Pacific Symphony Releases 2013-14 Classical Concert Schedule

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The Pacific Symphony has released the 2013-13 classical concert lineup, which features several continuing projects and a return of music director Carl St. Clair who will conduct eight programs for the orchestra’s 35th season.

Opening on September 26 with a piano concert by Conrad Tao, the Pacific Symphony’s 2013-13 season will run through June and conclude with performances of Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana,’ featuring the Pacific Chorale, according to The Orange County Register.

According to a press statement from Pacific Symphony, “opera and vocal initiatives continue for third year with Verdi’s ‘La Traviata,’ plus concerts featuring Pacific Chorale, Southern California Children’s Chorus and world-class solo vocalists.”

Major guest artists in the upcoming season include pianists Conrad Tao, Joyce Yang, Alexander Toadze, Alexandre Tharaud and Yulianna Avdeeva; violinists Sarah Chang and Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg; guitarist Xuefei Yang; and the Eroica Trio. In addition, there will be a debut performance of Handel’s neglected Juas Maccabeus and a concert that explores the impact of Stalin’s political and cultural policies on the music of Shostakovich, featuring the composer’s biographer/musicologist Solomon Volkov.

Guest conductors for the 2013-14 season include John Alexander, Thierry Fischer, Tito Munoz, Christopher Seaman and Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

Tickets for the 2013-14 Classical Series range from $270-$975.

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