Mozart's Jupiter Leads A Larger Than Life Program for the Pasadena Symphony in November

Published : Monday, October 30, 2017 | 3:41 PM

Zhang ZuoPhoto: Marco Borggreve

David Lockington, conductor. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony Orchestra

The Pasadena Symphony continues its 90th season on Saturday, November 18th with Mozart Symphony No. 41. “Jupiter” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Music Director David Lockington will lead a musical voyage around Europe with this tour de force program celebrating three musical giants. Rossini’s bright and breezy Barber of Seville overture opens the program, with St. Saens’ 2nd Piano Concerto topped off by Mozart’s last masterpiece – his Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.” Named for the King of the Roman gods, known for his joviality, exuberance and great strength, Mozart’s final symphony carries the majestic first movement through to an overpoweringly triumphant finish – pure exhilaration.

Continuing their tradition of showcasing the stars of tomorrow here today, the Pasadena Symphony welcomes BBC New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) to the stage to perform Saint Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2. First prize winner at China’s 1st International Piano Concerto Competition, the young Zee Zee has already toured the globe in performances with the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, among others. Her brilliant technical virtuosity will shine through on this showy piece full of bravura – a performance you truly won’t want to miss.

The Pasadena Symphony provides a socially vibrant experience specially designed for the music lover, the social butterfly or a date night out, and the inner epicurean in us all. To learn more about the music, arrive early for Insights, a pre-concert discussion with Music Director David Lockington, which begins one hour prior to curtain. Celebrate in style in the luxurious Symphony Lounge, yet another addition to the delightful and elegant concert experience the Pasadena Symphony offers. A posh setting at Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, audiences enjoy uniquely prepared menus for both lunch and dinner at each concert from Claud &Co, fine wines by Michero Family Wines, plus music before the concert and during intermission.

All concerts are held at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave, Pasadena, with both matinee and evening performances at 2pm and 8pm. Subscription packages start at as low as $99. Single tickets start at $35 and may be purchased online at or by calling (626) 793-7172. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the concert.






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