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A City of Roses Hosts Reception for Pasadena Symphony's New Music Director Tonight

A City of Roses Hosts Reception for Pasadena Symphony's New Music Director Tonight

Flower power abounds when the City of Roses welcomes the Pasadena Symphony's new Music Director, David Lockington, at a complimentary special reception open to the public 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 29, at the beloved Pasadena icon, Jacob Maarse Florist, 655 E. Green St., Pasadena. A City of Roses Welcome invites the community to mix and mingle with Lockington, while enjoying light refreshments from Claud & Co., cash wine bar, live string quartet, and the beautiful ambience at Jacob Maarse Florist.

"It is especially fitting for the community to come out for a City of Roses Welcome for David at Jacob Maarse Florist. Jacob was an avid music lover, long-time Board member of the Pasadena Symphony Association, had family musical roots, and grew the most beautiful roses in the entire world - the iconic symbol of his business and the City of Pasadena," said Paul Jan Zdunek, CEO of the Pasadena Symphony Association.

Guests at the special event will also enjoy a 10 percent discount off of all in-store purchases during the event, and Jacob Maarse Florist will also donate 10 percent of proceeds back to the Symphony. The reception is free and open to the public. To attend the event, please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1gkDMAZ.

A City of Roses Welcome celebrates the commencement of Lockington's tenure as the fifth music director in the Symphony's 86-year history. Lockington and the orchestra will open the 2013-14 Singpoli Classics Series with Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pasadena's famed Ambassador Auditorium. Powerhouse violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers brings Bernstein's rarely performed "Serenade" - a work in praise of love to celebrate the occasion.

Tickets to "The Rite of Spring," the opening concert in the Pasadena Symphony's 2013-14 Singpoli Classics Series at Ambassador Auditorium, begin at $35, and may be purchased by visiting www.PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org, calling 626.793.7172.

IF YOU GO:

What: A City of Roses Welcome Event
Who: Music Director David Lockington
When: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
Where: Jacob Maarse Florist, 655 E. Green St., Pasadena
Cost: Free to the public.

Activities:

Mix and Mingle with David Lockington
Pasadena Symphony String Quartet
Light Refreshments from Claud & Co.
Cash Wine Bar
10 Percent Discount On In-Store Purchases

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