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Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
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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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28 events
10 reviews
17 stars
Dine before you go, food and drinks very very pricey
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"Tchaikovsky Spectacular"
8 ratings
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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35 events
13 reviews
27 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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58 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

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 37th season in 2015-16, is led by music director Carl St.Clair. The largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 40 years, the Symphony is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own burgeoning community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts a year and a rich array of education and community programs, the Symphony reaches more than 275,000 residents — from schoolchildren to senior citizens.