Beethoven’s Fifth

March 29, 2014
2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at the Ambassador Auditorium

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Andrew Grams, ConductorSimone Porter, Violin   Bolcom Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century OrchestraBruch Violin Concerto No. 1Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Pre-classical concert discussion for the Beethoven 5 begins 1 hour before curtain

Andrew Grams

Andrew Grams

The most famous 4 notes in all of Classical music– relentless, emotional, triumphant and victorious mark Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Hear it performed as no other Los Angeles symphony can: in the intimate and exquisite Ambassador Auditorium. Prepare to be filled with pleasure that comes from witnessing the fantastical Bruch Violin Concerto, a work of lyrical beauty and acrobatic fireworks – a true showpiece for the master violinist. Pulitzer Prize-winning Bolcom brings theatrical flair, tunefulness, and a healthy dose of comedy to what will be one of the most widely hailed performances by any LA symphony this season.

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Pasadena Symphony Lounge

symphony loungeThe new Symphony Lounge brings yet another addition to the care-free and elegant experience of the Pasadena Symphony. Where old friends gather and new friends meet, the Symphony Lounge is a place to mix and mingle in an upscale social atmosphere while enjoying delicious morsels, fine wine, and music before and after Symphony concerts. A posh setting established in Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, featuring a laid-back social atmosphere, where you never know who might stop by.

Symphony Lounge Features:

  • 2400 sq. feet of elegant tented area
  • Fine furniture, warming fixtures, tables and seating
  • Full bar with a quality selection of beer and wine
  • Small plate menu offered by Claud & Co.
  • Music and social ambiance
  • Operating hours: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Pot stickers of chicken & vegetable, sweet chili sauce
Curried coconut milk & butter squash soup
Chinese Chicken Salad
Cabbage, almonds, bean sprouts, cilantro & shredded chicken, soy vinaigrette
Banh Mi Vietnamese
Toasted baguette, pickled vegetables, Thai basil, cilantro mayo & sliced top round of beef
Cheese plate

Ambassador Gardens

The Classics Series is supported in part by the Ambassador Gardens