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Special Concerts

Hilbert Museum Concert

Hilbert Museum Concert

October 22, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a FREE chamber music concert by a string quartet from Pacific Symphony along with a Chapman cello ensemble, led by cellist Laszlo Mezo, lecturer at Chapman University and member of Pacific Symphony.  What better way to enjoy great music than in a venue surrounded by fine art by many of California's most noted artists?  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-served. Limited standing room in the back. California wine and cheese reception to follow the performance.

Parent and Me: Music and Movement

Parent and Me: Music and Movement

October 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a series of innovative workshops with Teaching Artist Maria Simeone and Pacific Symphony musicians that will have you and your child dancing, singing, and moving together through brain-based learning activities. Workshops are created to support your child's healthy development through developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, taught by teaching artist Maria Simeone. Each class day is different, with some classes featuring a Pacific Symphony musician and others allowing children to take their first steps in playing simple instruments.

OC Can You Play With Us - Chamber Edition

OC Can You Play With Us - Chamber Edition

November 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Community musicians ages 22 and older from across Orange County will have the unique opportunity to play in the Samueli Theater in one of five chamber ensembles led by Pacific Symphony conductors and musicians. The event will include a chamber string orchestra led by cellist Ian McKinnell, a flute choir led by flutist Cindy Ellis, a clarinet choir led by clarinetist Joshua Ranz, a brass choir led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia and a percussion ensemble led by Principal Percussionist Rob Slack

Friends and interested observers are invited to attend this workshop-style event for FREE, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Joseph Morris

Mozart - The Final Concertos

November 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Principal clarinetist Joseph Morris won first prize in the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition and the Hennings-Fischer Foundation Competition. Benjamin Pasternack entered the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of thirteen and was the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural World Music Masters Piano Competition held in Paris and Nice in July 1989. 

Handel's Glorious Messiah

Handel's Glorious Messiah

December 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio—with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular “Hallelujah!” chorus—provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy.

Philippe Quint

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

January 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Grammy-nominated Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint is lauded for his “searingly poetic lyricism” (Daily Telegraph, UK). His impassioned musical desire for reimagining traditional works and commissioning new works, his dedication to exploring different styles and genres, and his award-winning discography has solidified him as one of the foremost violinists of today.

USC Thornton Choral Artists

Beethoven's Ninth

April 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Thornton School of Music’s Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California, where he conducts the USC Chamber Singers and teaches choral conducting and choral methods. He is currently the vice president of International Affairs at the American Choral Director’s Association.