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SummerFest 2017


The sun sets. The music rises. The magic begins. Welcome to SummerFest 2017!

Be part of an exciting new era when Pacific Symphony settles into its new summer home at Pacific Amphitheatre. You’ll enjoy magnificent music, dazzling fireworks and great entertainment in the heart of Costa Mesa at the OC Fair & Event Center. Comfortable and contemporary, the beautifully renovated facility boasts brand-new seats, brand-new restrooms and a brand-new concourse for your picnics and activities. It features convenient parking and convenient access from both freeways and surface streets!


This series consists of 3 performances.

Symphonic Springsteen

Symphonic Springsteen

July 4, 2017

Born to rock in the U.S.A.!

Celebrate the Fourth with this high-energy tribute to “The Boss,” America’s most iconic singer-songwriter. Enjoy seasoned world-class musicians famous for recreating Bruce Springsteen’s marathon, party-like shows. You’ll be on your feet cheering for such hits as “Born in the USA,” “My Hometown,” and “Hungry Heart.” And no July 4th evening is complete without the holiday traditions of a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and patriotic favorites, before closing with a brilliant fireworks finale.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

August 19, 2017

A soundtrack 65 million years in the making! Experience the classic film while Pacific Symphony performs John Williams’ thrilling score live. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Crichton, “Jurassic Park” transports you to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs.

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Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

September 9, 2017

End the summer with a bang!

You’ll enjoy this famous romantic composer’s greatest hits along with Rachmaninoff’s lush Second Piano Concerto performed by the freshly minted Gold Medal winner of this year’s Van Cliburn Competition. And to cap off the evening, the electrifying “1812 Overture” — complete with live cannons and brilliant fireworks — will have hearts racing and spirits soaring.