California’s Pacific Symphony has announced that it will join forces with the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for its September 12 “Music for the Cure” concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. The “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” concert, led by Assistant Conductor Maxim Eshkenazy, will feature Shostakovich’s Film Music (“Maxim Trilogy Suite,” Op. 50a); Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol; and Tchaikovsky’s Coronation March and Piano Concerto No. 1, with recent Van Cliburn gold medalist Haochen Zhang as soloist. The concert will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks. For the concert, which is a kickoff for the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, the orchestra has donated to Komen several hundred concert tickets. Komen for the Cure—a nonprofit dedicated to fighting breast cancer—has invited its many supporters to the concert.

Posted July 24, 2009