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2 Presenters Set Programs for Concert Season

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Two Orange County music presenters have announced concerts for their 1998-99 seasons.

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has added four concerts to complete its 1998-99 World Stages Series at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

Indian sitarist Nishat Khan and four vocalists singing Gregorian chant will collaborate Oct. 30 in a program titled “Meeting of Angels.”

The series continues Jan. 15 with “Mystical Arts of Tibet” (sacred music and dance from Tibet); March 15 with Gypsy Caravan, 30 musicians and dancers performing Gypsy music from four countries; and March 28 with “Cubanismo!” a 17-member Cuban ensemble that plays Latin dances. “Cubanismo!” will be at 4 p.m. The other programs will be at 8 p.m.

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As previously announced, the series will open Sept. 24-27 with five performances of Le Ballet National du Senegal in “Pangols, the spirit of West Africa in music, dance and song.” Programs Sept. 24-26 will be at 8 p.m. Performances Sept. 27 will be at 2 and 7 p.m.

Series tickets: $115 and $130. Single ticket prices will be announced.

The society and the theater also will present the five-member Irish American ensemble Solas at 8 p.m. March 17. This concert is not part of the World Stages Series. Tickets will go on sale in late July. Prices will be announced.

Information for all events: (949) 553-2422.

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The Fullerton Friends of Music will offer five concerts in its 40th-anniversary 1998-99 series:

* Oct. 25: Jerusalem Piano Trio: Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor, Opus 1, No. 3; Brahms’ Piano Trio in C, Opus 87; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in E minor, Opus 67.

* Dec. 6: Dunsmiur Piano Quartet: Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante for Piano Quartet, D. 487; Copland’s Piano Quartet; Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, Opus 87.

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* Jan. 10: Musica Pacifica: “Viva Venezia”: 17th and 18th century Venetian music.

* Feb. 14: Jacques Thibaud String Trio: Schubert’s Trio in B-flat, D. 587; Penderecki’s Trio; Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat, K. 563.

* April 18: Alexander String Quartet: Haydn’s Quartet in G, Opus 76, No. 1; Barber’s Quartet, Opus 11; Beethoven’s Quartet No. 9, Opus 59, No. 3.

All concerts are at 3:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of Sunny Hills High School, 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton. The concerts are free. (714) 525-5836.

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