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Artists Unite!

Artists Unite!

June 29, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

The “Artists Unite” program is a unique and eclectic experience for music and art lovers at OCCCA, an alternative art space in Downtown Santa Ana. Curated for the musically and culturally curious, “Artists Unite” features a diverse mix of musical compositions from Crumb to Rzewski, and Glass to Daugherty, performed by Pacific Symphony musicians and guest artists, pianist Gloria Cheng and vocalist Carver Cossey.

Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins

July 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

“Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose”

From “Danny’s Song” and “Return to Pooh Corner” to “Celebrate Me Home,” “This Is It,” “Whenever I Call You Friend” and the blockbuster “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins’ songs have been the quintessential feel-good soundtrack for more than a generation.

Co-presented by Pacific Symphony and the OC Fair & Event Center.

Symphony in the Cities - Newport Beach

Symphony in the Cities - Newport Beach

July 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join us for FREE music and family fun!

Family activities and local music acts begin at 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Civic Center/Newport Beach Public Library

This performance is supported in large part by the City of Newport Beach.

B52s

The B-52s with Pacific Symphony

July 20, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Known as "The World’s Greatest Party Band," there can be no doubt as to why the B-52s  remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho“ to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club” to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CD "Funplex." the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins. The B-52s will be joined by Pacific Symphony for a unique concert experience, presented by the OC Fair & Event Center. 

Symphony in the Cities Mission Viejo

Symphony in the Cities Mission Viejo

July 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join us for FREE music and family fun!

Prelude in the Park, including entertainment and a Musical Playground for Children: 4 p.m.
Concert featuring Pacific Symphony: 7 p.m.
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

This performance is supported in large part by the City of Mission Viejo.

Symphony in the Cities - Irvine

Symphony in the Cities - Irvine

July 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join us for FREE music and family fun!

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

This performance is supported in large part by the City of Irvine.

Hail to the Heroes

Hail to the Heroes

September 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Music has the unique power to unite, to heal and to celebrate. Enjoy timeless classics evoking the best of the human spirit when Pacific Symphony and all of Orange County join for a concert that celebrates U.S. veterans, the heroes who make our community and our country great!

Tickets to Pacific Symphony's inaugural concert in the new FivePoints Amphitheatre at the Great Park in Irvine will be available soon.

Joshua Bell

An Evening with Joshua Bell

September 23, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Like no other violinist of recent times, Joshua Bell has captured the imaginations of both critics and audiences. Bell is a true classical music superstar, enjoying a successful concert career; famous chamber music collaborations; occasional partnerships with artists outside the classical arena, including Josh Groban, James Taylor and Sting; and performances as featured soloist in movie soundtracks, including, famously, “The Red Violin.”

Joseph Morris

Mozart - The Final Concertos

November 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Principal clarinetist Joseph Morris won first prize in the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition and the Hennings-Fischer Foundation Competition. Benjamin Pasternack entered the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of thirteen and was the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural World Music Masters Piano Competition held in Paris and Nice in July 1989. 

Handel's Glorious Messiah

Handel's Glorious Messiah

December 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

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.

Philippe Quint

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

January 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Grammy-nominated Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint is lauded for his “searingly poetic lyricism” (Daily Telegraph, UK). His impassioned musical desire for reimagining traditional works and commissioning new works, his dedication to exploring different styles and genres, and his award-winning discography has solidified him as one of the foremost violinists of today.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

February 10, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Join us for Pacific Symphony's annual festivities honoring the Chinese New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Dog, 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. 

USC Thornton Choral Artists

Beethoven's Ninth

April 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Thornton School of Music’s Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California, where he conducts the USC Chamber Singers and teaches choral conducting and choral methods. He is currently the vice president of International Affairs at the American Choral Director’s Association.