Learn from the experts — musical specialists introduce you to the concert program, helping you to deeply understand and enjoy the music. Lectures are generally available for orchestral performances and begin one hour prior to the concert. Lectures are free for concert ticket holders.

All lectures begin one hour prior to the performance. Please contact our Patron Services Department at (949) 553-2422 for the most up-to-date information on lectures.

Oct 11 London Philharmonic Alan Chapman
Oct 18 The Smetana Trio No pre-concert lecturer scheduled
Oct 30 Quatuor Mosaïques No pre-concert lecturer scheduled
Nov 04 Czech Philharmonic Rich Capparela
Nov 23 Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel Rich Capparela
Feb 11 Rotterdam Philharmonic Alan Chapman
Feb 21 Kronos Quartet No pre-concert lecturer scheduled
Feb 28 Venice Baroque Orchestra Howard Posner
Mar 05 State Symphony of México Ben Salisbury
Mar 28 London Symphony Orchestra Gareth Davies & Michael Tilson Thomas
Apr 19 Takács Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin No pre-concert lecturer scheduled
Apr 24 Vespers of 1610 John Mangum
Apr 25 L'Orfeo Dr. Burton Karson
May 12 Ray Chen, violin Beth Sussman
May 15 Mark Morris - Dido & Aeneas Dr. Burton Karson
May 16 Mark Morris - Dido & Aeneas Dr. Burton Karson
May 19 Carl St.Clair Tribute No pre-concert lecturer scheduled