Violin Masterclass Paul Huang
Students from the Orange County community will be selected to perform in a masterclass with violinist, Paul Huang. He will listen to them play a selection of their choice and then offer feedback and coaching on technique, musicianship and other performance factors. Participants benefit from one-on-one coaching on their instrument from a master musician, while the audience has the opportunity to learn through observation.
Admission is free. No ticket required.
Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony
Inspired by his travels to Venice, Rome, Bologna and Florence, Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony evokes imagery of Mediterranean sunshine, famous architecture and the rustic landscapes that make Italy so iconic. The concert opens with Barber's moving Adagio for Strings, in memory of conductor, pianist and composer André Previn, followed by Bruch’s profoundly virtuosic Violin Concerto featuring Paul Huang.
Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony (KUSC)
Inspired by his travels to Venice, Rome, Bologna and Florence, Mendelssohn’s symphony evokes imagery of Mediterranean sunshine, famous architecture and the rustic landscapes that make Italy so iconic. And be inspired by Bruch’s profoundly virtuosic Violin Concerto.
Nowruz: Persian New Year
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with Pacific Symphony! A traditional festival that marks the beginning of spring, Nowruz is a time to celebrate the “rebirth of nature” and wash away the past. Homayoun Shajarian, Sohrab Pournazeri and others join the Symphony for a concert that unites cultures through the power of music.
Schubert & Chopin
Sundays at Soka: A continuation of his exploration of the works of Schubert and Chopin in February, Maestro Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony through another exciting afternoon of music, starting with Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony. Then, audience favorite Conrad Tao joins the orchestra in Chopin's First Piano Concerto.
A Space Odyssey
Famous as part of the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra elicits wonder about our vast universe. Former Composer-in- Residence Michael Daugherty offers a suitable prelude — a new work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Mozart’s cheerful Piano Concerto No. 23, with Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, is the sublime centerpiece.
3…2…1…liftoff! Launch into the wonders of outer space as you tour the moon, the planets and beyond with music from Star Wars, Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Featuring NASA space footage, Pacific Symphony is joined by special guests, the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, on this exciting intergalactic adventure!
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Defiant Requiem tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Terezín Concentration Camp during World War II who performed Verdi’s stunning Requiem Mass, despite experiencing the depths of human degradation. Combining Verdi's magnificent music with video testimony from survivors, this powerful and dramatic work will move you.
Music of Queen
Epic rock riffs and majestic symphonic strings will come together in perfect harmony as Pacific Symphony pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Joined by high energy band and vocalists Windborne, the Symphony performs hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more!
Villegas: Master of Guitar
Be swept away by the romantic charm of the guitar as Pacific Symphony embarks on a special celebration of this popular instrument. A festival curated by the “master of guitar” Pablo Sáinz-Villegas takes you on a journey to Spain with Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, inspired by the real-life royal Spanish palace.
PSSS: Outside the Box
Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings wraps up their 2018-19 season with a program of rousing and engaging pieces, both old and new! From the intense sonorities of Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto to the brilliance of Brian Balmages Urban Concerto, this musical adventure is sure to provide new and exciting vistas for all to enjoy!
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.
Organ Superstar: Hector Olivera
One of today’s most sought-after concert organists, Juilliard-trained Hector Olivera is a passionate musician, whose interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world. The Times Reporter describes an evening with Hector Olivera as “an event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.” Experience the might of this organ master as he performs a wide-ranging program of the most virtuosic repertoire.
Ravel 's Magical Opera
Celebrate your inner child with Ravel's masterpiece, the one-act opera “L'enfant et les sortilèges” (“The Child and the Magic Spells”), in which a young boy encounters magical forces. Opening the program is Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a symphonic fairy tale that illustrates the characterful sounds of the orchestra and features unique visual performers, the Magic Circle Mime Company.
PSYWE: Bach Frames
Wrapping up their 2018-19 season, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble will present a program of depth and excitement, exploring the enduring musical influence of one of western music’s most towering figures and featuring performances by guest conductor Dr. Jamal Duncan and organist Kristen Lawrence.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.
To Tell a Story
Enjoy this unique theatrical program featuring Alan Ridout’s “Ferdinand the Bull,” a musical narration of Munro Leaf’s enchanting picture book and Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” a parable about a solider who deals with the devil. A lyrical work by Brahms and a poetic Pohádka by Janácek complete this delightful program. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the intimate coffee-house atmosphere of the Samueli Theater.
