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Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
949-855-8095
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1 review
11 stars
I came in off the 5 freeway and it seemed to be a lot less backed up than the 405. I would get their early however, people who came in after me said that they waited in the lots for over an hour!
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1 events
1 review
11 stars
Food is very expensive and beers are over $17 each! $14 for domestic. The food is also not very appetizing. Eat and drink before you come!
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32 events
5 reviews
8 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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33 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Enjoyable - and special pricing made it possible to attend.
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Why don't they have an American flag visible anywhere?
Everyone stands and places their hand over their heart but no flag to face! ! ! ! ! !

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21 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

One orchestral number well performed, but less mainstream than I would have preferred. Arrangement "thin".

Be delighted to have you market more "Today Only" reservations. Good for the venue, good for you, good for your clients. Win-win-win. ...continued

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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.