Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS), Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band (PSYCD), Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) perform in the Renêe and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
This series consists of 10 performances.
PSYO: Force of Destiny
November 14, 2022Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Assistant Conductor and PSYO Music Director Dr. Jacob Sustaita, opens their 2022-23 season with the overture to Verdi's late opera, The Force of Destiny. Of particular note is the repetition of three notes that begin the overture, termed the “fate” motif. The concert continues with another piece from the world of Italian opera, the lush and beautiful Intermezzo to Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. After intermission, the talented young musicians perform Mahler's Symphony No. 1, the mighty "Titan."
PSSS: New Horizons
November 20, 2022The talented young musicians of Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, under the direction of their new music director, Dr. Johanna Gamboa-Kroesen, open the season with the rousing Overture to Glinka's opera, Ruslan and Ludmilla, followed by string arrangements of four art songs by Franz Schubert. The program closes with music by two contemporary composers: The Horizon by Yukiko Nishimura and Red Rhythmico by Kirt Mosier.
PSYCB: Simple Gifts: New Beginnings
November 20, 2022Don't miss the inaugural concert of the newest addition to the youth ensemble family, Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band! Led by renowned music educator Angela Woo, these talented young musicians will perform music by Todd Stalter, Jodie Blackshaw, Patrick Speranza, Frank Ticheli, Brian Balmages, and Richard Meyer.
PSYWE: Organically Composed
November 21, 2022Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, under the direction of PSYWE Music Director Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore and guest conductor Dr. Emily Moss, open their season with music "Organically Composed." The program includes pieces by David Maslanka, Aaron Perrine, Gustav Holst, Tyler S. Grant, and "March King' John Philip Sousa.
PSYWE: Something Olde, Something New
March 20, 2023Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble under the direction of Music Director Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore performs their spring concert with "Something Olde, Something New' ” featuring works of Gabrieli, J.S. Bach, Narong Prangcharoen, George Gershwin and more.
PSYCB Season Finale
May 03, 2023Our newest youth ensemble, Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band, concludes their inaugural season under the direction of Music Director Angela Woo with their season finale performance, featuring works of Viet Cuong, John Mackey, Michael Daugherty, and more.
PSYO Season Finale
May 15, 2023Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra concludes the 2022-23 season with performance(s) by the winner(s) of the 2023 Concerto Competition and featuring selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. Experience the artistry of this highly skilled ensemble before it heads to Prague and Vienna this summer to participate in an international music festival.
PSYWE: Of Life Experience
May 16, 2023Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Music Director Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore and guest conductor Col. Jason Fettig of the United States Marine Band, performs their season finale, "Of Life Experience”, including works of John Mackey, Eric Whitacre, David Reeves, and featuring the world premiere of the newly commissioned work for Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble by composer Derrick Skye.