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Classical KUSC @ Pacific Symphony

Classical KUSC @ Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony is partnering with Classical KUSC to present a series of three Friday-night concerts designed to be fun and enjoyable while at the same time, deepeing your understanding of the music. Each evening will be hosted by a KUSC announcer who will guide you through the program. The Oct. 26 and March 22 concerts will be 90-minute performances without intermission, followed by music and conversation in the lobby or out on the Plaza.

KUSC Hosts: Alan Chapman (Oct. 26), 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.

Want to purchase all three? CLICK HERE and then select the Oct. 26, Feb. 1 and March 22 concerts as you create your own season-ticket package for Classical KUSC @ Pacific Symphony


Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein: Crossing Boundaries

October 26, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

This performance is part of a new series, Classical KUSC at Pacific Symphony. Hosted by KUSC radio personality Alan Chapman, the 90-minute concert, Bernstein: Crossing Boundaries, will explore how Bernstein's music crosses the boundaries between Classical and Jazz, Sacred and Secular, Opera and Broadway. There will be no intermission and concertgoers are encouraged to gather on the Plaza after the concert for more music and conversation.

Be sure to choose the FRIDAY performance when purchasing tickets.

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.