Transactional and trial law firm Laquer, Urban, Clifford & Hodge, LLP, which represents clients from the municipal to the federal level, maintains offices in California and Nevada. The firm also has assisted numerous nonprofit organizations, which has inspired support of several varied groups, including the Pasadena Symphony & POPS. Rooted in the Pasadena Civic Orchestra and founded in 1928, the group has matured artistically over the years, with talented musicians from the film industry and assistance from believers such as Laquer, Urban, Clifford & Hodge, LLP.
The orchestra officially became the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra & POPS in 2007, expanding its classical repertoire and performances to include popular music, with concerts held at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena and on the lawn near the Rose Bowl. Conductor James DePreist, a National Medal of Arts recipient and the symphony’s artistic director since 2010, passed away in February 2013, but the beautiful music goes on for the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra & POPS and its appreciative audiences.