Beethoven’s Ninth

February 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at the Ambassador Auditorium

Ticket prices start at $35

Kazem Abdullah, ConductorLauridsen Mid-Winter Songs on Poems by Robert Graves (15 minutes) Lauridsen Nocturnes (15 minutes)IntermissionBeethoven Symphony No. 9 (60 minutes)

Tracy Cox, soprano
Laura Harrison, mezzo
Casey Candebat, tenor
Andrew Craig Brown, bass
The Donald Brinegar Singers, chorus

Pre-concert discussion begins 1 hour before curtain

Kazem Abdullah

Kazem Abdullah, Conductor

Widely celebrated as the greatest music ever written, Beethoven’s final musical declaration is the ultimate testament to the human spirit through the power of music. The Pasadena Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s piece, joined by a full chorus, is not to be missed! LA-based composer Morten Lauridsen, one of the hottest tickets in choral music, complements the program with two original compositions, his song cycle set to the poems of Robert Graves and Nocturnes.

Beethoven’s Ninth is unlike any by any other symphony in Los Angeles.

“Who’s writing classical music these days that’s accessible enough to satisfy lay listeners, yet serious enough to impress trained musicians? Morten Lauridsen, that’s who.” – The Wall Street Journal 

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Pasadena Symphony Lounge

symphony loungeThe new Symphony Lounge brings yet another addition to the care-free and elegant experience of the Pasadena Symphony. Where old friends gather and new friends meet, the Symphony Lounge is a place to mix and mingle in an upscale social atmosphere while enjoying delicious morsels, fine wine, and music before and after Symphony concerts. A posh setting established in Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, featuring a laid-back social atmosphere, where you never know who might stop by.

Menu by Claud & Company Catering:

  • Cheeses and charcuterie with seasonal accompaniments
  • Panela cheese, tomato and cucumber salad with shrimp and lemon vinaigrette
  • White bean and chicken chilli with help yourself traditional sides
  • Chives ,garlic chips ,cilantro, shredded sharp cheddar,croutons
  • Chive biscuit sandwiches slider style with chicken tarragon salad and homemade potato chips
  • Assorted cookies of the day

Symphony Lounge Features:

  • 2400 sq. feet of elegant tented area
  • Fine furniture, warming fixtures, tables and seating
  • Full bar with a quality selection of beer and wine
  • Small plate menu offered by Claud & Co.
  • Music and social ambiance
  • Operating hours: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Ambassador Gardens

The Classics Series is supported in part by the Ambassador Gardens