Beethoven's Ninth Ends the Pacific Symphony Summer Festival Season Under the Stars
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The last date listed for Beethoven's Ninth was Saturday September 11, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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End the summer with a bang at Pacific Symphony's annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular with fireworks at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Led by Maestro Carl St. Clair, this year's concert features Tchaikovsky's "Polonaise and Waltz" from Eugene Onegin, followed by guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu, winner of the 10th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The orchestra will also tackle Modest Mussorgsky's famous Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by the composer's visit to a retrospective exhibit for a deceased artist friend. During the program's grand finale -- Tchaikovsky's triumphant 1812 Overture -- the sky overhead will explode into a dazzling display of cannons and fireworks. Bring your own picnic, or choose from one of the Bristol Farms gourmet picnic box packages, featuring your choice of sandwiches and salad boxes. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from John Wilson
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The sound at Verizon does not match that at the Segerstrom Hall, which detracted a bit from the production, and the very short first half and overlong intermission detracted, but the Ninth was stupendous, a wonderful rendering of the best musical piece ever. The sound system revealed some interesting instrumentation I had missed on the CD, like bassoon and clarinet soloes. Good show!
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Was very happy to wind up in the front row of the terrace section. There was never anybody standing in front of me and we had additional leg room. The venue was very food and drink friendly that night, seeming to allow anything to be brought in...continued
Robert Moody, conductor
Tracy Dahl, soprano
Rita Litchfield, mezzo-soprano
Gaston Rivera, tenor
Troy Cook, baritone
Pacific Symphony Summer Festival Chorus – Robert Istad, director
More than 100 singers from a dozen Orange County choruses unite to give voice to Beethoven’s crowning achievement — Beethoven’s Ninth — for Pacific Symphony’s final concert of Summer Festival 2010, sponsored by Hoag Hospital. Led by guest conductor Robert Moody, this monumental fusion of soloists, chorus and music — all set to Schiller’s Ode to Joy — features four world-class opera singers who take on the florid and challenging solo passages in the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth.
Gould — American Salute
Barber — Adagio for Strings
Ward — America the Beautiful
Beethoven — Symphony No. 9