Tchaik spectacular fireworks 052012

Tchaikovsky Spectacular and Fireworks Display Reviews

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine (Irvine, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

58 ratings
4.5 average rating
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16 reviews
28 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

We arrived at 6:30p and got VIP parking $20 that was well worth it. If you are planning a picnic, I would recommend arriving at least 2.5 hrs before the performance. By the time I got tickets in "will call" (long line), we only had 45 minutes to...continued

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9 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Great fireworks display. All pieces were excellent, especially the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto and 1821 Overture. Did not know where to find the Huntington Beach Concert Band (who played during the 1821 Overture).

Lawn Area is highly sloped....continued

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15 reviews
68 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Very enjoyable evening, especially during mild summer weather!

Ample parking, but inadequate restrooms (as is the case at many large venues). Come EARLY if you want to secure a spot on the very limited grassy areas to picnic.

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12 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Our lawn seats provided perfect viewing and acoustics. We thoroughly enjoyed the Pacific Symphony's concert. However, the angle of the lawn was not comfortable for either the placement of chairs or a picnic. The parking scene was unpleasant...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

It was great. The fireworks were special. It was a little difficult for my husband to walk that far. Maybe you should add that it is a long walk up to your seats.

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3 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

The concert was wonderful, with an excellent choice of music, including Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, which the guest pianist played beautifully. The piece was very moving.

My only criticism is that getting out of the parking lot took...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

A marvelous concert!!! The Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto was actually the spectacular event with mesmerizing camera shots of the pianist's hands thrown up on the large viewing screens. The Tchaikovsky numbers were both beautiful (Sleeping Beauty...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Goldstar seats in the ozone and to the far left side. Terrible seats. People sitting behind us talking and using profanity! Awful night and a waste of time.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Great performance. Great price. We actually thought the fireworks were more of a distraction from the music but the rest of the concert was perfect. We hope to attend more of the performances next summer.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

The Music was amazing. The only reason I gave it one star less was that there was not enough room on the lawn. We ended up sitting on a very slanted part of the lawn, which made picnicing very difficult. Other than that, really enjoyed the music...continued

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1 review
21 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

It was a decent "show" but I didn't "feel" it.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

the concert was wonderful with great fireworks,
although the fireworks were not synchronized with the music as done at the Hollywood bowl.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

The concert itself was great - beautiful music and loved the fireworks. I find this venue chaotic and disorganized re: parking and getting to ones seats especially if they are in the Terrace seating. Not conducive to handicapped parking or...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

The orchestra was wonderful, and I really enjoyed the pianist. Unfortunately, two car alarms went off for a long period of time when an adjoining venue's show ended and its attendees were leaving during our performance, which was irritating and...continued

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172 reviews
58 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

The Pacific Symphony's performance was steller as usual. The violinist was outstanding, particularily for being so young. He will certainly be one to watch. Hopefully a rising star.

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9 reviews
10 stars
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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

Fabulous concert! The young violinist was wonderful! The fireworks were better than ever before!

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394 reviews
-74 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

A fine way to spend the Saturaday of the Labor day weekend. See PSO back at Segarstram

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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

Music was wonderful, violin soloist was fantastic. Fireworks was spectacular!

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

The Pacific Symphony is fabulous and the guest violinist was superb.

However, the people (8) in our row refused to pick up their supplies that we blocking access to our seats. So we had to go to the row behind and climb over the seats to get...continued

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