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SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES


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

It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day:
Pacific Symphony's Symphony in the Cities

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 30, in the Village Green at Mission Viejo’s Oso Viejo Community Park and Sunday, July 31, at Irvine’s Mike Ward Community Park in Woodbridge and Sunday, Aug. 14 (location TBA). 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 all three 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 2016


MISSION VIEJO • Saturday • July 30, 2016
“Prelude in the Park” begins at 4 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA


IRVINE • Sunday • July 31, 2016

Family activities and local music acts begin at 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge
20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA


TBA • Sunday • August 14, 2016

Family activities and local music acts begin at 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Location TBA