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Romantic Nights 2020-21


Overview

Six evenings of music you can’t afford to miss. Join Music Director Carl St.Clair for a concert series personally curated to create perfect romantic date nights!

This series consists of 6 performances.


Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Tchaikovsky's Fifth

September 24, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Celebrate opening weekend with twin piano phenoms, Christina Naughton and Michelle Naughton, as they take Mozart’s rarely performed Concerto for Two Pianos to the stage. Maestro St.Clair concludes the evening with Tchaikovsky’ s moving Fifth Symphony.


Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Bomsori Kim, “internationally recognized as one of the most dynamic and exciting violinists of today” (NDR), joins Pacific Symphony with Tchaikovsky’s delightful Violin Concerto. Completing the evening is Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, a masterpiece showcasing each section of the orchestra.


Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

February 4, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Revel in the majestic power of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ in Saint-Saëns‘ most popular symphony featuring a melody that was later adapted for film and the 1977 hit song “If I Had Words.” And delight in Mozart’s charming Clarinet Concerto as Principal Clarinetist Joseph Morris puts his skills on full display.


Cathedrals of Sound

Cathedrals of Sound

March 18, 2021 - March 20, 2021

The New York Times calls Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan as “ceaselessly inventive, evocative and penetrating.” He joins Pacific Symphony on a spiritual journey with his major commission Fiat Lux (“Let There Be Light”); a perfect pairing to Strauss’ eternal tone poem Death and Transfiguration.


Rigoletto

Rigoletto

April 15, 2021 - April 20, 2021

Verdi’s immortal story about naïve love, betrayal and a vengeance gone horribly wrong features some of opera’s greatest arias including the instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile” and the beautiful “Caro nome.”

 


Haochen Zhang Plays Rachmaninoff

Haochen Zhang Plays Rachmaninoff

May 20, 2021 - May 22, 2021

An evening of greatness begins with world-class pianist Haochen Zhang who has been described by The Washington Post as having an “imagination that keeps you on the edge of your seat and breathless to hear what comes next”—a worthy challenger to Rachmaninoff’s intense Rhapsody. Following is Schubert’s ninth symphony nicknamed “The Great” for its pure grand majesty and awe-inspiring scale.