Your soundtrack for the perfect summer.
Pop open a bottle of wine, kick back and relax. Pacific Symphony’s SummerFest brings you the sights and sounds for the perfect summer evening, under the stars at Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair & Event Center. From patriotic tunes, to iconic movie melodies and classical favorites that make your heart soar, SummerFest is your source for a night of unforgettable entertainment.
This series consists of 3 performances.
July 4 Spectacular: The Elton John Tribute
“Your Song.” “Rocket Man.” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The hit singles of mega pop star Elton John are endless. Starring Craig A. Meyer as “Almost Elton John,” this spectacular musical journey celebrates the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John.
Plus, enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Craig A. Meyer, guest soloist
Toy Story in Concert
World Premiere Live-to-Film Event!
Two rival toys — a lanky, likable cowboy named Woody and Buzz Lightyear, the fearless space ranger — vie for a place in the heart of their owner, Andy. The toys plot against each other, but when they’re separated from their human, they find a way to work together as friends to be reunited with Andy again. Considered by many to be one of the best animated films ever made, Toy Story received three Academy Award nominations, including one for “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.
Sarah Hicks, conductor
No SummerFest is complete without Pacific Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “1812” Overture, complete with live cannons and brilliant fireworks. Enjoy the spectacle as you also listen to the greatest hits of some of Russia’s greatest Romantic composers.
Carl St.Clair, conductor
George Li, piano
PROKOFIEV: March from "The Love for Three Oranges"
PROKOFIEV: "Troika" from "Lieutenant Kijé"
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY: "1812" Overture