Vivaldi Four Seasons

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April 20, 2024 2:00pm & 8:00pmBach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Si-ang Chen Symphony No. 1 "Expedition", 2nd mvt Puccini Crisantemi Vivaldi Four SeasonsBUY TICKETSIn our long tradition of featuring the stars of tomorrow here today, multiple prize-winning violinist Charlotte Marckx brings Vivaldi’s most cherished concertos to life with her technical chops and expressive panache. Dudamel Conducting…

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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March 23, 2024 2:00pm & 8:00pmShawn Okpebholo Kutimbua Kivumbi (Stomp the Dust!) Stravinsky The Firebird Suite Beethoven Violin Concerto BUY TICKETS Experience Beethoven’s only violin concerto performed by the “frighteningly awesome” Avery Fisher-winning violinist Francisco Fullana. Plus, the magic and romance of Stravinsky’s soaring Firebird rounds out this colorful and majestic program. Francisco Fullana plays…

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

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February 17, 2024 2:00pm & 8:00pmJessie Montgomery Strum Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No. 1 Sibelius Symphony No. 2BUY TICKETS Spoil your Valentine with a luxurious night out for Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto performed by award-winning pianist Wynona Wang, who continues to dazzle on the international stage after winning First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International…

Beethoven Emperor

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January 27, 2024 2:00pm & 8:00pmJessica Hunt Climb Kodály Dances of Galánta Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"BUY TICKETSPraised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” George Li has rapidly established a major international reputation since winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medal. Jessica Hunt’s Climb is inspired…

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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November 18, 2023 2:00pm & 8:00pmPatrick Harlin Earthrise Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Elgar Enigma VariationsBUY TICKETS Multiple award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski performs this diabolically difficult rhapsody with a “flair for the way Rachmaninoff must be played” (Chicago Tribune). As part of our Composer’s Showcase, Patrick Harlin wrote Earthrise after he was denied…

Tchaikovsky 4

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October  21, 2023 2:00pm & 8:00pmMason Bates Garages of the Valley Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4BUY TICKETS The Pasadena Symphony opens the Classical Music season with Brett Mitchell leading the orchestra for Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. A Menuhin Competition winner,The Violin Channel has called Adamyan…

An American In Paris

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April 29, 2023 2:00pm & 8:00pmGershwin An American in Paris Barber Violin Concerto Carlos Simon The Block Rachmaninoff Symphonic DancesBUY TICKETSTake a stroll through Gershwin's Paris, and experience the modern rhythms of Rachmaninoff’s thrilling final work and Barber's exquisite Violin Concerto performed by the "technically flawless, vivacious and scintillating" Tai Murray (Muso Magazine), in this exhilarating season finale. Plus, Grammy-nominated Carlos Simon's The Block, inspired…

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

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March 18, 2023 2:00pm & 8:00pmHuang Ruo Folk Songs for Orchestra: Flower Drum Song Feng Yang, Love Songs from Kang Ding Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Beethoven Symphony No. 3BUY TICKETS A young prodigious genius, Alexander Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation, taking the orchestral world by storm with…

Scheherazade

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February 11, 2023 2:00pm & 8:00pmUnsuk Chin subito con forza Elgar Cello Concerto Rimsky-Korsakov ScheherazadeBUY TICKETSA Grammy Award winner, Zuill’s celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as “easily one of the finest cellists alive today." – Classical Net Written for Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, Subito con forza weaves gestures from the composer’s…

Mendelssohn & Mozart

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January 21, 2023 2:00pm & 8:00pmAnna Clyne Sound and Fury Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, "Italian"BUY TICKETS Conductor Joseph Young returns to take you on an aural journey through the countryside of Italy with Mendelssohn's 4th Symphony, and pianist Vijay Venkatesh explores the melodic perfection of Mozart's Piano Concert No. 20 with…

Tchaikovsky & Sibelius

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November 12, 2022 2:00pm & 8:00pmValerie Coleman Seven O'Clock Shout Sibelius Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky  Symphony No. 5BUY TICKETSExplore a Romantic world of destiny, fate and shocking climaxes with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony lead by Music Director of the Monterey Symphony in Carmel-by-the-Sea Jayce Ogren. Plus, International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Alexandra Conunova heightens the drama with Sibelius’…

Mozart & Saint-Saëns

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October  22, 2022 2:00pm & 8:00pmNokuthula Ngwenyama Primal Message Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 Rossini Overture to La Scala di Seta Mozart Symphony No. 39BUY TICKETSTerrence is “one of the biggest pianistic talents to have emerged in this country in the last 25 years.” – Baltimore Sun What should we put in humanity’s first message in a…