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Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE Fall Concert

November 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Fresh from their prize-winning participation in the 2017 Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) kicks off its 2017-18 season with music of the old world and the new! Revel in a wide-ranging program including works of William Byrd, Percy Grainger, John Phillip Sousa, Richard Wagner and more! The brilliant musicians of PSYWE, backed by the mighty William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, are sure to engage and inspire!

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Fall Concert

November 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Energized by many recent artistic achievements, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) inaugurates its 2017-18 season with a stirring and innovative program that includes Berlioz’ thrilling Roman Carnival Overture, Journey by the young Los Angeles-based composer Austin Wintory and concludes with one of the most beloved of 20th century classics, the Firebird Suite of Igor Stravinsky.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings

PSSS Fall Concert

November 19, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

In its energizing season opener, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS) presents an afternoon of miniature masterpieces! Experience great works on an intimate scale, including music of J.S. Bach, Brian Balmages, Sergei Prokofiev and more. This performance presented by the high-achieving musicians of Santiago Strings will be sure to amaze and inspire! The concert opens with the Prelude Chamber Strings conducted by Helen Weed.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE Spring Concert

March 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble opens its spring concert with an instrumental arrangement of Morten Lauridsen's breathtakingly beautiful choral piece, "O Magnum Mysterium," followed by Paul Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis"  on themes of Carl Maria von Weber. The program continues with Britain's favorite piece of classical music, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and closes with the fanciful "Alice in Wonderland" by Los Angeles-based composer Steven Mahpar. 

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Spring Concert

March 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra opens their spring concert with "Analog Intelligence (A 21st Century Dance Suite)" by Brendan Faegre, followed by Gustav Mahler's spellbinding epic First Symphony. The spellbinding slow movement in based on the children's song ""Frère Jacques," transposed into a haunting minor key.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings

PSSS Season Finale

May 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, under the direction of Irene Koesen, ends the season with music of the British Isles, including Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony, the Welsh Hymn Tune "Rhosymedre" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Scottish Folk Song "Sweet Afton."

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE Season Finale

May 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

After opening the season with John Philip Sousa's march for the inauguration of President Garfield, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble closes the season with another piece by the American march king, composed for the same president's funeral. The program also includes "Variations on America" by Charles Ives and a "Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Russell Bennett.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Season Finale

May 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra's season finale features the winner(s) or the annual PSYO Concert Competition. The program opens with the tone poem "Don Juan " by Richard Strauss and closes with the ever-popular "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.