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21 Oct 2008

Von Stade sounds out the Broad Stage,0,7616090.story

By Mark Swed [LATimes, 13 October 2008]
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, newly added to Santa Monica College, had its semi-public tryouts over the summer and a gala last month with singer Barbara Cook, who was amplified. But the opening night concert Saturday, a recital by mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, was the first real tryout of the 499-seat hall's acoustics, which were designed by JaffeHolden.

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