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Reef Is Splash-Up Of Musical Styles And Surfer Videos

February 22, 2016 – 5:51 pm
By Richard S. Ginell

LOS ANGELES – The Australian Chamber Orchestra played far-flung excerpts ranging from Beethoven and Rachmaninoff to grunge rock in accompanying director Mick Sowry’s film centered on daredevil surfer Derek Hynd.

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Steven Stucky’s Twin Legacies Of Music And Light

February 22, 2016 – 6:02 pm

Composer Steven Stucky died Feb. 14, 2016 Composer Steven Stucky, dead at 66, guided new music at both the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics.

By Richard S. Ginell

LOS ANGELES – Mortality has taken a terrible toll this winter among pop and rock performers from, and just before, the boomer generation – David Bowie, Maurice White, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, Dan Hicks, etc. – and the year has barely begun. Now, the classical world has lost someone of that generation suddenly and prematurely. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky, only 66, died of brain cancer on Valentine’s Day – and perhaps no region aside from his hometown of Ithaca, N.Y., has felt the blow as intimately as Southern California. Read the full story »

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