTOBER 4: Leontyne Price in a solo recital; program to be announced.
OCTOBER 9: Kurt Sanderling conducts the Philharmonic, with violinist Isaac Stern as soloist in Dvorak’s Romance for violin and orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Concerto. Also Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7; Wagner’s Prelude to “Die Meistersinger.”
OCTOBER 12: The Joffrey Ballet, under artistic director Robert Joffrey, joins the Master Chorale of Orange County, directed by Maurice Allard. “Passage,” choreographed by James Kudelka to Thomas Tallis’ 40-voice motet “Spem in Alium.” The company also performs Gerald Arpino’s “Light Rain.” Also, the Master Chorale and Master Chorale Orchestra perform Rossini’s “Stabat Mater.”
OCTOBER 15: New York City Ballet. “Symphony in Three Movements” (Balanchine/Stravinsky); “Tzigane” (Balanchine/Ravel); “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux” (Balanchine/Tchai- kovsky); “The Four Seasons” (Robbins/Verdi).
OCTOBER 16: New York City Ballet. “Mozartiana” (Balanchine/Tchaikov- sky); “In the Night” (Robbins/Cho- pin); “Who Cares?” (Balanchine/ Gershwin).
OCTOBER 17: New York City Ballet. “Serenade” (Balanchine/Tchaikov- sky); “Agon” (Balanchine/Stravin- sky); “Symphony in C” (Balanchine/Bizet).
OCTOBER 18: New York City Ballet. Matinee--"Mozartiana”; “In the Night”; “Symphony in C.” Evening--"Symphony in Three Movements”; “Songs of the Auvergne” (Martins/Canteloube); “Glass Pieces” (Robbins/Glass).
OCTOBER 19: New York City Ballet. Matinee-- “Songs of the Auvergne”; “Glass Pieces”; “Who Cares?” Evening--"Serenade”; “Agon”; “The Four Seasons.”
OCTOBER 22-23: Music by Leonard Bernstein, performed by the Pacific Symphony under Keith Clark. Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “Age of Anxiety,” for piano and orchestra, with soloist Lukas Foss, and Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish,” for soprano, narrator, chorus and orchestra, with soprano Evelyn de Rosa, actor Michael Wager and the Pacific Chorale under director John Alexander.
OCTOBER 25: Lukas Foss conducts the Pacific Symphony in “Bernstein on Broadway,” a pops program, with selections from “West Side Story,” “Fancy Free,” “Candide” and “On the Town.”
OCTOBER 26: The Cleveland Orchestra, with Christoph von Dohnanyi conducting; program to be announced.
NOVEMBER 4: Open rehearsal with Hungarian cellist Janos Starker and the Pacific Symphony.
NOVEMBER 5-6: Cellist Janos Starker performs with the Pacific Symphony. Mozart’s “Figaro” overture; Dvorak’s Cello Concerto; Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben.”
NOVEMBER 8: The Pacific Symphony joins the Pacific Chorale, John Alexander conducting. Brahms’ “Nanie”; Orff’s “Carmina Burana”; Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music.”
NOVEMBER 24: The Canadian Brass joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and Suite No. 3 in D; Handel’s Concerto in F.
NOVEMBER 28-29: Henry Mancini joins the Pacific Symphony in a program of movie themes.
DECEMBER 2: Open rehearsal with pianist John Browning and the Pacific Symphony.
DECEMBER 3-4: The Pacific Symphony, conducted by Keith Clark, with pianist John Browning as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Also, Roy Harris’ Symphony No. 5; Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
DECEMBER 5: The Pacific Chorale “Christmas Festival,” with the Pacific Symphony. Choral selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, J. S. Bach, Franz Biebl, Linda Wells and Robert Russell Bennett. Also, the premiere of “Magnificat,” composed by chorale director John Alexander.
DECEMBER 6: Andre Previn conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with pianist Emmanuel Ax as soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. Also, Shapero’s Symphony for Classical Orchestra.
DECEMBER 7: The Master Chorale presents a Christmas concert. Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors”; a commissioned work by Thomas Pasatieri, and traditional holiday music.
DECEMBER 9-14: American Ballet Theatre presents eight performances of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
DECEMBER 19-20: Singer Shirley Jones and the Pacific Symphony join in a traditional holiday program featuring a 300-voice choir assembled from Orange County church choirs.
