Philharmonic Society of O.C. announces 2016-17 season

Posted on: February 7, 2017

“The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has announced its 64th season,” writes Lawrence K. Ho in Sunday’s (2/5) Los Angeles Times. “Among the highlights are nine orchestral presentations, five of which feature international touring orchestras, including the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra … the Royal Philharmonic with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet led by Charles Dutoit; and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in an all-Beethoven program featuring violinist Nicola Benedetti and conducted by Marin Alsop…. American orchestras include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti; Los Angeles Philharmonic led by violinist Itzhak Perlman; San Francisco Symphony featuring violinist Gil Shaham and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; and the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart…. The Society’s Eclectic Orange offerings [include] a co-presentation with Segerstrom Center for the Arts of the 1931 cinematic horror classic ‘Dracula’—soundtrack performed live by composer-pianist Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet—as well as a performance by pianist Joyce Yang in collaboration with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in which Yang shares the stage with dancers from the ballet company in interactive works…. At Chapman University … performances will include Circa Ensemble’s award-winning production ‘Il Ritorno’ … and a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet.”

Posted February 7, 2017