Pasadena Symphony Announces 2018-19 Classics Series

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Symphony announces its 91st season with a larger than life schedule of seven concerts, commencing on October 20th with Mozart’s Requiem through to a May 4th finale with the four most famous notes in Classical music – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Other highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” a tribute…

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PASADENA SYMPHONY PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE CELEBRATING WOMEN BY RISING STAR COMPOSER DALE TRUMBORE

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Israeli cellist Inbal Segev on Dvořák’s rapturous Cello Concerto   Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington returns to the podium on Saturday, February 17 for Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2:00 and 8:00pm. The Pasadena Symphony’s ode to romance arrives just in…

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MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & THE POPS OPEN THE SEASON WITH LIZA MINNELLI!

THE PASADENA POPS & MICHAEL FEINSTEIN CELEBRATE BROADWAY WITH A STAR-STUDDED EVENING HONORING LIZA MINELLI Pasadena, CA – Principal POPS Conductor Michael Feinstein opens the 2017 Pasadena POPS Sierra Auto Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum on Saturday June 17th with Broadway: The Golden Age. A star-studded affair, the season opener will celebrate the…

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TICKETS NOW ON-SALE FOR INAUGURAL LIVE AT THE ARBORETUM CONCERT WITH LEANN RIMES!

LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger presents Grammy Award winning artist LeAnn Rimes “Live at the Arboretum” July 8 Pasadena, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger proudly presents the inaugural summer concert festival “Live at the Arboretum” with Grammy award winning artist LeAnn Rimes on Saturday, July 8 at 6:30pm at the Los Angeles County…

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2017-18 SYMPHONY CLASSICS SINGLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Season Subscriptions Still Available! Lock-in the best seats at the best price before they sell out.       Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 October 14, 2017 David Lockington, conductor Dylana Jenson, violin James Lee III              Ichabod! The Protest is over! Prokofiev                  …

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NICHOLAS MCGEGAN BRINGS THE BEST OF BACH AND HANDEL FOR BAROQUE CONNECTIONS

December 14, 2016  Pasadena, CA – Start your New Year off right with the Pasadena Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan as he delivers Baroque Connections: Bach & Handel, on January 21, 2017 at Ambassador Auditorium. Highly regarded as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent), the two-time Grammy nominee will…

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2016-17 SYMPHONY CLASSICS TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Season Subscriptions Still Available! Lock-in the best seats at the best price before they sell out.     MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO October 8, 2016 David Lockington, conductor Elena Urioste, violin Norman          The Great Swiftness Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Brahms          Symphony No. 4   GERSHWIN RHAPSODY IN BLUE November…

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TICKETS FOR THE 50TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY LOOK IN HOME TOUR NOW ON SALE!

December 2 & 3, 2017 Tour:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm Boutique: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Scottish Rite Cathedral, 150 N. Madison Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 A self-guided tour of four elegant homes decorated for the holidays and an artisanal Holiday Boutique. The 50th Annual Holiday Look In home tour is a showcase of…

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PASADENA SYMPHONY APPOINTS DAVID CUBEK AS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Symphony Association announces the appointment of David Cubek as Assistant Conductor. David will also serve as the Conductor for the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Philharmonic ensemble. Mr. Cubek currently serves as Director of the Claremont Concert Orchestra of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, and has served on the…

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DON’T MISS OPENING NIGHT OF THE SYMPHONY SEASON – OCTOBER 8!

Pasadena, CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony open the 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Series with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on October 8, 2016 at Pasadena’s historic Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.  Audiences will delight in Mendelssohn’s most lyrical of violin concertos, book-ended by Brahms’ Symphony No. 4…

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2017 POPS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!

2017 POPS Subscriptions are Now Available! Broadway: The Golden Age | June 17, 2017 MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, conductor Music from Jersey Boys and Beyond! | July 15, 2017 THE MIDTOWN MEN: Four Stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys LARRY BLANK, conductor Michael Feinstein Sings Swing| July 29, 2017 Celebrating Swing, the Rat Pack…

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PYSO ALUM JENNIFER FRAUTSCHI SELLS OUT THE AMBASSADOR FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE FULL HOUSE!

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Symphony continues its Singpoli Classics Series with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto for a powerful and romantic Valentine’s program on Saturday, February 13 at Ambassador Auditorium. Music Director David Lockington returns to the podium for the Symphony’s ode to romance, which pairs Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. One of…

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HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW!

Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Symphony’s annual Holiday Candlelight concert returns to All Saints Church on December 19, 2015. Having sold out the past four years in a row, the concert will offer two performances to meet community demand at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. The architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous All Saints Church, Pasadena’s equivalent…

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2016 POPS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES STARTS JUNE 18! SINGLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

2016 POPS Summer Series Line-up Announced! First Ladies of Song | June 18, 2016 Music from Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney & Peggy Lee Michael Feinstein, Conductor Lynn Roberts, soloist Cady Huffman, soloist Madelyn Baillio, soloist Music of Billy Joel | July 9, 2016 Michael Cavanaugh, Soloist Star of Broadway’s hit musical Moving Out Larry Blank,…

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ANNE AKIKO MEYERS TO PERFORM HER #1 SELLING VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS NOVEMBER 7

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Symphony continues their newly-expanded 2015-2016 Singpoli Classics Series on Saturday, November 7th with Anne Akiko Meyers performing her poetic and powerful Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Billboard’s 2014 Top-Selling Classical Instrumentalist, Meyers’ recordings have consistently met with acclaim, with her Four Seasons debuting # 1 on the Classical Billboard charts. Audiences can…

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CLASSICS SEASON OPENS THIS WEEKEND WITH DVORAK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY!

Pasadena, CA – Music Director David Lockington and The Pasadena Symphony open their 2015-2016 Singpoli Classics Series with Dvořák’s New World Symphony on October 10, 2015 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Audiences will delight in Dvořák’s most popular symphonic work. The orchestra will be joined by 2013 Avery…

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MOONLIGHT SONATA GALA TO BE HELD AT AMBASSADOR GARDENS SEPTEMBER 26!

Pasadena, CA – Join the Pasadena Symphony Association for an unforgettable evening of magic and romance on Saturday, September 26, 2015 as they host the Moonlight Sonata Gala at Ambassador Gardens. Their annual gala will take place on the opulent grounds of the Ambassador Gardens with entertainment and libations at the Terrace Villa Mansion, followed…

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PASADENA SYMPHONY FINISHES SEASON WITH SPECTACULAR GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO

Pasadena CA – The Pasadena Symphony concludes its exhilarating season with a bang on Saturday May 2, 2105. Hear award-winning Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performing the Greig’s hugely popular piano concerto and taste the rapture and romance of Romeo & Juliet as summoned up by one of the greatest Russian masters, Prokofiev on at Ambassador…

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PASADENA YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras (PYSO) invites all young musicians aged from 11-18 to audition for the PYSO’s upcoming 2016-2017 season. As a centerpiece of the Pasadena Symphony Association’s education initiatives, the PYSO program has continually offered robust musical training and personal development for young musicians throughout the San Gabriel Valley for…

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2015 Pops Season

An Incomparable Concert-Going Experience Awaits You June 20, 2015 – Big Band Swing July 11, 2015 – Classical Mystery Tour August 1, 2015 – The Sinatra Project August 22, 2015 – To Ella and Nat with Love September 12, 2015 – A Night at the Oscars!

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PASADENA SYMPHONY PRESENTS BEETHOVEN PASTORAL SYMPHONY NO. 6 WITH NICHOLAS MCGEGAN

Pasadena CA – Experience Beethoven’s love of nature with Nicholas McGegan as your guide with the Pasadena Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony No. 6 on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Los Angeles Times celebrated McGegan to be “in fact…

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PASADENA SYMPHONY 2015-2016 SINGPOLI CLASSICS TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Symphony announces the expansion of its 2015-16 Season with an increase to seven concert weekends beginning Fall 2015. Backed by strong single ticket sales and subscriber loyalty, its Singpoli Classics series will increase to six-concerts (from five) with both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances at Pasadena’s historic Ambassador Auditorium.…

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Pasadena POPS Presents New York! New York!

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & PASADENA POPS END SUMMER CONCERT SEASON WITH PATTI AUSTIN, LIZ CALLAWAY AND AARON TVEIT Pasadena CA – Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS announce the final concert of the summer with a thrilling selection of music with New York New York! on September 6 at the LA Arboretum. Grammy Award winner and…

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Pasadena POPS Presents Hooray for Hollywood

ALAN BERGMAN, BRUCE BROUGHTON, MICHAEL GIACCHINO, MAUREEN MCGOVERN, PAUL WILLIAMS AND MORE TO PERFORM WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND THE PASADENA POPS AS PART OF ASCAP’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Pasadena CA – A who’s who of Hollywood’s music elite is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein at the Pasadena POPS’ August 16th Hooray for Hollywood concert, presented in partnership with the American Society of…

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Pasadena Symphony Presents Beethoven’s Fifth

