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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
0 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 and Fireworks Display
59 ratings
4.5 average rating
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93 events
14 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Great fireworks display. All pieces were excellent, especially the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto and 1821 Overture. Did not know where to find the Huntington Beach Concert Band (who played during the 1821 Overture).

Lawn Area is highly sloped....continued

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20 events
15 reviews
67 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Very enjoyable evening, especially during mild summer weather!

Ample parking, but inadequate restrooms (as is the case at many large venues). Come EARLY if you want to secure a spot on the very limited grassy areas to picnic.

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36 events
12 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Our lawn seats provided perfect viewing and acoustics. We thoroughly enjoyed the Pacific Symphony's concert. However, the angle of the lawn was not comfortable for either the placement of chairs or a picnic. The parking scene was unpleasant...continued

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Pacfic Symphony with:*

*Carl St.Clair, conductor

Chad Hoopes, violin


Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni

Tchaikovsky: Preghiera from Suite No. 4, Mozartiana

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: _1812 Overture _

_Please note:

Guests are advised to bring a jacket or a blanket as evenings can be cool after sundown.

Picnicking is encouraged. Outside food and beverages are allowed at the Pacific Symphony Summer Concerts. __Arrive early for the best picnic spots._

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.