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Experience the magic of the season under the stars with Pacific Symphony’s spectacular summer shows!

pacific symphony schedule summer 2023

Pacific Symphony is the Costa Mesa resident orchestra at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Did you miss the Pacific Symphony’s amazing Gershwin Rhapsody?

Gershwin Rhapsody was a special three-part celebration starting with the music that defined the Roaring Twenties. After a stirring concert that featured pianist Jeffrey Biegel, there was a roaring party with professional dancers, a roulette table, photo booth, and more, followed by a screening of the 1927 Clara Bow silent film It with Dennis James on organ.

Patrons and fans of the Twenties came dressed in their best dapper looks and had an amazing time at the party. We can only hope that this will not be the only such party hosted by Pacific Symphony.

Pacific Symphony Schedule: Summer Concerts in the Parks

pacific symphony schedule Summer Concerts in the Parks

Your Pacific Symphony musicians will be performing free outdoor chamber music concerts across Orange County this summer with their new Symphony on the Go! mobile stage.

Additionally, Symphony in the Cities (SITC) brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year. With a potpourri of popular classics, pop tunes, and patriotic tunes, these concerts are led by Music Director Carl St.Clair and the audience is invited to participate in a sing-along of patriotic favorites.

Symphony on the Go
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 1 p.m.
Costa Mesa Senior Center
695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
They encourage you to bring lawn chairs instead of blankets, as this venue is paved.

Symphony on the Go
Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Balearic Community Center
1975 Balearic Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Symphony on the Go
Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 6 p.m.
Laguna Hills Sports Complex
25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Symphony on the Go
Saturday, June 24, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.
Sycamore Park
25101 Charlinda Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Symphony on the Go
Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Pavion Park
2 Tierno, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Symphony in the Cities Irvine
Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Pre-concert activities at 5:30 p.m.
Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge
20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA

Symphony in the Cities Mission Viejo
Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Prelude in the Park at 4 p.m.
Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green and Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA

Symphony in the Cities Musco Center for the Arts
Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Pre-concert activities at 5:30 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza at Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA

Symphony on the Go
Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Oso Grande Park
30251 Sienna Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

Symphony on the Go
Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
Los Rios Park
31790 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Pacific Symphony Schedule: SummerFest 2023

pacific symphony schedule summerfest 2023

Presented by City of Hope Orange County, Pacific Symphony’s SummerFest at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine brings you an experience like no other. From patriotic tunes to iconic movie melodies and classical favorites that make your heart soar, SummerFest is your soundtrack for the perfect summer.

If last year’s amazing series is anything compared to what we can expect this summer, you will not want to miss it!

July 04, 2023

Celebrate Independence Day with an epic outdoor concert featuring Classical Mystery Tour performing music of The Beatles and a stunning fireworks display. Rock out to the timeless classics of the Fab Four, and then watch the sky light up! Sing, dance and enjoy an unforgettable night of music, memories, and magic.

Richard Kaufman, conductor
Classical Mystery Tour

Patriotic favorites and hit songs of The Beatles

August 13, 2023

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!

Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

September 09, 2023

Three iconic works of classical music on one program! A popular symphony: The most famous four notes in music. A popular concerto: Rachmaninoff’s sweeping masterpiece. And the popular traditional finale to Pacific Symphony’s SummerFest: Tchaikovsky’s explosive work, complete with fireworks and cannons.

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Claire Huangci, piano

Beethoven: Symphony No 5
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: “1812” Overture

Pacific Symphony Schedule: Summer Concerts at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

pacific symphony schedule Renée Elise Goldsberry

The acoustics at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts has some of the best acoustics in Southern California and is a great option for a night out across the street from South Coast Plaza with Morton’s The Steakhouse and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants available for a bite before the show.

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

The brilliant Louis Lortie, noted by The New York Times for his “splendid technique and thoughtful soul,” plays Grieg’s immortal concerto. Teddy Abrams, at the forefront of America’s new generation of conductors leads Stravinsky’s colorful Petrushka, and an overture of his own.

Concert Timings:
June 1, 2023, 8:00 pm
June 2, 2023, 8:00 pm
June 3, 2023, 8:00 pm

Teddy Abrams, Conductor
Louis Lortie, Piano
Pacific Symphony

Teddy Abrams: Overture in Sonata Form
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)

Renée Elise Goldsberry

Renée Elise Goldsberry graced The Good Wife and One Life to Live on television. Broadway cheered her in Rent, The Color Purple and Hamilton, and gave her a Tony and a Grammy. Hear her golden voice fill Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in a collection of showstoppers as only she can sing them.

Concert Timings:
June 9, 2023, 8:00 pm
June 10, 2023, 8:00 pm

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, Conductor
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vocalist
Pacific Symphony

The program includes selections from Hamilton, Rent, The Lion King, and more!

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