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Classical Escapes 2019-20


Overview

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

This series consists of 6 performances.


Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique"

Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique"

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Drama unfolds with Tchaikovsky’s deeply passionate Symphony No. 6 and Ravel’s virtuosic gypsy rhapsody, Tzigane, featuring concertmaster Dennis Kim. Earlier in the evening, you’ll embark on an exploration of the brilliant compositions from legendary film composer John Williams, who is responsible for linking Carl to Pacific Symphony.


Beethoven's Seventh

Beethoven's Seventh

December 5, 2019 - December 7, 2019

More than two centuries after its wildly successful premiere, Beethoven’s Seventh remains a work you simply must experience live. Also featured is another premiere: a tribute to Maestro St.Clair from Academy Award-winning composer, Elliot Goldenthal. And Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn competition, joins with an electrifying performance of Prokofiev’s demanding Piano Concerto No. 3.


Lefèvre Plays Ravel

Lefèvre Plays Ravel

February 6, 2020 - February 8, 2020

Obsession, unrequited love and…opium; when mixed properly, these ingredients leave you with Berlioz’s vivid and dream-like Symphonie Fantastique. Also featured is Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, a series of portraits dedicated to friends lost in World War I along with his jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major with the spectacular Lefèvre.


Beethoven's Piano Concertos

Beethoven's Piano Concertos

March 19, 2020 - March 21, 2020

An all-Beethoven weekend – in celebration of the iconic composer’s 250th birthday – featuring all five piano concertos with the lavishly talented Alexander Romanovsky.


Yang Plays Rachmaninoff

Yang Plays Rachmaninoff

May 7, 2020 - May 9, 2020

Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 is a work that leads you from gorgeous melodies to unforgettable themes, all without pause. Earlier in the evening, piano phenom Joyce Yang dazzles with Rachmaninoff’s tour-de-force of the keyboard, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.


Symphony of a Thousand

Symphony of a Thousand

June 11, 2020 - June 13, 2020

A tidal wave of sound, Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” is an immersive work that pushes the sonic boundaries of the orchestra and choir. Written as an expression of confidence in the eternal human spirit, Mahler’s Eighth is an exhilarating experience you cannot miss.