One of classical music’s enduring favorites, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” is a musical representation of the composer’s private struggles, including his failing health and his difficult personal life: “Without exaggeration,” he wrote, “I have put my whole soul into this work.”

Shiyeon Sung, guest conductor
Yeol Eum Son, piano
Pacific Symphony

Donghoon Shin: The Hunter’s Funeral
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman