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The merriest music month of them all continues with two Pacific Chorale performances in the coming days. Set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Wednesday, the chorale's annual "Tis the Season!" concerts will feature Christmas tunes and other favorites at...
Tags: Music Industry, Entertainment, Arts and Culture, Music, Culture
On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second astronaut to walk on the surface of the moon. More recently, on Dec. 19, he fronted the Orange County World Affairs Council as the keynote speaker for a holiday-themed event attracting some 300 guests at...
December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
When it comes to community spirit there is arguably no more dedicated confederation of folks than the ardent and steadfast supporters of Pacific Chorale. Recently in Newport Beach they came together, as they have done year after year, for an underwriting...
Tags: Entertainment, Human Interest, Holidays, Music, Broadway Theater
An injunction that temporarily stopped Costa Mesa from privatizing some city services will go to the state Supreme Court, city officials said Wednesday. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to appeal a lower-court ruling that has prevented the city from...
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The Pacific Chorale will celebrate its 45th concert season at the end of the month with a performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah." The concert is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, where the chorus is one...
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The 13th annual Orange County Arts Awards were presented Sept. 18 during a dinner ceremony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Produced by Orange County impresario Richard Stein, the organization honored three individuals and one couple for lifetime...
When I was about 8, I made what I thought was the greatest of musical discoveries. As one of San Diego's youngest self-taught orchestral music lovers — unlike many of the classically trained, I don't come from a musically inclined family —...
The good news from Orange Coast College's music department just keeps coming. First, it was word about the school's Chamber Singers performing in Carnegie Hall earlier this month. Now, a donor has come forward to match contributions to the Costa Mesa...
SUNDAY Scan-a-Thon at Great Park Orange County Great Park artist-in-residence Deborah Aschheim invites people to bring personal and family photos from the 1960s and '70s so she can scan them for a project she's working on. The Scan-a-Thon is from 10...
It's the season to be musical in the form of singing, dancing, violin bowing and brass instrument buzzing. Newport-Mesa is the hub of the county's musical activity, so it's no surprise that many holiday-themed events are happening right here. The John...
The Orange County Mormon Choral Organization released a recording this week of an epic work performed earlier this year in Costa Mesa. Recording "Messiah in America," a 34-movement oratorio utilizing four soloists and an astounding 700 musicians, took...
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