Behind the Scenes at Holiday Look In Home Tour

By Lisa Ashworth and Gail Crotty
Special to the Outlook

Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony
Gail Crotty and Lisa Ashworth are serving as co-chairs of the 53rd annual Holiday Look In Home Tour.

The Holiday Look In is a home tour showcasing the architecture and gardens of four magnificent homes, which are beautifully decorated for the holidays by Pasadena’s finest floral designers. For your holiday shopping, we also feature a Holiday Boutique. With more than 2,000 visitors each year, the Holiday Look In has become a long-standing tradition kicking off the holiday season.
So how did we go from an in-person home tour and make it virtual? No one on our Holiday Look In Committee had ever done anything quite like this before. It’s been a real adventure and we’ve learned a lot. From exterior drone video to interior videography, from narration by David Lockington, the music director and conductor for the Pasadena Symphony, to the holiday music performed by the talented musicians from the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras, it is our hope this year’s event will be an experience that is as close as possible to actually being there while keeping you safe and healthy.

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Symphony to Play Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird Suite’

Music Director David Lockington returns to the podium on Saturday, Feb. 17, for Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. The Pasadena Symphony’s ode to romance arrives just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The February concert will also feature Dvorák’s tribute to a long-lost love, his rapturous Cello Concerto, and a world premiere Pasadena Symphony commission by up-and-coming Pasadena composer Dale Trumbore titled “Infinitely and Without Apology.”
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