Venue Details

116 Star Starred
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
949-855-8095
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Member Tips

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Casual
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Parking $8.00 easy in and out
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Available for purchase or bring your own
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Get there early
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Goldstar Member
Bring your own food and drink
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Rae B. Harper
Purchasing OK - expensive
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Reviews & Ratings

25 ratings
4.6 average rating
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30 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The Bernstein and Gershwin numbers by the orchestra were great. The Ellington Band joined the orchestra during the second half. I would have enjoyed the Ellington songs even more if they had been played by the band by itself.

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7 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Excellent event. Loved all of it. Wish Goldstar would have had better seats to pick from for more money. Terrace is a long way from the stage.

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Bill Red Velvet
10 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Great! Wish we could of heard more of "just" the Duke Ellington Band. Summer night and seats good.

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More Information

Website

http://www.pacificsymphony.org/main.taf?p=9,5,6,6&ProductionID=7553

Description

Carl St. Clair – Conductor

Duke Ellington Orchestra

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**Program: 

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Bernstein: Slava!

Bernstein: Three Dances Episodes from “On The Town”

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Set with Duke Ellington Orchestra: Hits of Duke Ellington

As the Boston Globe puts it, “In the century since Duke Ellington’s birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise.” His musical genius is featured in a treasure trove of great songs: “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Mood Indigo,” “Take the ‘A’ Train” and more.

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.