17 Aug 2012
Pacific Symphony

An evening of favorite Tchaikovsky masterpieces, a little Mozart and all the drama of the “1812” Overture with cannons and fireworks highlight this year’s annual “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” at Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2012. Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, the concert features young violin prodigy Chad Hoopes performing Tchaikovsky’s demanding and exquisite Violin Concerto, with all of its soothing beauty and graceful melodies. At only 18, Hoopes (who plays the 1713 Antonio Stradivari Cooper) performs with “an inspiring blend of emotional expression, technical ease and engaging showmanship way beyond his years…” (Press Democrat).

This concert, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m., at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, is also the Symphony’s third “Tweetcert,” audience members are encouraged to turn on their cell phones! Those with access to Twitter or text messaging may view tweet-size tidbits of information about the music and the featured artists in real time. Follow the Symphony on Twitter at and respond to the tweets using #PSSummer.