Pacific Symphony’s “Year of the Piano”

Posted on: December 23, 2010

The Pacific Symphony in California dubbed its 2010-11 season “The Year of the Piano,” featuring several concerts with soloists including Yuja Wang, Lise de la Salle, Arnaldo Cohen, and Lang Lang. In connection with the theme, the orchestra is launching several projects, including an installation of approximately 20 pianos in public spaces throughout Orange County; the pianos, donated by Yamaha and Kawai and painted by local artists, will be available for the public to play between January 16 and February 6, 2011. For the Pacific’s “OC Can You Play With Us?” program, amateur musicians over the age of 24 are invited to perform side-by-side with orchestra members at a May 16 concert in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, led by Music Director Carl St. Clair. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details on “OC Can You Play?” are posted at In March, the Pacific Symphony will host “OC Can You Sing?,” a competition for amateur singers living in Orange County. Audition tapes will be accepted via YouTube beginning on December 16 with finalists to be chosen by a panel and the public. The finalists will compete at the orchestra’s pops concerts on May 17-19 at Segerstrom Hall. Details on how to audition for “OC Can You Sing?” are available at

Posted December 23, 2010