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Classical Escapes 2017-18


Overview

Make a getaway to unplug, kick back and revel in the sumptuous sound of live symphonic music. Be transported by exceptional evenings of music guaranteed to make you feel more fully alive!

 

This series consists of 4 performances.


Brahms & Prokofiev

Brahms & Prokofiev

February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018

“Romanovsky is the latest pianist to be hailed as the true heir to the great Russian tradition,” said The Guardian. The formidable guest pianist performs Prokofiev’s second piano concerto, which has garnered a reputation for being one of the most technically demanding piano concertos in the repertoire.

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Pinchas Zukerman

Pinchas Zukerman

March 15, 2018 - March 17, 2018

“Zukerman again seemed the forever-young virtuoso: expressively resourceful, infectiously musical, technically impeccable, effortless. As usual, it was a joy to be in his musical company,” said the Los Angeles Times about living legend Pinchas Zukerman. The violin master makes a return to Pacific Symphony with Mozart's delightful Violin Concerto No. 3.


Watts Plays Beethoven

Watts Plays Beethoven

May 3, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and a perennial favorite guest of Pacific Symphony, André Watts returns to the stage with one of Beethoven’s most beloved works – the "Emperor Concerto." A work prized for its serene and tender second movement, Beethoven’s last piano concerto is a testament to the composer’s emotional range. Shostakovich complements the evening with his intense 10th Symphony. 

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Sounds of Hollywood

Sounds of Hollywood

June 14, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today’s premier violinists and has been described by the Los Angeles Times as a performer of “vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance.” Joining her on the stage is Hollywood giant James Newton Howard, considered one of the most versatile and respected composers currently working in film. With an esteemed career spanning over 30 years, Howard is best known for his soundtracks for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Dark Knight and Blood Diamond.