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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Pacific Symphony to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein

    Carl St.Clair can pinpoint the last moment he saw Leonard Bernstein. The two had just conducted a show together at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, and Bernstein, who had trusted his own composition to St.Clair's baton, urged him to attend a recording session a few months later.
  • Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.

    Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.
    Making the rounds in Orange County over the past year, Narong Prangcharoen may have looked more like Ken Burns than Beethoven. The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence has interviewed people about their cultural heritage and spirituality. He's taken...

    For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas

    For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas
    These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair. But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...

    Carnett: You shop, I'll listen to Beethoven

    When given the choice, we humans select pleasure over pain almost every time. OK, that's not exactly groundbreaking news. But it helps to make my point about the human condition. We're, for the most part, selfish twits. And I place myself right at the...

    Violinist Joshua Bell opens Pacific Symphony's 'season of giants'

    Violinist Joshua Bell opens Pacific Symphony's 'season of giants'
    Pacific Symphony is billing its next go-round as the "season of giants." And, if the press is any indicator, they don't come much bigger than Joshua Bell. The violinist, who will play at the symphony's season opener Thursday, once inspired a critic to...