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  • Classically Trained: Spanish flavor, infused with a symphonic taste

    After a few weeks off, the Pacific Symphony returns to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa with a Music Unwound series May 5 to 7. Symphony officials are calling 8 p.m. "Bolero!" concerts to be infused with "sultry flamenco, hot-...
  • Classically Trained: Best-selling pianist to play three concerts

    The romance-filled piano playing of Jim Brickman will fill the sound waves of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall next week. The 8 p.m. concerts May 12 to 14 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts will have a second half that features the...
  • Classically Trained: When art inspires music

    It's too bad more art exhibits don't have live instrumentalists with them. Then two great art forms — visual and music — would come together for an overall inspiring experience. That's what happened at Sunday's "Music and Art," a chamber...
  • Classically Trained: Brickman delights with his best-selling hits, anecdotes

    If you're missing the musical family gene, there's still hope for all you would-be sensationally romantic piano players out there. That's what Jim Brickman, "America's romantic piano sensation" whose CDs are top sellers, admitted Thursday night. "My...
  • Classically Trained: It's more than just waving a stick

    The Pacific Symphony accomplished more than just making music at Monday night's "OC Can You Play With Us?" The free event in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall put local amateur musicians onstage alongside the professional Pacific Symphony...
  • Classically Trained: Piano-filled concerts coming to Costa Mesa

    In keeping with its "Year of the Piano" programming, the Pacific Symphony will play host to pianist Conrad Tao this week. The 16-year-old Chinese American musician, whose skills have brought him performing alongside orchestras worldwide, is scheduled...
  • Classically Trained: A gift with no strings attached

    His was a tale of tough economic times. A construction worker in his 50s. Couldn't find work. Newly homeless in Laguna Beach. But with help from the Friendship Shelter and the Pacific Symphony, his life had a moment of rejuvenation. He got to hear a...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony triumphs in Shostakovich symphony performance

    Classically Trained: Symphony triumphs in Shostakovich symphony performance
    Orchestral musicians tend to be a serious bunch when on stage. A sea of applause may splash down upon them after an inspiring performance from an enthralled audience, but oftentimes they'll receive it without cracking much of a smile. And that's OK,...
  • The Crowd: Event raises money for Chapman University

    The Crowd: Event raises money for Chapman University
    They sang. They danced. They even sent University President Jim Doti flying through the air above a stage lined up with chorus girls. And at the end of it all, they raised $2.12 million for student scholarships. American Celebration at Chapman...
  • Youmans: Serving up a murder mystery

    Youmans: Serving up a murder mystery
    In Gourmet Detective's "Get Cartier," a faux murder mystery takes places at the Balboa Inn in Newport Beach. The performers are the prime suspects, but it's the audience that serves up the dish of true entertainment. "Get Cartier," which plays year-...
  • On Theater: Theaters get into the holiday spirit with shows

    Looking for a quick way to get into the Christmas spirit? Three theater groups in Costa Mesa will be mounting holiday-flavored shows this weekend and next. The main event, of course, is South Coast Repertory's 32nd annual production of "A Christmas...
  • Tennison medals at state meet

    All the pressure seemed too much for Paige Tennison. The Newport Harbor High junior was competing in her first CIF State Meet. In addition, high expectations were set on Tennison, viewed as one of the top runners in Division II. She was intimidated, she...