Pasadena Symphony presents Rachel Barton Pine and Nicholas McGeegan

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday March 18th with a European tour of musical masterpieces featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, inspired by the picturesque and romantic landscapes of the north along with Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style. Virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine will transport you to the exotic with Mozart’s Turkish Violin Concerto No. 5 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Washington Post describes Rachel Barton Pine as “An exciting, boundarydefying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” This concert marks Pine’s debut with the Pasadena Symphony. Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music. Her informed historical approach to musical interpretations makes a perfect pairing with Nicholas McGegan’s brand as the definitive interpreter of the Baroque and Classical style.

The Pasadena Symphony provides a quintessential experience combining great music with a festive social atmosphere. To learn more about the music join us for Insights – a free pre-concert dialogue with Nicholas McGegan, which begins one hour prior to each performance. Patrons who plan to arrive early can also enjoy a drink or a dinner in the lively Sierra Auto Symphony Lounge, yet another addition to the carefree and elegant concert experience the Pasadena Symphony offers. A posh setting at Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, the lounge offers uniquely prepared menus from Claud &Co for both lunch and dinner, a full bar and fine wines by Michero Family Wines, plus music before the concert and during intermission.

All Symphony Classics concerts take place at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 with matinee and evening performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Subscription packages start at $99; regular individually priced tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at or by calling (626) 793-7172

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