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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
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2 events
0 reviews
2 stars
Park at the exit and walk. Much quicker to get out afterwards that way.
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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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"Tchaikovsky Spectacular"
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4.8 average rating
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45 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

Fabulouos! A little too cool for an outdoor concert, but the orchestra and soloist and conductor were superb!

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38 events
13 reviews
28 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

I would actually rate this a 4-1/2. The music was wonderful. The Rachmanioff (sp?) pianist was magnificant. What a treat to see such talent in person. We did not realize our seats would be in the Terrace section. My husband had a bit of...continued

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60 events
7 reviews
22 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

Great music, but the seats were in the nosebleed section. Good deal though.

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A thrilling night in store! Pacific Symphony’s ever-popular Tchaikovsky Spectacular features the thrilling climax of thundering cannons and spectacular fireworks in the 1812 Overture. Before that, delightful music from Swan Lake, plus, acclaimed pianist Benjamin Pasternack performs one of the repertoire’s most powerful, most demanding and most popular works — Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featured in the 1996 hit movie Shine.


Carl St.Clair, conductor

Benjamin Pasternack, piano

Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky:_ 1812_ Overture