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  • Classically Trained: Symphony triumphs in Shostakovich symphony performance

    Classically Trained: Symphony triumphs in Shostakovich symphony performance
    Orchestral musicians tend to be a serious bunch when on stage. A sea of applause may splash down upon them after an inspiring performance from an enthralled audience, but oftentimes they'll receive it without cracking much of a smile. And that's OK,...
  • Classically Trained: 'Bond' themes featured by Pacific Symphony

    Call him Davis. Carl Davis. The American conductor-composer this week will be leading the Pacific Symphony in its last pops concert series of the season, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Dubbed "a license to thrill," the 8 p.m. concerts Thursday through...
  • Classically Trained: Man with the golden baton leads Bond concerts

    As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost. Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
  • 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: Appeal for the casual listener as well

    Classically Trained: Appeal for the casual listener as well
    COSTA MESA — Orchestration and instrumental color are a few of my favorite things. These sounds of music were the hot topics of discussion this past week at the Pacific Symphony's first program of the "Music Unwound" series. Thursday night's pre-...
  • 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: Maestro has strong musical roots

    Classically Trained: Maestro has strong musical roots
    SEAL BEACH — When your father plays violin, your brother plays violin, your cousins play violin and your aunt plays viola, clearly the sounds of strings run deep in the family. So it was only natural that Maxim Eshkenazy take up the family trade...
  • Classically Trained: Living a soloist's symphonic dream

    Classically Trained: Living a soloist's symphonic dream
    LONG BEACH — Today if somebody asked, "Is there a doctor in the house?", Jessica Pearlman wouldn't raise her hand. But had her life taken a different course, there's the possibility she would be performing surgery instead of Beethoven. That's...
  • Classically Trained: Young ensemble plays worldly music

    It's a group where you've got to keep your winds about you. The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble performed a program Sunday titled "We the People: Folk Music From Around the World" in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. It included some...
  • 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...