Gustav Mahler’s Powerhouse Second Symphony Brings Pacific Symphony’s 2016-17 Season to a Breathtaking Close, While Celebrating John Alexander’s Final Musical Moments
Music and Movement Play Vital Role in Babies’ and Toddlers’ Development During Two Brain-Based Programs Created by Pacific Symphony and Presented at OC Music & Dance
Guests of Pacific Symphony’s Gala Fox Trot Their Way Back to the Roaring ’20s For a Party Worthy of the Great Gatsby Himself, And Raise More Than $1.5 Million for Symphony Programs!
“Salute to John Williams”: Pacific Symphony Pops Pays Tribute to the Extraordinary, Multiple-Award-Winning Legend Whose Film Scores Have Defined Modern American Culture
Pacific Symphony Harpist Michelle Temple’s Multimedia Event, “Art2Art: Celebrating Inspiration,” Explores the Fascinating Intersection of Music and Art at Laguna Art Museum on May 25
Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Shines Spotlight on Concerto Competition Winners During Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Griffes’ “Poem,” Before Tackling Mahler’s Symphony No. 2
Former Music Critic for The Orange County Register, Timothy Mangan, Appointed to Newly Created Position as Writer-in-Residence with Pacific Symphony
Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Honors Deep-Rooted “Traditions” During Final Concert of The 2016-17 Season—Before Heading Off on Tour to Austria!
It’s A Joyful Ode to America When the Young, Talented Musicians of Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Conclude Their Season!
Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-18 Pops Season Brimming with Bright Stars and Sparkling Entertainment Led By Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman
Pacific Symphony and Maestro Carl St.Clair Welcome Keyboard Wonder Orli Shaham for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, And Cellist Timothy Landauer Takes Star Role in “Don Quixote”
Pacific Symphony and Avocational Musicians Make “Play Date” For Seventh “OC Can You Play With Us?” Rehearsal/Performance on Concert Stage, Led By Music Director Carl St.Clair
In Good Company! Pacific Symphony’s Café Ludwig Pays Homage to the “Father of the String Quartet,” Haydn, Who’s Joined By Mozart and Beethoven for a Captivating Afternoon of Music
From Bach to the Future! Pacific Symphony Welcomes Organist Monte Maxwell to Perform on the Magnificent William J. Gillespie Concert Organ for Afternoon of Favorites
It’s The Cat’s Pajamas! Guests of Pacific Symphony’s 2017 Gala Are in for a Roaring Good Time, Full of the Glitz, Glamour and Decadent Celebration of 1920s’ Great Gatsby Era!
Saint-Saëns’ Engaging “Carnival of the Animals” Roars to Life for Pacific Symphony’s “Family Musical Mornings” Concert Featuring Giant, Irresistible Bob Brown Puppets!
Voila! Virtuoso Pianist Louie Lortie Reveals ‘The Magic of Chopin’ During Pacific Symphony’s Evocative, French-Infused Concert That Also Taps the Brilliance of Mozart, Debussy and Ravel
Smashing Broadway! Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell Visit Pacific Symphony Pops for Night Of Broadway Hits and Timeless Standards
Pacific Symphony Announces Actors for Peter Boyer’s ‘Ellis Island’ April 7-8; Concert Being Filmed ror Later Broadcast on PBS Series, ‘Great Performances’
Pacific Symphony to Debut New Audio/Visual Experience “Sonic Kitchen” March 30 at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Downtown Santa Ana
Wine Enthusiasts Rise to the Occasion! Pacific Coast Wine Festival’s 10th Anniversary Raises More Than $240,000 for Pacific Symphony
Pacific Symphony’s 17th American Composers Festival Celebrates California Composers: John Adams, Peter Boyer and Frank Ticheli
Pacific Symphony Musicians Ratify Contract Agreement That Was Successfully Negotiated In November 2016
Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Returns to the Stage for a Moving Program Where Diversity and Magnitude Reign, Featuring Music by Copland, Wagner and Respighi!
Good Versus Evil: Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Explores Life’s Opposing Forces for its Next Powerful Performance, “The Music of Darkness and Light”
It’s an Adventurous Musical Romp Back to the Days of “King Arthur and the Legend of the Dragon’s Lair” for Pacific Symphony’s Next “Family Musical Mornings” Concert!
