Make your getaway... Unplug, kick back and revel in the sumptuous sound of live symphonic music. Be transported by six exceptional evenings guaranteed to make you feel more fully alive!

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This series consists of 6 performances.


Pacific symphony Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Sibelius' Violin Concerto

October 19 - 21, 2023

Sibelius himself once said “When I play the violin, it is as though the insides of the music opened up to me.” So it is no surprise that his only violin concerto is a masterpiece featuring lush melodies and sweeping movements, perfectly blending drama and technical virtuosity.

Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
- Intermission -
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Christian Kluxen, guest conductor
Esther Yoo, violin


Pacific symphony New World Symphony

New World Symphony

November 30 - 02, 2023

Drawing on Native American and African American musical themes and Bohemian folk tunes, Dvorák’s masterpiece weaves a unique musical tapestry that remains one of the most popular works of classical music. Chopin's romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 features French pianist David Fray.

Sofia Gubaidulina
: Fairytale Poem
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
  David Fray, piano
- Intermission -
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

Alexander Shelley, guest conductor
David Fray, piano


Pacific symphony Kern Plays Rach 3

Kern Plays Rach 3

February 01 - 03, 2024

Superstar Olga Kern performs the “Mount Everest” of piano concertos—one of the repertoire’s most powerful, most demanding and most popular works. Then, Brahms’ infinitely rich, astonishingly simple and exquisitely enchanting First Symphony.

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 
- Intermission -
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Olga Kern, piano


Pacific symphony Mahler's Fifth

Mahler's Fifth

March 14 - 16, 2024

From its powerful opening trumpet solo to its triumphant finale, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 is huge, sweeping and emotional—reflecting the composer’s journey from mourning to triumph. Upbeat and joyful, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 is a cornerstone of the repertoire.

Ortiz: Kauyumari 
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major
- Intermission -
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello


Pacific symphony Tchaikovsky's Sixth

Tchaikovsky's Sixth

April 25 - 27, 2024

One of classical music’s enduring favorites, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” is a musical representation of the composer’s private struggles, including his failing health and his difficult personal life: “Without exaggeration,” he wrote, “I have put my whole soul into this work.”

Donghoon Shin: The Hunter’s Funeral
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
- Intermission -
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Shiyeon Sung, guest conductor
Yeol Eum Son, piano


Pacific symphony Beethoven's Ninth

Beethoven's Ninth

June 06 - 08, 2024

Beethoven’s crowning achievement—a monumental fusion of soloists, chorus and music all set to Schiller’s magnificent “Ode to Joy.” When it premiered in 1824, conducted by Beethoven himself, he heard not a note, so profoundly deaf was he by then.

Lauridsen: Lux aeterna
- Intermission -
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Pacific Chorale - Robert Istad, artistic director


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