Six evenings of music you can’t afford to miss. Join Music Director Carl St.Clair and exciting guest conductors for a concert series personally curated to create perfect romantic date nights!

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Pacific Symphony Sponsors

This series consists of 5 performances.


Pacific symphony California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

November 16 - 18, 2023

Part of the inaugural California Festival, a treasure trove of music celebrating the Golden State’s legacy of experimentation and free-spirited artistry, this concert features a new composition by Gabriella Smith, whose work is described as “high-voltage and wildly imaginative,” along with other pieces inspired by the diversity and richness of our state.

Adam Schoenberg: Canto
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
- Intermission - 
Gabriella Smith: Bioluminescence Chaconne
Debussy: La Mer

Ludovic Morlot, guest conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

This concert is part of the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music across the state Nov. 3-19, 2023


Pacific symphony Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

January 11 - 13, 2024

A masterpiece of emotion and virtuosity, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto features lyrical melodies, expressive solos and a brilliant finale!

Sibelius: En Saga
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
- Intermission -
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6

Matthew Halls, conductor
Paul Huang, violin


Pacific symphony Beethoven & Shostakovich

Beethoven & Shostakovich

February 22 - 24, 2024

Featuring a dramatic opening movement, a lyrical second movement, and a dance-like final movement, the Piano Concerto No. 3 is considered one of Beethoven’s best. Then, the triumph and tragedy of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

Charles Griffes: The White Peacock
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
- Intermission -
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Andrew Litton, guest conductor
Alessio Bax, piano


Pacific symphony La Bohème

La Bohème

April 04 - 09, 2024

Puccini: La Bohème
Semi-staged opera in Italian with English subtitles.

Everything great opera should have: gorgeous music, high emotion and grand tragedy! Carefree Bohemians and star-struck lovers—penniless, hungry and ill—fill the concert hall with their astonishing voices as Puccini’s heart-rending tale unfolds.

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Omer Ben Seadia, stage Director
Cast to be announced


Pacific symphony Beethoven & Sibelius

Beethoven & Sibelius

May 16 - 18, 2024

Absorb the hauntingly beautiful poetic qualities of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4—which Leonard Bernstein called “one of the most sublime moments in the history of music.” Contrast that with Sibelius’ energetic and triumphant symphony—and its memorable brass fanfares.

Elfrida Andrée: Andante quasi recitativo for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
- Intermission -
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Tianyi Lu, guest conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano


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