Welcome to Our March Concerts!
March is a month of captivating musical performances and events that will inspire, entertain, and enrich your soul. Whether you are a lifelong classical music lover, a fan of contemporary musical theater, or simply looking for a fun and educational family experience, we have something for everyone.
The incredible Kristin Chenoweth brings her signature sound for two unforgettable evenings of musical theater favorites (March 10-11). Her talent, energy, and charm will make for a truly special experience, and we invite you to join us for this one-of-a-kind performance.
We’re pleased to welcome back pianist Conrad Tao for the first time in four seasons. He’s become a Pacific Symphony favorite, ever since 2011 when he initially appeared with us as a substitute for an indisposed Yuja Wang. He was only 16 then and was not well known. But he took everyone by surprise. He’s returned a number of times since then, and we’ve enjoyed his performances of concertos by Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Prokofiev, Chopin, and Schumann. Conrad is also a gifted composer, and Pacific Symphony commissioned a work from him titled I’ve got a wiggle that I just can’t shake that we performed in 2016. The work has subsequently been performed internationally. We look forward to his sure-to-be-insightful performance of Mozart’s profound C minor Piano Concerto (March 16-18).
Our Family Musical Mornings series presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank features engaging programs, and this month is no different. Walt Disney Animation Studios: A Decade in Concert (March 18) will feature the best and most memorable moments from a decade of Disney animation, and will be a delightful experience for the whole family.
We know you’ll agree that the future of classical music is bright when you encounter the youthful virtuosity showcased in performances by Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (March 19) and Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (March 20). These concerts are always a highlight of our season, and we encourage you to come and see our talented young musicians in action.
At month’s end, we will celebrate Nowruz: Unity for Freedom (March 26). This important holiday marks the beginning of spring and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. This special concert will feature the Iranian spiked fiddle virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor, who is an original member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Project and has been nominated for multiple GRAMMYs®. This program of traditional and contemporary music and dance from Iran will be a celebration of unity, peace, and hope.
We know you will enjoy these amazing concerts and events and thank you for your continued support of Pacific Symphony. Whether you are a new or returning patron, your presence makes a tremendous difference in the life of our organization.