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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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
October 20 - 22, 2022"Worthless," declared the composer's friends. "Impossible to play." But Tchaikovsky refused to change a note of what became history's most popular piano concerto. Claire Huangci plays Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto. “If looking for characteristics of her playing, one finds them in her superior focus, imaginative abilities and the resulting poetics of her interpretation,” declares the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Also, Carl St.Clair conducts the great and noble Fourth Symphony of Johannes Brahms and music by Latin Grammy-nominated Gabriela Ortiz who is leading the new generation of Mexico’s composers.
Milos Plays Rodrigo
December 01 - 03, 2022The intoxicating, seductive sound of the classical guitar. In the greatest of all guitar concertos: Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. With the greatest classical guitarist of our time: Miloš. “Charisma and presence,” declares Classical Guitar Review. “He managed to coax out some of the most beautiful high notes that I have ever heard.” Plus, the music of Brazilian-American composer and vocalist Clarice Assad, and Mei-Ann Chen leads the late, luxuriant Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninoff.
Bronfman Plays Schumann
February 02 - 04, 2023“A virtuoso with chops that defy comparison,” raves The New York Times. “Brings to mind stories of the young Rubinstein,” says The Washington Post. The legendary Yefim Bronfman plays Schumann’s romantic Piano Concerto in his long-awaited return to Pacific Symphony. And Carl St.Clair conducts two orchestral showpieces: selections from Prokofiev’s passionate Romeo and Juliet, and Johann Strauss’ beloved On the Beautiful Blue Danube.
Tao Plays Mozart
March 16 - 18, 2023Experience pianist Conrad Tao’s phenomenal artistry in Mozart’s eloquent Piano Concerto No. 24. Not yet 30, the Detroit Free Press proclaims Tao “owns a place among the world’s virtuosos.” Guest conductor Michael Nesterowicz leads music of his countryman, the late Polish film and concert composer, Wojciech Kilar. The evening ends with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”, inspired by a trip to Edinburgh and the chapel ruins of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The Roaring '20s
May 11 - 13, 2023A three-part celebration starting with the music that defined the Roaring Twenties. First, listen to music of the era in the concert hall, such as George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris.Then, foxtrot on the Plaza to the JT & Friends band, and finally, enjoy the landmark 1927 silent film It starring Clara Bow, accompanied on the organ by Dennis James.
Cathedrals of Sound
June 15 - 17, 2023A program spanning five centuries and celebrating the spirit. The mystical Miserere by the Renaissance composer Gregorio Allegri was so popular the Vatican forbade it to be published (though a teenage Mozart secretly transcribed it, having heard it just twice). Pacific Chorale director Robert Istad conducts the Miserere, then Carl St.Clair leads Richard Strauss’ transcendent tone poem followed by the world premiere of Fiat Lux by Scotland’s Sir James MacMillan, whose moving music draws on his faith and heritage