Pacific Overtures. June, 2018
This month we wind up the season with classical concerts and pops concerts. Here’s a quick guide to all of our events in June, with links to tickets. A pair of young musicians who are already established in international careers
Tim Page reviews — or ponders — the largest boxed set of CDs ever produced (all conducted by Herbert von Karajan)…. Soprano Nina Stemme is awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize and lots of money…. Anne Akiko Meyers, who visits Pacific
Here are those 11 beats in Part II of Stravinsky’s “Le sacre du printemps” (today is the anniversary of its 1913 premiere) in 103 different performances. Warning: This is bizarre.
I happened upon this photo the other day — the composer Igor Stravinsky with a cat. My son and I were curious about the watch — Stravinsky was always a dapper dresser — and we came upon this (click on
A wonderful early symphony, not played often enough.
It was great to catch up with the musicians of Pacific Symphony on the China tour, many of whom I hadn’t spoken to since the European tour in 2006 (which I covered for a newspaper), some of whom I was
By ERICA SHARP Jeanne Skrocki remembers a time when she had given up the violin and might not ever play again. Twenty-five years later, she is the now assistant concertmaster of Pacific Symphony, a spot that seems like it was
In the video below, you’ll get just an inkling of what the bass drum sounded like — the fidelity isn’t great — when Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony played “Daphnis and Chloe” in Wuxi Grand Theatre in China recently. I
I finally got laser tagged in Beijing. All I was doing was trying to get a photograph of bassoonist Andy Klein, on crutches, being helped off the stage of the National Center for the Performing Arts there on Tuesday. It