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Enjoy Virtual Symphony Mixers and Facebook Watch Parties. Grab a beverage of your choice, tune in and connect with fellow music lovers!

Symphony Mixers

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Symphony Mixers

Virtual Symphony Mixer

Symphony Mixers are open to Symphony subscribers and donors, and are hosted weekly by Ben Smolen, principal flute of Pacific Symphony. Recordings of each Mixer will be posted here in the week after the event.

Virtual Mixer #5 - June 24, 2020

Principal Flutist Ben Smolen, host of our Symphony Mixer series, is joined by Principal Violist Meredith Crawford for a fascinating conversation spanning her work recording for Hollywood films, her work composing a piece for the chamber group Salastina, and her participation in LB Block x Block, a stellar ensemble formed with Pacific Symphony musicians who live in Long Beach!


Symphony Mixer #4 with Conductor Mei-Ann Chen - June 17, 2020

Principal Flute Ben Smolen hosted Mei-Ann Chen, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, a classical music organization focused on highlighting the works of more diverse and lesser-known composers. It's a fascinating and light-hearted conversation about her time with the Sinfonietta, her thoughts on programming with diverse composers and her experiences conducting our own Symphony!


Symphony Mixer #3 with Warren Hagerty - June 5, 2020

Host of our Symphony Mixer series, Principal Flute Ben Smolen, is joined by Principal Cellist Warren Hagerty for the third installment of our weekly Symphony Mixer series! They discuss Warren's "Bach Project," his music education in Southern California, current world and cultural events, and answers your questions about everything cello!


Symphony Mixer #2 with Dennis Kim - May 29, 2020

Principal Flutist Ben Smolen hosts Pacific Symphony's concertmaster, Dennis Kim, who explores the history behind his Stradivarius violin and talks about his passion for sports and his previous concertmaster appointments.


Mixer #1 with Orli Shaham - May 22, 2020

In this first-ever virtual Symphony Mixer, Principal Flutist Ben Smolen hosts Café Ludwig host and curator Orli Shaham in conversation and performance. They discuss performing in the Samueli Theater together for Café Ludwig, Orli's living in New York during the height of the pandemic, how the arts (and artists themselves) are dealing with the stress of quarantine, and more!

Facebook Watch Parties

Christine and Roger Kalia and their dog Burney

Join Associate Conductor Roger Kalia and other members of Pacific Symphony as they share videos and conversation. Grab a beverage of your choice, tune in and connect with fellow music lovers! 

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May 7, 2020 Watch Party

Dvořák's Cello Concerto

Featuring the famous 1968 recording of Jacqueline du Pre performing with Daniel Barenboim.

April 29, 2020 "Piano Mania"Watch Party

Piano Mania - Watch Party Intro

During the Watch Party "Piano Mania: An Evening of Beloved Piano Concertos,” Roger Kalia commented on performances of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.


April 19, 2020 Watch Party

Prokofiev: "Peter and the Wolf" - Watch Party Intro

Roger Kalia introduces Britten's "The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra" and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" at the April 19 Watch Party.

April 11, 2020 Watch Party

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Watch Party Intro

April 2, 2020 Watch Party

Bernstein: "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story - Watch Party Intro

March 31, 2020 - Watch Party

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade - Watch Patry Intro

March 27, 2020 Watch Party  

Mozart: Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter" - Watch Party Intro

March 25, 2020 Watch Party

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 - Watch Party Intro

Watch Party March 23, 2020

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 - Watch Party Intro