Beethoven’s Captivating Third Piano Concerto Shines in the Hands of Chinese Pianist Zhang Zuo for Pacific Symphony Concert led by Darrell Ang; Plus, Elgar’s “Enigma Variations”
Pacific Symphony Welcomes Organist Peter Richard Conte to Perform the Thrilling Soundtrack to the Newly Restored 1927 Futuristic Film “Metropolis” for Special Movie Matinee
Pacific Symphony “SummerFest” Makes Grand Debut at OC Fair's Pacific Amphitheatre—Kicking off a Whole New Era of Sensational Summer Music in the Great Outdoors!
The Legendary Beach Boys Ride a Musical Wave of “Good Vibrations” when they Join Pacific Symphony Pops for an Evening of Greatest Hits and “Fun, Fun, Fun”!
Drink It In! A Wondrous World of Wine Awaits when Pacific Coast Wine Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Coveted Wines, Decadent Dining and Rare Auction Items
Sunday Sizzles when a Spicier than Usual Café Ludwig Serves up Fiery Chamber Music by South America’s Greatest Composers—Villa-Lobos, Ginastera and Piazzolla
Pacific Symphony to Make its Carnegie Hall Debut for a Special Program Dedicated to one of Today’s Most Fascinating and Pre-Eminent Composers, Philip Glass
High Drama and Fiery Passion Unite for Verdi’s “Aida,” as Pacific Symphony’s Concert Opera Conjures Ancient Egypt Through Extraordinary Voices and Full Orchestra
Pacific Symphony Pops Celebrates Valentine’s Day Weekend with the Incomparable Michael Bolton for a Night of the Iconic Singer’s Many Unforgettable Romantic Hits!
Smashing Broadway! Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell join Pacific Symphony’s 2016-17 Pops Line-Up on April 21-22 for Concert of Broadway Hits and Timeless Standards
Pacific Symphony Captures Imaginations with Musical Landscapes of Scotland for Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” with Violinist Ning Feng and Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony
Non-Professional Orange County Musicians Sought for Pacific Symphony Multi-Generational Piano Masterclass led by Virtuoso Pianist Zhang Zuo; Submissions Due Feb. 15
Pacific Symphony Awarded Second Grant from The James Irvine Foundation to Continue Engagement with and Service to Orange County’s Chinese American Communities
Pacific Symphony’s “Family Musical Mornings” Kicks off New Year with “Hansel and Gretel, Opera For Kids!”—Based on one of the Most Popular Children’s Fairytales of all!
Pacific Symphony Welcomes the Chinese New Year with a Musical “Love Feast” and Celebrates the End of the Lunar New Year with the “2017 Lantern Festival”
Thundering Piano and Orchestral Tour De Force Combine! Haochen Zhang Joins Pacific Symphony for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Orchestra Tackles Prokofiev’s Fifth
Pacific Symphony Names Two New Musicians: Joining the Orchestra’s Ranks are Joshua Paulus as Third Horn and Assistant Principal and Andrew Warfield as Fourth Horn
Joy to the World! Premier Organist Todd Wilson Joins Pacific Symphony Musicians for a Resplendent Night of Christmas Music Showcasing the Majestic William J. Gillespie Organ
Ten of Australia’s Top Tenors Join Pacific Symphony to Blow the Roof off the Concert Hall as They Bring Joy to the World and Everyone “Home For The Holidays”!
Annual Holiday Favorite, Nutcracker for Kids, Comes Vividly to Life as Pacific Symphony, Dazzling Dancers, a Gallant Prince and a Sugar Plum Fairy Tell Tchaikovsky’s Enchanted Tale!
Awe-inspiring Songs of Praise and Exaltation Ring Out for “Handel’s Glorious Messiah” when Pacific Symphony is Joined by Heavenly Voices for a Triumphant Holiday Celebration!
Golden Age of Vienna Takes Center Stage, as Pacific Symphony Pays Tribute to the Waltz with Works by two Strausses, and Pianist Jeremy Denk Delivers Brahms’ Sumptuous First Concerto
A “Class Act” for 22 Years, Pacific Symphony’s Education Program Partnering with Orange County Schools takes Musicians and Children on “Magical Journeys with Mozart”
Spain’s Leading Pianist Joaquín Achúcarro Joins Pacific Symphony for Grieg’s Lush Piano Concerto; Plus, Orchestra Performs Stravinsky’s Magical “Firebird” and Selections from “Peer Gynt”
Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Begins New Season Joined by Prelude Chamber Strings as Youthful Exuberance Abounds!
