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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, grab a lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun! Now a long-standing summer tradition, Symphony in the Cities (SITC) brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year. With a potpourri of popular classics, pop tunes and patriotic tunes, this year’s concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair and the audience is invited to participate in a sing-along of patriotic favorites.

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.

Artists
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Rich Capparela, host
Fiona Shea, violin
John Buffett, baritone
Pacific Symphony

Program
GIOACHINO ROSSINI: Finale from Overture to William Tell
GEORGES BIZET: Farandole from L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
MAX BRUCH: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Orchestra III. Allegro energico
ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2
ENNIO MORRICONE / Arr. Robert Longfield: Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
ALBERTO GINASTERA: Danza Finale from Estancia, Op.8a
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: Hands Across the Sea March
AARON COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs
VARIOUS / Arr. Bob Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
SAMUEL WARD / Arr. Greg Prechel: "America the Beautiful"
IRVING BERLIN / Arr. Bruce Healey: "God Bless America"
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever
  

2021 Symphony in the Cities Dates and Locations


MISSION VIEJO • Saturday • August 14, 2021
Prelude in the Park starting at 4 p.m.
Family-friendly activities from the Symphony on the Go! mobile stage starting at 4 p.m.
Concert featuring Pacific Symphony: 7 p.m.
Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo


IRVINE • Sunday • Aug. 15, 2021
Family-friendly activities from the Symphony on the Go! mobile stage starting at 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge, 20 Lake Road, Irvine


ORANGE • Sunday • Aug. 22, 2021
Family-friendly activities from the Symphony on the Go! mobile stage starting at 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza at Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA