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Join Music Director Carl St.Clair for an intimate and lively behind-the-scenes exploration of the classics. Convenient Sunday matinee performances allow plenty of time for a champagne brunch, a shopping trip to South Coast Plaza or just a few hours to catch up with friends. Concerts are 90-minutes long and include insightful comments from Maestro St.Clair.

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This series consists of 4 performances.

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Pacific symphony Brahms Symphony No. 4

Brahms Symphony No. 4

October 23, 2022

The great strength and nobility of Brahms’ Fourth, and final, Symphony places it among his supreme masterworks. Carl St.Clair takes you into deep into the score, showing how Brahms would employ a favorite device of Bach to create his magnificent finale.



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Pacific symphony Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

February 05, 2023

Theirs was a love forbidden, and a love immortal. Experience Prokofiev’s intoxicating, impassioned “Romeo and Juliet,” as Carl St.Clair leads you through the greatest moments from Prokofiev’s sensuous ballet. (Here’s some inside trivia — Prokofiev originally intended a happy ending!)

 



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Pacific symphony Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Tchaikovsky's Fourth

February 26, 2023

His life in constant turmoil, Tchaikovsky poured his soul into each of his symphonies. Symphonies that would express his inner anguish and romantic passions as no music had ever dared to. Carl St.Clair shares the story behind the notes of one of music’s most beloved composers, and how his greatest confidant was the champion he would never meet.



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Pacific symphony Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

May 14, 2023

The joy of George Gershwin will fill the concert hall as Carl St.Clair explores those fascinatin’ rhythms, including Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and other works from the Jazz Age. Who could ask for anything more?



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