Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Announces 2011-2012 Season

By Ted AYALA The Pasadena Symphony Orchestra (PSO), which has provided many memorable concerts in the past season and has admirably retained its superior quality despite a recent squabble with their former music director, announced their schedule for the 2011-2012 season. Among the notable musicians in this upcoming PSO season are violinist James Ehnes, cellist […]

Maestro Stelluto and the PSO Play Mendelssohn, Avetisyan, and Beethoven

By Ted AYALA It takes some work to take an oft-played chestnut like Felix Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Overture, polish it to a brilliant gleam, and allow the listener a glimpse as to how it must have struck the work’s first audience. But that is exactly what conductor George Stelluto and the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra […]