The Compact Disc is 30 years old today.
The Compact Disc is 30 years old today.
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!
One last performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony today. Sunday afternoons are usually more casual, well maybe not this casual, but in any case, it seems an appropriate way to celebrate the close of of great Classical Season!
Visit pacificsymphony.org for tickets.
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.
Beethoven’s crowning achievement, the epic and exquisite Symphony No. 9, “Choral”—featuring the soul-stirring “Ode to Joy,” which has thrilled listeners around the world for nearly two centuries—brings Pacific Symphony’s 2011-12 classical season to a memorable close. The concert, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, features a monumental union of orchestra and voices that includes Pacific Chorale and four world-class opera singers—soprano Kelley Nassief; mezzo-soprano Susana Poretsky; tenor Chad Shelton; and bass Kevin Deas—who take on the florid and challenging solo passages in the fourth movement.
Taking place Thursday-Sunday, May 31, June 1-3, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, this concert is also part of the Symphony’s Music Unwound series and includes a display of Beethoven-inspired artwork by local artists. A preview talk by composer Ticheli begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$110; for more info or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
For a complete line-up of events taking place for “Beethoven’s Ninth: Inside and Out,” read all about it HERE.
Pacific Symphony, in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts, presents the very first “Pacific Symphony Plazacast,” a live simulcast of the Symphony’s Beethoven Ninth performance shown on the Center’s Arts Plaza during the Saturday, June 2, concert starting at 9 p.m., with festivities, including a selection of food available for purchase, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The evening is a prismatic celebration of Maestro St.Clair’s 60th birthday, the Center’s 25th anniversary and John Alexander’s 40th anniversary as artistic director of Pacific Chorale, hosted by Classical KUSC’s Rich Capparela.
This unique event is free and open to the public with no ticket required. The community is invited to come early, bring chairs and blankets, and picnic on the plaza, while enjoying a preview and live interviews by Capparela with key guest artists—and a few surprises.