Pacific Symphony to stream archived concerts, with new interviews

Posted on: July 30, 2020

“Are you missing live Pacific Symphony concerts? You’re not alone, which is why Pacific Symphony is launching a free online symphonic series dubbed ‘Summer Replay’ that begins July 30 and runs every other Thursday evening at 7 p.m. through September 10,” writes Christopher Trela in Tuesday’s (7/28) Newport Beach Independent (CA). “Maestro Carl St.Clair conducts all the concerts in the series, and he’s always a joy to watch on the podium. St.Clair is entering his fourth decade as Pacific Symphony’s music director…. He’s guided the symphony to international prominence while helping to launch significant education and community outreach programs. Now, St.Clair is re-imagining the orchestra’s contribution to the community and pivoting to an online presence … via this four-concert virtual series, which highlights select Pacific Symphony performances of great masterworks featured in past seasons. The series host is Eileen Jeanette, the Symphony’s senior vice-president of artistic planning. She welcomes audiences to each program and interviews Pacific Symphony musicians before each concert begins. Her first interview is with St.Clair, who sets the stage for the concerts to follow.” “Summer Replay” programs feature music by Beethoven, Berlioz, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky.