Pacific Symphony, currently in its 38th season, celebrates a decade of creative music-making as the resident orchestra of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair for the past 27 years, the Symphony is the largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 50 years and is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts and events a year and a rich array of education and community engagement programs, the Symphony reaches more than 300,000 residents—from school children to senior citizens.

Timothy Mangan, the host of Pacific Symphony Blog, is an award-winning music critic and writer-in-residence with Pacific Symphony.