Classical Music News for March 2002:

COSTA MESA, CA-- Bernard Haitink leads one of the world's greatest
orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic, in symphonies by Mozart, Schubert
and Bruckner, March 11-13, at Orange County Performing Arts Center.
(714) 556-2787,

LOS ANGELES-- The L.A. Philharmonic's Esa-Pekka Salomen continues his Schoenberg survey with TRANSFIGURED NIGHT, on a program that also
features Mahler's SONG OF LAMENTATION. March 22-24, Dorothy Chandler
Pavilion. (323) 850-2000,

SAN FRANCISCO-- The noted pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs concertos
with the San Francisco Symphony, March 14-16, Davies Symphony Hall.
(415) 864-6000, The OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL, an annual showcase of new music, will salute composer Lou Harrison with renditions of two of his keyboard works, March 7-9, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. (415) 646-0700,

BEVERLY HILLS--A German emigre composer, Ernest Toch, won the Pulitzer Prize and received three Academy Award nominations for his film scores. A concert by L.A. Jewish Symphony features the first performance in 50 years of his CANTATA OF THE BITTER HERBS (which he deliberately composed in a popular style which he called "people's music.") Performed at 7.30 PM on Sunday, March 19 at Peters Auditorium in Beverly Hills High
School, 241 Moreno Drive, the cantata will be narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

Joining the orchestra will be the L.A. Zimriyah Chorale, the Valley Beth Shalom Congregational Choir and various guest soloists. Also featured on the bill is the American premiere of Israeli orchestrator and composer Raymond Goldstein's Pesach Cantata. Guest artists include Ya'akov Motzen, tenor; Colin Schachat, baritone; and Goldstein on the piano.

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