Henry Segerstrom News

The Klezmatics to Make Segerstrom Center Debut in Hanukah ConcertThe Klezmatics to Make Segerstrom Center Debut in Hanukah Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This Hanukah season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes superstars of the klezmer world, the Klezmatics on December 22 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Present Holiday Organ SpectacularPacific Symphony Present Holiday Organ Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Revel in the joy and splendor of the holidays with the resounding voice of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ-the visual focal point of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall-during Pacific Symphony's annual "Holiday Organ Spectacular." (more...)

Ten Australian Tenors Join Pacific Symphony For THE TEN TENORS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSTen Australian Tenors Join Pacific Symphony For THE TEN TENORS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

One is incredible, 10 is indescribable! Feel the power and brilliance of 10 exceptional voices as they rise together for "The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays," a heart-swelling, earth-shaking, feel-good experience for the whole family! Considered Australia's opera "rock stars," The Ten Tenors deliver the quintessential holiday concert, captivating the audience with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents THE NUTCRACKER For KidsPacific Symphony Presents THE NUTCRACKER For Kids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Pacific Symphony and dancers from Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT) soon fill the stage with the beauty and wonder of the holiday season for "Nutcracker for Kids," a condensed version of one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets. Mesmerizing audiences year after year with the sweet melodies, captivating dancers and brilliant imagination of this treasured tale, the Symphony's annual event is always an audience favorite. (more...)

Pacific Symphony and Dancers from FBT Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDSPacific Symphony and Dancers from FBT Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

ts the most wonderful time of the year! Pacific Symphonyand dancers from Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT) soon fill the stage with the beauty and wonder of the holiday season forNutcracker for Kids, a condensed version of one of Tchaikovskys most famous ballets. Mesmerizing audiences year after year with the sweet melodies, captivating dancers and brilliant imagination of this treasured tale, the Symphonys annual event is always an audience favorite. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Pacific Symphony's HANDEL'S GLORIOUS MESSIAH, 12/4Full Casting Announced for Pacific Symphony's HANDEL'S GLORIOUS MESSIAH, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Full of exciting choral writing, thundering timpani and blazing trumpets, “Handel's Glorious Messiah” energizes its audience and leaves them singing, “Hallelujah!” This beloved holiday tradition of Handel's celebrated oratorio provides the perfect respite during the busy season to experience joy, reflection and renewal. Rejoicing in the inspired melodies and theatrical mastery each year, Pacific Symphony performs the Baroque masterpiece as a festive prelude to Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. Loved across the world, “Messiah” has been performed for almost 275 years, but with each performance, it becomes a fresh and newly invigorating experience. This year, conductor George Hanson takes the reins to lead the orchestra along with Pacific Chorale (John Alexander, artistic director) and a quartet of globally distinguished soloists—soprano Shannon Mercer, mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum, tenor John Bellemer and baritone Stephen Bryant. (more...)

Pacific Symphony is Joined by Heavenly Voices for a Triumphant Holiday CelebrationPacific Symphony is Joined by Heavenly Voices for a Triumphant Holiday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Full of exciting choral writing, thundering timpani and blazing trumpets,"Handel's Glorious Messiah" energizes its audience and leaves them singing, "Hallelujah!" This beloved holiday tradition of Handel's celebrated oratorio provides the perfect respite during the busy season to experience joy, reflection and renewal. Rejoicing in the inspired melodies and theatrical mastery each year, Pacific Symphony performs the Baroque masterpiece as afestive prelude to Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. Loved across the world, "Messiah" has been performed for almost 275 years, but with each performance, it becomes a fresh and newly invigorating experience. (more...)

