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Be aware the bar prices at the lobby are high. $11.00 plus tip for a glass of wine! $13.00 plus tip for sparkling wine. Plus ticket price, and parking? An expensive venture!
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The weather was cool. I wore I was way over dressed. A nice sweater and Levi look would have done it.
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Duke Ellington Orchestra
17 ratings
3.9 average rating
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karyn driessen Red Velvet
28 events
15 reviews
5 stars
attended May 17 2013

The Duke Ellington Orchestra was fabulous; but was not featured in this concert. The Orchestra was relegated to being "backup". A big waste of their talent. Shame on the sponsors of this program for advertising it as Duke's Orchestra being...

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26 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 17 2013

Wonderful seats! Wonderful experience! Duke Ellington Orchestra rocked the house. Wished their portion of the night had been longer.

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96 events
72 reviews
37 stars
attended May 16 2013

A thrilling experience of music. The Concert Hall upgraded my seat to the orchestra floor and I was 7 rows from the stage! Wonderful music. The first part was music written by an amazing composer that blended Ellington's jazz with Arabic music....continued

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The Preview Talk with KUSC personality Alan Chapman begins at 7:00pm before each performance.

Carl St.Clair – conductor

Duke Ellington Orchestra 

Daniel Schnyder – composer and saxophone

David Taylor – trombone

Kenny Drew Jr. – piano  

Schnyder: Shourouk, Arabian Overture for Orchestra

Duke Ellington arr. by

Schnyder: In a Sentimental Mood

Hendrix arr. by

Schnyder: Variations on Purple Haze

Schnyder: subZERO, Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra

Strayhorn: Take the ‘A’ Train

Ellington: Caravan

Ellington: Satin Doll

Ellington: Creole Love Call

Ellington: The Eighth Veil

Ellington: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 37th season in 2015-16, 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.