We are passionate about arts and culture, especially music. Greg is a member of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS board. Tim is an incredible classical pianist, and has performed with many musicians in the symphony orchestra. We look forward to the symphony season which begins each fall.

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS recently launched the 2022-23 season with a beautiful tribute to Mozart and Saint Saëns, conducted by Vinay Parameswaran and featuring Terrance Wilson on piano. The upcoming concert series is just as impressive. We can’t wait to attend some of these live performances that truly bring the world’s best classical music to life.

Here is the remaining Pasadena Symphony and POPS 2022-23 season schedule:

Tchaikovsky & Sibelius
November 12, 2022

Experience the music of legendary composer, Tchaikovsky, as interpreted by visionary contemporary composer, Lina González-Granados. The performance also features an original composition by Valerie Coleman. Seven O’Clock Shout is inspired by the tireless frontline workers of the Covid-19 pandemic. Alexandra Conunova will be the featured violinist for Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Learn more and buy tickets.

Mendelssohn & Mozart
January 21, 2023

Vijay Venkatesh will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and Joseph Young will conduct Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. Anna Clyne is part of the Pasadena Symphony’s annual Composer’s Showcase. The symphony orchestra will perform her original piece, Sound and Fury, which is inspired by Shakespeare and Haydn. Learn more and buy tickets.

February 11, 2023

François Lopez-Ferrer will conduct Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov and world-renowned cellist, Zuill Bailey, will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Unsuk Shin is the featured modern composer, with a performance of her Subito con forza to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. Learn more and buy tickets.

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff
March 18, 2023

Rebecca Tong will be conducting the orchestra for performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (featuring Alexander Malofeev on piano) and Beethoven’s classic Symphony No. 3. She will also conduct an original performance composed by featured artist Huang Ruo. His folk songs for orchestra include Flower Drum Song Feng Yang and Love Songs from Kang Ding. Learn more and buy tickets.

An American In Paris
April 29, 2023

Kensho Watanbe will be conducting Gershwin’s An American In Paris and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. This concert will also feature Barber’s Violin Concerto with Tai Murray on violin, as well as a special performance of Carlos Simon’s The Block as part of the annual Composers Showcase. Learn more and buy tickets.