A WORK THAT STARTS IN LONELY DARKNESS AND ENDS UP EMBRACING THE WORLD: BEETHOVEN’S NINTH
Thu, Fri & Sat • May 31-Jun 2 • 8 p.m.
Pacific Symphony • Carl St.Clair, conductor Kelley Nassief - soprano • Susana Poretsky - mezzo-soprano • Chad Shelton - tenor • Kevin Deas - bass • Pacific Chorale - John Alexander, artistic director
TICHELI: Radiant Voices
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
Preview Talk with composer Frank Ticheli at 7 p.m.
Art Exhibit - OC Can You Create?
In the lobby: an array of artwork by local artists who responded to the call for original expressions reflecting the numerous ways Beethoven’s Ninth has impacted humanity.
Matinee: St.Clair leads the Symphony in a performance and conversation for Classical Connections, “Beethoven’s Ninth Revealed,” on Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. After, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and mingle with St.Clair and musicians for “Coffee Connections,” and a reception for “OC Can You Create?” artists.
Saturday, June 2 • 8:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony, in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts, presents the very first “Plazacast,” a live simulcast of Beethoven Ninth shown on the Center’s Arts Plaza during the June 2 concert starting at 9 p.m.;festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Classical KUSC’s Rich Capparela.
Celebrate Maestro St.Clair’s 60th birthday, the Center’s 25th anniversary and John Alexander’s 40th as artistic director of Pacific Chorale.
FREE and open to the public—no ticket required. Come early, bring chairs and picnic on the plaza, while enjoying a preview and live interviews with key guest artists—and a few surprises.