By Robert D. Thomas
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News
• Marvin Hamlisch has extended his contract as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops Orchestra for two more years. MORE
• Diana Landis has been appointed director of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ Apprentice Choir. She returns to the chorus after a 10-year absence during which she taught music in various capacities in Orange County. Landis replaces Larissa Donnelly, who relocated with her family to Texas.
Landis directed LACC’s Apprentice Choir from 1993 to 1998 and the Intermediate Choir during the 2000-2001 season. The Apprentice Choir includes children with some prior musical experience who audition directly into the ensemble and choristers who have been promoted from the Preparatory Choir.
• Two San Marino residents are among four people named to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s board of directors. The new San Marino appointees are Jean W. Horton, retired Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; and Agnes Lew, Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management of Cathay Bank.
Also named were Gary Larsen (Rolling Hills Estates), Director of Asset Management; and Peter Mandell (Brentwood), professional bassoonist and established community philanthropist. Their three-year terms on the LACO Board of Directors conclude June 30, 2015. Larsen served on the LACO board from 2004 to 2009, which included chairmanship of the Audit Committee.
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