“The Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the area’s oldest presenter of classical music, now in its 57th season, released its 2010-2011 concert schedule on Wednesday,” writes Timothy Mangan in Thursday’s (1/28) Orange County Register. “The ambitious agenda features a second annual collaboration with Carnegie Hall, this time on a festival exploring Japanese arts and culture, and visits by the Vienna Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic …. Gustavo Dudamel, the new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the most talked-about musician in classical music, will lead the orchestra on its annual visit to Orange County in a performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 on March 5, 2011.” Other orchestras scheduled to perform at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa are the Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Philharmonic of Poland, and the Orquesta Nacional de Espana. The Philharmonic Society will present several chamber groups, including Kremerata Baltica; the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic; and Musicians from Marlboro. The Kronos Quartet will perform a new work celebrating composer Steve Reich’s 75th birthday, co-commissioned by the Philharmonic Society and Carnegie Hall.

Posted January 29, 2010