Symphony to Play Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird Suite’

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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.”
“A rising star among modern choral composers” (AXS), Trumbore’s newest work, “Infinitely and Without Apology,” was written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association. This ambitious piece explores the idea of developing confidence, particularly — but not exclusively — as a woman. Trumbore addresses how women develop the kind of resilience it takes to share and project their voice in a world where they are often socialized to be quiet and take up minimal space.
Following Trumbore’s world premiere, Israeli cellist Inbal Segev will perform Dvorák’s emotionally charged Cello Concerto.
Guests can visit Symphony Lounge at Ambassador Auditorium’s outdoor plaza to enjoy uniquely prepared menus for both lunch and dinner at each concert from Claud & Co., fine wines by Michero Family Wines, plus music before the concert and during intermission. Pre-concert discussions with David Lockington and Dale Trumbore begin one hour before curtain and are available to all ticket holders at no cost.
All concerts are held at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave., in Pasadena. Subscription packages start at $99. Single tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at pasadenasymphony-pops.org or by calling (626) 793-7172.

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