The Pasadena Symphony will close out its Singpoli Classics Series on April 30 with matinee and evening performances of Gershwin’s An American in Paris at the Ambassador Auditorium. This French-themed season finale will pay homage to Gershwin’s iconic Jazz Age composition and will feature the youngest-ever Van Cliburn silver medalist recipient, Joyce Yang.
The program for this evening will open with Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld and its booming can-can salute, followed by Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 2. Yang will take to the piano to close out the first half of the program with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), she is bound to captivate audiences with her lyricism and interpretive sensitivity.
The second half of the program will open with Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande and will finish with Gershwin’s An American in Paris as the orchestra’s final piece of the season. Made famous on screen by Gene Kelly and recently graced on Broadway with four Tony Awards, this colloquial favorite will come to life under the baton of Music Director David Lockington. You can arrive one hour before curtain for Insights, a pre-concert dialogue with the Director, where he will give a behind the scenes glimpse of the musicians and the music being performed.
The performances on April 30 will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Ambassador Auditorium is located at 131 South St. John Avenue, Pasadena, CA. Ticket prices start at $35 and may be purchased online at www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org or by calling (626) 793-7172.
Valet parking will be available on Green Street for $15. General parking will be available in two locations: next to the Auditorium (entrance on St. John Ave) at the covered parking structure for $10 and directly across the street at the Wells Fargo parking structure (entrance on Terrace at Green St). Parking purchased onsite is cash only.
The Sierra Auto Symphony Lounge, located on the plaza at Ambassador Auditorium, will open at 12:30 p.m. before the matinee performance and at 6 p.m. before the evening performance, with food and drink for purchase.
Photo: Joyce Yang to perform on piano / photo courtesy of Pasadena Symphony and POPS
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