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Christmas with Sandi Patty
12/18/2014 - 12/20/2014
A wholesome, uplifting holiday concert for the entire family. Sandi Patty’s angelic voice has earned her five Grammys, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records and 11 million records sold. Known simply as “The Voice,” Patty joins Pacific Symphony to celebrate the season with inspirational and joyful songs.

Tis the Season!
12/21/2014 - 12/22/2014
John Alexander brings the holidays to life in a musical extravaganza featuring the magnificent voices of Pacific Chorale, joined by members of Pacific Symphony, angelic children’s voices, organist Craig Williams of West Point’s Cadet Chapel, and a special guest from the North Pole.

Fiesta Navidad
12/23/2014 - 12/23/2014
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, the Grammy-winning Mexican mariachi ensemble, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with the ultimate holiday gift: a festive and moving evening featuring traditional Mexican and American carols, spirited dancing, and authentic Mexican costumes topped off with a joyous singalong. ¡Muy Alegre!

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concert
1/8/2015 - 1/10/2015
Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s sunny violin concerto — always an audience favorite —performed by Augustin Hadelich, hailed as “one of the most distinctive violinists of his generation” by The New York Times, which says he has “dazzling technique, a gorgeous tone and penetrating, spontaneous musicality.”

Itzhak Perlman
1/11/2015 - 1/11/2015
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Feel the heartstopping beauty of Beethoven's only violin concerto in the hands of this beloved and charming talent.

Gregory Porter and Dianne Reeves
1/16/2015 - 1/16/2015
Spend an evening with two of the most exciting vocalists in jazz, as the 4-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves is joined by the up and coming vocalist Gregory Porter, the 2014 Grammy winner for Best Vocal Jazz Album.

Tango Buenos Aires,
Song of Eva Perón

1/17/2015 - 1/18/2015
The acclaimed Argentine company returns with the story of Eva Perón told through Tango.

Off Center Festival 2015
Scott Bradlee &
Postmodern Jukebox

1/23/2015 - 1/23/2015
After more than a hundred million views on YouTube Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox are here live, boldly reimagining today’s pop hits in ways that test the boundaries of time and space in an eclectic and incredibly fun show.

For the Love of Bernstein
1/29/2015 - 1/31/2015
The first American-born conductor to become a superstar, Leonard Bernstein changed the face of music. Together with other artists who were privileged to work with the fabled conductor, Music Director Carl St.Clair offers a heartfelt tribute to the man he calls the greatest influence on his musical life.

Cinderella, Opera for Kids
1/31/2015 - 1/31/2015

The Bernstein Legacy
2/1/2015 - 2/1/2015
Music Director Carl St.Clair offers a heartfelt tribute to the man he calls the greatest influence on his musical life — the legendary Leonard Bernstein, who once remarked, “I can’t live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it or thinking about it.”

Blues at the Crossroads III
2/7/2015 - 2/7/2015
The third installment of our popular Blues at the Crossroads concerts continues with a brand new celebration of the power and universal appeal of this distinctive, and distinctly American, art form.

Rotterdam Philharmonic
2/11/2015 - 2/11/2015
Celebrated for the intense energy of its performances, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and critically acclaimed French pianist Hélène Grimaud, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, perform Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ challenging Piano Concerto No. 1.

Valentine's Day with The Tenors
2/12/2015 - 2/14/2015
Setting the mood for Valentine’s Day with their marvelous musicianship and magnificent voices, The Tenors perform songs from their 2012 Platinum album “Lead With Your Heart” and other favorites. Over the past few years, they have shared the stage with legendary artists like Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Paul Anka, Natalie Cole, Sting and Paul McCartney. They were featured performers on the 2011 Emmy Awards broadcast.

Bizet's Carmen
2/19/2015 - 2/24/2015
Be seduced by Bizet’s irresistible rhythms as his riveting tale of love and lust comes alive. Carmen’s unforgettable score contains intoxicating melodies and the sultry sounds of Spain — highlighted by some of opera’s finest arias and best-loved moments. Don’t miss Milena Kitic, Orange County’s own diva and one of the leading Carmens internationally.

Venice Baroque Orchestra
2/28/2015 - 2/28/2015
The Venice Baroque Orchestra returns with Grammy-nominated Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital, the first mandolin player to receive a Grammy nomination in the “Best Instrumental Soloist” category for his recording of Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto.

State Symphony Orchestra of México
3/5/2015 - 3/5/2015
Commemorates the 40th anniversary of its inaugural tour of the United States, the State Symphony Orchestra of México performs two works by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce, along with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor.

Let's Dance!
3/7/2015 - 3/7/2015
Stomp your foot, clap your hands, and samba down the aisle, as the John Alexander Singers pair up with Grammy Award®-winning jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe to perform his arrangements of popular song selections made famous by award-winning artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, and Daft Punk!

Organ Recital: Hector Olivera
3/8/2015 - 3/8/2015

Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique"
3/12/2015 - 3/14/2015
Of his Symphony No. 6, Tchaikovsky claimed “without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this work.” It is beautiful, deep and moving. Also, be there when “go-to” Hollywood composer James Newton Howard’s (“The Village,” “Defiance,” “The Hunger Games”) Violin Concerto receives its historic world premiere.

3/14/2015 - 3/14/2015

3/15/2015 - 3/15/2015
Of his Symphony No. 6, Tchaikovsky claimed “Without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this work.” This beautiful, deep and moving work remains firmly entrenched in the repertoire more than 120 years after its premiere. Find out why.

