Welcome to Pacific Symphony’s April concerts! We look forward to presenting a spectacular lineup of concerts that will take you on a musical journey like no other. We look forward to presenting a spectacular lineup of concerts that will take you on
Making Star Wars History
Pacific Symphony became a part of Star Wars history when they participated in the Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration, Thursday, May 26 in Anaheim, California. Under the baton of five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, the orchestra performed the live premiere of the new theme from the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Coming Soon: Mozart & Salieri
Pacific Symphony audiences will enjoy Mozart & Salieri, a creative collaboration between South Coast Repertory, Pacific Chorale and the Symphony, May 19-21, 2022. Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play and Oscar-winning movie Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, Mozart & Salieri includes a complete performance of Mozart’s Requiem, Don Giovanni Overture and other selections.
Connections series renamed, programming set
Pacific Symphony has changed the name of its long-running Sunday Casual Connections series to Sunday Matinees. The substance of the series remains the same: The four concerts each are performed without intermission and last about 90 minutes. Carl St.Clair conducts
Pacific Overtures: August
The latest edition of our newsletter, with concert info, news, interviews, listening, links and more. Pacific Overtures. August, 2018.
New subscription series: ‘Symphonic Voices’
Pacific Symphony has launched a new subscription series focused on the human voice. Dubbed “Symphonic Voices,” the four-concert package is centered on the annual semi-staged production of an opera, which next season will be Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (Feb. 21, 23,
After four critically acclaimed seasons, Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” is no more…. Composer Jennifer Higdon wins $100,000 Nemmers Prize…. A new economic impact study shows that the Boston Symphony is pumping huge amounts into the local economy…. British orchestra
Pacific Chorale announces 2018-2019 season
The Pacific Chorale, longtime artistic partners of Pacific Symphony and most recently collaborators on “The Passion of Ramakrishna” performance at Carnegie Hall, has unveiled plans for its 2018-2019 concert season. The Costa Mesa-based resident choir of the Segerstrom Center for
Reviews of Pacific Symphony’s Carnegie Hall performance
Here are links to the reviews of Pacific Symphony’s debut at Carnegie Hall on April 21 in a program of music by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass. I will add reviews if as they come in. The New York Times
Saturday at Carnegie Hall and other adventures
Saturday in New York was jam-packed for anyone associated with Pacific Symphony. My own day started pleasantly with breakfast below the Plaza Hotel with wife and brother-in-law, also in New York on business. In the early afternoon I met Symphony