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Class of 2006
Pacific Symphony Chamber ConcertDate: 02.16.2012
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center
- Pacific Symphony Chamber Concert
Carl St. Clair, Music Director
Pacific Symphony, under the masterful baton of Carl St.Clair, returns to the Soka Performing Arts Center for a special concert featuring the smaller Chamber Orchestra and a program that will delight listeners young and old.
Featured on this concert are:
• Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
- • Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals
- • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
During his tenure in Pacific Symphony, St.Clair has become widely recognized for his musically distinguished performances, his commitment to building outstanding educational programs and his innovative approaches to programming.
In 2005-06, St.Clair led the Symphony on its first European tour—nine cities in three countries playing before capacity houses and receiving extraordinary responses. He recently concluded his tenure as general music director and chief conductor of the German National Theater and Staatskapelle (GNTS) in Weimar, Germany. St.Clair was the first non-European to hold his position at the GNTS; the role also gave him the distinction of simultaneously leading one of the newest orchestras in America and one of the oldest orchestras in Europe.
St.Clair has appeared with the orchestras throughout the world, such as in Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. St.Clair’s commitment to the development and performance of new works by American composers is evident in the wealth of commissions and recordings by Pacific Symphony.
Under St.Clair’s dynamic leadership, the Symphony has built a relationship with the Southern California community by understanding and responding to its cultural needs. A strong advocate of music education for all ages, St.Clair has been essential to the creation and implementation of the symphony education programs including Classical Connections, arts-X-press and Class Act.