| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:25 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:07 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 8:09 PM
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.
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:39 PM
If you've made a New Year's resolution to get out of the house more, check out this guide for 2011 entertainment options. From Broadway to blues to ballet, we've got you covered; here's a selection. Call the venue or visit their website for prices and...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:41 PM
SANTA ANA — In a cluttered South Coast Metro warehouse, 15 pianos were scattered about. On that Wednesday morning, the soul of Chopin emanated from one of them from the skills of Gabriel Stevens.
The 21-year-old Pacific Symphony intern and Cal...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:29 PM
His will be a one-night affair on Orange County's top piano pedestal.
Acclaimed virtuoso pianist Lang Lang performs Tuesday with the Pacific Symphony in an all-Russian composer program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The 8 p.m....
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:51 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Despite Sunday's afternoon rain, they still came to hear the music.
About 25 family members and friends gathered in the Dover Shores home of the Cernius family to hear three of Orange County's finest young musicians: Natalie...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:18 PM
'Peter and the Wolf'
The Pacific Symphony plays the classic Prokofiev children's symphony, "Peter and the Wolf," in a 45-minute, kid-friendly concert at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Summer Opportunities Fair
A seminar on finding the perfect overnight camp or teen summer program for ages 8 to 18 is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach. Dozens of exhibits and camp directors will be...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:14 PM
COSTA MESA — Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 is a memorable one for Carl St.Clair. He first saw it played on a 1948 black-and-white Westinghouse television.
The orchestra: the Boston Symphony. The conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
Some years later,...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 8:55 PM
COSTA MESA — About 150 people poured into Estancia High School's gym to celebrate the life of Jim Scott, an avid school booster who pioneered the building of the school's football stadium that today bears his name.
The memorial coincided with...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Editor's note: This column is the first in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will...