For anyone who appreciates the beauty and power of classical music, the movie “Maestro” is a must-see this holiday season. Starring Bradley Cooper, the film is a fearless love story chronicling the complicated lifelong relationship between music legend Leonard Bernstein and his extraordinary wife, Felicia Montealegre…
Pacific Symphony launched its 45th anniversary season on Thursday, Sept. 21 with an Opening Night Celebration featuring a grand reception, dinner, and entertainment surrounding the first concert of the 2023-24 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series: “A Hero’s
We’re opening Pacific Symphony’s 45th anniversary season with one of the greatest tone poems of all times: Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, “A Hero’s Life.” When I think about it, the life of Pacific Symphony is truly heroic….
During the 2023-24 season I’m conducting four subscription concerts: opening weekend’s “A Hero’s Life” by Richard Strauss and closing weekend’s Beethoven’s Ninth; Brahms Symphony No. 1 in February, as well as our opera of the year, Puccini’s La Bohème in April. I want to talk a little bit about why I put those on my 34th season and the orchestra’s 45th.
—John E. Forsyte, President & CEO Today, we bid farewell to a remarkable musician, the incomparable pianist André Watts. His untimely passing leaves a void in the world of classical music that will be deeply felt for years to come.
A Grand Finale to Grand Season For the final concert of the 2022-23 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series, Music Director Carl St.Clair transformed the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall’s stunning acoustics into a “Cathedral of Sound”
Music Director Carl St.Clair and President John Forsyte just announced classical programming for Pacific Symphony’s 2023-24 season. The Symphony’s 45th season and opening of the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series begins on Thursday, Sept. 21. The series holds 36 concerts
Growing up in Toronto, Canada, Dennis Kim remembers his childhood fondly in a city perfect for kids to run around in and participate in all kinds of sports such as baseball, soccer, and hockey. In the summer, in between all
While February is the shortest month of the year, the concerts you’ll be hearing are long on satisfaction. I will be opening and closing the month with two contrasting concerts. My good friend Yefim Bronfman makes a welcome return to
My deep love, respect, and connection with Gustav Mahler, the man, his spirit, and his music come via two of my most important mentors: Walter Ducloux and Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein’s resurrection of Mahler’s music in the 20th century, both in Vienna