Henry Segerstrom News

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This FallDia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

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Flamenco Superstar Farruquito Makes His Segerstrom Center DebutFlamenco Superstar Farruquito Makes His Segerstrom Center Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Renowned as 'one of the greatest flamenco dancers of this new century' (The New York Times), Farruquito makes his Segerstrom Center debut on Thursday, September 29 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with his latest show, Improvisao, an intimate dance program that showcases his incomparable talent for daring improvisation. It is a celebration of flamenco performed in the most traditional manner where the dancer and the musicians return to flamenco's visceral origins. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular—“An Evening with Renée Fleming,” featuring “America's reigning diva” (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. From the Metropolitan Opera and the White House to the Super Bowl and now the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the internationally sought-after soprano arrives to inaugurate the Symphony's 10th season in its home. There is no better place in the world to hear this modern diva's sumptuous voice and dazzling technique than in the opulent and acoustically superior Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Launch Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 SeasonOpera Diva Renee Fleming to Launch Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular-'An Evening with Renee Fleming,' featuring 'America's reigning diva' (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance. (more...)

Segerstrom Center's Jazz Weekend Returning This OctoberSegerstrom Center's Jazz Weekend Returning This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Jazz greats will be honoring jazz legends during Segerstrom Center's Jazz Weekend taking place October 7 - 9, 2016. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Host Third Year of Disney Musicals in SchoolsSegerstrom Center to Host Third Year of Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will take its Disney Musicals in Schools program to four recently selected Title I public elementary schools during the 2016 - 2017 school year in the third year of the program. The schools are Las Positas Elementary (La Habra), Riverdale Elementary (Garden Grove), Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary (Anaheim) and Santiago Elementary (Santa Ana). The 17-week musical theater residency begins in the fall and culminates with a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical to be performed by students at each school site. On March 21, 2017, Segerstrom Center will host a Student Share Celebration, when each school will have the extraordinary opportunity to perform a selection from their show in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for an audience of fellow students, family members and friends. (more...)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN to Debut at Segerstrom Center This FallA WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN to Debut at Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th AnniversaryPatti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director John Alexander and the 140-voice Pacific Chorale will be transforming the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall into a resounding cathedral with a concert of music for choir and organ on June 12, in anticipation of their summer 2016 tour to Budapest and Vienna. The brilliant young Hungarian organist Andras Gabor Viragh, Titular Organist of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, joins Pacific Chorale from the console of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, in a program that interweaves European and American works, including some of his own compositions. (more...)

Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China Will Make Segerstrom Center Debut This FallShanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China Will Make Segerstrom Center Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Lauded as one of the leading acrobatic companies in the world, the award-winning Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China has been entertaining generations of audiences for five decades, both at home and abroad. For its debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the company will perform a spectacular new show, "Shanghai Nights" on Saturday, October 1 with performances at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

PHANTOM's Davis Gaines to Headline Pacific Chorale's Season Finale PartyPHANTOM's Davis Gaines to Headline Pacific Chorale's Season Finale Party
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Pacific Chorale will be closing its season on June 12 with a bang - featuring an evening full of music to fit all tastes. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Sets 2016-17 SeasonPacific Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Board of Directors of Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has announced its 2016-2017 season, the final season for its long-serving Artistic Director, John Alexander. The season will mark the organization's 49th season and will be John Alexander's 45th conducting the internationally acclaimed 140-member choir. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra to Travel to China This SummerPacific Symphony Youth Orchestra to Travel to China This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

It's an opportunity not even all professional musicians encounter -- a chance to take their music on the road (or in this case-in the air for 13+ hours), but that's exactly the reward waiting for Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra at the end of their 2015-16 season! (more...)

