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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...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Michael Bolton For A Night Of Romantic Hits, 2/10-11Pacific Symphony Presents Michael Bolton For A Night Of Romantic Hits, 2/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Get ready for a wonderfully romantic and memorable evening when Pacific Symphony Pops welcomes the iconic, multi-Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter-Michael Bolton-for a special Valentine's Day weekend celebration! (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend with Michael BoltonPacific Symphony Pops Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend with Michael Bolton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Get ready for a wonderfully romantic and memorable evening when Pacific Symphony Pops welcomes the iconic, multi-Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter-Michael Bolton-for a special Valentine's Day weekend celebration! (more...)

Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Line-UpMegan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony announces today that award-winning Broadway superstars Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell will join the orchestra's 2016-17 Pops season, replacing previously scheduled Jason Alexander, who was forced to cancel due to an unforeseeable conflict. (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Capture Imagination With SCOTTISH FANTASY, 2/2-4Pacific Symphony To Capture Imagination With SCOTTISH FANTASY, 2/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

In a musical tribute to the United Kingdom's northern most country, former assistant conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Danzmayr, makes his Pacific Symphony debut leading three different musical perspectives evoking the wild, romantic landscapes of Scotland. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Seeks Non-Professional Students for Piano Masterclass With Zhang Zuo, 3/22Pacific Symphony Seeks Non-Professional Students for Piano Masterclass With Zhang Zuo, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

A Pacific Symphony Piano Masterclass led by the gifted, imaginative and electrifying performer, Zhang Zuo, is providing an exciting opportunity for three lucky non-professional pianists—one high school student, one college student and one adult (age 22+) non-professional musician. Zuo (who goes by the nickname, “Zee Zee”) not only makes her Pacific Symphony debut with Beethoven's mighty Third Piano Concerto on March 23-25, but she will be inspiring and sharing her expertise during the Masterclass held March 22. The dynamic young pianist has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry.” (more...)

Three Pianists Will Have the Chance to take Piano Masterclass with Zee Zee ZuoThree Pianists Will Have the Chance to take Piano Masterclass with Zee Zee Zuo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

A Pacific Symphony Piano Masterclass led by the gifted, imaginative and electrifying performer, Zhang Zuo, is providing an exciting opportunity for three lucky non-professional pianists-one high school student, one college student and one adult (age 22+) non-professional musician. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, OPERA FOR KIDS, 1/14Pacific Symphony Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, OPERA FOR KIDS, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

Start the New Year off on a note of happily-ever-after with Pacific Symphony's abridged version of one of the best-known and most-loved fairy-tales-turned-opera, "Hansel and Gretel, Opera for Kids!" (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL, OPERA FOR KIDS!Pacific Symphony to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL, OPERA FOR KIDS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Start the New Year off on a note of happily-ever-after with Pacific Symphony's abridged version of one of the best-known and most-loved fairy-tales-turned-opera, "Hansel and Gretel, Opera for Kids!" (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Welcome Chinese New Year With LOVE FEAST And LANTERN FESTIVAL, 1/28Pacific Symphony To Welcome Chinese New Year With LOVE FEAST And LANTERN FESTIVAL, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, is celebrating the 2017 Chinese New Year with the Southern California community by offering a number of unique and multi-faceted events. First, all are invited to the inaugural concert, "Chinese New Year: A Love Feast," which offers a joyous mix of Eastern and Western music and dance, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 8 p.m., in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Haochen Zhang Joins Pacific Symphony For First Piano ConcertoHaochen Zhang Joins Pacific Symphony For First Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pacific Symphony rings in the New Year with two monumental Russian works on one exceptional program. First, one of the repertoire's most-loved and instantly recognizable concertos-Tchaikovsky's gorgeous and grand Piano Concerto No. 1-becomes the center of attention for this orchestral showcase led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. (more...)

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...)

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