Donald M.

Donald M.’s Event Journal

The Planets

The planets
Saturday July 13, 2013 / 8:00pm
The Planets
2 tickets
Terrace
8808 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

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We started the evening with a group picnic on the grass in front of the ticket booths; always a great way to get the evening rolling. The first half of the concert featured a violin prodigy who did a superb job. The second half was The Planets and the orchestra did a fantastic job with the music. The graphics were a bit of a disappointment. For each planet there was one shot of the planet, and none was labeled. It would have been nice to know which of the lesser known planets we were looking at. We saw this performed about 18 months ago at the Verizon and the visual component of the performance was much more interesting; numerous shots from a variety of NASA space probes with captions explaining where the photos came from. I'd recommend this performance for the music. But, a key feature of the performance is the visuals, and they are disappointing.