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Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11 Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 20, 2015—A grand, meaningful and operatic evening of music awaits, as Music Director Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony's final concert of his 25th anniversary season, “Fire and Water,” a program representing the innovative and defining characteristics of the orchestra. F... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28 Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.-May 11, 2015-One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, Andre Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began ... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of 2015-2016 Pops Season Pacific Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of 2015-2016 Pops Season
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—April 28, 2015—A gala season awaits as great stars in entertainment lead the way to celebrate Richard Kaufman's 25-year legacy as principal pops conductor of Pacific Symphony. While last season marked the occasion of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary, 2015-16 puts... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS AND SCHUBERT, 5/10 The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS AND SCHUBERT, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2015

After journeying through the early and middle periods of the great composers, Pacific Symphony's Café Ludwig series concludes the 2014-15 season by exploring chamber music from the late periods of “Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert.” With full lives of experience and writing music behind them, composer... (more...)
Pacific Chorale Sets 2015-16 Season Pacific Chorale Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts (SCFTA), has announced its 48th season under the banner “Musical Journeys.” Six concerts are offered in a variety of subscription packages, as well as a free community Choral Festival concert this summer.... (more...)
Yo-Yo Ma to Perform DVORAK with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 5/5 Yo-Yo Ma to Perform DVORAK with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—April 14, 2015—Widely considered the greatest cellist alive today, Yo-Yo Ma makes a special Orange County appearance to honor Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary season with Pacific Symphony. One of classical music's true superstars and an ambassador for the art for... (more...)
Pacific Chorale Sets Season Finale Concert Pacific Chorale Sets Season Finale Concert
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2015

Pacific Chorale, the internationally acclaimed resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting a powerful finale concert on May 17 at 5:30 p.m., featuring works by Verdi, Howells and Poulenc. Uniquely, the concert will feature two conductors: the current Artistic Director, John ... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26 The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

A brass quintet from Pacific Symphony is heading to Fullerton to perform a free concert titled “An American Musical Journey” in celebration of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary season. Presented in partnership with the North Orange County Community Concerts, the afternoon of music take... (more...)
Dennis James to Perform Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH for Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 4/26 Dennis James to Perform Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH for Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 31, 2015—Touring the world presenting silent films as they were meant to be seen (and heard!), virtuoso organist Dennis James returns to Pacific Symphony's Pedals and Pipes series to recreate the soundtrack to one of the greatest silent films of all time: Charlie Chaplin'... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony and the Laguna Art Museum Host MUSIC MEETS ART, 3/26 The Pacific Symphony and the Laguna Art Museum Host MUSIC MEETS ART, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2015

'Music Meets Art' at Laguna Art Museum when Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair joins the museum's Executive Director Malcolm Warner in a stimulating conversation about art and music on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event also includes a musical... (more...)
Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19 Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 6, 2015—The world's most brilliant playwright—William Shakespeare—is reimagined in unexpected ways when Pacific Symphony partners with Chapman University to present “Shakespeare Reimagined,” a festival that explores how The Bard's plays have inspired not only other playwr... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Honor Bach, Beethoven & Bartok, 3/1 Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Honor Bach, Beethoven & Bartok, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Feb. 19, 2015—Enjoy the ever-progressing capabilities of music by “Bach, Beethoven and Bart?k” in the second concert of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig chamber series, which explores music written at the early, middle and late periods of a composer's life. Led by charism... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Presents Free Concerts, 3/1 The Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Presents Free Concerts, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Youthful musicality soars as both Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) perform a phenomenal range of music for their spring concerts. Both ensembles return to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at their prime after bonding at their annual ... (more...)
Segerstrom Center to Welcome the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 4/15 Segerstrom Center to Welcome the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

The renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in a remarkable program titled Passionate Piano Quartets, pairing three works by Schumann, Brahms and the rarely performed Mahler Piano Quartet, which is the composer's only surviving instrumental chamber ... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents FRESH SQUEEZED MUSIC The Pacific Symphony Presents FRESH SQUEEZED MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair has spent 25 years championing music in the community, and it shows in Pacific Symphony's commitment to access, willingness to experiment and openness to sharing the stage. The Symphony celebrates Maestro St.Clair's 25th anniversary at the helm by sendin... (more...)
Mandolinist Avi Avital to Release New Album VIVALDI on Feb 24 Mandolinist Avi Avital to Release New Album VIVALDI on Feb 24
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

On February 24, Avital will release Vivaldi, his third album on DG that returns the instrument to its origins-the Venetian Baroque and master composer Antonio Vivaldi. On this release, Avital captures the mystical spirit of Venice, shedding new light on Vivaldi's musical genius by performing his own... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Honor Leonard Bernstein in Concert, 1/29 Pacific Symphony to Honor Leonard Bernstein in Concert, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 9, 2015—Composer, conductor and teacher Leonard Bernstein, one of the undeniable giants of 20th-century music, and the first American-born conductor to become a major star, becomes the focal point of Pacific Symphony's second “Music Unwound” concert this season, “For the L... (more...)
Calder Quartet to Perform World Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 3/11 Calder Quartet to Perform World Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Southern California's esteemed Calder Quartet, hailed as 'outstanding' and 'superb' by The New York Times, returns to Segerstrom Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Samueli Theater. For their return visit to the Center, violinists Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violist Jonathan Moerschel ... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14 Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 21, 2014—Rejoice in the inspired melodies and theatrical mastery of “Handel's Glorious Messiah” when Pacific Symphony performs the Baroque masterpiece as a festive prelude to Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. A holiday tradition across the world, “Messiah” h... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, Now thru 11/8 The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2014

Standards made wildly popular by the great male nightclub singers of the 1950s—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and others—electrify the concert hall for the opening of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Pops Season. This high-energy show features award-winning vocalist Michael Andre... (more...)
Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31 Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Pendereck... (more...)
Szymanowski Quartet to Return to Segerstrom Center with Joseph Kalichstein in January 2015 Szymanowski Quartet to Return to Segerstrom Center with Joseph Kalichstein in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Penderec... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Presents EXCLAMATIONS!, 11/16 The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Presents EXCLAMATIONS!, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) opens its 2014-15 season with a new music director, Gregory X. Whitmore, who leads the ensemble in a lively display of youthful musicality and captivating wind repertoire. Titled “Exclamations!” the fall concert features two works by one of the 20th centu... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents CATHEDRALS OF SOUND This Weekend The Pacific Symphony Presents CATHEDRALS OF SOUND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

—“Cathedrals of Sound,” the first Music Unwound concert of Pacific Symphony's season, offers an evening of inspiration, awe and ambience, bathed in waves of sound and reminiscent of the unique spiritual journey taken in 2010, when world-renowned organist Paul Jacobs and the remarkable Norbertine Fat... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig Chamber Series Opens With BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY AND MENDELSSOHN, 11/2 The Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig Chamber Series Opens With BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY AND MENDELSSOHN, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

Discover the evolving genius and unique musical voices of “Beethoven, Debussy and Mendelssohn” during the first concert of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig chamber series, which this season explores music written at the early, middle and late periods of a composer's life. As an anchor, the thr... (more...)



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