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Special Concerts

Stefan Milenkovich

Sundays at Soka: Ticheli and Beethoven

April 5, 2020, 3:00 p.m.


Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of his generation, Stefan Milenkovich enjoys a prolific career as an internationally sought-after soloist and recitalist. The program includes Ticheli’s piece of fragile beauty and quiet dignity, and Beethoven’s only concerto for one of the most popular instruments of his day: the violin. 

Conrad Tao

Piano Masterclass with Conrad Tao

May 30, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Pianists from the Orange County community will be selected to perform in a masterclass with pianist Conrad Tao. He will listen to them play a selection of their choice and then offer feedback and coaching on technique, musicianship and other performance factors. General admission tickets to watch the masterclass are just $10.

Masterclass OVERVIEW
Applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Adults are also encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by April 27, 2020.


Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

July 16, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

Spend a special evening with the original Jersey Boy, backed by the Hollywood sound of Pacific Symphony. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. 

Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert

August 27 – 28, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

As the fifth Star Wars episode opens, Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured. The Jedi Master Yoda schools the young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the mysteries of the Force. Little does Luke know that he’ll need all his Jedi training in the revelatory life-or-death duel with the evil Darth Vader. As Yoda would say, “Enjoy you will — there is no try — John Williams’ classic soundtrack.”


Lang Lang

Lang Lang Plays Beethoven

October 4, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

“The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist… his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations... a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor.” — The New Yorker

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Handel's Glorious Messiah

Handel's Glorious Messiah

December 6, 2020, 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.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

February 13, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

Join us for Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year! Celebrating the Year of the Ox, 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.

Nowruz dancers

Nowruz: Iranian New Year

March 27, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

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.