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Verdi’s “La Traviata," Feb. 20-25, 2014

Los Angeles / Regional Opera Review: LA TRAVIATA, Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema
Pacific Symphony takes on 'Traviata', Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register

Valentine’s Day with Matthew Morrison, Feb. 13-15, 2014

Matthew Morrison Impresses Segerstrom Audience, Tyler Dean, ATOD Magazine

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies, Feb. 6, 2014

John Williams sparkles with Pacific Symphony, Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register

Toradze Plays Shostakovich, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2014

Pacific Symphony 'decodes' Shostakovich, Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register

Pink Martini, Jan. 23-25, 2014

Pink Martini, PSO, Join Forces for Crowd-Pleaser, Richard Cheng, Orange County Register

Nadja Plays Mendelssohn, Jan. 1-11, 2014

Salerno-Sonnenberg guests with Pacific Symphony, Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register

Christmas with LeAnn Rimes, Dec. 19-21, 2013

LeAnn Rimes' cozy Christmas in Costa Mesa, George Paul, Orange County Register

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, Dec 12-14, 2013

Concertos shine at Pacific Symphony, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register
Pianist plays Tchaikovsky epic warhorse with a heart, Truman Wang, Classical Voice
Yang a tempestuous fireball of pianistic lyricisms, Tyler Dean, A Taste of Dawn Magazine
 

Judas Maccabaeus, Dec 1, 2013

Pacific Symphony revives 'Judas Maccabaeus,' Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Nov. 7-9, 2013

Zeitouni a winning guest with Pacific Symphony, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register
Eroica Trio performs fiery ballad, existential study of the individual as master, Tyler Dean, Atod Magazine

Verdi’s Requiem, Nov. 3, 2013

Pacific Chorale's Verdi Requiem is strong but scattered, Peter Lefevre, Orange County Register

Rodrigo’s Concierto, Oct. 24-26, 2013

Review: 'Canciones de Lorca' makes welcome return to Pacific Symphony, Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
Pacific Symphony draws sketches of Spain, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Conrad Tao Plays Rach 3, Sept. 26-28, 2013

For good and ill, Tao and Pacific have a blast, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Tchaikovsky Spectacular, Aug. 25, 2013

Pacific Symphony offers tasteful Tchaikovsky, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Pixar in Concert, Aug. 17, 2013

Pixar Symphonies. A Review, Disney Examiner
Pacific Symphony scores with Pixar concert, Kelli Skye Fadroski, Orange County Register

The Planets, July 13, 2013

Pacific Symphony offers an alluring audio-visual tour of “The Planets,” Rick Schultz, Orange County Register 

The Rite of Spring, June 6-8, 2013

Stravinsky's 'Rite' in Costa Mesa with extras, thrills, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register 

ACF Duke Ellington Orchestra concert, May 16-18, 2013

Pacific Symphony salute to Duke Ellington, Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times 
Pacific Symphony gives the Duke his due, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Singin’ in the Rain, May 9-11, 2013

'Singin'' performed in concert premiere, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Music From Paris, May 5, 2013

Music from Paris, piping hot, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register

Beethoven’s Fifth, April 4-6, 2013

Chen can't be resisted, and who'd want to?, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register 

From Bach to Mahler, March 21-23, 2013

Pacific Symphony bridges Bach and Mahler, Tim Mangan, Orange County Register  
Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in persuasive Mahler 5th, quiet Bach, CK Dexter Haven, All is Yar 

Puccini’s “Tosca,” Feb. 21-23, 2013

Pacific Symphony pulls off “Tosca,” Tim Mangan, Orange County Register  
Review: Pacific Symphony's 'Tosca' aims to engage, Richard Ginell, Los Angeles Times 

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Jan. 10-12, 2013

Review: Pacific Symphony shimmers in 'Scheherazade', Tim Mangan, Orange County Register