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by BWW - May 1, 2016

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Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra to Perform Last Concert Before Heading to China, 5/22Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra to Perform Last Concert Before Heading to China, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 25, 2016—In its triumphant season finale, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) gears up to embark on an international tour of China in June by performing a program that ranges from 19th-century masterpieces to a brand new work by one of today's leading composers. Energized from a season of artistic achievement, the orchestra opens the concert with “Lighter Than Air,” a newly commissioned work by the Symphony's composer-in-residence, Narong Prangcharoen, and ends with Tchaikovsky's dramatic Symphony No. 4. In-between, the program spotlights the winner of this season's concerto competition, Erica Huang, who performs Dvorák's moving Cello Concerto. Comprised of Southern California's most talented young symphonic musicians, grades 9-12, PSYO is led by the Symphony's Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, who says: “You will not see many high school youth orchestras perform works of this caliber at such a high level.” (more...)

PSYWE to Conclude Season with HEAVEN AND EARTH Concert, 5/22PSYWE to Conclude Season with HEAVEN AND EARTH Concert, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 27, 2016—The young and talented musicians of Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE), grades 8-12, conclude their season with a heavenly array of moving and arresting music. The program, “Heaven and Earth,” features works that are both naturally and divinely inspired—from the “lightning in a bottle” of John Mackey's 2015 “Lightning Field,” to the natural sounds of rain in Whitacre's “Cloudburst,” to Grainger's impressions of a typical day in Australia in “Colonial Song,” and the spiritual underpinnings of Maslanka's “Give Us This Day.” Also, for the first time in PSYWE history, the ensemble performs a new composition by one of its own members, trumpeter Kai Quizon, who wrote “Impulse” over his summer break after working with Symphony composer-in-residence Narong Prangcharoen. These talented brass, woodwind and percussion musicians come together to perform this moving selection of music on Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Perform Vivaldi FOUR SEASONS in Concert, 5/19Pacific Symphony to Perform Vivaldi FOUR SEASONS in Concert, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 21, 2016—Two all-time favorite pieces of music provide a feast for the ears, while stimulating imaginations with their vivid, arresting beauty, when Pacific Symphony performs one of the most beloved works of the Baroque repertoire and then takes a stunning excursion through the Alps. First, Vivaldi's lyrical masterpiece “The Four Seasons,” which paints tantalizing pictures of the changing seasons, is performed and led by award-winning Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint. Revel in the celebration of the autumn harvest, the warmth of the winter fire and the languor of the summer sun as Vivaldi's Venetian tour de force unleashes all of the drama and splendor of the Baroque period and the lyrical beauty of the strings. Then, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, the Symphony retraces the majestic, musical depiction of a dawn-to-dusk hike up and down the Bavarian Alps, as brought to life by Richard Strauss' lush, splendid musical descriptions in his “An Alpine Symphony.”  (more...)

Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 19, 2016—The world's most popular trumpeter— Chris Botti—returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. With polished charm and mesmerizing trumpeting skills, the talented musician/composer takes well-known pop ballads and transforms them into a soulful mix of grace, warmth and beautiful tones. Returning by popular demand for an all-new show, Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night of heart-melting, expressive music, backed by the lush sounds of the orchestra. Officially the best-selling instrumental artist in America, Botti performs worldwide, has received multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards and sold more than four million copies of his albums, including his latest Grammy-winning “Impressions.” (more...)

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings to Present 'Silver Jubilee', 5/1Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings to Present 'Silver Jubilee', 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

WHO: Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, now in its 25th season! Made up of instrumentalists in grades 6-9 and led by Music Director Irene Kroesen under the artistic advisement of Music Director Carl St.Clair.  WHAT: Newly returned from a tour to Florida and energized by a season of artistic achievement, Santiago Strings delivers an electrifying musical culmination of its silver jubilee! From Copland's toe-tapping “Hoe-Down” to the jazzy rhythms of “Cook it Hot or Get Out of the Kitchen,” there's something for everyone to dance to in this brilliant display of young talent and robust dance styles. This concert reflects on Santiago Strings' 25 years of musical excellence and celebrates the future with a world premiere commission by Pacific Symphony Composer-in- Residence Narong Prangcharoen. Also, Dvo?ák's “Slavonic Dance” in E Minor, Bartok's “Dances of Transylvania” and more! (more...)

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