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The Pasadena Symphony and POPS in the news:

Robert Thomas, Southern California News Group
June 19, 2017 – Review: Feinstein, Pasadena Pops open summer season at the Arboretum

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2017 – Review: A spiritually yearning Beethoven Ninth in Pasadena

Ryan Luévano
Feb 17, 2017 – A Russian Romance with The Pasadena Symphony

Carl Koslowski, Pasadena Weekly
July 28, 2016 – Cover Story: His Way: Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS Tap the Magic of Frank Sinatra Saturday Night

Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2016 – Review: Michael Feinstein and Pasadena Pops Open their Summer Season

Robert Thomas, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
June 23, 2015 – Review: Pasadena Pops Goes Big with Tribute to Big Band Swing

Robert Thomas, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
March 27, 2015 – Review: McGegan Leads Sparkling Pasadena Symphony Concert

March 17, 2015 – 16-year-old violinist to perform with Pasadena Symphony

February 17, 2015 – Review: Pasadena Symphony performs exhilarating Valentine’s Day concert

January 9, 2015 – Nicholas McGegan gracefully leads Pasadena Symphony

November 3, 2014 – Review: Pasadena Symphony dazzles with new director David Lockington

Los Angeles Times

November 2, 2014 – David Lockington kicks off Pasadena Symphony with precision

Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2013 – Music Review: Pasadena Symphony’s David Lockington signals new direction

Robert Thomas, A Class Act
November 3, 2013 – Music Review: Pasadena Symphony opens 86th season

Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2013 – David Lockington Set to Debut as Pasadena Symphony music director

Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2011 – Music review: Mei-Ann Chen makes her Pasadena Symphony debut

Robert Thomas, A Class Act
October 29, 2011 – Mei-Ann Chen conducts Pasadena Symphony (concert review)

Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2011 – Mei-Ann Chen and Tchaikovsky, together again (concert preview)

Pasadena Star News
August 7, 2011 review of Marvin Does Broadway

Los Angeles Times
August 5, 2011. Interview with Marvin Hamlisch

Airtalk with Larry Mantle (KPCC Podcast)
August 4, 2011 interview with Marvin Hamlisch

Peters Music News
July 23rd concert review

July 19, 2011-Marvin Hamlisch Gives Private Performance in KCAL9 Lounge

Pasadena Weekly
June 16, 2011-Pasadena POPS kicks off Summer Concert Series with a celebration of Cityhood

Pasadena Star News/Class Act Music Review by Robert Thomas
March 13, 2011- Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster Review by Richard Ginell
March 13, 2011-George Stelluto, Karine Hovhannisyan with the Pasadena Symphony

Peters Music News review by Bill Peters
March 13, 2011-Expressive Conducting by Stelluto Achieves Bright Sound

Crescenta Valley Weekly review by Ted Ayala
Maestro Stelluto and the PSO Play Mendelssohn, Avetisyan and Beethoven

Pasadena Star News/Class Act Music Review by Robert Thomas
February 19,2011-Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium

Peters Music News Review by Bill Peters
February 20, 2011-Pasadena Symphony Brewing with Success

Pasadena Star News/Class Act Music Review by Robert Thomas
January 22, 2010- Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster Review by Richard Ginell
January 23, 2010-Tito Munoz, Narek Hakhnazaryan with the Pasadena Symphony

Pasadena Star-News
November 10, 2010
Hamlisch ‘Rarin’ to Go’ with the Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series

Peters Music News
November 16, 2010
Hamlisch proclaims he’s ready to entertain

The Huffington Post
October 20, 2010
Classical Music: L.A., Pasadena, Versailles by Laurence Vittes

Los Angeles Times Blog- Culture Monster
August 27, 2010
Hamlisch named conductor of the Pasadena POPS

Beverly Hills Outlook
May 10, 2010
Romantic Mester. Review of Musical Flight featuring Celino Romero.

Los Angeles Times Blog-Culture Monster
March 20, 2010
Pasadena Symphony and POPS change venues for the 2010/11 season.

Robert Thomas/Class Act
March 19, 2010
Pasadena Symphony to move to Ambassador Auditorium for 2010/11 Season

Encore-The Performing Arts Magazine. From Russia With Love Feature
January 6, 2010
From Britain, With Love

Pasadena Star News. Musical Circus Feature
January 1, 2010
Musical Circus Feature

Pasadena Star News. Essay Winners Feature
December 30, 2009
What Peace Means to Me Essay Winners

Pasadena Star News. Holiday POPS Feature
December 11, 2009
Holiday Pops Feature

Peters Music News. PYSO Holiday Concert Review
December 8, 2009
PYSO Holiday Concert Review- by Bill Peters

Class Act. Opening Night Review
October 25, 2009
Origins-The Planets review by Robert Thomas

La Canada Valley Sun
October 22, 2009
Symphonic Convergence

The Sound Post
October 21, 2009
A Music Lover’s Stimulus Package

Pasadena Star-News
September 17, 2009
Ear that? It’s the Pasadena Symphony’s new logo

Cultural Diplomat
August 14, 2009
Pasadena POPS. Maestra Rachael Worby and Paul Jan Zdunek, CEO Interview

Pasadena Star-News
August 14, 2009
POPS officials unveil new Rose Bowl venue

LA Times
August 14, 2009
Pasadena POPS to move from Descanso to park near Rose Bowl

Peters Music News
August 15, 2009
Rosemont-Arroyo Location For POPS Announced