California’s Pasadena Symphony and Pops is set to move into new venues for both the pops and the classical portion of its 2010-11 season. Pops Music Director Rachael Worby will lead the Pasadena Pops in its 2010 summer concerts at the new Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl; the Cirque de la Symphonie opening program, on June 19, will also feature fireworks. The Pops will perform three outdoor programs in July, August, and September on the Lawn, where audiences can hear concerts seated at tables with fine linens or seated on the grass. The Lawn has an outdoor acoustical shell and video screens with three-camera live action from the stage. The orchestra’s Classics Series will take place this season in the newly renovated Ambassador Auditorium; the opening October 23 program, led by Music Director Jorge Mester, will feature Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, Rossini’s Overture to La Cenerentola, and the Barber Violin Concerto, with soloist Anne Akiko Meyers. Other highlights of the 2010-11 Classics Series include Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 3; Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, with soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan; Mozart’s Symphony No. 40; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Posted April 16, 2010