Symphony to Play Russian Works on Feb. 18

Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony will present a romantic Russian program on Saturday, Feb. 18, with award-winning pianist Natasha Paremski performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium.
Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.” Lockington describes the work as “a piece that envisions life, that has the joy, sweetness, tenderness and ultimately in the end — the great sadness that Tchaikovsky carried with him at the time.”
This concert marks Paremski’s debut with the Pasadena Symphony.
To learn more about the music, Lockington offers a free pre-concert dialogue that begins one hour before each performance. Patrons who plan to arrive early can also enjoy a drink or dinner in the Sierra Auto Symphony Lounge with menus from Claud & Co, plus a full bar and fine wines by Michero Family Wines.
All Symphony Classics concerts take place at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave. Subscription packages start at $99; tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at pasadenasymphony-pops.org or by calling (626) 793-7172.

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