PSYO Season Finale
Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles wraps up their 2018-19 season with one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary and influential works, Igor Stravinsky’s epic ballet, The Rite of Spring. The concert will also feature a performance by the 1st place winner of PSYO’s annual concerto competition, a much anticipated and truly thrilling event!
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.
The Music Man in Concert
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is a story to be shared with every generation! In association with Chaplin Entertainment, UIA Presents you with the charm and whimsicality of this timeless story performed live with a one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets, celebrity talent and all the best heart-warming moments from the classic Broadway production. The Music Man in Concert premieres this season with Pacific Symphony and a cast of Broadway and television stars!
Principal Symphony musicans display their artistry in Mozart's charming Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds. Then, the 40th anniversary season concludes with Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1.
Pacific Symphony concludes its 40th anniversary season with Mahler's epic Symphony No. 1. Mahler expanded conventional symphonic form in this dramatic work with which the orchestra inaugurated the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in 2006.
July 4 Spectacular - Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
“Welcome to the Hotel California…”
Orange County’s favorite 4th-of-July celebration! The highly acclaimed “Hotel California” band headlines our extravaganza with mega-hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” — plus enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!
Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert
“May the Force be with you…always.”
Travel to a galaxy far far away as Pacific Symphony performs John Williams’ legendary score live while the iconic film is projected on a giant high-definition screen.
© 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY.
End the summer with a bang!
No SummerFest is complete without Pacific Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s thrilling 1812 overture, complete with live cannons and brilliant fireworks. Enjoy the best hits from this famous Romantic composer, including his Violin Concerto.
Carl kicks off his 30th with a program of explosive music! First, Beethoven’s dramatic Egmont Overture followed by the precursor to his Ninth Symphony, the “Choral” Fantasy featuring the accomplished Benjamin Pasternack. Then, fly through the flames of fortune with Orff’s breathtaking masterpiece, Carmina Burana.
Carl kicks off his 30th with a program of symphonic and choral fire: Carl Orff’s breathtaking and widely popular masterpiece, Carmina Burana.
Drama unfolds with Tchaikovsky’s deeply passionate Symphony No. 6 and Ravel’s virtuosic gypsy rhapsody, Tzigane, featuring concertmaster Dennis Kim. Earlier in the evening, you’ll embark on an exploration of the brilliant compositions from legendary film composer John Williams, who is responsible for linking Carl to Pacific Symphony.
An Evening with Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber
An opening night celebrating two Broadway legends! “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Gypsy” and much more!
Rhapsody in Blue
Journey through the minds of three prolific American composers: George Chadwick, the master from the New England Conservatory; his pupil Florence Price, the first African-American woman recognized as a symphonic composer; and George Gershwin, a composer whose music is synonymous with the sound of America.
More than two centuries after its wildly successful premiere, Beethoven’s Seventh remains a work you simply must experience live. Also featured is another premiere: a tribute to Maestro St.Clair from Academy Award-winning composer, Elliot Goldenthal. And Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn competition, joins with an electrifying performance of Prokofiev’s demanding Piano Concerto No. 3.
Handel's Glorious Messiah
A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio — with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular “Hallelujah!” chorus — provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy.
Christmas with Marie Osmond
Celebrate Christmas with Marie Osmond backed by the spectacular Hollywood sound of Pacific Symphony. Experience her captivating talent with an unforgettable holiday concert featuring festive favorites as well as hit singles such as “Paper Roses, “Meet Me in Montana” and “Read My Lips.”
Beethoven's Violin Concerto
This is Beethoven at his best – lyrical, spirited and epic. Dvořák, while greatly inspired by the great German, expresses his own Bohemian lyricism in his Symphony No. 8, filled with indelible melodies and themes that flow like no other symphony.
Lunar New Year
Join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Rat, this performance is sure to sell out once again as audiences from across our communities come together to feast on a colorful presentation of Eastern and Western music and dance.
Obsession, unrequited love and…opium; when mixed properly, these ingredients leave you with Berlioz’s vivid and dream-like Symphonie Fantastique. Also featured is Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, a series of portraits dedicated to friends lost in World War I along with his jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major with the spectacular Lefèvre.
Ravel's Piano Concerto
Obsession, unrequited love and…opium; when mixed properly, these ingredients leave you with Berlioz’s vivid and dream-like Symphonie Fantastique. Also featured is the spectacular Alain Lefèvre with Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major.
