Enhance your string playing and learn from professional musicians in a supportive environment.
Lantern Festival Orchestra brings together student and adult string players from the Southern California region to perform under the direction of Pacific Symphony Assistant Conductor, Dr. Jacob Sustaita, on the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for the annual O.C. Lantern Festival.
“I enjoyed working with the conductor SO much. He was a clear communicator and was able to elevate the playing level of the group. It was lots of fun meeting new violists (and other musicians) … Such nice people from so many walks of life. I also picked up some new rehearsal techniques that I plan to implement in my own classroom teaching. Well worth the time!!!” —Lantern Festival Orchestra participant
Learn from Pacific Symphony Musicians
Professional musicians from Pacific Symphony join the orchestra for the dress rehearsal and performance at O.C. Lantern Festival. They also provide sectional coaching for ensemble members. Pacific Symphony Assistant Conductor, Dr. Jacob Sustaita, provides direction at each ensemble rehearsal.
Connect with Fellow Musicians
Lantern Festival Orchestra is geared toward high school and college age students, and intermediate/advanced avocational (non-professional) adult musicians. As a result, this orchestra offers the opportunity for participants to connect with musicians of multiple generations, ranging in age from teens to seniors, and musicians of many different backgrounds.
“…The opportunity enabled several of the members to re-engage with orchestral music… Playing music with others is a life enhancing experience for adults of all ages—it helps give our lives fulfillment and purpose. Thank you for the opportunity to take part. I hope we can all meet again.” —Lantern Festival Orchestra participant
Eligibility and Selection
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