Pacific Symphony League to Host A VALENTINE PRELUDE Before Pops Concert with Matthew Morrison, 2/13
Orange County, Calif.-Dec. 18, 2013-Share the love! It's a heart-filled evening of music, dining and entertainment-when Pacific Symphony's esteemed support group, the Pacific Symphony League, hosts "A Valentine Prelude" to benefit the Symphony's music education programs. Taking place Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, the fund-raising dinner serves as an overture to the Symphony's "Valentine's Day with Matthew Morrison" Pops concert taking place in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall that same night. Taking a cue from Morrison, who attended Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), the Prelude features OCSA's premier performing ensemble, Montage!, comprised of students in grades 7-12 with the highest level of the school's artistic talent in singing, dancing, music and acting. After the dinner, guests are charmed by award-winning, Broadway star and "Glee" actor Matthew Morrison who performs a romantic array of show tunes and jazz standards for a Valentine's Day concert that is sure to be the perfect night out with a special someone!
The Prelude is open to anyone with a love for music and furthering music education among young people. Tables seating 10 are available at $2,500 and $1,500. Individual seats are $150. To reserve tickets, call Susan Baker at (949) 720-0121. Concert tickets are sold separately; please call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org for more information.
"Guests can expect cocktails and an excellent dinner at the elegant Center Club," says Susan Baker, Pacific Symphony League member. "With good company plus the satisfaction of knowing they have helped sustain Pacific Symphony's award-winning educational and community outreach programs, proving once again that music really does matter!"
Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 35th anniversary this season, is involved in comprehensive educational programs for a variety of age groups, with a focus on youth. The newest educational program for fourth and fifth grade students in under-served neighborhoods in Santa Ana is called Santa Ana Strings. Students receive in-depth violin instruction from SAUSD (Santa Ana Unified School District) music educators and Pacific Symphony musicians in both small and large group settings, a violin to take home, academic tutoring and numerous performance opportunities, many of which are in conjunction with Pacific Symphony concerts.