Valentine's Day with Chris Botti
Back by popular demand, trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Botti delivers a brand-new show that’s perfect for your Valentine! A gifted instrumentalist and a charismatic performer, the former trumpeter for Sting effortlessly crosses the boundaries between pop and classical, jazz and rock.
Hadelich Plays Paganini
Where piano fans look to Rachmaninoff for keyboard virtuosity, violinists turn to Paganini. An outrageously gifted musician, he was also an accomplished composer writing hundreds of pieces including six violin concertos. Sparks will fly as violinist Augustin Hadelich takes the stage. Following is Rachmaninoff’s expressive and quintessentially Russian Symphony No. 3.
A Night at the Copa
After standing ovations and shouts of “Bravo!” during their visit last season, we’ve invited this popular band to return to Pacific Symphony with their rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure. However, we are contractually prohibited from announcing the engagement until later this summer. Stay tuned for details…
Beethoven's Piano Concertos
An all-Beethoven weekend – in celebration of the iconic composer’s 250th birthday – featuring all five piano concertos with the lavishly talented Alexander Romanovsky.
Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto
An all-Beethoven program – in celebration of the iconic composer’s 250th birthday – featuring his 4th and 5th piano concertos with the lavishly talented Alexander Romanovsky.
Nowruz - Iranian New Year
Celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, with Pacific Symphony! A traditional festival that marks the beginning of spring, Nowruz is a time to celebrate the “rebirth of nature” and wash away the past. Join us for a concert that unites cultures through the power of music.
The Texas Tenors
Since their whirlwind debut on “America’s Got Talent,” The Texas Tenors have garnered a long list of accolades, including three Emmy Awards. From classical to country and pop to patriotic, the trio’s set list is as unrestrained and expansive as the Lone Star State.
Love, betrayal and jealousy – all trademarks of great tragic opera – Otello embraces these themes to the fullest. Written decades after going into retirement, Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale takes you on a journey through a passionate romance destroyed by one of opera’s most loathsome villains.
Music of the Rolling Stones
“Satisfaction,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Paint it, Black” and more! Celebrate over half a century of the Rolling Stones, one of the most legendary rock groups in history. Billboard magazine ranked them number 4 of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 is a work that leads you from gorgeous melodies to unforgettable themes, all without pause. Earlier in the evening, piano phenom Joyce Yang dazzles with Rachmaninoff’s tour-de-force of the keyboard, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Tao Plays Mozart
Pianist Conrad Tao returns with Mozart’s impassioned Piano Concerto No. 20. Following is Brahms’ Fourth and final symphony. Filled with deep emotion, profound complexity and beautiful melancholy, it finishes with a finale that will leave you speechless. The concert opens with a new work by Frank Ticheli in honor of Carl's 30th anniversary.
Brahms' Symphony No. 4
Filled with deep emotion, profound complexity and beautiful melancholy, Brahms’ 4th symphony finishes with a finale that will leave you speechless—the perfect ending to Carl’s 30th anniversary season.
Star Wars vs Star Trek
An intergalactic musical showdown featuring the acclaimed and unforgettable music of your favorite films. From John Williams’ iconic “Star Wars” main theme and “Imperial March” to music from “The Wrath of Khan” to the newest “Star Trek” films.
Symphony of a Thousand
A tidal wave of sound, Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” is an immersive work that pushes the sonic boundaries of the orchestra and choir. Written as an expression of confidence in the eternal human spirit, Mahler’s Eighth is an exhilarating experience you cannot miss.
Pre-Paid Parking at Segerstrom Concert Hall
Add on pre-paid parking vouchers to your season ticket package at Segerstrom Concert Hall and you'll never have to worry about having enough money on hand to pay for parking! Purchase as many vouchers as you have performances in your package. Vouchers are accepted at the following parking structures near the concert hall: PLAZA TOWER on Anton adjacent to the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, CENTER TOWER adjacent to Segerstrom Hall on Sunflower between Avenue of the Arts and Park Center Drive and PARK TOWER on Park Center Drive near Sunflower. Parking vouchers are valid from Sept. 2019 through June 2020.
- All Concerts
- Concert Calendar
- Can't Use Your Tickets?
- Season Ticket Packages
- Season Ticket Holder Benefits
- Renew Season Tickets
- Group Sales
- Chinese Concert Information (中文)