Review: Pacific Symphony at Irvine Meadows

Review: Alejandro Gutierrez says goodbye to Pacific Symphony at Irvine Meadows. The Orange County Register, July 26, 2015.

The economic impact of the arts

Interesting way to look at it. I had never really thought much about it before.

Nonprofit arts can be good for O.C.’s business. The Orange County Register, July 26, 2015.

Mozart’s ‘Rondo all Turca’ arranged by Volodos and played by Yuja Wang

iPalpiti Festival visits Orange County on way to Disney Hall

Review: iPalpiti Festival visits Soka with program of European snacks. The Orange County Register, July 20, 2015.

Mozart’s ‘Rondo all Turca’ played by Daniel Barenboim

Compare and contrast: Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’ played by Lang Lang and Glenn Gould


Mozart: ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ (Klemperer)

Otto Klemperer conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra (in very good early stereo, btw).

Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony to perform free concerts in Mission Viejo and Irvine

Pacific Symphony’s Symphony in the Cities concerts announced. The Orange County Register, July 10, 2015.

Classical season opens at the Hollywood Bowl

Review: Classical season opens at the Hollywood Bowl with Lionel Bringuier and Yuja Wang. The Orange County Register, July 8, 2015.

From the archive: Marching in the Rose Parade


BEYOND THE NEWS // USC band on the march again // Ex-member remembers his first parade well
By TIMOTHY MANGAN, The Orange County Register
Published:  1/1/2004

I remember rolling out of bed at some ungodly pre-dawn hour, made all the worse because of the New Year’s Eve party the night before.

No, I didn’t have a paper route. I was a member of the USC Trojan Marching Band, about to march in my first Tournament of Roses Parade. As a trombonist, I would even be in the front row. This would have been, well, gee whiz, 25 years ago.

We band members had given up part of our Christmas vacation to return to campus for our halftime show practices. Now, bleary-eyed, we donned our marching duds, complete with gold spats and plastic Trojan helmet, and met the idling buses near the band room. They whisked us off to a sit-down breakfast at a local eatery, compliments of some alumni committee.

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