Here’s are some photos, taken by our own William Pruett, of the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey performing as part of our “Cathedrals of Sound” concert Saturday night.
Bruckner 8th: Wagner tubas
Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, performed by Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony this week, requires eight (French) horn players, numbers 5-8 of whom are also required to double on a relatively rare instrument called the Wagner tuba, two on tenor Wagner
Pacific Overtures, November
Here’s the November issue of our monthly newsletter, Pacific Overtures, written and curated by yours truly. Click on the link below. Pacific Overtures. November, 2017.
Interview: Carl St.Clair takes on Bruckner 8
By TIMOTHY MANGAN Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 — massive, glowering, spiritual — is on the schedule this month for the first time in the history of Pacific Symphony. The performances, on Nov. 9-11, will also be the first anywhere
Pacific Symphony: November concerts
Here’s your roundup of Pacific Symphony concerts in November, on the quick, mobile-friendly, with links to single tickets. There are 11 concerts in all during the month. It starts with a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald on the pops
The making of a Bruckner 8
Coming up Nov. 9-11, Carl St.Clair will lead Pacific Symphony in its first ever performances of Anton Bruckner’s colossal Symphony No. 8. The performances will include a design element, which Carl talks about above, on a recent visit to the
Playlist: Great moments in Bruckner (scherzos) from YouTube
Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony give the orchestra’s first performances of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 on Nov. 9-11. To help you prepare, we’ve selected four wonderful examples of Bruckner’s music (all of them scherzos) from YouTube.
First classical record
My memory is a little foggy on some of the details. I was in high school, already a burgeoning trombonist, and already getting in amongst my mother’s collection of classical LPs. At some point, though, I decided to buy one