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  • She's got an ear for acoustics

    She's got an ear for acoustics
    Alfred Hitchcock was once quoted as saying, "I enjoy playing the audience like a piano." And so does Eileen Jeanette. The vice president of artistic and orchestra operations for the Pacific Symphony keeps a keen eye on how many people have bought...
  • Say, they can sing!

    Say, they can sing!
    They came with music in their hearts and lyrics on their lips. An audition pool of nearly 50 hopefuls from across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire has now been whittled to four. The finalists of the Pacific Symphony production "OC...
  • Classically Trained: Navy band blows into town

    In the eighth grade, my classmates and I got to hear the United States Marine Band, a.k.a. the President's Own, in rehearsal at their barracks in Washington, D.C. We were told this would be the opportunity of a lifetime, a rare chance to hear one of the...
  • Jumping at the 'Crossroads'

    Jumping at the 'Crossroads'
    When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
  • Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
  • Forbidden love told through music in 'Memphis'

     Forbidden love told through music in 'Memphis'
    Four-time Tony Award-winning original musical "Memphis" rides the airwaves into Costa Mesa for a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week. "Memphis," two hours of fast-paced action and 19 high-energy song and dance numbers, is...
  • Classically Trained: 'Sundays at Soka' a real jam

    ALISO VIEJO — There was likely only one big traffic jam in this town Sunday, and it happened to be for a rush to hear the music. Cars were backed up along Wood Canyon Drive in the minutes before the Pacific Symphony's first-ever "Sundays at Soka"...
  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    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...
  • Classically Trained: Seeing off a career in style

    Visits from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Orchestra are a few of the highlights ahead in the 2013-14 Philharmonic Society of Orange County concert season. The season for the Irvine-based nonprofit, which has presented world-class music...
  • Classically Trained: A night (or three) with a Puccini classic

    Opera is again returning to Orange County this month, thanks to the Pacific Symphony's three-year "Symphonic Voices" opera-vocal initiative that's bringing the high-class art form to local audiences since the closing of Opera Pacific in 2008. Last year,...
  • Roger Daltrey to play the OC Fair, for charity

    Roger Daltrey to play the OC Fair, for charity
    Roger Daltrey doesn't perform at fairs. Usually, anyway. Saturday’s concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre will be his second such gig in a career spanning 50 years. The first was in Minnesota in the 1990s. The details escape him, he said — it's...
  • Tao gets fresh with Rach 3

    Tao gets fresh with Rach 3
    On a mostly listless Tuesday at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Conrad Tao sat at his dressing room piano in casual street clothes and played a snippet of the world's most terrifying piece of music. The 19-year-old closed his eyes and...