Pacific Symphony to perform three free outdoor “Symphony in the Cities” concerts

Posted on: August 9, 2021

“Pacific Symphony will perform three [free] outdoor concerts later this month in Irvine, Mission Viejo and Orange as part of its annual ‘Symphony in the Cities’ series,” reads an unsigned article in Thursday’s (8/5) Los Angeles Times. “Thousands are expected to attend the summer series, which is held in local parks throughout Orange County. The music will be a mix of classics, and popular and patriotic music. There will also be a sing-along. Children will be able to learn how to conduct from conductor Carl St.Clair and could help lead the orchestra during the concert. The program includes Giaochino Rossini’s ‘Finale from Overture to William Tell,’ Goerges Bizet’s ‘Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2,’ Max Bruch’s Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Orchestra III. Allegro energico, Arturo Marquez’s ‘Danzón No. 2,’ Ennio Morricone’s ‘Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission,’ Alberto Ginastera’s ‘Danza Finale’ from Estancia, Op.8a, John Philip Sousa’s ‘Hands Across the Sea March,’ ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever,’ Aaron Copland’s Selections from Old American Songs, Samuel Ward’s ‘America the Beautiful,’ and Irving Berlin’s ‘God Bless America.’ ” Performances take place in Mission Viejo on August 14, Irvine on August 15, and in Orange on August 22.