As part of our ongoing celebration of Classical Music Month in September, we’ve pulled together a list of books that commemorate the great composers of the past through to the celebrated contemporary composers of today. Then we’ve sprinkled in some
Pacific Overtures: February
Another edition of my popular and sundry newsletter … Pacific Overtures. February, 2018.
Pacific Symphony: February concerts
Pacific Symphony will perform in 12 concerts during the month of February. Here’s your quick, mobile-friendly guide to them, with link to tickets. Having forged a musical friendship with Carl St.Clair through solo appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra of
Interview: Pianist Alexander Romanovsky to make Pacific Symphony debut with Prokofiev’s Second Concerto
By TIMOTHY MANGAN Alexander Romanovsky is a Ukrainian pianist who lives in southern Switzerland, near Lugano, about 400 meters from the Italian border. When he goes jogging in the morning he likes to venture into the neighboring country, the border
Video: Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Alexander Romanovsky will perform this piece with Pacific Symphony on Feb. 1-4. Meanwhile, you can get it in your ears by listening to Yuja Wang play it with the Berlin Philharmonic, Paavo Jarvi conducting. It’s considered one of the most
A playlist of orchestral scherzos that I like. It might also make a good concert program, though you’d probably need to lose one or two.
Audio: Prokofiev ‘Scythian Suite’
When I was in college, a brass player majoring in music, the Chicago Symphony set the gold standard for brass playing, and my fellow music students and I always listened to their records with mouths agape. I was reminded of