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Pacific Symphony Postpones This Week's Classical Series Performances to Mitigate Risk to Audiences, Musicians, Employees


Orange County, Calif.—Jan 03, 2022


Reschedules ‘Mozart & Mahler’ Concerts to June 23-26


Pacific Symphony announced today that it has postponed concerts scheduled to take place this week until June. Anyone holding a ticket for “Mozart and Mahler,” originally scheduled Thursday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 8 or “Mahler’s Symphony No. 4” on Sunday, Jan. 9, will be able to attend concerts featuring the same repertoire June 23-26.

With many audience members and musicians traveling during the holidays or gathering together with larger groups, officials felt that postponing this particular set of concerts was the best way to ensure the safety of audiences, musicians, volunteers and staff. Late January concerts remain scheduled as planned with robust safety protocols in place.

Pacific Symphony President and CEO John Forsyte said “In consultation with guest artists, musicians and health experts, and given the proximity of these concerts to the holiday travel season, we decided to postpone the program. It was good fortune that Christina Naughton and Michelle Naughton, the brilliant piano duo scheduled to perform Mozart’s Duo Piano Concerto, will join Carl St.Clair to perform the program as planned this June.” 

Forsyte added, “We want to start off the new year honoring our ongoing commitment to the well-being of our audiences, musicians and staff. We take that responsibility seriously, so we appreciate your understanding, apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to our performances later this month.”

All other scheduled performances are expected to take place as planned, including the next Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Classics Series concert Jan. 27-29 — “Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto” — and Lunar New Year on Feb. 5.

For more information, call Pacific Symphony’s ticket office at (714) 755-5799 or visit PacificSymphony.org.

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MOZART & MAHLER
June 23-25, 2022 • 8 p.m.
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Christina Naughton, piano
Michelle Naughton, piano
Soprano to be announced 

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

This concert is sponsored by Cunard, Suzanne & David Chonette and The Michelle F. Rohé Fund


MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4
June 26, 2022 • 3 p.m.
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Soprano to be announced
 
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
 
All concerts at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa.
Programs, artists and dates subject to change.




About Pacific Symphony
Pacific Symphony, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Carl St.Clair since 1990, has been the resident orchestra of Orange County’s Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for 15 years. Founded ins 1978, the Symphony is the largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 50 years and is not only a fixture of musical life in Southern California, but also is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scenes. The orchestra presents more than 100 concerts and events each year and a rich array of education and community engagement programs, reaching more than 300,000 residents of all ages.

Pacific Symphony made its debut at Carnegie Hall in 2018, where it was invited to perform as part of a yearlong celebration of composer Philip Glass' 80th birthday. The Symphony made its first-ever tour to China the same year, with performances in five cities, including Shanghai and Beijing. The Symphony has been recognized with multiple ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and included among the country’s five most innovative orchestras by the League of American Orchestras. The Symphony’s education and community engagement activities have also been recognized by the League, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

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