From Russia with Love

| December 6, 2013 | Parties National

The songs of Russia filled the Center Club in Costa Mesa and the RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall during Pacific Symphony’s 35th anniversary opening night fete, which paid homage to composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Talents from UCI performed folk dances, and soprano Kellee King sang “Vocalise.” But the highlight came when virtuoso Conrad Tao—just 19 and already the recipient of international acclaim—gave life to “Piano Concerto No. 3.” It all helped garner $165,000 for the orchestra’s artistic and education programs, ensuring there will never be a night without music. We like the sound of that! Photography by Nicholas Koon



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