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Classical music can evoke peace, amazement and inspiration. Fortunately, Orange County is hosting multiple upcoming concerts with some of the most distinguished classical music artists alive. Be sure to take advantage of these exceptional performances held at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with family, friends and loved ones. For additional classical music shows in Orange County, click here.

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“Symphony in Space”
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: March 12, 2016In mid-March, blast off with the Pacific Symphony will help you travel through the massive solar system. Along with real footage provided by NASA, and music from Hoist’s “The Planets,” as well as the movie “Star Wars”, you’ll get a show that will blow you away. The show will also feature gifted young musicians from the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra for a side-by-side concert for kids ages 5-11.

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Russian National Orchestra
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: February 24, 2016This season, the Russian National Orchestra will be celebrating 25 years as one of Russia’s leading ensembles and one of the world’s top orchestras. At the end of February, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, you’ll get a chance to see this legendary classical music phenomenon in person. As part of the Henry T. Segerstrom Legacy Series, there will also be a pre-concert lecture by Rich Capparela at 7pm. Performances will include Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture in A major,” as well as Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” and much more.

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(credit: Pacific Symphony)

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: March 10, 2016Featuring its lavish and opulent tone and melodic mastery, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony will be performed in a triumphant final movement. Led by Manuel López-Gómez, one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Venezuela’s internationally renowned “El Sistema” music program, Pablo Villegas will be on guita, and The Pacific Symphony will also help bring music to your ears.

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All-Beethoven Polish Baltic Philharmonic
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.pacificsymphony.org
Date: March 15, 2016Sit back and be amazed as classical conductor Boguslaw Dawidow and pianist Marcin Koziak as they perform an all-Beethoven program, opening with the composer’s exhilarating Egmont Overture, followed by his Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, with Marcin Koziak as soloist. The evening will finish up with one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies all over the world: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. What an evening for classical music fans! Tickets start at just $35.

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(credit: Pacific Symphony)

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: May 19, 2016 – May 21, 2016Along with the Pacific Symphony, two long time favorites will provide a musical experience unlike any others for 3 days! One of the most beloved works of the Baroque repertoire, Vivaldi’s “lyrical masterpiece paints tantalizing pictures of Earth’s always changing seasons. Once you’ve heard that musical masterpiece, take in a full-day excursion up and down the Bavarian Alps, brought to life by Richard Strauss’ lush, splendid musical descriptions. The legendary Carl St.Clair will be the conductor, while Philippe Quint will be on violin, and they will supported by Pacific Symphony

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