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475 Star Starred
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
949-855-8095
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from psrrobbins

Nice performance on a warm and pleasant summer evening. The seats were further back than I anticipated with the assigned seats being both near the center/rear and in a cluster of full seating. During the first intermission we moved to to an...continued

reviewed Aug 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Leventhal

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.

reviewed Aug 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Rae B. Harper

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! ! ! ! ! !

reviewed Aug 27 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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