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Symphony Thursdays @7pm

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Starting February 25 at 7 p.m., newly recorded footage from the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will be premiered every Thursday beginning with classical events and eventually pops, family and chamber programming.

This series is made possible by the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation. We thank them for their generous and ongoing support. Pacific Symphony’s on-line programs are being produced with new state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting equipment purchased through a generous grant from the Janet Curci Family Foundation.

HOW TO WATCH
Symphony Thursdays @7pm will be streamed on Pacific Symphony’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and on our website. Individual events will remain available for online viewing for 30 days. 

Livestream FAQs to enhance your virtual concert experience.


Virtual Beethoven's "Eroica"

Virtual Beethoven's "Eroica"

February 11, 2021, 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy another recording from the Pacific Symphony vault: the thrilling first movement of Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony—a work so innovative and influential it changed the course of music history. The free performance is available for online viewing through March 13.

Virtual Lunar New Year

Virtual Lunar New Year

February 12, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

Join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year! This year's concert is a virtual experience, available for free streaming on our Facebook and YouTube channels through March 14.

Ushering in the “Year of the Ox,” Music Director Carl St.Clair and actor Ron Banks host the program featuring the orchestra in archival footage of past concerts of music that intertwines Eastern and Western cultures. Artists include the renowned pipa soloist Min Xiao-Fen, pianist Fei-Fei Dong, vocalist Jane Shim, pianist Hye-Young Kim and Concertmaster Dennis Kim.

Dennis Kim

Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Strauss & Tchaikovsky

February 25 – March 26, 2021,  7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Join us for the inaugural performance of Thursdays @ 7, a weekly series of freshly recorded concerts in which Pacific Symphony returns—physically distanced—to the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall! The series kicks off with Richard Strauss' Serenade for 13 Winds and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.

This concert will be available for FREE streaming on our YouTube and Facebook channels from Feb. 25 through March 26.

Virtual Lantern Festival

Virtual Lantern Festival

February 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Free Family event! Bring the entire family and join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, celebrating the Year of the Ox! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.

Kaylet Torrez

Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Lauridsen & Daugherty

March 4 – April 2, 2021,  7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Symphony Thursdays @7pm continues with music for brass ensemble:

  • Morten Lauridsen’s "O Magnum Mysterium" has become one of the world’s most performed and recorded compositions since its 1994 premiere. Experience the composer's own brass arrangement of this "quiet song of profound inner joy."
     
  • Michael Daugherty's "Asclepius" refers to the Greek God of medicine. This majestic fanfare for brass and percussion celebrates those who devote their lives to medical research and healing.

This performance is available for FREE streaming from March 4 through April 2.

Bridget Dolkas

Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Mozart & Gounod

March 11 – April 9, 2021,  7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

These two tuneful and light-hearted works, composed a century apart by an Austrian and a Frenchman, would make a light-hearted and sunny soundtrack for a summer evening’s outdoor entertainment. 

  • Mozart’s “Serenata Notturna,” written by the 20-year-old composer is an enchanting early work. It opens with a dignified march punctuated by timpani to add a distinctive martial air to the otherwise sedate string orchestra. A joyful minuet gracefully leads to the final rondo, a high-spirited country dance. 
     
  • Gounod wrote his “Little Symphony for Winds” for his friend Paul Taffanel, the flute professor at the Paris Conservatoire, and that instrument gets a starring role. Gounod actually modeled the work after Mozart’s serenades. If there were such a thing as champagne for the ears, this lively finale with its delicate and playful melodies, effervescently tossed between flute, oboe and clarinet would most certainly be it! 

This performance will be available for FREE streaming on our YouTube and Facebook channels from March 11 through April 9. Check back in on March 10 for the links.

Live from New York: Broadway & Beyond!

Live from New York: Broadway & Beyond!

March 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening on Broadway and Beyond, streamed live from New York City! Broadway stars Jessica Hendy, Kelli Rabke, Blaine Krauss and Scott Coulter perform ever-popular show tunes, including "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked," "Memory" from "Cats" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from "The Sound of Music." Stay online after the concert for a Q&A with the artists!

Craig A Meyer

July 4 Spectacular: The Elton John Tribute

July 4, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

“Your Song.” “Rocket Man.” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The hit singles of mega pop star Elton John are endless. Starring Craig A. Meyer as “Almost Elton John,” this spectacular musical journey celebrates the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John.

Plus, enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!

Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

July 15, 2021, 8:15 p.m.

Spend a special evening with the original Jersey Boy, backed by the Hollywood sound of Pacific Symphony. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. 

Toy Story in Concert

Toy Story in Concert

August 21, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

World Premiere Live-to-Film Event!

Two rival toys — a lanky, likable cowboy named Woody and Buzz Lightyear, the fearless space ranger — vie for a place in the heart of their owner, Andy. The toys plot against each other, but when they’re separated from their human, they find a way to work together as friends to be reunited with Andy again. Considered by many to be one of the best animated films ever made, Toy Story received three Academy Award nominations, including one for “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman.
 
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

September 4, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

No SummerFest is complete without Pacific Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “1812” Overture, complete with live cannons and brilliant fireworks. Enjoy the spectacle as you also listen to the greatest hits of some of Russia’s greatest Romantic composers.

David Foster

An Intimate Evening with David Foster

November 5 – 6, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster returns to Pacific Symphony to perform songs from his unparalleled catalog. Popular hits — written for artists including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand and many others — include “You’re the Inspiration,” “The Prayer,” “The Glory of Love” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

Midtown Men

Midtown Men Holiday

December 17 – 18, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

From The Four Seasons to the Holiday Season! The Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the Broadway smash hit "Jersey Boys," deck the hall with festive cheer, timeless tunes, top-shelf choreography and incredible vocal performances! Featuring iconic yuletide classics such as "Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as their signature renditions of the greatest rock-and-roll hits of the 1960s.

Katherine Jenkins

An Evening with Katherine Jenkins

February 11 – 12, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Treat your date to an evening with Britain’s exciting crossover pop star, Katherine Jenkins. She has performed all over the world — for the pope, for presidents and for the Royal Family. Featured on “Dancing with the Stars,” she has also embarked upon numerous sold-out tours and duetted with such names as Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo and many more.

Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

March 18 – 19, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

In an acclaimed career spanning nearly five decades, singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs has explored the realms of soft rock, blues, R&B and jazz to produce instantly recognizable hits such as “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.”

Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie

April 22 – 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Beauty, thrills and majesty! This popular troupe returns with a show featuring a jaw-dropping fusion of fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen who perform their cirque acts while Pacific Symphony provides a soundtrack of classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites.

Music of ABBA

The Music of ABBA

May 13 – 14, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

The world’s top ABBA tribute joins Pacific Symphony to perform some of the most iconic songs ever written: “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and so many more will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along. With hundreds of performances over the past two decades, The Music of ABBA has audiences all in agreement: This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get!

Blockbuster Broadway!

Blockbuster Broadway!

June 3 – 4, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

It’s a show-tune song and dance extravaganza! Celebrate “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Jersey Boys” and more in one thrilling crowd-pleasing performance. The only thing better than spending an evening at a hit Broadway show is spending an evening with ALL of them.