The annual Mahler at Pacific program at University of the Pacific is a wonderful opportunity for select high school musicians to play alongside Pacific's University Symphony Orchestra. High school students join our own students to rehearse and perform a Mahler symphony under the baton of orchestra director Nicolas Waldvogel on Pacific’s beautiful campus.

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Saturday 11/11  
9:00 am Check-in (Faye Spanos Concert Hall)
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Rehearsal, full orchestra
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Strings only
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Winds only
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Rehearsal, full orchestra
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation by Professor Waldvogel (optional)
Sunday 11/12  
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Final rehearsal
2:00 pm Call time
2:30 pm Concert (free admission)


Mahler at Pacific, Taylor and Hayden Nguyen
Why play with Mahler At Pacific

“I had a blast playing great music for Mahler At Pacific while having an amazing time. Playing the cello alongside Pacific students and my twin brother made it even more unique and enjoyable! I will forever remember this marvelous experience as well as the people, the school and the music.”
- Taylor Nguyen, cello

“The Mahler At Pacific orchestra was an amazing educational experience for me. I had the opportunity to play with many talented musicians and friends. This was an eye opening experience and I won’t forget the honor of playing.”
- Hayden Nguyen, cello

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