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Sunday Matinees 2019-20


Overview

Join Music Director Carl St.Clair for an intimate and lively behind-the-scenes exploration of the classics. Convenient Sunday matinee performances allow plenty of time for a champagne brunch, a shopping trip to South Coast Plaza or just a few hours to catch up with friends. Concerts are 90 minutes long and include insightful comments from Maestro St.Clair.

 

This series consists of 4 performances.


O Fortuna!

O Fortuna!

September 29, 2019

Carl kicks off his 30th with a program of symphonic and choral fire: Carl Orff’s breathtaking and widely popular masterpiece, Carmina Burana.


Ravel's Piano Concerto

Ravel's Piano Concerto

February 9, 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 the spectacular Alain Lefèvre with Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major.


Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto

Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto

March 22, 2020

An all-Beethoven program – in celebration of the iconic composer’s 250th birthday – featuring his 4th and 5th piano concertos with the lavishly talented Alexander Romanovsky.


Brahms' Symphony No. 4

Brahms' Symphony No. 4

May 31, 2020

Filled with deep emotion, profound complexity and beautiful melancholy, Brahms’ 4th symphony finishes with a finale that will leave you speechless. The concert opens with a new work by former composer-in-residence Frank Ticheli in honor of Carl's 30th anniversary.