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A Loving, Lingering Farewell Embrace. Wendy Whelan Leaves City Ballet.

The New York Times
By Alastair Macaulay
October 19, 2014

A Loving, Lingering Farewell Embrace
Wendy Whelan Leaves City Ballet After 30 Years

As the ballerina Wendy Whelan gave her farewell performance with New York City Ballet on Saturday night, after 30 years with the company, many facets of her complex stage personality flooded the David H. Koch Theater. She’s resolute and vulnerable, incisive and responsive, rapturous and bleak, angry and funny, implacable and compassionate, enthusiastic and inquiring. Above all, she’s an ideally modern woman, dancing with men as if part of a team, together on equal terms.

 

 

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A Loving, Lingering Farewell Embrace. Wendy Whelan Leaves City Ballet. 2014-10-20T10:10:32+00:00

“Sounds of the World” La Jolla Music Society’s upcoming season mingles genres and international stars

La Jolla Light
By David Coddon
October 9, 2014

Music Society: Sounds of the World
La Jolla Music Society’s upcoming season mingles genres and international stars

When Christopher Beach, president and artistic director of La Jolla Music Society (LJMS), says “We bring the world to San Diego,” he’s not exaggerating. LJMS’s 2014-15 season is a symphony of international stars, from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to the Jerusalem Quartet to France’s Malandain Ballet Biarritz.

The ambitious season’s familiar favorites include young Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov, Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and Israeli-born pianist (and SummerFest fixture) Inon Barnatan.

 

 

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“Sounds of the World” La Jolla Music Society’s upcoming season mingles genres and international stars 2014-10-09T17:44:08+00:00

LJMS Artist Wendy Whelan featured in The New York Times

The New York Times
By Roslyn Sulcas
October 3, 2014

Muse Steps Away
Wendy Whelan Says Farewell to City Ballet

“In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur,” Wendy Whelan said, looking distinctly un-dinosaur-like as she sat at her kitchen table in her Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan last month. Her workday had begun at 10 with a two-hour morning ballet class and ended at 7 after a full day of back-to-back rehearsals. She is 47 (“and a half,” she pointed out) and will leave New York City Ballet, for which she has danced for 30 years, with a farewell performance on Oct. 18.

But Ms. Whelan is ready for more. Talking, dancing, seizing her chances. “I still have so much dancing in me, so much to say,” she said. “It’s not an end.”

 

 

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LJMS Artist Wendy Whelan featured in The New York Times 2014-10-07T11:15:51+00:00

La Jolla Music Society raises $50M for new center

Union Tribune
By James Chute
August 9, 2014

Society’s new home, the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, to open in 2017

The La Jolla Music Society has raised $50 million to fund construction of a new performing arts complex, which will be names the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.

With the year-long “silent phase” of the capital campaign completed, the Music Society is launching a public effort to raise an additional $10 million for an endowment to support programming at the center, the society announced Saturday at its SummerFest gala.

 

 

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La Jolla Music Society raises $50M for new center 2014-09-10T10:55:51+00:00

LJMS names architect for new music center

Union Tribune
By James Chute
August 4, 2014

Epstein Joslin Architects will design new concert hall for La Jolla Music Society

The La Jolla Music Society’s decision to build a new performing arts center was prompted by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s plans to convert Sherwood Auditorium into gallery space.

But don’t call the Music Society’s proposed 500-seat concert hall auditorium.

 

 

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LJMS names architect for new music center 2014-08-11T14:49:20+00:00