Happy 2022! A new year begins and the Pacific Symphony team would like to wish you the very best. To kick the new year off on a high note, why not incorporate some new year’s resolutions specifically for classical music lovers. Here’s a list of five resolutions you might want to consider.
Get out of your comfort zone
Try discovering new artists, songs and genres! You may discover a talented, unknown artist before they get big. Venture out of your comfort zone and start experimenting with music. And if you usually attend classical concerts, think about trying a Pacific Symphony Pops concert like Welsh Pop-Opera superstar Katherine Jenkins on Valentine’s weekend (Feb. 11-12). Here, she sings the poignant pop song “I Believe” with fellow superstar Andrea Bocelli.
Share the gift of music
Giving the gift of music can be a life-changer! Next time you’re grabbing tickets to a show, select an extra ticket or two and invite a friend along. You’ll create new memories and help support your favorite symphony with a potential new fan. Consider getting dinner before the concert at the Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar across the street at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel and enjoy complimentary parking for the concert!
If you aren’t already following Pacific Symphony on social media, it’s time to check out what we’re posting in the new year. We provide previews of upcoming concerts, videos, quizzes, contests and more. We invite you to tell us how your concert experience was. Why not try your hand at being a music critic and submit a concert review? Please like, comment, review and share! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Spotify.
Discover the world of opera
Consider attending an opera this season. Opera combines dramatic storytelling, compelling stagecraft and passionate emotive music. We’ll be presenting Verdi’s Otello in April with one of the leading Otellos of our day, Carl Tanner. Do you want to learn a little about opera in advance? Tune in to Keep It Classical’s YouTube channel to watch “Five Best Operas for Beginners—The Operas You Should See First.” This is a good introduction to the world of opera, in just 14 minutes!
Expand your cultural experience
Pacific Symphony invites you to live life vibrantly by expanding your cultural horizons. You can celebrate the Year of the Tiger with our annual Lunar New Year concert (Feb. 5) or our Lantern Festival (Feb. 26), an all-day free family event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For Black History Month, you can experience The Langston Hughes Project, an exciting multimedia program celebrating African-American culture on Feb. 27. When the spring equinox approaches, you may want to consider celebrating the Persian New Year with our special Nowruz program on March 26.
What are some of your resolutions for the new year? Let us know in the comments below!