Pasadena Symphony Presents Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5
The Pasadena Symphony continues its 95th season with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Newly appointed L.A. Opera Resident Conductor, Lina González-Granados will lead the orchestra as the second Artistic Partner of the season. Hailing from Cali, Colombia, González-Granados won the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence and Solti Award, and has made quite a splash in Los Angeles this season with her Hollywood Bowl debut described as “a show of raw power, an aural force to glue you to your seat.”
The Composers Showcase opens the program with Valerie Coleman’s “Seven O’Clock Shout,” inspired by the bravery and sacrifice of the frontline works of the COVID-19 pandemic and the heartwarming ritual of evening serenades that sprung up to honor their heroism. International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Alexandra Conunova will then take center stage to paint the Romantic soundscape of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with her impressive range of color. The program culminates with González-Granados taking the audience on a Romantic journey through a world of destiny, fate and shocking climaxes for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.
The Pasadena Symphony provides a vibrant experience specially designed for the music lover, the social butterfly or a date night out. Guests can arrive early to enjoy the outdoor Symphony Lounge, which opens two hours prior to show time. A posh setting along Ambassador Auditorium’s outdoor plaza, the Symphony Lounge offers small bites, coffee, cocktails and fine wines from The Michero Family, before the concert and during intermission.
All concerts are held at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. Subscription packages start at as low as $99, with single tickets starting at $40. Both may be purchased online at pasadenasymphony-pops.org or by calling (626) 793-7172.
The Pasadena Public Health Department recommends all guests either be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry to Ambassador Auditorium, but it is not required. Masks are strongly recommended but not required. As conditions in the community evolve, the Pasadena Symphony reserves the right to update policies with a focus on public safety. For the most up to date venue safety protocols, visit pasadenasymphony-pops.org/symphony-covid-safety/.
- Sponsoring Organization: The Pasadena Symphony
- Location or Venue: Ambassador Auditorium