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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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they had free coffee available, but you could only bring in bottle water to the theater
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prepaid parking is $10 (have your cash ready to keep the line moving)
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Chanticleer & The Shanghai Quartet in Concert
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13 stars
attended Mar 25 2008

Both singers and musicians deserve the highest ratings for their glorious work, but the selections were painful to listen to. I'd see them again, gladly, but only if they were playing more conventional music.

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“These men are phenomenal: as fresh as a blade of grass, tightly focused and keenly expressive.” —New York Times
“Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.” —Los Angeles_ Times_
“They are, to put it directly, one of the world’s best.” —San Francisco_ Chronicle_


The renowned vocal ensemble,Chanticleer, joins the Shanghai Quartet  for the southern California premiere of _From the Path of Beauty, _a lyrical and dramatic song cycle for voice and string quartet. In this specially-commissioned work, celebrated composer "Chen Yi ": her deeply personal feelings about her native country, China. The Barclay is especially pleased to invite Chanticleer back to their stage. This “orchestra of voices,” combined with the intimate acoustics of the theatre’s Cheng Hall, never fails to astonish.