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  • The Crowd: Philharmonic Society helps a musical county

    The philharmonic season in Orange County continued in a grand fashion in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa earlier this month with the debut of maestro Gustavo Dudamel in his tenure as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director....
  • Symphony conductor first American to lead Syrian orchestra

    Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St.Clair recently became the first American to lead the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra during his cultural diplomacy trip in Damascus in late March. St.Clair, in his 21st season as the Costa Mesa-based orchestra's...
  • Classically Trained: Spanish flavor, infused with a symphonic taste

    After a few weeks off, the Pacific Symphony returns to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa with a Music Unwound series May 5 to 7. Symphony officials are calling 8 p.m. "Bolero!" concerts to be infused with "sultry flamenco, hot-...
  • Classically Trained: Vienna Philharmonic to make rare appearance

    We of the Newport-Mesa are a lucky bunch. Players of the world's great classical music come to us. That said, it's always noteworthy when one of greatest orchestras comes to our doorstep. The Vienna Philharmonic — the famed Austrian orchestra...
  • Classically Trained: Youth's musical talent to take them to Bulgaria

    Bulgaria. It's not a country that comes up often within the confines of a SoCal kid's usual conversation. But for 78 musicians of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, it's on the tip of their tongues as anticipation builds for a tour of that...
  • Classically Trained: Greek mythology inspires new music

    The Pacific Symphony has gone Greek this week with the world premiere of "Prometheus." Composer William Bolcom's new work for solo piano, orchestra and chorus will be performed Thursday through Saturday night by the Costa Mesa-based symphony. The...
  • Classically Trained: Best-selling pianist to play three concerts

    The romance-filled piano playing of Jim Brickman will fill the sound waves of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall next week. The 8 p.m. concerts May 12 to 14 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts will have a second half that features the...
  • Classically Trained: When art inspires music

    It's too bad more art exhibits don't have live instrumentalists with them. Then two great art forms — visual and music — would come together for an overall inspiring experience. That's what happened at Sunday's "Music and Art," a chamber...
  • Classically Trained: Brickman delights with his best-selling hits, anecdotes

    If you're missing the musical family gene, there's still hope for all you would-be sensationally romantic piano players out there. That's what Jim Brickman, "America's romantic piano sensation" whose CDs are top sellers, admitted Thursday night. "My...
  • Classically Trained: It's more than just waving a stick

    The Pacific Symphony accomplished more than just making music at Monday night's "OC Can You Play With Us?" The free event in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall put local amateur musicians onstage alongside the professional Pacific Symphony...
  • Classically Trained: Piano-filled concerts coming to Costa Mesa

    In keeping with its "Year of the Piano" programming, the Pacific Symphony will play host to pianist Conrad Tao this week. The 16-year-old Chinese American musician, whose skills have brought him performing alongside orchestras worldwide, is scheduled...
  • Classically Trained: A gift with no strings attached

    His was a tale of tough economic times. A construction worker in his 50s. Couldn't find work. Newly homeless in Laguna Beach. But with help from the Friendship Shelter and the Pacific Symphony, his life had a moment of rejuvenation. He got to hear a...