Pasadena POPS Reschedules 2020 Summer Concert Series to 2021

Pasadena, CA – Due to the guidelines issued by government authorities during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pasadena POPS has regrettably made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 Summer POPS Series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in its entirety to Summer 2021. “We are deeply saddened that we are unable to perform at a time when the inspiration that comes…

Gershwin and Debussy Lead the Pasadena Symphony’s Ode to Romance

Plus Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s Voyage Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue the 19/20 Symphony Classics season with Gershwin/Debussy on Saturday, February 15 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. This powerful and romantic Valentine’s program opens with a bang with…

Nicholas McGegan Conducts a Mozart Spectacular and two works by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Caroline Shaw

Pasadena, CA –  Join the Pasadena Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan as he delivers Mozart & McGegan on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2pm and 8pm. “An expert in 18th-century style” (The New Yorker), the two-time Grammy nominee ends his tenure with the Pasadena Symphony with this Mozart…

Vivaldi’s Most Cherished Concertos lead a Baroque Program for All Seasons

Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony present their annual Baroque program with Vivaldi Four Seasons on Saturday, January 25 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Lockington describes the program for his Baroque conductorial debut with the orchestra as being “filled with all sorts of…

Pasadena Symphony Presents Beethoven “Emperor” with a Little Latin Flair

Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue the 19-20 Classics season with Beethoven “Emperor” on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Along with Beethoven’s heroic masterpiece, Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid’s Petrichor will open the performance by redefining ‘surround sound’ with…

Pasadena Symphony Opens 2019-20 Classics with Brahms, Bruch, and a World Premiere Commission

Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony open their 92nd season with Brahms Symphony No. 1, featuring an all-new Composer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. The 2019-20 season kicks off with quite possibly the best first symphony…

Pasadena Symphony Announces 2019-20 Classics Season

New Composers Showcase features works from acclaimed musicians who are shaping the future of classical music including Ellen Reid, Caroline Shaw, Michael Giacchino, Reena Esmail, Sydney Wang and Michael Abels Pasadena, CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony announce its 92nd season with an exhilarating schedule of seven concerts, running October 19,…

Rodolfo Leone, piano

March Roars Like a Lion as the Pasadena Symphony Takes on Mahler’s Epic Titan Symphony

Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Symphony returns to Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, March 23 with a program of epic proportions as Music Director David Lockington leads an oversized orchestra for Mahler’s monumental “Titan” Symphony No. 1. Mahler’s First Symphony tops off a grandiose program with Mozart’s fantastical Piano Concerto No. 21 performed by International Beethoven Piano…

Anne Akiko Meyers

Pasadena Symphony Hosts Los Angeles Premiere of Adam Schoenberg’s Orchard in Fog with Celebrated Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers

Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony conclude its 91st season with Beethoven Symphony No. 5 at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, May 4, 2019 with matinee and evening performances at 2pm and 8pm. This fate-filled program opens with Verdi’s La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) overture and closes with…

Van Cliburn Winner Olga Kern Brings Fire to the Pasadena Symphony’s Red-Hot Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Music Director David Lockington returns to the podium next month to conduct the Pasadena Symphony’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, February 16 with performances at 2pm and 8pm. This all-Tchaikovsky program features Van Cliburn winner Olga Kern, a direct descendant to Tchaikovsky himself, performing his wildly popular Piano Concerto No. 1, plus his…