The Pasadena Symphony will open the 1986-87 season on Oct. 25 with music director Jorge Mester conducting works by Kodaly, Dohnanyi, Ravel and Stravinsky in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pianist David Korevaar will be soloist in Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds.
On Nov. 22, Mester will conduct music of Dvorak, Bartok and the Cello Concerto by Peter Mennin, with Gary Hoffman as soloist. An orchestral program on Jan. 17 lists works by Mozart and Shostakovich. The March 21 event offers music by Mahler, Berio and Franck with mezzo-soprano Kimball Wheeler and bass Leslie Guinn as soloists in excerpts from Mahler's "Des Knaben Wunderhorn."
The season ends on April 25 when Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg appears as soloist in Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1. Also scheduled: works by Leonardo Balada and Saint-Saens.