Henry Segerstrom News

Festival Ballet Theatre Announces Rare and Rousing Performances at GALA OF THE STARSFestival Ballet Theatre Announces Rare and Rousing Performances at GALA OF THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Festival Ballet Theatre Announces Rare and Rousing Performances From World-Renowned Ballet Dancers at the 10th Anniversary GALA OF THE STARS (more...)

L'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CDL'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

L'Ermitage Foundation, will present Cello Teacher Ruslan Biryukov and his Cello Student Nathan Le, in the World Premiere Performance of their new CD titled, CELLO PINNACLE, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of I 405, in Bel Air, CA  90049. (more...)

DRACULA, Accompanied by Kronos Quartet, to Haunt Segerstrom CenterDRACULA, Accompanied by Kronos Quartet, to Haunt Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Segerstrom Center for the Arts will co-present Tod Browning's 1931 film classic DRACULA starring Bela Lugosi with original music by Philip Glass performed live by the legendary composer at the piano, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, with Michael Riesman directing from the keyboard. (more...)

FREE MOVIE MONDAYS Return to Segerstrom Center for the ArtsFREE MOVIE MONDAYS Return to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by Michael Quintos - Jun 12, 2017

Summer has once again returned to Orange County, California and with it, Segerstrom Center for the Arts' annual outdoor free-for-all movie screenings! The Center's popular FREE MOVIE MONDAYS---back for its 11th consecutive year in Costa Mesa---includes 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' on July 10, 'The Wiz' on July 17, 'Stand and Deliver' on July 24, 'Edward Scissorhands' on July 31 and, finally, 'School of Rock' on August 7. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to End 2016-17 Season with Mahler's Second SymphonyPacific Symphony to End 2016-17 Season with Mahler's Second Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

In true fashion, Pacific Symphony ends its 2016-17 season with a concert designed to make a lasting impression. In the spotlight is Mahler's epic Second Symphony, in which the composer ponders nothing less than life, death and transcendence-and in so doing pens some of his most sublime music. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Pay Tribute to John WilliamsPacific Symphony to Pay Tribute to John Williams
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

It took just two notes-found in the theme to Steven Spielberg's movie "Jaws," (dun-DUN...dun-DUN)-to make a major, permanent impression on the minds of moviegoers for generations to come. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Concludes 10th Anniversary With TRADITIONS ConcertPacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Concludes 10th Anniversary With TRADITIONS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Before Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) leaves on its first international tour in July, the talented young musicians conclude their milestone 10th anniversary season by paying homage to the band tradition, as well as the ensemble's history in the Pacific Symphony family. The concert, “Traditions,” kicks off with Paul Basler's thrilling work, “Carnival,” followed by Johann Sebastian Bach's “Fervent is My Longing” (Chorale Prelude) and “Little” Fugue in G Minor. At the center are two cornerstone works for wind ensemble—Ralph Vaughan Williams' “English Folk Song Suite” and Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat—to celebrate the wind band culture's deep-rooted tradition. “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr. concludes the concert on a victorious note. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LGBT Night During THE BODYGUARDSegerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LGBT Night During THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the U.S. National Tour of the smash hit West End musical The Bodyguard, starring Grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Deborah Cox May 30 - June 11. On June 1, the Center will host its second LGBT night, and guests are invited to enjoy a post-show party with Ms. Cox and members of the cast. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Announces 2017-18 SeasonPacific Symphony Pops Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pacific Symphony Pops 2017-18 promises a season so bright with stars, music and fun that audience members may need their sunglasses! Led for the 27th year by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the season includes seven heavenly concerts showcasing a constellation of indelible music, beginning with one of today's most talented music producers, David Foster, and special guests. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 'OC Can You Play With Us?'Pacific Symphony Announces 'OC Can You Play With Us?'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

