New online platform for Pacific Symphony, offering streamed chamber music

Posted on: February 26, 2021

“Pacific Symphony is delivering on its promise. Last month … the orchestra’s musicians had agreed to a four-year contract, with an eye on getting back in the concert hall to record new performances that would stream online,” writes Peter Feher in Tuesday’s (2/23) San Francisco Classical Voice. “This week, the Orange County orchestra is inaugurating a new platform … PacificSymphony+. The first program under the ‘plus’ banner premieres for free … Feb. 25…. [features] music of chamber-orchestra proportions—Richard Strauss’s Serenade for 13 Winds and the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings…. On March 4, the Pacific Symphony brass play Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium and Michael Daugherty’s Asclepius, joined in that second work by the percussion section….’The musicians and I are gratified to be creating and making music again after such a long period of being unable to play together,’ said Music Director Carl St.Clair. These first offerings are the start of a series, Symphony Thursdays @ 7, the equivalent of the orchestra’s regular season classics programming…. This Saturday, Feb. 27 … the orchestra streams a free family event, its annual Lantern Festival, marking the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations.”