Duke 081111

Duke Ellington Orchestra Plus An American in Paris Reviews

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine (Irvine, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

25 ratings
4.6 average rating
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441 events
172 reviews
59 stars
31 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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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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96 events
32 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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50 events
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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40 events
16 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Such talented musicians, it was very up lifting!

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33 events
11 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Nice performance on a warm and pleasant summer evening. The seats were further back than I anticipated with the assigned seats being both near the center/rear and in a cluster of full seating. During the first intermission we moved to to an...continued

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23 events
9 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The music was great....the symphony and the Ellington orchestra were outstanding. The only problem is the venue...it is dificult for seniors...there is too much walking,most of it uphill, and the "shuttle service" is woefully in adequate...they...continued

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16 events
7 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The music was great. What could have been better would have been more of the Duke Ellington orchestra playing alone.

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14 events
6 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Beautiful music by very talented musicians - An enjoyable evening!

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16 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Can not put my finger on why I think it was average but it needed something to make it more exciting for me.

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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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8 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The Orchestra was beautiful. Would have like to have the Duke Ellington Orchestra play by themselves more.

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12 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

This was an enjoyable outing on a beautiful evening. The concert was organized on what I think of as the Hollywood Bowl model, with the resident orchestra (the Pacific Symphony) playing the first half and joining in with the guest band for the...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Thanks for the beautiful night of music under the stars! Loved "American in Paris" especiallly. Carl St.Claire is such a draw!! Love his historical perspectives and appreciation for his cohorts!

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Amazing event - the Orchestra played so beautifully. It was such a romantic night, laying on the lawn, looking at the stars, and listening to their beautiful music!

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11 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

fantastic orchestra, music, night, and event

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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

I hope they recorded it - the version of Mood Indigo with the Duke Ellington Band and Pacific Symphony Orchestra was phenomenal.
Thank you for a fabulous evening

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1 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Only complaint was that it ended! We wanted MORE!!

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