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This series consists of 20 performances.

Holiday Organ Spectacular

December 19, 2023

Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with world-class organist Todd Wilson and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the 4,322-pipe William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.

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Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Jan 11 - Jan 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

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Kern Plays Rach 3

Feb 1 - Feb 3, 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

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Rach 3

February 04, 2024

A tour-de-force of the piano, Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is a work of sheer musical magic, a breathtaking display of virtuosity and emotion that captivates audiences with its beauty and impact.

: Piano Concerto No. 3

You'll not only get to enjoy the music but also commentary from the stage as Music Director Carl St.Clair guides you through the piece. 

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Latin Fire with Arturo Sandoval

Feb 16 - Feb 17, 2024

This scorching performance brings together the GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval with the full sonic force of a symphony orchestra—delivering a fiery fusion of jazz and Latin music that’s sure to get you dancing! The show opens with a passion-filled, energetic celebration of Latin American orchestral hits paired with the firework playing of highly acclaimed Costa Rican trumpeter Jose Sibaja and vocalist Mónica Ábrego.

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet


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Beethoven & Shostakovich

Feb 22 - Feb 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

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Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group

Mar 8 - Mar 9, 2024

Be mesmerized by the soulful voice and impeccable guitar skills of Austin City Limits Hall of Famer Lyle Lovett, as he performs his greatest hits backed by a full symphony orchestra. Bonnie Raitt says that Lovett “writes songs that sound like no one else’s and then he sings them in an even more unique way.”

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Lyle Lovett


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Mahler's Fifth

Mar 14 - Mar 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

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Carnival of the Animals

March 16, 2024

Experience composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ beloved children’s classic like you’ve never seen it before, with colorful and engaging puppets, captivating music, and playful storytelling. Join Puppet Artist Robin Walsh on a journey of imagination. Robin’s work has been seen at the Academy Awards, on Captain Underpants, SpongeBob SquarePants, and in Pacific Symphony’s Magic Flute, Opera for Kids!

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Superstar Organist Isabelle Demers

March 17, 2024

Isabelle Demers’ recital for the 2010 International Society of Organbuilders-American Institute of Organbuilders convention “left the entire congress in an atmosphere of “Demers fever” ̶ something that continues unabated over ten years later. Possessing “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review), she has enraptured listeners worldwide with spell-binding performances. Her acclaimed recordings have been heralded as “expressive…profound and searching” (RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly).

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (transcibed by Isabelle Demers)


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La Bohème

Apr 4 - Apr 9, 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

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Michael Cavanaugh Performs the Music of Elton John

Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2024

Get ready to rock out with Michael Cavanaugh (back by popular demand!), as he performs the timeless hits of Elton John! This electrifying show features Cavanaugh’s powerhouse vocals and incredible piano skills, accompanied by a full orchestra.

Richard Kaufman, conductor
Michael Cavanaugh, vocalist and piano

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Tchaikovsky's Sixth

Apr 25 - Apr 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

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Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

April 28, 2024

“Without exaggeration,” wrote Tchaikovsky, “I have put my whole soul into this work.” Through some of the most enduring music in the repertoire, experience Tchaikovsky’s passions and struggles.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"

You'll not only get to enjoy the music but also commentary from the stage as guest conductor Shiyeon Sung guides you through the piece. 

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Ben Rector & Cody Fry

May 10 - May 11, 2024

Two of the most talented and innovative singer-songwriters of our time will take you on a journey through their eclectic blend of pop, rock, and soulful ballads—all showcasing their impressive musicianship and heartfelt lyrics.

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Ben Rector
Cody Fry

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Beethoven & Sibelius

May 16 - May 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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Beethoven's Ninth

Jun 6 - Jun 8, 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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The Barber of Seville–Opera for Kids!

June 08, 2024

Don’t miss out on this fun-filled adventure! Join Figaro, the clever barber, as he helps the brilliant Rosina in her hilarious quest for true love. But is the object of her affections really who he says he is? Rossini’s thrilling opera is filled with catchy tunes, silly antics, virtuosic singing, and lots of laughs.

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Ode to Joy

June 09, 2024

A celebration of brotherhood and humanity. Beethoven’s crowning achievement—a monumental fusion of soloists, chorus and music all set to Schiller’s magnificent “Ode to Joy.”

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

You'll not only get to enjoy the music but also commentary from the stage as Music Director Carl St.Clair guides you through the piece. 

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2024

Stephen Sondheim’s thrilling musical tale of the infamous barber seeking revenge comes to life! Featuring a full symphony orchestra, a talented cast of actors, unique costumes and props, this exciting performance will transport you to the dark and mysterious streets of Victorian London.

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