Orchestral music is one of those things that’s never as cheap as you think it should be. Sure, it often requires dozens of performers with advanced training, expensive equipment, and other costly things, but it’s not like it’s Rock (Me Amadeus).… anyway. Every year, the Pasadena POPS puts on a free concert in front of City Hall as a gift to the community. This year’s is coming up soon. The concert isn’t until 7 p.m., but the grounds open at 5:30 — it’s a summer picnic atmosphere, with children’s activities provided by Kidspace and gourmet food trucks on hand for your dining pleasure. No word yet on which trucks — or, for that matter, on what the program will be. Given the circumstances, however, count on it being something popular.
Music Under the Stars
Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m. (grounds open at 5:30)
Pasadena City Hall – Centennial Square
100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena
Free; pasadenasymphony-pops.org; 626.793.7172