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Jean Oelrich
Director of Communications
(714) 876-2380

Play with the Pros of Pacific Symphony! “OC Can You Play With Us?” Chamber Edition for Community Musicians Opens for Registration On Aug. 31

Orange County, Calif. — August 25, 2016

WHO: Adult amateur musicians ages 22 and older from across Orange County have the opportunity to be conducted by members of Pacific Symphony for a chamber edition of the popular program, “OC Can You Play With Us?” Friends, fans and interested observers are invited to attend this workshop-style event for free (open seating) but tickets are required and can be reserved through the box office at (714) 755-5799 or obtained at the door. For additional information, contact Kelli Rust at (714) 876-2386 or

WHAT: “OC Can You Play With Us?” Chamber Edition is a unique endeavor to expose amateur community musicians to professional musicians through a live chamber ensemble performance. Now in its third year, the chamber edition of “OC Can You Play With Us?” will include four chamber groups—a string ensemble, a woodwind ensemble, a brass choir and a percussion ensemble led by Pacific Symphony musicians. Participants are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis with no audition required.

WHEN: Registration ($125) for the chamber edition opens Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at—and tends to fill up fast, so don’t wait! After three rehearsals, the final program takes place Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Samueli Theater (at rear of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall), Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

WHY: The program was created to foster music appreciation and development, and is made possible with the support of The James Irvine Foundation.