Tchaikovsky Passion

Stirring music that’s full of emotion and drama, with Tchaikovsky’s powerful final symphony as its conclusion.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • California Symphony’s Young American Composer-in-Residence (2023-26) Saad Haddad presents his second commission for the orchestra.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz incorporates Polish folk themes in a piece that features intense moments of drama and a demanding and virtuosic lead role for piano, played here by internationally acclaimed pianist David Fung.
  • Tchaikovsky’s sixth and final symphony is also known as the Pathétique, but the composer originally called it the Passionate. Grand, sweeping, and with themes you’ll recognize from movies and pop culture, it’s one of the Russian melody master’s most popular and frequently performed works.

Concerts Should Be Fun

Take selfies at the photo booth, sip a signature cocktail at your seat, and arrive early for the free 30-minute pre-concert talk, starting one hour before each performance.

  • Bring drinks to your seats
  • Clap when you hear something you like
  • Phones on and in silent mode allowed

The Program

Saad HaddadWorld Premiere

Grażyna BacewiczPiano Concerto

TchaikovskySymphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

Season Partner

Lesher Foundation


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