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Special Concerts

Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

January 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Feel the heartstopping beauty of Beethoven’s only violin concerto in the hands of this beloved and charming talent.

Bruch Violin Concerto

Bruch Violin Concerto

January 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Violinist Chee-Yun lends her flawless technique and dazzling tone to Bruch's Violin Concerto. Carl St.Clair then leads the orchestra in Schubert's Symphony No. 5. The light instrumentation is reminiscent of Mozart's 40th.

Pacific Coast Wine Festival

Pacific Coast Wine Festival

March 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

The Pacific Coast Wine Festival is a sensational wine auction and dinner, featuring extraordinary wine tastings, imaginative silent auction offerings, a live auction of rare and exceptional wines and a gourmet dinner with exquisite wine pairings. The event will include great wines from:

Aubert Wines, BOND Estates, Château Cos d'Estournel, Château Montrose, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Palmer, Château Pontet-Canet, Château Margaux, Colgin Cellars, Domaine Jean-Michel Guillon, Harlan Estate, Herb Lamb Vineyards, Hundred Acre, Marcassin, Ornellaia, Peter Michael Winery, Pichon-Baron, Pichon-Lalande, Scarecrow, Shafer Vineyards, Vega-Sicilia.

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

March 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy one of the best Baroque orchestral works ever written, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, followed by the seldom performed Serenade in E-flat Major by Strauss. Then Benjamin Beilman, hailed for his "handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence" (The New York Times), joins Pacific Symphony for the challenging Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.