The symphonic repertoire of the 20/21Classics Series at Ambassador Auditorium has been rescheduled to the 21/22 season. In its place, we will deliver a new 20/21 season under the umbrella of Pasadena Presents in response to guidelines set forth by local and state authorities. The Fall 2020 season will be filmed at Ambassador Auditorium, but will be available to patrons exclusively online. Become a Pasadena Presents Member for on-demand access to the Fall 2020 season. Concert dates and programming for winter and spring 20/21 will be announced later this fall.
Your Music Director David Lockington, along with our committed musicians, staff and board of directors can’t wait to welcome you back and join you in music together when we can safely proceed with our concert schedule. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook for updates and enjoy In Conversation, our Symphony Podcast with Music Director David Lockington. To receive updates by email, sign up here.
All Symphony Classics concerts are performed at the Ambassador Auditorium located at 131 South St. John Ave, Pasadena, 91105. Often referred to as the “Carnegie Hall of the West,” the world-renowned Ambassador Auditorium is the resident home of the Pasadena Symphony. All performances take place at 2pm and 8pm on concert days. Classical concerts last approximately two hours, and include a brief intermission.
Join us for Insights – a free pre-concert dialogue with our conductor and guest artists that begins one hour prior to each performance. Learn about the works being performed, the historical backgrounds of the composers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at our guest artists and conductors. Insights is made possible with generous support from Alan Fisher, MD and Hear MD.
The community’s health and well-being is top of mind as we navigate through these uncertain times. We have rescheduled the final two concerts of the symphony season so that we can best serve the community and our patrons. The Mozart & McGegan concert, previously scheduled for March 21, 2020 has been rescheduled to October 3, 2020 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, previously scheduled for April 18, 2020 will take place on January 9, 2021.
All current tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.
Your Music Director David Lockington, along with our committed musicians, staff and board of directors can’t wait to welcome you back and join you in music when we can safely proceed with our concert schedule. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook for updates and subscribe to our Youtube channel for our Symphony Podcast with Music Director David Lockington. To receive updates by email, sign up here.
Tickets can be purchased in several ways:
- Online: Click here to purchase tickets online.
- By Phone: (626) 793-7172.
- In Person: 2 North Lake Ave. #1080, Pasadena, CA 91101. Monday through Friday 9 – 5 pm.
- Onsite Ticket Office on concert days.
In Person 12 noon to 4 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Ambassador Auditorium.
- Email [email protected] Text (626) 531-1401
- Ticket Prices
Please check ticketing pages for latest pricing.
- Group Tickets
The Pasadena Symphony is pleased to offer group discounts. Groups of 10 or more are 10% off and groups of 20 or more are 20% off with no handling fees. Group discounts are available for all seating sections. Please contact us for more information.
- Child Age Recommendations and Restrictions
Children must be at least 6 years old to attend concerts with the Pasadena Symphony. All children must be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the concert without disturbing other patrons or the artists. Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend a concert.
All sales are final. No refunds can be made on ticket purchases. Season ticket holders may exchange tickets for another concert in the same series.
If you cannot use your tickets you may donate them back to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS so others may attend. To donate your tickets please contact the box office at [email protected]. We must receive the donation at least 24 hours before the concert. An acknowledgment letter will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks after the concert for your tax records.
Pasadena Symphony Association is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets or items. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. One admission per ticket. Programs, dates, times, ticket prices and artists are subject to change. Ticket holder consents to allow PSA to use his or her image for marketing purposes in all media. All performances will occur rain or shine. Assistance dogs are allowed but no pets are allowed.
No video recording is allowed. Photography is allowed, but please no flash. Share your photos online! Use #paspops on Facebook and Instagram.
We strongly encourage you to pre-purchase parking as space is limited and may sell out before the concert. Pre-purchased parking is available until the Monday before each concert or until sold out. You may also pay for parking with cash the day of the concert (subject to availability).
Ample parking is available at the Wells Fargo parking structure directly across Green street (entrance on Terrace at Green St.). New this year – patrons can enjoy the convenience of a new crosswalk at Terrace and Green Sts for direct and easy access to the auditorium. Parking is $10 and cash only. Please note, all parking lots close at 11 pm.
Accessible (ADA) parking is located at the surface parking lot adjacent to the Auditorium (entrance on St. John Ave.) for $10. Parking is very limited and may sell out before the concert, we strongly recommend pre-purchasing accessible parking in advance.
We offer valet parking for both the 2pm and the 8pm concert for $20. Valet parking is located at the north entrance to Maranatha’s parking structure. Valet parking is limited and is first come, first served, so please arrive early to ensure availability.
Immediate handicap access to the Ambassador veranda is located behind the Auditorium off St. John Ave. Conductor’s Circle patrons enjoy complimentary parking at the covered parking structure located next to the Auditorium.
The Symphony Lounge
A posh setting along Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, the Symphony Lounge brings yet another addition to the carefree and elegant experience of the Pasadena Symphony. Where old friends gather and new friends meet, the Symphony Lounge is a place to mix and mingle in an upscale social atmosphere while enjoying delicious morsels, a full service bar and fine wine, and music before and after Symphony concerts.
Symphony Lounge Features:
- 2400 sq. feet of elegant tented area
- Fine furniture, tables, and seating
- Full bar with a quality selection of spirits, beer and wine
- Small plate menu offered by Claud & Co.
- Music and social ambiance
- The Symphony Lounge is open 2 hours prior to each concert and during intermission.