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Pacific Symphony: At-Home-Together Online

Cindy and Tony Ellis

Pacific Symphony isn't able to perform live for our audience during the COVID-19 quarantine, but our musicians would still like to stay connected and bring the joy of music intro your lives (and homes) through a series of Quarantine Clips.

View quarantine clips from Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble members.

The clips are listed in reverse chronological order, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all!

June 5, 2020

Chris and Debbie Kollgaard Play Boismortier

Pacific Symphony Bassist Chris Kollgaard and his wife, Debbie, perform a bass-cello duet of the movements Lentement and Gigue from Boismortier's Sonata in D Minor from their home.


June 3, 2020

Alice Miller-Wrate and MarlaJoy Weisshaar Play Telemann

As part of an Instagram takeover, Symphony violinist Alice Miller-Wrate is joined by another Symphony violinist, MarlaJoy Weisshaar, to perform a socially-distanced, outdoor rendition of Telemann's Canonic Duet No. 1.


June 3, 2020

Making Granola Against the Clock with Paganini

In another part of Symphony violinist Alice Miller-Wrate's Instagram Takeover, Alice and her daughter race against the clock to make some delicious (and healthy homemade granola), while listening to Paganini's Moto Perpetuo, performed by our returning guest artist, Augustin Hadelich!


June 1, 2020

World Premiere of "Hang On!" by Jim Self

While most of life has taken a dramatic pause, there just isn't stopping musicians, composers and performers alike. This is the world premiere of a piece called "Hang On!" written by Principal Tuba Jim Self.

Here's a note from this piece's composer: "These are my talented USC students that I coached this year premiering "Hang On!" It combines The Weapons of Brass Destruction Quintet and The USC Bass Tuba Quartet. They did it from their homes all over the country. I’m very proud of them! The piece was supposed to have been premiered at my annual chamber music concert at my home in April but, alas, we had to cancel that. It is dedicated to the Heroic Coronavirus Workers. "Hang On!" has a particular meaning theses days."


June 1, 2020

Scheherazade of the Sea

Mermaids, electric guitars and a special role for Principal Second Violinist Bridget Dolkas! Here's "Scheherazade of the Sea," an adventurous new take on the classic character from the Middle Eastern collection of tales, "One Thousand and One Nights"!

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