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12/18/2021
  • 4:00 PM
    Holiday Candlelight
    All Saints Church

    Pasadena’s most sought-after holiday concert, sells out quickly. Top off your holiday season and enjoy fully reserved seating arrangements in the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous All Saints Church, Pasadena’s equivalent of a classic European cathedral.

    Acclaimed singer Allie Feder (Pitch Perfect 2) joins an array of choruses and handbells in this festive concert featuring your favorite holiday songs with Silent Night, Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Hallelujah! and more, all performed by candlelight – an aural respite that is sure to summon the spirit of the season.

    Artists:
    Pasadena Symphony
    Jenny Wong, conductor
    Allie Feder, soloist
    L.A. Bronze Handbell Ensemble
    Los Angeles Children's Chorus
    Donald Brinegar Singers & JPL Chorus

  • 7:00 PM
    Holiday Candlelight
    All Saints Church

    Pasadena’s most sought-after holiday concert, sells out quickly. Top off your holiday season and enjoy fully reserved seating arrangements in the architecturally exquisite and acoustically sonorous All Saints Church, Pasadena’s equivalent of a classic European cathedral.

    Acclaimed singer Allie Feder (Pitch Perfect 2) joins an array of choruses and handbells in this festive concert featuring your favorite holiday songs with Silent Night, Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Hallelujah! and more, all performed by candlelight – an aural respite that is sure to summon the spirit of the season.

    Artists:
    Pasadena Symphony
    Jenny Wong, conductor
    Allie Feder, soloist
    Los Angeles Children's Chorus
    Donald Brinegar & JPL Chorus
    L.A. Bronze Handbell Ensemble

    Purchase tickets & more information: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/holiday-candlelight/

01/08/2022
  • 7:30 PM
    Syncromy presdents Tierkreis LA
    Culver City Ivy Substation

    Synchromy presents two evenings of new music, shadow puppetry, and interstellar space. Built around Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, Synchromy has commissioned twelve composers to musically re-imagine the twelve signs of the Zodiac with a modern context. These will be accompanied by dazzling projections by artist Erik Ruin and a musical preamble by satirical musical group Spacepants. Join us for a meditative journey through sonority, performed by the Brightwork Ensemble.
    This performance is made possible in part by the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation.

  • 7:30 PM
    Syncromy presdents Tierkreis LA
    Culver City Ivy Substation

    While COVID has taught us many things, one lesson that learned is that you can’t predict the future. Or can you? For centuries, humanity has looked to the stars in an attempt to do just that. The Zodiac has inspired humanity to take precautions, look for signs, and create art. In the early 1970s, German composer Stockhausen created tunes for twelve music boxes, each representing a sign of the Zodiac (or Tierkreis in his native tongue). These became so popular that, even now, each day at noon the current sign’s melody is performed on the carillon of Cologne’s Town Hall tower. Tierkreis LA is Synchromy’s re-imagining of Stockhausen’s Zodiac compositions for The Brightwork Ensemble. This performance also features twelve new Zodiac-inspired works by local composers. These composers include: Jason Barabba, Adam Borecki, Ethan Braun, Carolyn Chen, Dante De Silva, Sean Heim, Vera Ivanova, Molly Pease, Vicki Ray, Gabrielle Rosse, David Garcia Saldana, and Derek Tywoniuk.

    This tapestry of musical invention will be accompanied by artist Erik Ruin’s cut paper projections. His work oscillates between apocalyptic anxieties and utopian yearnings. Erik’s visions will meld with the music, creating a live performance embracing the mortal and ethereal.

    From Erik Ruin: “The challenge I’ve set for myself in creating this project is to craft ambitious projections that are complex, challenging and

01/09/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Syncromy presdents Tierkreis LA
    Culver City Ivy Substation

    Synchromy presents two evenings of new music, shadow puppetry, and interstellar space. Built around Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, Synchromy has commissioned twelve composers to musically re-imagine the twelve signs of the Zodiac with a modern context. These will be accompanied by dazzling projections by artist Erik Ruin and a musical preamble by satirical musical group Spacepants. Join us for a meditative journey through sonority, performed by the Brightwork Ensemble.
    This performance is made possible in part by the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation.

01/22/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Baroque: Brandenburg 5
    Ambassador Auditorium

    Artists:

    Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Aubree Oliverson, violin
    Martha Chan, flute
    Bogang Hwang, harpsichord

    Program:

    Gabriella Smith Brandenburg-Interstices
    Boccherini Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
    Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

    Gabriella Smith’s music is “high-voltage and wildly imaginative” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and “ the coolest, most exciting, most inventive new voice I’ve heard in ages” (Musical America). She wrote Brandenburg Interstices as a companion piece for Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto, honoring the Baroque style while interweaving modern minimalism, blues and American folk music.

    Additional times: 8:00pm-10:30pm

    More information/Tickets: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/brandenburg-5/

02/12/2022
  • 2:00 PM
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Ambassador Auditorium

    The most famous love letters ever penned to music– Tchaikovsky’s Masterpieces arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day!

    The Washington Post listed Gabriela Frank as one of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017). Exotic Peruvian rhythms flourish with passion in her “Elegía Andina,” which explores what it means to be of several ethnic persuasions and of several minds.

    Program:
    Gabriela Frank Elegia Andina
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio espagnol

    Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
    Chee-Yun, violin

    Additional times: 8:00pm-10:30pm, venue opens 1 hour prior to performances for pre-concert lecture

    More information/purchase tickets: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/tchaikovsky-violin-concerto-2/