280 Years of Handel’s Messiah: Why?

It is well known that George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) wrote Messiah in 1741 in just 24 days. He famously said, “Whether I was in the body or out of my body when I wrote it I know not.” For his text, he followed the libretto (or lyrics) collated by Charles Jennings, said to […]

Myroslav Skoryk’s “Melody”

Myroslav Skyoryk

On March 26 – 27, the Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO) opens its performance with “Melody” by Ukrainian composer, pianist and conductor Myroslav Skoryk (1938 – 2020) dubbed “Ukraine’s national treasure.”

Marnie Breckinridge on Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony

Marnie Breckenridge

March 26 – 27 the Pacific Chamber Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony and Façade, An Entertainment by Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir William Walton Mahler’s 4th Symphony Sends Us Off to “The Heavenly Life” When Gustav Mahler wrote the 4th Symphony he was taking a break from his conducting duties at Vienna Hofoper in […]