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Classical KUSC @ Pacific Symphony

Classical KUSC @ Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony is partnering with Classical KUSC to present a series of Friday-night concerts designed to be fun and enjoyable while at the same time, deepening your understanding of the music. Each evening will be hosted by a KUSC announcer who will guide you through the program. The March 22 concert will be 90-minute performances without intermission, followed by music and conversation in the lobby or out on the Plaza.

KUSC Hosts: Brian Lauritzen (Feb. 1) and John Van Driel (March 22).

When purchasing tickets, be sure to select the Friday night performance of the programs below.


Leonard Elschenbroich


January 31 – February 2, 2019,  8:00 p.m.

Inspired by the legendary folk stories of “A Thousand and One Nights, “Scheherazade” tells the story of a beautiful young bride who must use her charm as a storyteller to save herself from the wrath of a jealous sultan. Also featured are Bernstein’s “Slava!” and Shostakovich’s high voltage Cello Concerto No. 1 — both written for legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

Paul Huang

Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony

March 21 – 23, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Inspired by his travels to Venice, Rome, Bologna and Florence, Mendelssohn’s symphony evokes imagery of Mediterranean sunshine, famous architecture and the rustic landscapes that make Italy so iconic. And be inspired by an arrangement of the slow movement from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 and Bruch’s profoundly virtuosic Violin Concerto.