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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
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3 reviews
0 stars
and parking is one way in and one way out ... leave plenty of time at this venue, over an hour to park and get out...
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10 reviews
17 stars
Dine before you go, food and drinks very very pricey
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Beethoven's Ninth
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4.3 average rating
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71 events
24 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

Great performance by the Pacific Symphony. Their concerts in Orange County's answer to the Bowl are well worth attending. Too bad it was the last one until next summer. They are an under-appreciated treasure.

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387 reviews
565 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

Was very happy to wind up in the front row of the terrace section. There was never anybody standing in front of me and we had additional leg room. The venue was very food and drink friendly that night, seeming to allow anything to be brought in...continued

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30 events
10 reviews
26 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

This was a bit weaker program than usual but as ALWAYS the music was great The night was Beautiful and the venue perfect with a picnic and wine!


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Robert Moody, conductor

Tracy Dahl, soprano

Rita Litchfield, mezzo-soprano

Gaston Rivera, tenor

Troy Cook, baritone

Pacific Symphony Summer Festival Chorus – Robert Istad, director

More than 100 singers from a dozen Orange County choruses unite to give voice to Beethoven’s crowning achievement — Beethoven’s Ninth — for Pacific Symphony’s final concert of Summer Festival 2010, sponsored by Hoag Hospital. Led by guest conductor Robert Moody, this monumental fusion of soloists, chorus and music — all set to Schiller’s Ode to Joy — features four world-class opera singers who take on the florid and challenging solo passages in the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth.


Gould — American Salute

Barber — Adagio for Strings

Ward — America the Beautiful

Beethoven — Symphony No. 9

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.