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Feast for the Senses

Feast for the Senses

February 7, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a unique evening centered around the Bowers special exhibition: "China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui." 

An upscale and one-of-a-kind experience, guests are treated to an amalgam of music and history as Symphony musicians are woven between artifacts, performing music curated by Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo and featuring world-renowned pipa player Zhou Yi. 

Reception and authentic Sichuan Province-inspired dinner and dessert presented by Tangata. 

Santa Ana Sites: with wild Up

Santa Ana Sites: with wild Up

February 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Joined by experimental LA new music ensemble wild Up, Pacific Symphony performs a program of modern music for strings (Pärt, Greenwood, Dessner & Shostakovich) at Logan Creative, a former staircase factory turned arts compound.

This concert is presented by Santa Ana Sites, a contemporary performance series that presents work in public and private spaces in Downtown Santa Ana. www.santaanasites.com

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.

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

May 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

One of the true superstars of classical music, Yo-Yo Ma is a stunning soloist who has garnered broad popular appeal. Whether performing familiar works from the cello repertoire or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western Classical tradition, he strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.