Don’t Get Left “Home Alone”! All The Action, Music and Hilarity are at the Concert Hall when Pacific Symphony Pops’ Night at the Movies Stars John Williams’ Irresistible Score!
Collaboration and Celebration: Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Begins its 10th Anniversary Season with an Inspirational Program of Music Both Old and New
Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, Invigorated by Recent Tour to China, Returns to Segerstrom Concert Hall to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with Works by Glinka, Gershwin and Saint-Saëns
Pacific Symphony’s Opening Night was a Black and White Paradise, Celebrating Music, Musicians and The Community, and Raising More Than $135,000!
Pacific Symphony Harpist Michelle Temple’s Music-Inspired Art Competition—“Art2art: Celebrating Inspiration”—Comes to Fruition, Thanks to Musician Innovation Grant
Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Takes Flight! Next Summer, Students Head to Austria to Participate in Prestigious Music Festival for Trip of a Lifetime
Halloween with Harry Potter! Pacific Symphony Celebrates the Much-Loved Holiday with the Magic of Wizardly Music and Everyone’s Favorite Spectacled Hero and Friends!
Pacific Symphony Soars with a Spellbinding Performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Powerful Fourth Symphony
Pacific Symphony Pops 2016-17 Season Bursts onto the Scene with the Multi-Talented, Multi-Faceted, Multi-Award Winner—America’s Sweetheart, Amy Grant!
Indulge in a Little Brahms with a Shot of Dvořák as Pacific Symphony’s Café Ludwig Serves up its First Concert of the Season, “Brahms & the Romantics”
Play with the Pros of Pacific Symphony! “OC Can You Play With Us?” Chamber Edition for Community Musicians Opens for Registration On Aug. 31
Night at the Museum! It’s Trivia Night with a Musical Twist, when Pacific Symphony’s Quirky Endeavor “Music Mixology” Returns to Play Games and Tunes at the Bowers Museum
Pacific Symphony’s 2016-17 Season Opens in Magnificent Style with Van Cliburn-Winner—Pianist Olga Kern—Performing Rachmaninoff’s Exhilarating “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”
A Magical Swirl of Cocktails, Dinner and Marvelous Music Highlight Pacific Symphony’s Opening Night Party and Concert Paying Tribute to the Orchestra’s Remarkable Musicians
Tchaikovsky! Thunderous Piano and Romantic Violin Concertos, “Swan Lake,” “Nutcracker” and Booming “1812” Overture Mark Historic End to Pacific Symphony’s Summers at Irvine Meadows
Be Shaken and Stirred at Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival with Sheena Easton and the Iconic Music of James Bond Movies, while Reliving the Adventure of Everyone’s Favorite Spy
One-night-only Special Appearance! Reigning Queen of Opera, Soprano Renée Fleming, Ushers in Pacific Symphony’s 2016-17 Season Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Segerstrom Concert Hall
Pacific Symphony to Perform live John Williams’ Memorable Score to One of the Best-Loved Films of our Time— “Raiders of the Lost Ark”—for Thrilling Night at the Movies
Three Pacific Symphony Veteran Musicians Conclude their Tenures After More Than 80 Cumulative Years Serving the Orchestra and Community
Pacific Symphony Names Joseph Morris Principal Clarinet; Newest Member of Orchestra Family to Begin Duties on July 23 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre for Summer Festival Concert
Pacific Symphony Musicians Bring Free Music to the Great Outdoors, When the Orchestra Visits Irvine, Mission Viejo and Newport Beach for “Symphony in the Cities”
Beethoven’s Mighty Ninth—Featuring Full Orchestra, Chorus, Soloists, Bells and Whistles—is Sure to be Crown Jewel of Pacific Symphony’s Final Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows
A Launchpad to Life-Long Love of the Arts, Arts-X-Press Encourages Kids to Fearlessly Explore Dance, Theater, Visual Art and Music During Arts Immersion Summer Camp
Pacific Symphony’s Final Grand Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Gets Off to a Firecracker Start with July 4 Spectacular and The Music of Michael Jackson!
Pacific Symphony Announces a Stupendous, Star-Studded 2016-17 Pops Season Full of Non-Stop Entertainment Led By Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman
Nights Crackle and Sparkle with Thrilling Beauty of Music and Colorful Fireworks for Pacific Symphony’s Grand Finale Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre