In 2014-15, Pacific Symphony to celebrate St.Clair’s 25 years at the helm

Posted on: January 21, 2014

In Monday’s (1/20) Los Angeles Times, Mike Boehm previews the coming season at the Pacific Symphony, which will be Carl St.Clair’s 25th anniversary at the orchestra. “The Costa Mesa orchestra has announced a 2014-15 season in which it plans to do things up especially royally for its silver-haired music director’s silver anniversary. The season will feature three of the world’s most eminent wielders of bows—cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell—and two of its leading sopranos, Deborah Voigt and Dawn Upshaw. St.Clair’s debut in January, 1990 was actually a tryout, part of a 1989-90 season in which guest conductors auditioned to succeed Keith Clark, the Pacific Symphony founder.… St.Clair was handed the permanent gig less than a month after his debut, and the Pacific aims to celebrate the milestone anniversary in a 2014-15 season at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall that it’s billing as its ‘biggest season ever.’ ” The season includes “the world premiere of a work by Laura Karpman, to be performed against a video backdrop created by Greg MacGillivray, the Laguna Beach filmmaker and cinematographer known for ‘The Living Sea’ and other Imax nature and adventure films.”

Posted January 21, 2014