JANUARY 13-25: Thirteen performances by the New York City Opera. Bizet’s “Carmen” (Jan. 13, 15 and 17), directed by Frank Corsaro with Victoria Vergara in the lead role; Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (Jan. 14, 16 and 18), directed by Corsara, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” (Jan. 20-25, with matinee Jan. 24), staged by Harold Prince.
JANUARY 27: Open rehearsal with violinist Ruggiero Ricci and the Pacific Symphony.
JANUARY 28-29: The Pacific Symphony, under Keith Clark, in an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring Ruggiero Ricci as soloist in the Violin Concerto. Also, “Romeo and Juliet” and the Fifth Symphony.
JANUARY 31: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Roger Bobo on tuba. Haydn’s Symphony No. 99; Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy”; Williams’ Tuba Concerto.
FEBRUARY1: Composer and performer Michel LeGrand joins the Pacific Symphony in a pops program.
FEBRUARY 2: Sir Georg Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony, with Larry Combs featured in Corigliano’s Clarinet Concerto. Also, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Wagner’s “Prelude and Liebestod” from “Tristan and Isolde.”
FEBRUARY 11-15: Opera Pacific presents George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” directed by Jack O’Brien. Evening performances all five nights, plus matinees Feb. 14-15.
FEBRUARY 20-MARCH8: Opera Pacific presents “West Side Story,” with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Eighteen performances.
MARCH 9: “Casanova,” Alexandre Volkoff’s 1927 silent film, is presented with a new score composed and conducted by Georges Delerue, performed by the Pacific Symphony.
MARCH 13: Lorin Maazel conducts the Orchestre National de France. Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9; Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”; Ravel’s “Tzigane,” with violinist Regis Pasquier as soloist, and “La Valse.”
MARCH 14: The Pacific Chorale “Russian Festival,” with the Pacific Symphony. Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers” Opus 37; Stravinsky’s “Les Noces” and “A Symphony of Psalms.”
MARCH 16: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, with flutist Jean Pierre-Rampal as guest conductor and soloist. Handel’s Concerto for harp and strings; Haydn’s Concerto in C for flute and oboe; Mozart’s Concerto for flute and harp; Vivaldi’s Concerto for flute and organ.
MARCH 17: The Pacific Symphony, conducted by Keith Clark. Haydn’s Symphony No. 88; Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Also, with trumpeter Maurice Andre, concertos by Haydn and Marcello’s Trumpet Concerto.
MARCH 18: Kazimierz Kord conducts the Warsaw Philharmonic, with pianist Misha Dichter in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Also, Lutoslawski’s Symphony No. 3; Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” (Suite No. 3).
MARCH 19: Lalo Schifrin conducts the Pacific Symphony in the premiere of his Concerto for double bass and orchestra, with bass soloist Gary Karr. Also, Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” conducted by Keith Clark.
MARCH 20-21: Doc Severinsen joins the Pacific Symphony in a pops program.
MARCH 27,APRIL1 and 4: Opera Pacific presents three performances of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” directed by Gian Carlo Menotti and featuring Diana Soviero, Jerry Hadley, Karen Huffstodt and Italo Tajo.
APRIL 7: The Pacific Symphony in an open rehearsal of Mahler’s Third Symphony.
APRIL 8-9: The Pacific Symphony, conducted by Keith Clark, performs Mahler’s Third Symphony. Contralto Maureen Forrester is soloist, with Boys Chorus and women of the Pacific Chorale.
APRIL 11: The Master Chorale presents a dramatic version of J.S. Bach’s “St. Matthew” Passion, staged by Clayton Garrison and featuring Jon Humphrey.
APRIL 12: The Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale, with conductor Keith Clark and mezzo-soprano Maureen Forrester, perform Verdi’s Requiem.
APRIL 25: Andre Previn conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Ligeti’s “Atmospheres”; Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2; Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra.
MAY 1-2: Mel Torme joins the Pacific Symphony in a program of Gershwin favorites. Keith Clark leads a performance of Gershwin’s “American in Paris.”
MAY 6: The Pacific Symphony in an open rehearsal of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
MAY 7-8: Karel Husa conducts the Pacific Symphony in his new composition, commissioned to commemorate the orchestra’s first season at the center. Also, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” conducted by Keith Clark.
MAY 9: The Pacific Chorale “Coronation Festival,” with the Pacific Symphony. Choral selections by Handel, Elgar, Sir William Walton, C. Hubert and H. Parrie.
MAY 6-7: The Master Chorale presents “Gospel Celebration 1987!”; program to be announced.