Pacific Symphony offers glimpse of 2018-19 season

Four decades in, Pacific Symphony is going strong and gearing up for another season, and their next lineup was announced on their blog earlier this week.  Their programming is, as iron-tongued Lisa Hirsch pointed out in the comments, decidedly male-leaning, with not a female composer in sight.  Considering the current gender-focused climate nationwide and big … Read more

Respected arts critic takes newly created post with Pacific Symphony

When SoCal cultural staple Timothy Mangan found himself unceremoniously ousted last year from the Orange County Register after more than two decades’ respected work, it seemed further evidence that arts criticism as a full-time profession is on the wane, and continued international and local discussion into what will happen to the writers we’ve come to depend on. … Read more

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