Pasadena Symphony presents A World Premiere Celebrating Women By Composer Dale Trumbore

Pasadena Symphony presents A World Premiere Celebrating Women By Composer Dale Trumbore

Music Director David Lockington returns to the podium on Saturday, February 17 for Stravinsky's Firebird Suite at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2:00 and 8:00pm. The Pasadena Symphony's ode to romance arrives just in time to celebrate with your Valentine, with Stravinsky's impassioned fairytale topping off what Lockington calls "a magnificent, warm, and rich Romantic program." The February concert will also feature Dvo?ák's tribute to a long-lost love, his rapturous Cello Concerto, and a world premiere Pasadena Symphony commission by up-and-coming Pasadena composer Dale Trumbore entitled Infinitely and Without Apology.

"A rising star among modern choral composers" (AXS), Dale Trumbore's newest work, Infinitely and Without Apology was written to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Women's Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association. Her subject is timely, with the piece being written as the #metoo movement came to the fore. This ambitious piece explores the idea of developing confidence, particularly-but not exclusively-as a woman. Trumbore addresses how women develop the kind of resilience it takes to share and project their voice in a world where they are often socialized to be quiet and take up minimal space.

"I'm so thrilled to be collaborating with the Pasadena Symphony to bring this new work to life. Infinitely and Without Apology explores the struggle between self-confidence and self-doubt. As the piece progresses, we move from self-assuredness through a crisis of confidence and ultimately emerge irrepressible, persisting even in the face of doubt." - Dale Trumbore

Following Trumbore's world premiere, Israeli cellist Inbal Segev will perform Dvo?ák's emotionally charged Cello Concerto. Having premiered with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic led by Zubin Mehta, at only 17, Segev has risen to international acclaim bringing interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of music she performs. Known for her "glowing, burnished tone," (The Washington Post) Segev will make her Pasadena debut on what fellow cellist and Music Director David Lockington calls the "backbone of the cello repertoire." Segev reminisces, "the bigger than life Dvo?ák concerto is a piece that I have played since I was 14 years old so it grew with me and still feels new every time I play it. It is rich with beautiful melodies and virtuosic passages and a tour de forcefor the cello and cellist."

Make it a night to remember and treat your Valentine to a one-of-a-kind occasion with dinner in the luxurious Lounge, yet another addition to the delightful and elegant concert experience the Pasadena Symphony offers. A posh setting at Ambassador Auditorium's beautiful outdoor plaza, the lounge will offer specialized Valentine's menus at each concert by Claud &Co, fine wines by Michero Family Wines, plus music before the concert and during intermission. Or come early to learn more about the music with Insights, a pre-concert discussion with Music Director David Lockington and composer Dale Trumbore, which begins one hour prior to curtain.

All concerts are held at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave, Pasadena, CA with both matinee and evening performances at 2pm and 8pm. Subscription packages start at as low as $99. Single tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at or by calling (626) 793-7172. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the concert.

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