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Do you want to go to see a concert but are concerned about sitting in a packed concert hall? Orange County’s Pacific Symphony has a fabulous way for ticket holders to still enjoy concerts and performances thanks to their fabulous lifestream options on YouTube!
How to Buy a Lifestream Ticket?
Livestream is essentially a perk for ticket holders at Pacific Symphony so they can relive the magic of the show at home. FYI — they do NOT offer livestream every concert.
The next one is going to be the Beethoven & Rachmaninoff concerts, Feb. 17-19, 2022.
How to Watch a Pacific Symphony Lifestream Concert?
As long as you have a good internet connection, you can watch online concerts on their website or YouTube channel. You do not even need an account for YouTube!
And if you have a smart TV and smart device, you should be able to cast the concert on YouTube to your smart TV’s YouTube app.
Can I Watch the Concert Several Times?
Yes! You don’t even necessarily have to watch the concert live.
Virtual programming will usually be available for 30 days on YouTube, although restrictions may apply to some concerts. Feel free to watch it as many times as you’d like!
How Good is the Quality of the Pacific Symphony Lifestream Concerts?
When things shut down due to the Pandemic, Janet Curci, a well-known philanthropist in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area and an active supporter of Pacific Symphony (especially its opera programs), made a generous gift to the orchestra from the Janet Curci Family Foundation, and the Symphony was able to purchase all new equipment.
With video cameras that are able to connect to the internet, powerful computers, high-end microphones, high-definition monitors and so much more, the Symphony has a whole new system for filming and streaming concerts.
And the result? GLORIOUS! The picture quality is fantastic (depending on your home internet service) with multiple camera angles, great quality sound, and an all around glorious concert going experience made possible in your own living room.
The Pacific Symphony videographers know what they are doing and you can tell they truly appreciate and love the Pacific Symphony and classical music. They are great at filming and showing the prominent musician at the right part of the music. You are sure to have a better seat than any in the physical concert hall.
Don’t Forget to Catch the Pacific Symphony on The Radio
Pacific Symphony’s official classical radio station, KUSC Classical 91.5 FM broadcasts their Classical Series concerts to over half a million listeners in Southern and Central California. Listener-supported, the station is the largest classical music station in the U.S. and is a broadcast service of the University of Southern California.
Popular radio personality Rich Capparela hosts the Pacific Symphony broadcasts, which include fascinating interviews with Music Director Carl St.Clair, guest artists and Symphony musicians.
The performances are broadcast Sundays at 7 p.m on KUSC 91.5 FM.
Future Dates –
7/10/22 Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
7/17/22 Cathedrals of Sound
7/24/22 Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony
7/31/22 Verdi’s Otello
8/7/22 Yang Plays Rachmaninoff
8/14/22 The Mozart Project
8/21/22 Beethoven’s Piano Concertos
Future Concerts at the Pacific Symphony
2/11-12 Katherine Jenkins
2/17-19 Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
3/10-12 Saint-Saëns‘ Organ Symphony
4/7-12 Verdi’s OTELLO (featuring Carl Tanner as Otello)
6/3-4 Blockbuster Broadway!