Symphony to Orbit Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”)
Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”)

The Pasadena Symphony continues its 90th season on Saturday, Nov. 18 with Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Music Director David Lockington will lead a musical voyage around Europe with this tour de force program celebrating three musical giants. Rossini’s bright and breezy “Barber of Seville” overture opens the program, St. Saens’ 2nd Piano Concerto is next, followed by Mozart’s last masterpiece, “Jupiter.” Named for the king of the Roman gods, known for his joviality, exuberance and great strength, Mozart’s final symphony carries the majestic first movement through to a triumphant finish.
The Pasadena Symphony welcomes BBC New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) to the stage to perform Saint Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2. She was the first prize winner at China’s first International Piano Concerto Competition.
At Ambassador Auditorium’s outdoor plaza, audiences 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.
All concerts are held at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. 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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