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Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • 600 Town Center Dr
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Phone: (714) 556-2122
  • Phone: (714) 556-2122

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Professional touring shows of all kinds including, ballet, Broadway, classical music, dance, pop/rock and more.

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Café Ludwig: Brahms & the Romantics

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Oct 02 Recurrence: Times: 3:00 p.m.

The towering genius of Brahms cast a long shadow that influenced many of his contemporaries, including Dvorák, a devoted friend he mentored. The program opens with a Brahms-inspired work by a young Israeli-American composer that Orli Shaham commissioned and recorded. Orli Shaham, piano and host Members of Pacific Symphony DORMAN: After Brahms for Solo Piano DVORAK: String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77 BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 3, Op. 60 More »

Amy Grant

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Oct 14 - Oct 15 Recurrence: Recurring daily Times: 8:00 p.m.

Six-time Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant has enjoyed a career spanning more than 30 years, stretching from her roots in gospel music to becoming a leading pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant has produced numerous hits such as “Baby Baby,” “Every Heartbeat,” “That’s What Love is For,” “I Will Remember You,” “Lead Me On,” “El Shaddai” and more. Richard Kaufman, conductor Pacific Symphony More »

Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Oct 20 - Oct 22 Recurrence: Recurring daily Times: 8:00 p.m.

Tchaikovsky described his Fourth as "a reflection of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony." From the fateful thundering brass fanfare to the dramatic finish, this quintessentially romantic Russian music will sweep you away, evoking surging powerful emotions. This powerful work rounds out a program featuring an intriguing world premiere and Mozart’s most beloved violin concerto performed by award-winning French violinist Arnaud Sussmann, whose violin playing has been described as “reminiscent of Jascha Heifetz or Fritz Kreisler.” Carl St.Clair, conductor Arnaud Sussmann, violin PRANGCHAROEN: Concerto for Four Principal Winds (World Premiere) MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 Preview Talk with host Alan Chapman at 7 More »

The Magic & Music of "Harry Potter"

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Oct 22 Recurrence: Times: 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Attention all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and Slytherins! Grab your brooms and fly away with us as Pacific Symphony performs selections from the Harry Potter films and more, complete with presentations by a professional magician. Dress as your favorite wizard, sorcerer or other Halloween character for a Hogwarts Halloween. Roger Kalia, conductor Pacific Symphony Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival, where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning's concert. Activities begins at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers. More »

Home Alone

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Nov 11 - Nov 12 Recurrence: Recurring daily Times: 8:00 p.m.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy classic features John Williams’ charming and captivating score performed live by Pacific Symphony to a screening of the film. When 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind after his family takes off on Christmas vacation, he needs to defend his home against two bungling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Richard Kaufman, conductor Cal State Fullerton Singers Pacific Symphony More »

Grieg's Piano Concerto

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Nov 17 - Nov 19 Recurrence: Recurring daily Times: 8:00 p.m.

Zubin Mehta said of Spain’s pre-eminent pianist, “I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein,” while Sir Simon Rattle commented: “There is something special with Joaquín Achúcarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano.” This not-to-be-missed debut is part of a program that includes Grieg’s ever popular Peer Gynt, musical fairy-tale ballet music by Stravinksy and a magical, mystical concerto from Finland that includes taped bird songs interacting with the orchestra. Rune Bergmann, conductor Joaquín Achúcarro, piano GRIEG: Peer Gynt Selections GRIEG: Piano Concerto RAUTAVAARA: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (1919) Preview Talk with host Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. More »

Strauss' Vienna

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Dec 01 - Dec 03 Recurrence: Recurring daily Times: 8:00 p.m.

This tribute to the charming Viennese waltz—featuring music by Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss—is sure to sweep you off your feet! In the 1800s, Vienna was the glittering cultural jewel at the heart of Europe and Brahms spent his entire life there. Performing his First Piano Concerto will be Jeremy Denk, the winner of many celebrated awards, including the coveted MacArthur ‘Genius” Fellowship. Carl St.Clair, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 R. STRAUSS: Suite from “Der Rosenkavalier” STRAUSS, Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Preview Talk with host Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. More »

Nutcracker for Kids

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Dec 03 Recurrence: Times: 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Visions of sugarplums and beautiful ballerinas will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed 45-minute version created just for kids. This annual favorite finishes with a grand finale sing-along and a jolly visit from Santa himself! Roger Kalia, conductor Festival Ballet Theatre — Salwa Rizkalla, artistic director Pacific Symphony Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival, where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning's concert. Activities begins at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers. More »

Handel's Glorious "Messiah"

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Dec 04 Recurrence: Times: 3:00 p.m.

A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio—with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and spectacular “Hallelujah!” chorus—provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy. George Hanson, conductor Soloists to be announced Pacific Chorale – John Alexander, artistic director HANDEL: Messiah More »

The Ten Tenors: "Home for the Holidays"

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Dec 16 - Dec 17 Recurrence: Recurring daily Times: 8:00 p.m.

“Home for the Holidays” is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia’s rockstars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and many more, “Home for the Holidays” is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season. Richard Kaufman, conductor Pacific Symphony More »

Holiday Organ Spectacular

Address: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dates: Dec 20 Recurrence: Times: 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with a world-class organist and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the $3.1 million William J. Gillespie Concert Organ. Todd Wilson, organ Members of Pacific Symphony More »

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