Symphony in the Cities
It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day: Pacific Symphony's Target Symphony in the Cities free concerts, in three Orange County communities!
For eight years in a row, Target has been the title sponsor for this popular event, which attracts thousands of people each summer, many of whom arrive with picnics and lawn chairs and make it a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable summer experience.
As always, a "Musical Playground," with many interactive and hands-on activities for children before the concert and includes making an instrument, playing a drum, meeting a musician and a conducting clinic with Maestro St.Clair.
All concerts get underway at 7 p.m., with the Symphony’s pre-concert Musical Playground, featuring many interactive and hands-on activities for children (including making an instrument, playing in a drum circle, visiting an instrument petting zoo and meeting Symphony musicians) beginning at 5:30 p.m. (in Costa Mesa and Lake Forest); Mission Viejo’s “Prelude in the Park,” begins at 4 p.m. and offers an array of pre-concert festivities, with the Symphony’s Musical Playground beginning at 4:30 p.m.
CONCERT DATES AND LOCATIONS
|Johann Strauss Jr.||On the Beautiful Blue Danube|
|Johann Strauss Sr.||Radetzky March|
|Massenet||Meditation from "Thais"|
|Various||Armed Forces Tribute|
|Sousa||Washington Post March|
|Sousa||Hands Across the Sea (with children conducting)|
|Bernstein/arr. Mason||Selections from West Side Story|
|Bandstand Boogie (Alley Cats)|
Only You (Alley Cats)
Sh-Boom (Alley Cats)
America the Beautiful (with Alley Cats)
"We remain grateful to Target for their continued support, sincere interest in our community and for helping make these concerts such a huge success each year," says Symphony President John Forsyte. "Thanks to Target, we are able to offer high-quality music in beautiful outdoor settings to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to hear these very talented musicians. We are also grateful to the cities for their financial support and for all the work they put into making each concert a memorable experience."
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,750 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week
For more information about these free community concerts,
call (714) 755-5788.