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Sunday Matinees 2020-21


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.


Inside Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Inside Tchaikovsky's Fifth

September 27, 2020

Behind his beautifully melodic Fifth Symphony was Tchaikovsky — one of the most beloved of Romantic composers. Join Maestro St.Clair in an in-depth exploration of this great artist along with the symphonic world premiere of Wayne Oquin’s "Tower Ascending," a work with a serene opening that builds to a thrilling conclusion.


Discover Beethoven's "Eroica"

Discover Beethoven's "Eroica"

October 18, 2020

Maestro St. Clair leads you on a discovery as to why Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony was a work so innovative and influential that it changed the course of music history.


Schubert's "The Great"

Schubert's "The Great"

May 23, 2021

Be amazed by Schubert’s Ninth Symphony nicknamed “The Great” for its pure grand majesty and awe-inspiring scale.


Mozart's Requiem

Mozart's Requiem

June 13, 2021

In this all-Mozart program, Maestro St.Clair forges an artistic partnership with South Coast Repertory’s artistic director David Ivers. Together, they bring this legendary composer to life with some of his most well-known works including the gloriously dark and transcendent Requiem.
  
Presented in collaboration with South Coast Repertory.