Pasadena Symphony Plays Rachmaninoff on March 24

The Pasadena Symphony continues its 90th season on Saturday, March 24, with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Music Director David Lockington will open with Alexander Miller’s contemporary overture “Scher” and close with “Enigma Variations of Elgar.” The program centers around a classic Rachmaninoff melody, performed by pianist Andrew von Oeyen. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Plays Rachmaninoff on March 24”

Pasadena Symphony Plays Rachmaninoff March 24

The Pasadena Symphony continues its 90th season on Saturday, March 24, with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Music Director David Lockington will open with Alexander Miller’s contemporary overture “Scher” and close with “Enigma Variations of Elgar.” The program centers around a classic Rachmaninoff melody, performed by pianist Andrew von Oeyen.
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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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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.
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Bridging the Gap Between First Responders and the Disabled

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Local first responders from the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments were joined by senior leaders from Villa Esperanza Services, AbilityFirst and Professional Child Development Associates during a recent seminar at Ambassador Auditorium.
Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK
Local first responders from the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments were joined by senior leaders from Villa Esperanza Services, AbilityFirst and Professional Child Development Associates during a recent seminar at Ambassador Auditorium.

Emergencies can happen without warning. And although first responders do their best, there are times they come across situations that make the emergency even more challenging, including communicating with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap Between First Responders and the Disabled”