Pacific Symphony: At-Home-Together Online
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.
The clips are listed in reverse chronological order, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all!
December 2, 2020
Christian Kollgaard Plays his own "Élégie Melancholia"
Composed by our very own bass player, Christian Kollgaard, "Élégie Melancholia for Piano and Double Bass" is a deeply beautiful and emotional piece which describes a lot of the emotions many of us have felt this year. He is accompanied by pianist David Heinick.
October 26, 2020
Paul Manaster Plays Bolcom's "Graceful Ghost" Rag
Ghostly violin lines weave within somber piano chords for this Halloween special Quarantine Clip, performed here by Associate Concertmaster Paul Manaster, and pianist Patricia Lamb. Here's the "Grateful Ghost" Rag by longtime friend of the Symphony, William Bolcom!
Sept. 12, 2020
Stories with Richard Kaufman - Part 3
In the third and final installment of "Stories with Richard Kaufman," our principal Pops conductor details his early years working in Hollywood, and the incredible experiences he's had with top-billing actors such as Tom Hanks.
Sept. 14, 2020
Stories with Richard Kaufman - Part 2
In this 2nd part of "Stories with Richard Kaufman," our principal Pops conductor discusses how he got his start with Pacific Symphony from his earlier days working at MGM and other Hollywood recording studios, and reminisces about his early days as Pops conductor with Pacific Symphony.
Sept. 9, 2020
Stories with Richard Kaufman - Part 1
Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman sat down for a conversation with Eileen Jeanette, our senior vice-president of artistic planning, for a 3-part conversation focusing on Richard's origins in Hollywood and his time with Pacific Symphony.
Aug. 25, 2020
Barry Perkins and Micah Wilkinson Play "Inception Reflection"
Principal Trumpet Barry Perkins joins Micah Wilkinson, principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, for their original take on the music of "Inception," inspired by Hans Zimmer's soundtrack, and the music of Georg Philipp Telemann.
August 24, 2020
Warren Hagerty Plays Satie's "Gymnopédie No. 1"
Principal Cellist Warren Hagerty makes a return to our Quarantine Clip series, with his 5-cello tribute to Erik Satie's "Gymnopédie No. 1." It's slowly moving melodic lines and melancholy atmosphere make it a truly beautiful piece.
August 8, 2020
Getting to Know Doug's Bass, "Matilda"
Assistant Principal bass Doug Basye introduces our audience to "Matilda," his beloved stand-up bass. You'll never guess the age of the wood used on the instrument's back!
For a special feature created by Doug, "The Birth of the Bass," check out this video!
August 3, 2020
Cindy and Tony Ellis Play Boismortier
Dynamic duo Cindy and Tony Ellis return to Quarantine Clips to perform Boismortier's Sonata No. 3, arranged here for flute and trumpet! Boismortier, the prolific French baroque composer made the majority of his wealth licensing his music.
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