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Duke Ellington Orchestra

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

15 ratings
3.9 average rating
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12 reviews
4 stars
attended May 17 2013

The Duke Ellington Orchestra was fabulous; but was not featured in this concert. The Orchestra was relegated to being "backup". A big waste of their talent. Shame on the sponsors of this program for advertising it as Duke's Orchestra being...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 17 2013

Wonderful seats! Wonderful experience! Duke Ellington Orchestra rocked the house. Wished their portion of the night had been longer.

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57 reviews
26 stars
attended May 16 2013

A thrilling experience of music. The Concert Hall upgraded my seat to the orchestra floor and I was 7 rows from the stage! Wonderful music. The first part was music written by an amazing composer that blended Ellington's jazz with Arabic music....continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended May 18 2013

Great seats and easy pick up at will call.
We enjoyed the second half of the program the most because it was all Duke Ellington music.

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended May 16 2013

A very unusual show of 20th century American music, enjoyable and a great change of pace. If you think the symphony is always Mozart 41, Beethoven 5, or Dvorak 9, you will not like this. If you are ready to hear full orchestra arrangements, with...continued

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended May 16 2013

concert was good.. The seats were terrible.. we had an obstruction of view throughout the concert forcing us to watch most of the concert on the large tv monitors.. Unless we leaned forward to look over the bar, we had to rely on the monitors.....continued

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3 reviews
9 stars
attended May 16 2013

The Duke Ellington band was amazing. How fun to put it together with the symphony orchestra!
Only complaint, and its a big one is "the opening act" of the Swiss composer was awful! Noise! Not what I wanted to hear at all!
Goldstar seats were...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 18 2013

A most delightful experience. The musicians were amazing, it was as though we stepped back in time listening to the "Duke" himself. The entire evening was so captivating we didn't want it to end.

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1 review
2 stars
attended May 17 2013

Duke Ellington Orchestra was great. I did not realize that there would be a different group to start the concert so not as much Duke Ellington music as I had hoped for

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 18 2013

Great Show!!! Entertaining!!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 18 2013

I very much enjoyed the Duke Ellington Orchestra and wish that they performed even more songs.

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1 review
4 stars
attended May 17 2013

I was under the assumption that the whole program was the Duke Ellington Orchestra (based on what information was provided on Goldstar). I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the first half of the program which was TERRIBLE and had nothing to do with...continued

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