Dun Dun Dun Duuuuuuuun Pasadena Symphony Presents Beethoven’s Fifth Pasadena CA – The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the most famous four notes in all of Classical music. Relentless, emotional, triumphant and victorious; all describe Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 which will be performed on Saturday March 29, 2014 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at…

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Michael Feinstein Extends Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2016

Pasadena Symphony Association President Diane Rankin and Chief Executive Officer Paul Jan Zdunek today announced the extension of Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein’s contract through 2016. His current contract was for a 1-year term, but fresh off the heels with rave reviews for his conducting debut to capacity crowds on June 1st, the leadership of…

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Live Chat with Composer-in-Residence Peter Boyer – April 16 at 3pm

Experience a live chat with Pasadena Symphony’s Composer-in Residence Peter Boyer as he discusses the role of an orchestral composer. Audiences will also get a preview of Boyer’s Symphony No. 1, which will make its world premiere on Saturday, April 27 with the Pasadena Symphony. This event will be a live broadcast of a talk…

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Pasadena Symphony Performs World Premiere of Peter Boyer’s Symphony No. 1

The Pasadena Symphony will perform the highly anticipated world premiere of Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer’s Symphony No. 1 on Saturday April 27 in concerts at 2:00 and 8:00pm at Ambassador Auditorium. The concerts also feature superstar violinist Chee-Yun as soloist for the intensely passionate Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto under the baton of guest conductor Jose Luis…

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Pasadena Symphony Names David Lockington as New Music Director and Nicholas McGegan as Principal Guest Conductor

The Pasadena Symphony Association is proud to announce the appointment of David Lockington as its new Music Director and Nicholas McGegan as its Principal Guest Conductor, an innovative partnership of powerhouse artistic leadership. Lockington is the fifth Music Director of Pasadena’s 85-year-old treasured Symphony Orchestra. McGegan’s newly created position formalizes a synergistic relationship between the…

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James DePreist, 1936-2013

The Pasadena Symphony is saddened to learn about James DePreist’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Ginette, his family, and his friends and colleagues. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we mourn the passing of our dear friend and Artistic Advisor James DePreist.  Maestro DePreist, or Jimmy as he…

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Gift Certificates Available

Give the gift of music this holiday season with a Pasadena Symphony and POPS Gift Certificate! Call our Box Office at (626) 793-7172 to order today! Gift certificates are available in any denomination, and may be used for any of their upcoming concerts. “We’ve found that people really love giving our gift certificates as holiday…

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Pasadena Symphony Presents JPL Chorus in their First Winter Concert

Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory may be best known for its unparalleled scientific endeavors such as landing the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars, but on Tuesday, December 18, another side of the organization will be on display. The JPL Chorus, founded earlier this year in a partnership with the Pasadena Symphony Association, presents its…

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Refer a Friend and Save!

Do you know someone who has not yet experienced the Pasadena Symphony? If they order tickets and mention your name, we will send you a $20 coupon for a future ticket purchase! Call our Box Office today at (626) 793-7172 today for more details. This offer valid for any current ticket buyer who refers a…

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Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Free Winter Concert

The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 41th season with a free annual Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm in Pasadena High School’s auditorium (2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena). The performance features the three educational ensembles of the Pasadena Symphony Association: the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. The…

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Michael Feinstein Named Principal Pops Conductor of Pasadena POPS

Marvin Hamlisch’s orchestral legacy of promoting The Great American Songbook continues in the expert hands of Michael Feinstein Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of The Great American Songbook,” is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Pasadena POPS.  In addition to his recording and concert career,…

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Marvin Hamlisch, 1944-2012

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS are both shocked and devastated to learn about the sudden passing of Marvin Hamlisch. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Terre, his family, and his friends and colleagues. During his time in Pasadena, he was beloved in our community and made an enormous impact with everyone he encountered.…

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Rose & the Nightingale POPS Concert

Please note: these events are cancelled due to excessive heat. If we are able to reschedule, we will update you accordingly. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience. The Spirit of the Garden POPS Concert Rose & the Nightingale, a powerhouse quartet of female virtuosi, celebrate the sublimity of gardens through poetry and song.…

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Pasadena Symphony and Jet Propulsion Lab Partner to Create JPL Chorus

Pasadena is a city rich with the arts and sciences, and the new JPL Chorus is perhaps the perfect blend of both. Formed earlier this year in partnership between the Pasadena Symphony Association and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the JPL Chorus is comprised of JPL employees who rehearse weekly under the direction of Donald Brinegar,…

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Don’t miss the GROW! A Garden Festival at the Arboretum on May 4-6

