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windy, the room is cold , bring a wrap
dress May 17 2013 star this tip starred
a little black dress.
dress May 17 2013 star this tip starred

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3.8 average rating
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53 reviews
25 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... 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... continued

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The Preview Talk with KUSC personality Alan Chapman begins at 7:00pm before each performance.

Carl St.Clair – conductor

Duke Ellington Orchestra 

Daniel Schnyder – composer and saxophone

David Taylor – trombone

Kenny Drew Jr. – piano  

Schnyder: Shourouk, Arabian Overture for Orchestra

Duke Ellington arr. by

Schnyder: In a Sentimental Mood

Hendrix arr. by

Schnyder: Variations on Purple Haze

Schnyder: subZERO, Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra

Strayhorn: Take the ‘A’ Train

Ellington: Caravan

Ellington: Satin Doll

Ellington: Creole Love Call

Ellington: The Eighth Veil

Ellington: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 35th season in 2013-14, is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. The largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 40 years, the Symphony is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own burgeoning community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts a year and a rich array of education and community programs, the Symphony reaches more than 275,000 residents — from schoolchildren to senior citizens.