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This series consists of 6 performances.


Pacific symphony Classical Spooktacular

Classical Spooktacular

October 17 - 19, 2024

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Meredith Crawford, viola

WILLIAMS: “Devil’s Dance” from Witches of Eastwick
BUNCH: The Devil’s Box
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique

Experience the shadowy allure of Halloween and surrender to the cinematic frights and delights of “Devil’s Dance,” written by the greatest film composer of our lifetimes. Revel in the mystical thrills of Bunch’s The Devil’s Box with virtuoso Meredith Crawford on viola, and let Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique cast a spell over you with its haunting narrative and chilling melodies. A concert that promises a spine-tingling blend of musical sorcery and symphonic spectacle—it’s a bewitching evening.


Pacific symphony Art of the Spanish Guitar

Art of the Spanish Guitar

December 05 - 07, 2024

Rune Bergmann, conductor
Mak Grgić, guitar

FUNG: Prayer
RODRIGO: Fantasy for a Gentleman
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

Described by The New York Times as “a gifted guitarist,” two-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist Mak Grgić [GER-gich] is a star on the worldwide stage. For his Pacific Symphony debut, he performs Rodrigo’s masterful Fantasy for a Gentleman, filled with lively, dancing melodies, and musical sunshine.


Pacific symphony Pines of Rome

Pines of Rome

February 06 - 08, 2025

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Jeffery Biegel, piano

HAILSTORK: Piano Concerto (world premiere)
CUONG: World Premiere
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Celebrate the power of nature and new horizons in music: The dazzling razzmatazz of Bernstein’s high-spirited musical prelude sets the stage for two contemporary works that follow: a new piano concerto by esteemed composer Adolphus Hailstork and a new and colorful orchestral work by Pacific Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence, Viet Cuong. Respighi’s tone poem paints in music the grandeur and history of the Eternal City, including a recording of an actual Italian nightingale singing a serene nocturne!



Pacific symphony Koh Plays Mendelssohn

Koh Plays Mendelssohn

March 20 - 22, 2025

Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

Do not miss this opportunity to witness the synergy of GRAMMY® Award-winning Jennifer Koh’s artistry paired with the young Chilean-Italian conductor Paolo Bortolameolli’s animated direction, a combination that promises to bring a fresh and vibrant spirit to the concert hall. Prepare for a night where classical music not only entertains but also inspires and challenges the status quo.



Pacific symphony Beethoven's Emperor

Beethoven's Emperor

May 01 - 03, 2025

Eduardo Strausser, conductor
George Li, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1

Brazilian conductor Eduardo Strausser has gained a reputation for his intelligent programming and powerful style on the podium. Daily Revolution described him as “a real force of nature. His conducting is imbued with charisma, stage presence, and good chemistry with the orchestra.” He conducts with “smooth sovereignty…with brilliant accuracy” (Neue Musikzeitung), which will illuminate the brilliant Romantic concerto of Beethoven performed by Li.


Pacific symphony Verdi's Requiem

Verdi's Requiem

June 05 - 07, 2025

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Pacific Chorale Robert Istad, artistic director
Vocal soloists to be announced

VERDI: Messa da Requiem

Verdi’s monumental work has been described as an “opera in ecclesiastical dress” due to its theatrical power and dramatic force that is as compelling and intense as any of his operas. The Requiem is rich with emotional contrasts and unforgettable arias, like the “Libera me” for soprano, that showcases Verdi’s lyrical genius. With its soaring choral lines, striking orchestral forces, and the visceral impact of the “Dies irae” and the ethereal beauty of the “Sanctus,” this Verdi masterpiece transcends the traditional liturgical settings. It is a celebration of human emotions in the face of mortality.


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