The Chieftains
3/19/2015 - 3/21/2015
Extend your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Chieftains! Over the course of 53 years and 58 albums, they have popularized their country’s rich musical heritage, bringing attention and affection to traditional Irish music. Equally at home playing spontaneous sessions as they are headlining at Carnegie Hall, they make the music their own with a style that is exhilarating and exciting.

Jake Shimabukuro
3/22/2015 - 3/22/2015
Ukulele wonder Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques to Orange County.

George Benson
3/27/2015 - 3/27/2015
George Benson is a respected guitarist and a beloved performer with a catalog of chart-topping hits, including “On Broadway”, “This Masquerade” and “Give Me the Night.” At home in nearly any genre from jazz and pop to R&B, he’s had a string of Grammys since his first in 1977 for “Breezin’”, the first platinum-certified jazz album in history. Come spend a memorable evening with a true American master.

“George Benson comes from the school of jazz in which you play frantic bebop guitar solos in long phrases over tight disco beats, sing love ballads, mug through exaggerated voices, tell stories about Miles Davis and James Brown [and more].”— New York Times

London Symphony Orchestra
3/28/2015 - 3/28/2015
An all-star cast hits Segerstrom Center for the Arts when London’s oldest symphony orchestra makes its triumphant return to Orange County. Grammy Award-winning conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the London Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned pianist Yuja Wang.

Zakir Hussain
4/1/2015 - 4/1/2015
Legendary tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain brings his groundbreaking new project Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World to Costa Mesa as part of its first North American tour.

Paul Anka
4/9/2015 - 4/11/2015
A sensation since the age of 16, when he rocketed to stardom with “Diana,” Paul Anka today boasts a catalog of more than 900 songs, including “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Puppy Love,” “Time of Your Life” and “I Love You Baby.” The legendary singer/songwriter — who has penned songs for Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Donny Osmond, Michael Jackson and many others — performs his dynamic, high-energy show, backed by Pacific Symphony.

Garrison Keillor
4/13/2015 - 4/13/2015
In a very special evening, audiences will have an opportunity to see the personal side of Garrison Keillor, master storyteller and host of the wildly popular A Prairie Home Companion (NPR).

Romeo & Juliet Reimagined
4/16/2015 - 4/18/2015
Relive the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers through Prokofiev’s masterful music. Here actors and dancers reinstate Prokofiev’s original happy ending which was banned by Joseph Stalin in favor of Shakespeare’s tragic finale. But first, the principal violinists of Pacific Symphony ignite Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Principal Cellist Timothy Landauer breathes passion into Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.

Beethoven Lives Upstairs
4/18/2015 - 4/18/2015

Romeo & Juliet
4/19/2015 - 4/19/2015
Relive the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers through Prokofiev’s masterful, memorable music! Here, actors and dancers reinstate the original happy ending, which was banned by Joseph Stalin in favor of Shakespeare’s tragic finale.

Vespers of 1610
4/24/2015 - 4/24/2015
One of the towering works of the Baroque period, Monteverdi's monumental choral masterpiece Vespers of 1610 was a pioneering work for its time, integrating secular musical ideas into religious music.

4/25/2015 - 4/25/2015
Written in 1607, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo has the distinction of being the earliest surviving opera still regularly performed. Based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, L’Orfeo tells the story of Orpheus’ descent to the underworld and his unsuccessful attempt to bring his bride Eurydice back to the life.

Chaplins The Gold Rush
4/26/2015 - 4/26/2015

4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
Drenched in Bernard Herrmann’s haunting and hypnotic score, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 thriller is widely recognized as one of the greatest films of all time. In this symphonic night at the movies, a newly restored print fills the big screen while the musicians of Pacific Symphony recreate the soundtrack — live!

Yo Yo Ma
5/5/2015 - 5/5/2015

Beethoven's "Emperor"
5/7/2015 - 5/9/2015
An amazing and massive piece written in Beethoven’s unique style, the “Emperor” concerto is music from the age of revolution and romance — the story of a heroic struggle ending in victory. Enjoy the performance by Barry Douglas, who catapulted to stardom with his gold medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Ray Chen
5/12/2015 - 5/12/2015
Chosen as one of the Los Angeles Times’ 2013 Faces to Watch, rising star violinist Ray Chen returns to Orange County for his highly anticipated debut recital in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with a program of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Ÿsaÿe, Debussy, and Ravel.

Verdi, Howells & Poulenc
5/17/2015 - 5/17/2015
Fans of last year’s performance of the Verdi Requiem will rejoice in a rare opportunity to hear John Alexander conduct Verdi’s dramatic and passionate yet seldom-heard Te Deum.

André Previn
5/28/2015 - 5/30/2015
Discover the talents of one of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century. André Previn enjoys an international career in classical music — and has previously enjoyed success in the movies, musicals, popular music and jazz. No stranger to the Southland, Previn served as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1985-89.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
6/4/2015 - 6/6/2015
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall infuse an eclectic blend of jazz, world and American pop standards with their unique sound. Performing together since 2006, each half of this husband-and-wife duo brings an impressive musical background to the table: Alpert’s accomplishments include five number one hits, 28 albums on the Billboard charts and eight Grammys; while Hall is a Grammy-winning vocalist who was the original lead singer for Sergio Mendes’ Brasil ’66.

Fire & Water
6/11/2015 - 6/13/2015
A multi-faceted, multimedia exploration of the elements. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Gregory MacGillivray (“The Living Sea,” “Dolphins”) debuts a stunning video to accompany a newly commissioned piece celebrating the oceans. Then, behold the power of Brünnhilde’s immolation scene through the music of Richard Wagner. Metropolitan Opera superstar Deborah Voigt, one of the leading Brünnhildes of our time, returns to Orange County in this definitive role.

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