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

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

May 25, 2016, 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 the final movement from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. 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.

The Inextinguishable Project

The Inextinguishable Project

June 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Pacific Symphony musicians explore music by composers who overcame the political turmoil and oppression of World War II. Theo Smit Sibinga walked out of a prison camp carrying a suitcase in one hand and the broken remains of his cello in the other. Boluslav Martinu, blacklisted by the Nazis, fled Paris, sleeping on train platforms while working to get to America. Both survived to write beautiful music—music that is inextinguishable.

Admission is free; no tickets are required. This concert is part of the North Orange County Community Concerts, taking place at Fullerton First United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832. For more information, call (714) 879-6895 or visit www.northocconcerts.org

An Evening with Renée Fleming

An Evening with Renée Fleming

September 13, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

One of the great operatic sopranos of all time and America’s reigning diva for more than a decade, Renée Fleming makes a rare Orange County appearance in an exceptional concert with orchestra, performing Richard Strauss’s hauntingly beautiful Four Last Songs on a program that also holds popular favorites from the world of opera and Broadway stage.

Handel's Glorious Messiah

Handel's Glorious Messiah

December 4, 2016, 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.