Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Stradosphere: A Strad-Studded Gala Evening” Raises $535,000 for Ensemble

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) transformed the Southland into “Strad Central” with its unprecedented STRAD FEST LA featuring eight of the world’s most exquisite and rare Stradivarius violins brought together for the first time in history and played by renowned violinists in a series of four sold-out events from March 26-29, 2014. The festival was capped by Stradosphere: A Strad-Studded Gala fundraiser co-chaired by Pat and Sandy Gage at the California Club in downtown LA at which the Orchestra, rather than honoring a celebrated artist or philanthropist, instead feted the eight 300-year-old violins considered among luthier Antonio Stradivari’s most divine hand-crafted creations. The March 29 gala at the California Club raised $535,000 to benefit LACO’s concert series, radio broadcasts and community engagement programs. LACO, considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, is a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire, adventurous commissions and stand-out events like Strad Fest LA.“We may never see a gathering of Stradivarius violins like this again in our lifetime,” said LACO Executive Director Rachel Fine.In addition to the gala, Strad Fest LA included a scholarly evening at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, and concerts at Zipper Hall in downtown LA and The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.The featured violin/violist pairings included LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer on the 1716 “Milstein” Strad, Martin Chalifour on the 1711 “Kreisler” Strad, Chee-Yun on the 1714 “Leonora Jackson” Strad, Cho-Liang Lin on the 1715 “Titian” Strad, Elizabeth Pitcairn on the 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Strad, Philippe Quint on the 1708 “Ruby” Strad, Xiang Yu on the 1666 “Serdet” Strad, and 12-year-old prodigy Ray Ushikubo on the c. 1720 “Beechback” Strad. The 1666 “Serdet” Strad is the earliest known of the Stradivarius violins, and the seven others are all from Stradivari’s Golden Period during the late 1600’s and early 1700s. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Benefits Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Stradosphere: A Strad-Studded Gala Evening” Raises $535,000 for Ensemble STAFF REPORTS | Photography by LEE SALEM PHOTOGRAPHY Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 | 3:29 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

NFL suspends Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon indefinitely

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMichael Reaves/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely on Thursday for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the NFL’s substance abuse policy.“Effective today, Josh Gordon has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse,” the NFL said in a statement Thursday.The announcement came after Gordon, 27, tweeted that he was “stepping away from the football field for a bit to focus on my mental health.”pic.twitter.com/omiQgO8IjE— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) December 20, 2018The Patriots chimed in afterwards, saying they “support Josh Gordon in his continued efforts to focus on his health.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img December 21, 2018 /Sports News – National NFL suspends Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon indefinitelylast_img read more