The weekend celebration of Spring will be a great and fun way to get acquainted with the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the beautiful new summer home for the POPS concert. There will be art installations, plants for sale, a Marketplace, live entertainment, food and much more to enjoy. Festivities begin Friday evening,…

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Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

“There is still happiness, simple, naïve happiness,” said Tchaikovsky of his Fourth Symphony. It was a breakthrough work, a bounding creative leap in scale, intensity, and ambition combining theatrical flair with emotional contrasts that reach epic proportions – music so personal that it becomes universal. Rachmaninoff International Award winning pianist Rueibin Chen performs his talisman,…

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Pasadena Symphony Announces 85th Anniversary Season with Russian Blockbusters, Award Winning Artists and a World Premiere

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates its 85th Anniversary Season with Russian blockbusters by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Borodin with must-see Artists and Conductors for its 2012-13 Classics Series at Pasadena’s own “Carnegie Hall of the West”, one of the finest concert halls in the nation – Ambassador Auditorium. The season opens on October 6, 2012 with…

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PYSO Silent Auction

Pre-bidding is now live for our Silent Auction fund raiser for the Pasadena Youth Symphony. Please see the bottom of this page for instructions and rules on how to bid. Live bidding will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:30pm at Pasadena High School’s auditorium. Silent Auction Items: #101 – Revolution Prep SAT or…

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See photos from Marvin Does Broadway!

On August 6th, Marvin and the Pasadena POPS were joined by Cady Huffman (Ulla from The Producers) and Anne Runolfsson & Gary Mauer from Phantom of the Opera. Check out these pictures! (Photography by Robert Caughron)

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Gershwin on the Green

No one composer has ever captured the spirit of American music like George Gershwin.  The mere mention of his name evokes memories of the Jazz Age, The Roaring 20’s, flappers and a wealth of musicals that came from a creative imagination unmatched by his contemporaries.  These rhapsodic sounds, from opera to concert, Vaudeville to Broadway, …

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La Dolce Vita

Ah, summer!  And with summer comes the sweet life.  Enjoy the passionate sounds of Italy in this magnifico program delivered with the vocal prowess and seduction of pop-opera group Poperazzi performing hit songs from Pavarotti to Jersey Boys, classic Sinatra to Louis Prima and everything in between. It’s certain you’ll be speaking with your hands…

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Michael Feinstein in Concert

An artist who needs no description, the incomparable multi-platinum selling, five-time GRAMMY nominee, Michael Feinstein joins the Pasadena POPS for an effervescent evening of the music that defies the ages.  The Pittsburgh Herald-Tribune says “Michael Feinstein has won fame as singer and pianist, and affection too for reviving the Great American Songbook with devotion and…

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They’re Playing Our Song

The Pasadena POPS starts its inaugural season at the lavish LA Arboretum with the perfect blend of comedy, nostalgia and music! Robert Klein, recently hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an artist who unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes with wry wit and honesty,” and television sweetheart Lucie Arnaz, well-known for her electric charisma, perform together…

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Arboretum 2012!

The Pasadena POPS Concert Summer Series is moving to the beautiful L.A. County Arboretum beginning the summer of 2012! Any current Arboretum members or those attending any ticketed events at the Arboretum this summer may attend a 2011 Pasadena POPS concert for 50% off just by showing their membership card or ticket stub. “We want…

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Marvin Hamlisch’s Interview on The WAVE!

Marvin went to The WAVE studios with Pat & Kim to share his remarkable story and his exciting new concert series as the Principal Pops Conductor for the Pasadena Pops. Click here to hear the interview.

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See photos of Fireworks POPS Spectacular!

Were you there for the music, fun and fireworks? If not, you missed an amazing evening under the stars. We celebrated Pasadena’s 125th birthday in style. Check out a few photos from the concert…  

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Marvin Hamlisch Interview on KJazz 88.1

P.J. Ochlan from KJazz radio interviewed Marvin Hamlisch about taking the helm of the Pasadena POPS and the 2011 Summer Concert Series at the Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Click here to listen to the podcast! Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series dates: June 18, 2011 July 23, 2011 August 6, 2011 August 27, 2011

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Marvin Does Movies and POPS for PUPS!

Join The Pasadena POPS and Marvin Hamlisch, Saturday, August 27th at the lawn adjacent to the Rose bowl!  We start the fun early with the Pasadena Humane Society who will be on hand with adorable pets up for adoption from 5pm-7pm. August 27th Concert Information: Marvin Does Movies Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl (Area…

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Pasadena POPS to perform with Idina Menzel and Marvin Hamlisch!

Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter, Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will make her Greek Theatre debut Saturday, October 22, 2011 with the Pasadena POPS. The special engagement will be conducted by multi-award-winning conductor/composer Marvin Hamlisch with the Pasadena POPS.  Menzel – who also appeared in the…

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PYSO on GLEE!

Did you see Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra backing up Lea Michele on Glee last night? They were amazing.  PYSO appears at the 27:32 in case you catch it online!

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Recipes in Rhapsody

Recipes in Rhapsody is a compilation of favorite recipes from our finest and most discriminating home chefs and area Cordon Bleu chefs. The 350 recipes are home cooked productions and family favorites from Women’s Committee Members, their families and Symphony-Pops Board of Directors. Many of the recipes are enriched with contributor notes regarding the importance…

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Pasadena Symphony Association Given $500,000 Gift!

The Pasadena Symphony Association is pleased to announce a $500,000 matching gift from the Women’s Committee, a combination of a $400,000 gift given to them by the late Beebe Oliver Nuetzman and the $100,000 proceeds of the 2010 Holiday Look In Home Tour.  A tireless volunteer and educator, Beebe continues to demonstrate her passion for…

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reverb.

reverb. Young and culturally savvy supporters of the arts dedicated to keeping orchestral music alive and fresh in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. reverb membership supports Access/Education programs as well as the award winning youth symphony, the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra. reverb benefits 2 VIP pre-season parties at Ambassador Auditorium and LA Arboretum Invitation…

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Oct. 23rd’s Sonic Sensations Concert!

Maestro James DePreist, Anne Akiko Meyers, that fabulous ex-Napoleon/Molitor Stradivarius and the Pasadena Symphony made Opening Night a night to remember. Check out a few of the photos taken by photographer Robert Caughron.

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Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Interview

Anne talks about her new album Seasons…Dreams, which was released in September. Video #2: Anne Akiko Meyers Plays Gade’s ‘Jalousie’ Tango w/the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Holland

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Marvin Hamlisch appointed Principal Pasadena POPS Conductor

In the summer of 2011, Marvin Hamlisch will take the podium of the Pasadena POPS for the first time, bringing a musical experience like no other to the heart of Pasadena. His musical scores are among the most iconic and inspirational works in the world and have garnered 4 Emmys, 4 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes,…

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Rachael Worby concludes tenure with Pasadena POPS

After ten years as Music Director of the Pasadena POPS, Rachael Worby has announced that effective September 30, 2010, she will conclude her tenure with the organization. In a statement Rachael Worby said: “Being Music Director of the Pasadena POPS has been a joyful, fulfilling experience.  I wish the Pasadena Symphony – POPS all continued…

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Pasadena Symphony Welcomes Maestro James DePreist as Artistic Advisor

Building on the 25-year legacy of Maestro Jorge Mester, the Pasadena Symphony Association has named Maestro James DePreist – widely esteemed as one of America’s finest conductors – as its Artistic Advisor. Renowned for his work with the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the US, Europe and Asia, his transformation of the Oregon Symphony from…

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A Message from the President of the Board

To those of us with the Pasadena Symphony Association, it has been painful to see false impressions emerge about the departure of Jorge Mester, but perhaps the most painful is the misperception that Maestro Mester simply walked away from the orchestra he built and loved.  Negotiations were complex, and although both sides attempted to compromise, it…

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PSA Recovery Strategy

From a year of rebirth into one of resilience, the Pasadena Symphony and POPS has emerged like a phoenix out of the ashes. Click here to see a detailed outline of our recovery strategy.

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Mester Leads Final Concert as Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony

After a 25-year tenure with the Pasadena Symphony, the Association is saddened to report that it could not reach an agreement with its Music Director, Jorge Mester, on revised contract terms necessary for the continued success of the Recovery Plan for a Sustainable Future – a plan that has enabled the Pasadena Symphony Association to once…

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Pasadena Symphony and POPS move to two new venues!

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS inaugurate two world-renowned venues in its 2010/11 Season – the Lawn adjacent the Rose Bowl and the Ambassador Auditorium.  Embracing a distinctive concert experience, the Pasadena POPS return to the heart of Pasadena as it moves to the other Bowl – the Lawn adjacent the Rose Bowl.  Its inaugural concert…

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An Interview with Jack Taylor, PYSO Music Director

PSA: How long have you been the Music Director for PYSO? Jack: 6 Years PSA: What is your favorite part of your job? Jack: My favorite part of PYSO is being able to rehearse and converse with some of the most fun and intellectual young people I know. It is also very rewarding to see when…

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