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Jean Oelrich
Director of Communications
(714) 876-2380

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Begins New Season Joined by Prelude Chamber Strings as Youthful Exuberance Abounds!

Orange County, Calif. — October 14, 2016

Pacific Symphony Santiago StringsWHO: Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS), with instrumentalists in grades 6-9, led by Music Director Irene Kroesen (under the artistic advisement of Music Director Carl St.Clair). The concert features the Prelude Chamber Strings (PCS), grades 2-8, conducted by Helen Weed.

WHAT: PSSS, along with guest artists, PCS, rings in its 26th season with works celebrating the artistic achievement and virtuosic energy of youth! The musicians perform prolific works by talented young composers who changed the world of music in their short lives. Enjoy an afternoon of youthful music masterfully performed by PSSS, including music from Henry Purcell’s “Abdelazer”; Mozart’s Allegro Moderato from Symphony No. 29; Schubert’s “Four Songs for Strings”; Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 2; Chopin’s Polonaise Militaire; and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.” The concert opens with PCS performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 from the film “Amadeus”; Mendelssohn’s Andante from Symphony No. 4; Schubert’s March No. 1 from Marche Militaire; and Balmages’ “Forever Joyful!”

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

WHY: This season opening is not to be missed! PSSS provides an experience that nurtures the confidence, poise and musical sensitivity of young musicians through the study and performance of outstanding string orchestra literature.