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Special Concerts

Pianist Joyce Yang

Soka: Beethoven's "Emperor"

April 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Joyce Yang, captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. “Her attention to detail and clarity is as impressive as her agility, balance and velocity” (Washington Post).

OC Can You Play With Us

OC Can You Play With Us - Side-by-Side

May 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Amateur musicians ages 22 and older from across (and even beyond!) Orange County will be performing with Pacific Symphony on the stage of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, under the baton of Music Director Carl St.Clair. This year’s repertoire consists of an excerpt from Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier." This is a unique educational opportunity to see the maestro and a wide variety of musicians at work!

Friends, fans, and interested observers are invited to attend this workshop-style event for FREE. Seating is general admission.

Art2Art: Celebrating Inspiration

Art2Art: Celebrating Inspiration

May 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Laguna Art Museum hosts this multimedia event spotlighting the art-evoked inspiration which drives artists in every field to create great new works. Featuring a fantastic Pacific Symphony sextet, the program includes music inspired by poetry, dance galvanized by poetry and music, a fascinating video about Georgia O’Keeffe, a new piece by local composer James Hopkins sparked by a painting in the Museum’s collection, and an exciting opportunity to win prizes while exploring the intersection of art and music.
  
Free with Museum admission; advance tickets are recommended.

Parent and Baby Workshops

Parent and Baby Workshops

June 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Parent and Baby Workshops are fun, play-based musical classes for newborns through crawlers and their parents/guardians. Classes inspire optimal brain development through engaging live music played by a Pacific Symphony musician, tummy time, rhythm patterns, and vocal expressions. Relaxation and de-stressing techniques for parents are also taught.
  
Ages: Newborn through crawlers

Parent and Toddler Workshops

Parent and Toddler Workshops

June 8, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Parent and Toddler workshops are fun, play-based music-movement class for toddlers (walkers) up to age four. Classes focus on sensory, language, and social development. High quality music played by a Pacific Symphony musician, combined with movement, nurture a firm neuro-developmental foundation for each child and strengthen specific sensory systems and language development. Skills that teach and support effective parenting through music, movement, and creative play are taught throughout each class.
  
Ages: Walkers through Four Years Old

arts-X-press 2017

arts-X-press 2017

July 1, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

This page is for students who have already been accepted into the arts-X-press program.

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.

This special performance may be added to your SummerFest season-ticket package online during the check-out process or by calling (714) 755-5799.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.