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Plazacast & Community Festival

Plazacast & Community Festival

June 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a free party on the Arts Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, with food trucks and performances by community ensembles starting at 5 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by a live simulcast of the evening's performance in the concert hall—Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 featuring André Watts and Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique—projected onto the wall of the plaza. Bring your own chair, blanket and picnic with friends on the plaza while enjoying the music—no tickets required!  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Obsession

Obsession

June 4, 2016, 10:15 p.m.

After Saturday night's concert and Plazacast, further explore Berlioz’s themes of passion, desire and losing control with an immersive performance experience in the concert hall lobby by Pacific Symphony musicians, led by violinist Bridget Dolkas, with special guest DJ VFresh.

The event is free; no tickets required. 

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.