We are so lucky to be living in Orange County and having access to Segerstrom Center For The Arts. This month, one of America’s most versatile and prolific living composers, André Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF).
The program’s central work is the West Coast premiere of Previn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, featuring acclaimed duo, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. Guest Soprano Elizabeth Caballero sings “Honey and Rue,” which was premiered by soprano Kathleen Battle in 1992 at Carnegie Hall and sets to music six poems by the iconic African-American writer Toni Morrison.
This year’s Previn tribute takes place from Thursday May 28th until Saturday, May 30th, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. A very special preview takes places at 7pm when Alan Chapman interviews Previn on stage prior to the start of the concert. Rarely making public appearances these days, much less engaging in interviews, the very private icon opens up for this unique event. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event.
Tickets are $25-$99. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.