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Santa Ana Sites: with wild Up

Santa Ana Sites: with wild Up

February 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

Joined by experimental LA new music ensemble wild Up, Pacific Symphony performs a program of modern music for strings (Pärt, Dessner and Shostakovich) at Logan Creative, a former staircase factory turned arts compound.

This concert is presented by Santa Ana Sites, a contemporary performance series that presents work in public and private spaces in Downtown Santa Ana. www.santaanasites.com

Online sales end Friday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. on the night of the concert.

Pacific Coast Wine Festival

Pacific Coast Wine Festival

March 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

The Pacific Coast Wine Festival is a sensational wine auction and dinner, featuring extraordinary wine tastings, imaginative silent auction offerings, a live auction of rare and exceptional wines and a gourmet dinner with exquisite wine pairings. The event will include great wines from:

Aubert Wines, BOND Estates, Château Cos d'Estournel, Château Montrose, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Palmer, Château Pontet-Canet, Château Margaux, Colgin Cellars, Domaine Jean-Michel Guillon, Harlan Estate, Herb Lamb Vineyards, Hundred Acre, Marcassin, Ornellaia, Peter Michael Winery, Pichon-Baron, Pichon-Lalande, Scarecrow, Shafer Vineyards, Vega-Sicilia.

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

March 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy one of the best Baroque orchestral works ever written, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, followed by the seldom performed Serenade in E-flat Major by Strauss. Then Benjamin Beilman, hailed for his "handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence" (The New York Times), joins Pacific Symphony for the challenging Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

May 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

One of the true superstars of classical music, Yo-Yo Ma is a stunning soloist who has garnered broad popular appeal. Whether performing familiar works from the cello repertoire or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western Classical tradition, he strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.

OC Can You Play With Us? Side-by-Side

OC Can You Play With Us? Side-by-Side

May 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Amateur musicians ages 22 and older from across (and even beyond!) Orange County will be performing with Pacific Symphony on the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, under the baton of Music Director Carl St.Clair. This year’s repertoire consists of excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake." This is a unique educational opportunity to see the maestro and a wide variety of musicians at work!

Friends, fans, and interested observers are invited to attend this workshop-style event for FREE. Seating is general admission.

OC Can You Play With Us? Chamber Edition

OC Can You Play With Us? Chamber Edition

May 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Community musicians ages 22 and older from across Orange County will have the unique opportunity to play in an instrument choir led by Principal Flutist Ben Smolen, Clarinetist Joshua Ranz or Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez.

Friends, fans, and interested observers are invited to attend this workshop-style event for FREE. Seating is general admission.