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…

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Nicholas McGegan Brings a Trio of Baroque Masters for the Best of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel – January 26, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Join the Pasadena Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan as he delivers Baroque Masters on January 26, 2019 at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2pm and 8pm. Highly regarded as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent), the two-time Grammy nominee will jump start your year as only…

Melissa White violin

Bernstein & Copland Brings Classical Music with a New Attitude – November 17, 2018

Pasadena CA – Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue the 18-19 Classics season with Bernstein and Copland on Saturday, November 17 at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2pm and 8pm. On the heels of Bernstein’s centennial, the performance will celebrate American masters, with a program that bridges popular and classical music through…

Pasadena Symphony Opens 2018-19 Classics Season with Mozart’s Requiem – October 20, 2018

Pasadena CA –Tender melodies, powerful choruses, exquisite arias — Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem gets the Pasadena Symphony’s 2018-19 season off to a grand start on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 3 and Elgar’s Introduction & Allegro round out this deeply-emotive program,…

Pasadena Symphony Extends Music Director David Lockington’s Contract Through 2021-22 and Concludes It’s 90th Season with All-Beethoven Finale

Pasadena CA –The Pasadena Symphony Association announces the contract renewal  of Music Director David Lockington through 2021-22. Lockington renews his role which began in 2013. Since then, the orchestra has shown tremendous growth, cementing the Pasadena Symphony as the area’s premiere destination for live symphonic music. “In his five years leading the PSO, Lockington has taken an ensemble that was…