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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
949-855-8095
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67 events
39 reviews
30 stars
Ugh: parking at this venue sucks! Either park a mile away, near the exit, to exit 15 minutes after the show, or park within 1/4 mile to exit 2 hours after. How could the Fire Marshall have approved this?
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4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
and parking is one way in and one way out ... leave plenty of time at this venue, over an hour to park and get out...
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Reviews & Ratings

Duke Ellington Orchestra Plus "An American in Paris"
25 ratings
4.6 average rating
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32 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The Bernstein and Gershwin numbers by the orchestra were great. The Ellington Band joined the orchestra during the second half. I would have enjoyed the Ellington songs even more if they had been played by the band by itself.

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113 events
34 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

Enjoyable - and special pricing made it possible to attend.
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Why don't they have an American flag visible anywhere?
Everyone stands and places their hand over their heart but no flag to face! ! ! ! ! !

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50 events
21 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

One orchestral number well performed, but less mainstream than I would have preferred. Arrangement "thin".

Be delighted to have you market more "Today Only" reservations. Good for the venue, good for you, good for your clients. Win-win-win. ...continued

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Description

Carl St. Clair – Conductor

Duke Ellington Orchestra

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**Program: 

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Bernstein: Slava!

Bernstein: Three Dances Episodes from “On The Town”

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Set with Duke Ellington Orchestra: Hits of Duke Ellington

As the Boston Globe puts it, “In the century since Duke Ellington’s birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise.” His musical genius is featured in a treasure trove of great songs: “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Mood Indigo,” “Take the ‘A’ Train” and more.