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Symphony Thursdays @7pm

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Starting February 25 at 7 p.m., newly recorded footage from the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will be premiered every Thursday beginning with classical events and eventually pops, family and chamber programming.

This series is made possible by the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation. We thank them for their generous and ongoing support. Pacific Symphony’s on-line programs are being produced with new state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting equipment purchased through a generous grant from the Janet Curci Family Foundation.

Symphony Thursdays @7pm will be streamed on Pacific Symphony’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and on our website. Individual events will remain available for online viewing for 30 days. 

Livestream FAQs to enhance your virtual concert experience.

Dennis Kim

Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Strauss & Tchaikovsky

February 25 – March 26, 2021,  7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Join us for the inaugural performance of Thursdays @ 7, a weekly series of freshly recorded concerts in which Pacific Symphony returns—physically distanced—to the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall! The series kicks off with Richard Strauss' Serenade for 13 Winds and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.

This concert will be available for FREE streaming on our YouTube and Facebook channels from Feb. 25 through March 26.

Kaylet Torrez

Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Lauridsen & Daugherty

March 4 – April 2, 2021,  7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Symphony Thursdays @7pm continues with music for brass ensemble:

  • Morten Lauridsen’s "O Magnum Mysterium" has become one of the world’s most performed and recorded compositions since its 1994 premiere. Experience the composer's own brass arrangement of this "quiet song of profound inner joy."
  • Michael Daugherty's "Asclepius" refers to the Greek God of medicine. This majestic fanfare for brass and percussion celebrates those who devote their lives to medical research and healing.

This performance is available for FREE streaming from March 4 through April 2.

Bridget Dolkas

Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Mozart & Gounod

March 11 – April 9, 2021,  7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

These two tuneful and light-hearted works, composed a century apart by an Austrian and a Frenchman, would make a light-hearted and sunny soundtrack for a summer evening’s outdoor entertainment. 

  • Mozart’s “Serenata Notturna,” written by the 20-year-old composer is an enchanting early work. It opens with a dignified march punctuated by timpani to add a distinctive martial air to the otherwise sedate string orchestra. A joyful minuet gracefully leads to the final rondo, a high-spirited country dance. 
  • Gounod wrote his “Little Symphony for Winds” for his friend Paul Taffanel, the flute professor at the Paris Conservatoire, and that instrument gets a starring role. Gounod actually modeled the work after Mozart’s serenades. If there were such a thing as champagne for the ears, this lively finale with its delicate and playful melodies, effervescently tossed between flute, oboe and clarinet would most certainly be it! 

This performance will be available for FREE streaming on our YouTube and Facebook channels from March 11 through April 9. Check back in on March 10 for the links.

Upcoming Symphony Thursdays @7pm

March 18
STRAVINSKY:  Suite from "Pulcinella"

March 25
RAVEL/FRADIANI:  Selections from "Mother Goose"
STRAVINSKY/SCHAEFFER:  Suite (1945) from "The Firebird"

April 1
BACH:  Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor
   (Claire Huangci, piano)
BACH:  Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor
   (Dennis Kim, violin and Ted Sugata, oboe)

April 8
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
  (Benjamin Smolen, flute; Lelie Resnick, oboe; Barry Perkins, trumpet; Dennis Kim, violin)

Artists and programs subject to change.