Pacific Symphony Announces Timothy Mangan Writer-in-Residence

Former Music Critic for The Orange County Register, Timothy Mangan, Appointed to Newly Created Position as Writer-in-Residence with Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony today announced the appointment of Timothy Mangan, former classical music critic for The Orange County Register and founder of the blog ClassicalLife.net (created in 2006 to cover Pacific Symphony's European tour), to the newly created position of writer-in-residence. Mangan is an award-winning nationally renowned journalist who has an established reputation as a cultural thought leader and writes about music with deep knowledge and passion.

Symphony President John Forsyte says, "As writer-in-residence, Tim Mangan will be a collaborative partner in engaging current and new culture-seekers in innovative ways. He is well respected on the Southern California cultural scene and, in fact, on the national scene as well. We're looking forward to embracing his creativity and sharing it widely with our audiences."

Mangan joins Pacific Symphony after serving as The Orange County Register's classical music critic from 1998-2016. He is a contributor to Opera News and the Los Angeles Times, and has also written for the Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Musical America and Gramophone, among other publications. In 1999, he won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his writing on classical music. In addition, he is co-editor of Paul Bowles on Music, published by the University of California Press. In 2010, the Orange County Press Club named ClassicalLife the best blog in Orange County.



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