Grammy Winner Kris Kristofferson to Make Segerstrom Center Debut This FallGrammy Winner Kris Kristofferson to Make Segerstrom Center Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Country music legend, a Highwayman, screen star and Academy Award-nominated songwriter, Kris Kristofferson makes his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut today, November 5, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Jeremy Denk Delivers Brahms' First Concerto As Pacific Symphony Pays Tribute To The Waltz With Works By Two StraussesJeremy Denk Delivers Brahms' First Concerto As Pacific Symphony Pays Tribute To The Waltz With Works By Two Strausses
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, prepares to kick off the month of December and everyone's favorite holiday season with a tribute to the charming Viennese waltz that is sure to sweep the audience off its feet! Featuring Richard Strauss' Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier" and Johann Strauss Jr.'s "On the Beautiful Blue Danube," the concert transports the listener back to Vienna's golden age. During the 1800s, Vienna was the glittering cultural jewel at the heart of Europe and it was the place where Johannes Brahms spent his entire life. (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This FallDia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Education Program Partnering With Orange County Schools, Presents Class Act's MAGICAL JOURNEYS WITH MOZARTPacific Symphony Education Program Partnering With Orange County Schools, Presents Class Act's MAGICAL JOURNEYS WITH MOZART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Pacific Symphony's annual Class Act Welcome Lunch recently took place, followed by the first Prelude Assembly of the 2016-17 season-marking another beginning for one of the organization's oldest partnership programs. It has now been 22 years since the Symphony first joined forces with Orange County schools and parents to create the Frieda Belinfante Class Act program in an effort to bring quality music education to elementary school children. At the heart of the program are Pacific Symphony musicians, who take on the role of teaching artists and provide personal connections with students. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's Education Program Partnering with Orange County Schools Takes Musicians and Children on MAGICAL JOURNEYS WITH MOZARTPacific Symphony's Education Program Partnering with Orange County Schools Takes Musicians and Children on MAGICAL JOURNEYS WITH MOZART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pacific Symphony's annual Class Act Welcome Lunch recently took place, followed by the first Prelude Assembly of the 2016-17 season-marking another beginning for one of the organization's oldest partnership programs. It has now been 22 years since the Symphony first joined forces with Orange County schools and parents to create the Frieda Belinfante Class Act program in an effort to bring quality music education to elementary school children. At the heart of the program are Pacific Symphony musicians, who take on the role of teaching artists and provide personal connections with students. During Class Act, children learn basics of music such as tempo, rhythm and melody, along with classical music appreciation, beginning in the fall and culminating in late spring with Youth Concerts and Bravo Assemblies. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert presents Spain's pre-eminent pianist Joaquin Achucarro, performing Grieg's sweepingly dramatic Piano Concerto. Sir Simon Rattle said: "There is something special with Joaquin Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano," while Zubin Mehta remarked, "I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein." This not-to-be-missed Symphony debut by one of today's most talented pianists is part of a program that includes selections from Grieg's ever-popular "Peer Gynt," fairy-tale music from Stravinsky's iconic "Firebird" ballet, and a magical, mystical concerto by Rautavaara infused with bird songs. On the podium is the highly acclaimed, dynamic young Norwegian guest conductor, Rune Bergmann. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert presents Spain's pre-eminent pianist Joaquin Achucarro, performing Grieg's sweepingly dramatic Piano Concerto. Sir Simon Rattle said: "There is something special with Joaquin Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano," while Zubin Mehta remarked, "I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein." This not-to-be-missed Symphony debut by one of today's most talented pianists is part of a program that includes selections from Grieg's ever-popular "Peer Gynt," fairy-tale music from Stravinsky's iconic "Firebird" ballet, and a magical, mystical concerto by Rautavaara infused with bird songs. On the podium is the highly acclaimed, dynamic young Norwegian guest conductor, Rune Bergmann. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Celebrates the Much-Loved Holiday with the Magic of Wizardly Music and Everyone's Favorite Spectacled Hero and Friends!Pacific Symphony Celebrates the Much-Loved Holiday with the Magic of Wizardly Music and Everyone's Favorite Spectacled Hero and Friends!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Hop on the Hogwarts Express! Young Witches, Wizards and Muggles unite as they find themselves transported to the fantastical world of Harry Potter, when Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings series returns just in time for Halloween. Featuring the beloved music of John Williams and more, this concert event is the perfect way to get a jump on Halloween (all are invited to come in costume!). (more...)

Pacific Symphony Soars with a Spellbinding Performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's Powerful Fourth SymphonyPacific Symphony Soars with a Spellbinding Performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's Powerful Fourth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Expect fireworks to shoot from the strings during a breathtaking performance by young star-on-the-rise, Arnaud Sussmann, as he joins Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony for the second concert of the 2016-17 Classical Season, celebrating 10 years in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Begins New Season Joined by Prelude Chamber StringsPacific Symphony Santiago Strings Begins New Season Joined by Prelude Chamber Strings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS), with instrumentalists in grades 6-9, led by Music Director Irene Kroesen (under the artistic advisement of Music Director Carl St.Clair). The concert features the Prelude Chamber Strings (PCS), grades 2-8, conducted by Helen Weed. (more...)

Amy Grant to Headline Pacific Symphony's Pops Opening Night ConcertAmy Grant to Headline Pacific Symphony's Pops Opening Night Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Pacific Symphony's Pops season undergoes a mighty launch with a stupendous opening night featuring six-time Grammy Award winner Amy Grant. (more...)

Don't Get Left HOME ALONE! Pacific Symphony Pops' Night at the Movies Presents John Williams' Irresistible ScoreDon't Get Left HOME ALONE! Pacific Symphony Pops' Night at the Movies Presents John Williams' Irresistible Score
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The music may not be the first thought that comes to mind when it comes to the hit 1990 movie, "Home Alone"-the highest-grossing live-action-comedy film of all time in the U.S.-but it will soon! It's not just another "movie night" when Pacific Symphony's Pops brings the exemplary "Hollywood" sound of the orchestra to the hilarious and heart-warming comedy classic starring Macaulay Culkin as 8-year-old troublemaker, Kevin McCallister. (more...)

Collaboration and Celebration: Pacific Symphony  Youth Wind Ensemble Begins its 10th Anniversary Season with an Inspirational Program of Music Both Old and NewCollaboration and Celebration: Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Begins its 10th Anniversary Season with an Inspirational Program of Music Both Old and New
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE), led by Gregory X. Whitmore, kicks off its milestone 10th anniversary season with works from past and present. Celebrate during Ron Nelson's "Lauds," a piece that is sure to engage and inspire as the talented musicians of PSYWE are backed by the mighty William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, performed by organist Kristen Lawrence. And bask in the reverence of David Maslanka's "Requiem," which along with "Lauds," is rooted in antiquity. Then, look to today with Mason Bates' "Chicago 2012" from "Alternative Energy," a collaborative work for onstage electro-acoustics. Completing the program are two pieces by previous Symphony Composer-in-Residence Frank Ticheli: "Angels in the Architecture," featuring soprano Chelsea Chaves, and "Rest," led by special guest conductor, Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair! (more...)

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