Musical Interludes

Musical Interludes explores connections between music, literature, history, architecture, and culture. Join the Pasadena Conservatory of Music for our upcoming season, “Pedagogues and Protégés,” and celebrate the legacies of three prominent teachers and their students, many of whom eclipsed the master.

The season begins in 18th Century Vienna with Antonio Salieri, renowned for his meticulous approach to composition (and a famed, but unproven, rivalry with Mozart). We then move on to late 19th Century St. Petersburg to explore the work of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, renowned for his richly textured orchestrations and use of Russian folk melodies. The season concludes with Nadia Boulanger, a revolutionary educator who made a profound impact on the development of classical and contemporary music in the 20th Century by nurturing the talents of many notable composers.

Experience these three illuminating concerts performed by PCM faculty, alumni, and friends, and hosted by KUSC host and PCM faculty member, Brian Lauritzen.

Season sponsorships are integral to the success of the series, helping create engaging concert programs while underwriting concerts for students, families, and the community to attend for free. We hope you will join us as a 23/24 Musical Interludes sponsor!

Two men play the piano and cello
4 performers play two pianos

Upcoming Musical Interludes Programs