Anne Akiko Meyers will play ex-Napoleon/Molitor Stradivarius with Pasadena Symphony on Oct. 23rd!

After fierce bidding, Tarisio Auctions sold “The Molitor” Stradivarius dated 1697, to renowned concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers for a world-record price of $3,600,000. This price is the highest on record for any musical instrument sold at auction and is well over the pre-sale estimate of $2,000,000-$3,000,000. “The Molitor” is believed to have been owned…

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…

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…

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…