Henry Segerstrom News

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Concludes 10th Anniversary With TRADITIONS ConcertPacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Concludes 10th Anniversary With TRADITIONS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Before Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) leaves on its first international tour in July, the talented young musicians conclude their milestone 10th anniversary season by paying homage to the band tradition, as well as the ensemble's history in the Pacific Symphony family. The concert, “Traditions,” kicks off with Paul Basler's thrilling work, “Carnival,” followed by Johann Sebastian Bach's “Fervent is My Longing” (Chorale Prelude) and “Little” Fugue in G Minor. At the center are two cornerstone works for wind ensemble—Ralph Vaughan Williams' “English Folk Song Suite” and Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat—to celebrate the wind band culture's deep-rooted tradition. “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr. concludes the concert on a victorious note. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LGBT Night During THE BODYGUARDSegerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LGBT Night During THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the U.S. National Tour of the smash hit West End musical The Bodyguard, starring Grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Deborah Cox May 30 - June 11. On June 1, the Center will host its second LGBT night, and guests are invited to enjoy a post-show party with Ms. Cox and members of the cast. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Announces 2017-18 SeasonPacific Symphony Pops Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pacific Symphony Pops 2017-18 promises a season so bright with stars, music and fun that audience members may need their sunglasses! Led for the 27th year by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the season includes seven heavenly concerts showcasing a constellation of indelible music, beginning with one of today's most talented music producers, David Foster, and special guests. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 'OC Can You Play With Us?'Pacific Symphony Announces 'OC Can You Play With Us?'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

“Yes, we can!” That has been the emphatic response from the Orange County community for the last seven years, when asked by Pacific Symphony: “OC Can You Play With Us?” What began as a one-time endeavor in 2011 to expose the avocational musicians to professional music education and performance has continued to grow in size and spirit with each passing year. More than 230 people have participated in the side-by-side program since its beginning. The simple invitation to play onstage alongside the Symphony's orchestra members was met with such enthusiasm over the years that, in 2014, a chamber music edition was added. Like its predecessor, the chamber edition was an instant success, and now both programs have become highly anticipated annual events. With about 100 participants in total this year, “OC Can You Play With Us?” continues to encourage, inspire and make dreams come true! (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Hear the mighty, one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie organ in all its acoustic wonder, when outstanding virtuoso Monte Maxwell performs an eclectic program of organ favorites including something for everyone during Pacific Symphony's final “Pedals and Pipes” concert this season. The renowned organist—who plays for the U.S. Naval Academy's Chapel and has performed for diplomats and national leaders from around the world—travels to Orange County for this showcase of the organ's stunning palette of sounds, often adding his own twist to classic arrangements. The afternoon recital includes the very best of organ music—from Wagner to Bach, Widor to Bizet, Vierne to Yon and far beyond! The concert takes place Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $10-$50. For more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, brings a zoo magically to life through enchanting music, adorable Bob Brown Puppets and a compelling narrator to tell the story of Camille Saint-Saëns' “Carnival of the Animals.” Performed with charming, oversized puppets on a full-scale theatrical set, the heart and focus of “Carnival of the Animals” are the musical segments that make up Saint-Saëns' playful masterpiece. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season FinalePacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its season finale - and Artistic Director John Alexander's final performance with the organization - on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents THE MAGIC OF CHOPIN With Pianist Louie Lortie, 4/27-29Pacific Symphony Presents THE MAGIC OF CHOPIN With Pianist Louie Lortie, 4/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Viva la France! For Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert, two of the brightest French-Canadian classical music stars—celebrated pianist Louis Lortie and acclaimed guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni—perform a program inspired by the spirit of France with music by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

It's Broadway baby! Pacific Symphony Pops brings two award-winning Broadway superstars—Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell—together on one stage to deliver an evening of unforgettable music from the Great White Way. With stunning voices and booming careers on Broadway, television and concert stages, Hilty and Mitchell join the 88-piece orchestra to bring fresh insight to a program of Broadway hits and memorable melodies that have become timeless standards, including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hilty dazzles with songs such as Gershwin's “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the NBC-TV series “Smash” and “The Rainbow Connection” from her album “Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” Then, Mitchell takes the stage with masterpieces such as “Stars” from “Les Misérables,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” “It Ain't Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” and the ultimate lounge tune, “Feeling Good.”  (more...)

