The Pasadena Symphony’s inaugural performances of the 2010/11 Symphony Classics season will take place this Saturday not once but twice: a 2 p.m. matinee has been added to the regular 8 p.m. show. The program is downright nifty: Rossini’s Overture to La gazza ladra, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, and Barber’s Violin Concerto, with renowned soloist Anne Akiko Meyers, who just bought a $3,600,000 violin. Not everyone gets to see a Stradivarius in action, especially one that cost more than most folks’ homes.
Saturday, October 23, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
The Ambassador Auditorium
131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena
$30 – 80; PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org; 626.793.7172