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Mozart & Memories: Pro Musica’s 50th

Mozart & Memories:  Pro Musica’s 50th
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To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Pasadena Pro Musica welcomes one of their most accomplished alumna. Mezzo-soprano Paula Rasmussen has not only had an international career, performing with L.A. Opera, New York City Opera, Glyndebourne, and Opèra National de Paris, she’s a litigation attorney. Luckily for audiences, Rasmussen, “who began her career as a young member […]

Holiday Concerts Galore

Holiday Concerts Galore

Can we split ourselves in two? Maybe into quarters? The weekend of December 14th abounds with holiday concerts and we’re here to break them down, so that you may distinguish, choose, buy tickets (where applicable), and mark your calendar. Pasadena Symphony & Pops Grant Cooper conducts the L.A. Children’s Chorus, L.A. Bronze (Handbell Choir), The […]

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

  Pasadena Pro Musica celebrates the return of the prodigiously talented mezzo-soprano Julia Metzler to Southern California by featuring her in Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs and Henry Purcell’s Orpheus Britannicus. The program will include the chorus performing Britten’s Lift Boy, I Lov’d a Lass, Choral Dances from Gloriana, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Hymn to St. Cecilia. Accompanists will […]

Pro Musica Celebrates the Local

Pro Musica Celebrates the Local

If you like the idea of attending a concert where the composers of the selected music are not only still alive, but also may be one of your neighbors, then you should come out to Pasadena Pro Musica’s performance at the Neighborhood Church on Sunday. The program, led by music director, Stephen Grimm, will feature […]

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Christmas seems to bring out the Baroque in Pasadena Pro Musica, a chorus and orchestra committed to the performance of “distinguished yet less frequently-performed masterpieces.” Last year’s Christmas concert featured two composers we’d never heard of. This year’s show—a program of four sacred Advent cantatas—has only one name new to us: Dietrich Buxtehude, whose Kommst […]

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

The marketplace for Christmas concerts is extremely competitive, and fairly redundant, as many shows fill out their programs with the same old popular selections one hears every year. If you want to hear something you’ve never heard before, consider Pasadena Pro Musica’s holiday choral concert on Sunday. PPM is dedicated to bringing audiences “less frequently […]

Beethoven Sings

Beethoven Sings

More often than not, performances of Beethoven predominately feature his instrumental work — which makes Pasadena Pro Musica’s upcoming concert of Beethoven choral pieces a rare opportunity to hear, live, an oft-neglected part of his corpus. The program, entitled Immortal Beloved, consists of the Missa in C, the Concert Aria: “Ah, perfido!” featuring solo soprano […]

Pasadena Pro Musica

Pasadena Pro Musica

If you’re looking for something to do Sunday afternoon, how about heading over to the Neighborhood Church for some music? The concert is brought to you by Pasadena Pro Musica, a non-profit organization committed to bringing infrequently-performed masterpieces for chamber chorus and orchestra now in their 36th season. In Sunday’s performance the women of PPM […]

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