Pacific Symphony Announces 2013-2014 Season


Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events for 2013-14-Pacific Symphony's 35th season. The Symphony approaches this milestone anniversary with a number of recent accomplishments setting a foundation and providing momentum for the season ahead: two newly released CDs, with three more designated for release in the next few years; a major new music festival to be announced in April; and a slate of 35th anniversary community focused celebrations planned for 2013-14. At the center of all the excitement is concert programming. Maestro St.Clair (celebrating his 25th anniversary in 2014-15) has crafted a season of 12 classical concerts steeped in unforgettable music, featuring both beloved masterpieces and adventurous new works, performed by many of today's most exciting soloists. Seeking to balance great traditions in orchestral music with new discoveries, the season includes repertoire new to Symphony audiences, non-traditional interpretations by guest artists and conductors, creative approaches to program design and inventive staging.

For the fifth year in a row, the Symphony offers three new innovative Music Unwound programs, designed to contextualize and enhance the musical experience: "Rodrigo's Concierto," "Toradze Plays Shostakovich" and "Carmina Burana." The highly popular opera and vocal initiative that began three seasons ago-"Symphonic Voices"-continues with Verdi's "La Traviata," with special attention given to the Symphony's relationship with the Pacific Chorale and the Southern California Children's Chorus. Additionally, the critically acclaimed American Composers Festival enters its

13th year by exploring orchestral music of some of today's leading film composers in juxtaposition with film scores of Hollywood legends.

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