Music Meets Art: Carl St. Clair and Malcolm Warner in Conversation

Music Meets Art: Carl St. Clair and Malcolm Warner in Conversation
Featuring musicians from Pacific Symphony
Thursday, March 26

6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 p.m. event

Included with museum admission
(members free; non-members $5 or $7)

Join Carl St. Clair, Music Director for Pacific Symphony and Malcolm Warner, Executive Director of Laguna Art Museum in a stimulating conversation about art and music featuring musicians from the Pacific Symphony.


In 2014-15, Music Director Carl St.Clair celebrates his landmark 25th anniversary season with Pacific Symphony. He is one of the longest tenured conductors of the major American orchestras. During his tenure, he has become widely recognized for his musically distinguished performances, commitment to outstanding educational programs and innovative approaches to programming. Among his creative endeavors with Pacific Symphony are: the vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” inaugurated in 2011-12 with the concert-opera production of La Bohème, followed by Tosca, La Traviata and Carmen in continuing seasons; the 2009-10 creation of a series of multimedia concerts featuring inventive formats called “Music Unwound”; and the highly acclaimed American Composers Festival, which began in 2000. In 2006-07, St.Clair led the orchestra’s historic move into the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

In March 2006, St.Clair took the Symphony on its first highly successful European tour. St.Clair has served as general music director of the Komische Oper in Berlin, and as general music director and chief conductor of the German National Theater and Staatskapelle (GNTS) in Weimar, Germany. He was also principal guest conductor of the Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart. He has appeared with orchestras in Israel, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South America, and summer festivals worldwide. In North America, St.Clair has led many major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he served as assistant conductor.