When Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OC Music Awards last night at the Grove of Anaheim, he had some fans among the otherwise non-classical musicians being recognized. Best Indie band winner Young the Giant approached St.Clair after the ceremony. Bass player Payam Doostzadeh, who made sure he got a photo with Carl, was particularly excited to meet our Music Director, having grown up in Orange County and been taken to Pacific Symphony Classical Connections concerts in his youth. Payam was drawn to how Carl took apart the music and analyzed it, influencing him to approach other music with the same critical attention.
Pacific Symphony’s production of Puccini’s grand opera, “Tosca,” taking place Feb. 21, 23 & 26, 2013 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Read the reviews: Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times.
Music Director Carl St.Clair introduces the music of Puccini’s “Tosca,” a unique semi-staged production by Pacific Symphony, taking place February 21, 23 & 26 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For more information.
|—||Review of “Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvorak” concert with Pacific Symphony by The Orange County Register’s Tim Mangan. Read the complete review here. Concert continues|
Brush up on your knowledge of Dvorak, Debussy and Handel’s works and be on the lookout this coming week for your chance to win a FREE autographed CD of Alisa Weilerstein’s Elgar & Carter Cello Concertos!
How to win:
1. From Monday – Saturday, December 3-8, keep a look out on Pacific Symphony’s Facebook page for questions labeled CD GIVEAWAY.
2. Answer each trivia question by posting a comment.
3. A random drawing from each post will select the winners. Each person can only win one CD, but you can enter multiple times by responding to each question.
4. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 10 on Facebook. To collect your prize, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address, and we will send you your signed CD!
5. Come see Ms. Alisa Weilerstein and all of her exquisite talent live with Pacific Symphony, Thursday – Saturday, Dec. 6-8 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The program also includes Handel’s “Royal Fireworks Music” and Debussy’s “La Mer.” Get your tickets here!
Pacific Symphony is asking the question, OC Can You Sing? - an amateur singing competition for residents of Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. Submit your video by Nov. 30 for a chance to perform onstage with Pacific Symphony and receive vocal coaching from Broadway veteran Lisa Vroman! PacificSymphony.org/OCCanYouSing
Here’s yet another classical music flash mob. This time it’s from Spain with an inspiring rendition of Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” from his Ninth Symphony, which Pacific Symphony just performed earlier this month as well.
If you are in Southern California on August 12, 2012, come join us to hear some of Beethoven’s other hits at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Video highlights from Pacific Symphony’s free Plazacast of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Read more about the event at the Orange County Register: Pacific Symphony’s first ‘Plazacast’ a big success!
|—||Tim Mangan’s OC Register review of Pacific Symphony’s “La Bohème.”|