By Robert D. Thomas
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News
One question I often am asked is, “What can I get a classical music lover for Christmas?” My answer always begins with tickets, because seeing a concert (recital, opera, whatever) live is still the best way to enjoy it.
Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season comes this offer from the Pasadena Symphony: on Monday, Dec. 2 — for that day only — you can get 65% off of the price of any remaining single tickets for the balance of the 2013-2014 season at Ambassador Auditorium.
To take advantage of this offer, visit www.PasadenaSymphony-POPS.org, select the concerts you want, and use discount code 6CMON5 when checking out to get 65% off ticket prices. The sale ends at Midnight on Monday.
All concerts are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the dates listed below:
• January 11 — Nicholas McGegan, the orchestra’s new principal guest conductor, conducts Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with 13-year-old Umi Garrett as soloist. DETAILS
• February 15 — Kazem Abdullah leads Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Morten Lauridsen’s Midwinter Songs. DETAILS
• March 29 — Andrew Grams conducts music by Bolcom, Bruch and Schuman. DETAILS
• May 10 — Jahja Ling, music director of the San Diego Symphony, conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Israeli-born pianist Shai Wossner as soloist. DETAILS
For details and information, call 626/793-7172.
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