“Yes, we can!” That has been the emphatic response from the Orange County community for the last seven years, when asked by Pacific Symphony: “OC Can You Play With Us?” What began as a one-time endeavor in 2011 to expose the avocational musicians to professional music education and performance has continued to grow in size and spirit with each passing year. More than 230 people have participated in the side-by-side program since its beginning. The simple invitation to play onstage alongside the Symphony's orchestra members was met with such enthusiasm over the years that, in 2014, a chamber music edition was added. Like its predecessor, the chamber edition was an instant success, and now both programs have become highly anticipated annual events. With about 100 participants in total this year, “OC Can You Play With Us?” continues to encourage, inspire and make dreams come true! (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Hear the mighty, one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie organ in all its acoustic wonder, when outstanding virtuoso Monte Maxwell performs an eclectic program of organ favorites including something for everyone during Pacific Symphony's final “Pedals and Pipes” concert this season. The renowned organist—who plays for the U.S. Naval Academy's Chapel and has performed for diplomats and national leaders from around the world—travels to Orange County for this showcase of the organ's stunning palette of sounds, often adding his own twist to classic arrangements. The afternoon recital includes the very best of organ music—from Wagner to Bach, Widor to Bizet, Vierne to Yon and far beyond! The concert takes place Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $10-$50. For more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, brings a zoo magically to life through enchanting music, adorable Bob Brown Puppets and a compelling narrator to tell the story of Camille Saint-Saëns' “Carnival of the Animals.” Performed with charming, oversized puppets on a full-scale theatrical set, the heart and focus of “Carnival of the Animals” are the musical segments that make up Saint-Saëns' playful masterpiece. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season FinalePacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its season finale - and Artistic Director John Alexander's final performance with the organization - on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents THE MAGIC OF CHOPIN With Pianist Louie Lortie, 4/27-29Pacific Symphony Presents THE MAGIC OF CHOPIN With Pianist Louie Lortie, 4/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Viva la France! For Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert, two of the brightest French-Canadian classical music stars—celebrated pianist Louis Lortie and acclaimed guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni—perform a program inspired by the spirit of France with music by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Enters 17th American Composers Festival with ELLIS ISLAND, Tribute To John Adams, And MorePacific Symphony Enters 17th American Composers Festival with ELLIS ISLAND, Tribute To John Adams, And More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with “Ellis Island”—a meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

It's Broadway baby! Pacific Symphony Pops brings two award-winning Broadway superstars—Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell—together on one stage to deliver an evening of unforgettable music from the Great White Way. With stunning voices and booming careers on Broadway, television and concert stages, Hilty and Mitchell join the 88-piece orchestra to bring fresh insight to a program of Broadway hits and memorable melodies that have become timeless standards, including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hilty dazzles with songs such as Gershwin's “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the NBC-TV series “Smash” and “The Rainbow Connection” from her album “Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” Then, Mitchell takes the stage with masterpieces such as “Stars” from “Les Misérables,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” “It Ain't Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” and the ultimate lounge tune, “Feeling Good.”  (more...)

Pacific Chorale Announces 2017-2018 Season Under New ConductorPacific Chorale Announces 2017-2018 Season Under New Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Board of Directors of Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has announced its 2017-2018 season, themed "What Inspires You?" under the baton of the organization's new incoming Artistic Director, Robert Istad, as the Chorale celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Elizabeth Segerstrom, Terry Lundgren, Renee Fleming and More Celebrate Henry Segerstrom FilmPhoto Flash: Elizabeth Segerstrom, Terry Lundgren, Renee Fleming and More Celebrate Henry Segerstrom Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California's South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Pacific Symphony's ELLIS ISLAND to be Broadcast Live From Segerstrom Concert HallPacific Symphony's ELLIS ISLAND to be Broadcast Live From Segerstrom Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with“Ellis Island”—a meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future. Each year, ACF uncovers a different facet of American music, and in 2017, the Symphony pays tribute to our nation's historic immigrant experience and the American dream by taking inspiration from the Grammy-nominated work composed by Peter Boyer, “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” This ambitious blending of narration, projected images and orchestral writing highlighting individual immigrants who came to America's shores between 1910 and 1940 offers a searing, emotionally charged concert experience.  (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

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