Pacific Chorale Announces 2017-2018 Season Under New ConductorPacific Chorale Announces 2017-2018 Season Under New Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Board of Directors of Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has announced its 2017-2018 season, themed "What Inspires You?" under the baton of the organization's new incoming Artistic Director, Robert Istad, as the Chorale celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Elizabeth Segerstrom, Terry Lundgren, Renee Fleming and More Celebrate Henry Segerstrom FilmPhoto Flash: Elizabeth Segerstrom, Terry Lundgren, Renee Fleming and More Celebrate Henry Segerstrom Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California's South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Pacific Symphony's ELLIS ISLAND to be Broadcast Live From Segerstrom Concert HallPacific Symphony's ELLIS ISLAND to be Broadcast Live From Segerstrom Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with“Ellis Island”—a meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future. Each year, ACF uncovers a different facet of American music, and in 2017, the Symphony pays tribute to our nation's historic immigrant experience and the American dream by taking inspiration from the Grammy-nominated work composed by Peter Boyer, “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” This ambitious blending of narration, projected images and orchestral writing highlighting individual immigrants who came to America's shores between 1910 and 1940 offers a searing, emotionally charged concert experience.  (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Returns To The Stage With WAGNER, COPLAND, And More, 3/26Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Returns To The Stage With WAGNER, COPLAND, And More, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The stunning virtuosity of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, will be on full display for an evening of soaring symphonic masterpieces sure to thrill the audience. (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Show KING ARTHUR AND THE LEGENDARY DRAGON LAIR At Family Musical MorningsPacific Symphony To Show KING ARTHUR AND THE LEGENDARY DRAGON LAIR At Family Musical Mornings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Journey back in time to the wondrous kingdom of Camelot, where gallant knights and fair damsels rule the land! Pacific Symphony's "Family Musical Mornings" concert-"King Arthur and the Legend of the Dragon's Lair"-is a rollicking ride, full of adventure, heroism, danger and excitement! (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical SeasonPacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

THE BEACH BOYS to Perform with the Pacific Symphony, 3/3-4THE BEACH BOYS to Perform with the Pacific Symphony, 3/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

At the forefront of the Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, before The Beatles made their U.S. debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, there was The Beach Boys, scoring hit after hit. And now the quintessential surf band makes its most recent splash by bringing a sure-to-sell-out evening of their best-loved songs to Pacific Symphony Pops! Having made their mark singing about “California Girls,” it seems particularly appropriate that America's most popular group throughout the 1960s is planning a visit to Orange County. While The Beach Boys of today bear little physical resemblance to the five cherubic California kids who first hit it big five decades ago, the music is a dead-ringer and will take the audience back to a time of innocence and fun in the sun with songs such as “God Only Knows,” “Don't Worry Baby” and “You're So Good to Me.” (more...)

The Beach Boys Join Pacific Symphony Pops for an Evening of Greatest HitsThe Beach Boys Join Pacific Symphony Pops for an Evening of Greatest Hits
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

At the forefront of the Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, before The Beatles made their U.S. debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, there was The Beach Boys, scoring hit after hit. And now the quintessential surfband makes its most recent splash by bringing a sure-to-sell-out evening of their best-loved songs to Pacific Symphony Pops! Having made their mark singing about "California Girls," it seems particularly appropriate that America's most popular group throughout the 1960s is planning a visit to Orange County. While The Beach Boys of today bear little physical resemblance to the five cherubic California kids who first hit it big five decades ago, the music is a dead-ringer and will take the audience back to a time of innocence and fun in the sun with songs such as "God Only Knows," "Don't Worry Baby" and "You're So Good to Me." (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Honor Composer Phillip Glass in Debut Carnegie Hall Performance, 4/21Pacific Symphony To Honor Composer Phillip Glass in Debut Carnegie Hall Performance, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, has been invited to perform for the very first time at one of the world's most prestigious venues, Carnegie Hall in New York City, in honor of one of today's leading composers, Philip Glass. Joining them will be Pacific Chorale, also appearing at Carnegie Hall for the first time. One of America's most revered composers, Glass is Carnegie Hall's 2017-18 composer-in-residence, where he holds the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. With this season-long residency by Glass, Carnegie joined a yearlong celebration of the composer's 80th birthday, presenting performances that feature his classics and premieres. As part of the residency, orchestras from across the United States were invited to submit programs featuring important works by Glass in illuminating contexts. Pacific Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra were the two orchestras chosen, in part by Glass himself, to perform during Carnegie's upcoming season. Both orchestras emerged among competitors with what Carnegie called “very compelling programs.” (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDAPacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Experience Verdi's impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, "Aida, " recounting the doomed love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love! For three grand nights, the orchestra comes out of the pit and onto the stage for this semi-staged presentation of Verdi's most popular and heartbreaking opera. (more...)

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