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SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES


Carl St.Clair instructs young conductors at Symphony in the Cities

SATURDAY'S & SUNDAY'S CONCERTS MOVED INDOORS.  See below.

It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day: Pacific Symphony's Symphony in the Cities concerts come to Mission Viejo and Irvine.

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun! Now a long-standing summer tradition, Symphony in the Cities brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year. With a potpourri of popular classics, selections from "The Sound of Music" and patriotic tunes, this year’s concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. Classical KUSC’s radio host Rich Capparela serves as the emce, and the audience is invited to participate in a sing-along of patriotic favorites.

Starting at 7 p.m., this year’s free SITC concerts take place Saturday, July 18, in the Village Green at Mission Viejo’s Oso Viejo Community Park and Sunday, July 19, at Irvine’s Mike Ward Community Park in Woodbridge. Arrive early to enjoy Mission Viejo’s annual “Prelude in the Park,” which begins at 4 p.m., and the Symphony’s Musical Playground, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in both cities. The Musical Playground features many interactive and hands-on activities for children, including instrument making, a drum circle, an instrument petting zoo, and an opportunity to meet the musicians. And—back by popular demand—kids have the chance to learn how to conduct with Maestro St.Clair and later help lead the orchestra in Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea” during the concert.

  

Concert Dates and Locations for Summer 2015


SATURDAY'S CONCERT MOVED INDOORS! See below.

MISSION VIEJO Saturday • July 18, 2015
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA

With rain dousing Mission Viejo, tonight's Pacific Symphony concert will be performed inside the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.  The concert starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.

For those who purchased a table of 10 or reserved seating, seats will be available inside the center until 6:50 p.m. Several hundred seats will be available for the general public.

The Prelude in the Park will continue as planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park next to the center at 24932 Veterans Way.

All volunteers who signed up to help with the event should proceed with their assigned roles as usual.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Mission Viejo!


SUNDAY'S CONCERT MOVED INDOORS TO COSTA MESA!

COSTA MESA • Sunday • July 19, 2015

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pre-concert entertainment and a Musical Playground for Children: 6 p.m.
Concert featuring Pacific Symphony: 7 p.m.

 


2015 Symphony in the Cities Program

Glinka   Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Sousa   Hands Across the Sea
Various   Armed Forces Salute
Three Options   AUDIENCE CHOICE
OPTION 1: Dvorak   Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," II. Largo
OPTION 2: Mozart   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) I. Allegro
OPTION 3: Beethoven   Symphony No. 5, I. Allegro con brio
Rodgers   Selections from The Sound of Music
Ward   America the Beautiful
Sousa   Stars and Stripes Forever
   

 

Read more in the PROGRAM NOTES