Venue Details

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

Goldstar Member
Bring along a blanket--it can get cold.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
John & Linda
Be able to hike up sort of a long grade.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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11 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

I would actually rate this a 4-1/2. The music was wonderful. The Rachmanioff (sp?) pianist was magnificant. What a treat to see such talent in person. We did not... continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

Everything was great although the sound in the Gold Star seats could have been better. I know this because I moved for the second half to other seats and everything sounded better.

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

Fabulouos! A little too cool for an outdoor concert, but the orchestra and soloist and conductor were superb!

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Website

http://www.pacificsymphony.org

Description

A thrilling night in store! Pacific Symphony’s ever-popular Tchaikovsky Spectacular features the thrilling climax of thundering cannons and spectacular fireworks in the 1812 Overture. Before that, delightful music from Swan Lake, plus, acclaimed pianist Benjamin Pasternack performs one of the repertoire’s most powerful, most demanding and most popular works — Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featured in the 1996 hit movie Shine.

Program:

Carl St.Clair, conductor

Benjamin Pasternack, piano

Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky:_ 1812_ Overture

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.