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.…

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.…

Michael Stern replaces James DePreist to conduct the Pasadena Symphony April 28 at Ambassador Auditorium

Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Symphony Artistic Advisor James DePreist is recovering from recent and unanticipated heart bypass surgery and is unable to appear with the orchestra later this month as originally scheduled. American conductor Michael Stern will step in to conduct the Pasadena Symphony’s final concert of its Classics Season featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8…

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,…

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…

Pasadena Symphony Names Peter Boyer Composer in Residence and Commissions the Premiere of his Symphony No. 1

The Pasadena Symphony welcomes GRAMMY-nominated Peter Boyer as its Composer in Residence for the 2012-2013 season, and has commissioned his Symphony No. 1 to premiere in its landmark 85th anniversary season. This commission has been made possible through contributions by the Trustees of Claremont Graduate University. “We are very excited about working alongside such a…

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…