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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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39 events
36 reviews
17 stars
Venue states only a sealed water bottle is allowed, but families brought coolers full of food.
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39 events
36 reviews
17 stars
For quick, easy exit, park just after you enter the gate. It's a long walk, but will give you a speedy exit.
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Reviews & Ratings

Duke Ellington Orchestra Plus "An American in Paris"
25 ratings
4.6 average rating
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36 events
11 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

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

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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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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.