SURE TO BE A SPECIAL TWEET!
An evening of favorite Tchaikovsky masterpieces, a little Mozart and all the drama of the “1812” Overture with cannons and fireworks highlight this year’s annual “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” at Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2012. Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, the concert features young violin prodigy Chad Hoopes performing Tchaikovsky’s demanding and exquisite Violin Concerto, with all of its soothing beauty and graceful melodies. At only 18, Hoopes (who plays the 1713 Antonio Stradivari Cooper) performs with “an inspiring blend of emotional expression, technical ease and engaging showmanship way beyond his years…” (Press Democrat).
This concert, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m., at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, is also the Symphony’s third “Tweetcert,” audience members are encouraged to turn on their cell phones! Those with access to Twitter or text messaging may view tweet-size tidbits of information about the music and the featured artists in real time. Follow the Symphony on Twitter at twitter.com/PacificSymphony and respond to the tweets using #PSSummer.
LAST NIGHT MORE THAN 10,500 PEOPLE GOT A “PEACEFUL, EASY FEELING” AS PACIFIC SYMPHONY KICKED OFF ITS 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL WITH A “JULY 4 SPECTACULAR—MUSIC OF THE EAGLES,” FEATURING TRIBUTE BAND “WINDBORNE”
Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman also led the orchestra in an 80th birthday tribute to iconic film composer John Williams and the audience voted by text for the encore. Plus, the holiday celebration featured a traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces (military gets in FREE all season!) and the night culminated in a dazzling display of fireworks!
WARM NIGHTS, COOL MUSIC…IT’S SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVIN’ IS EASY
Beautiful music under the stars with Pacific Symphony at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, when the Symphony’s 25th Summer Festival, presented by Hoag Hospital, begins with a celebratory July 4th extravaganza, featuring the iconic music of The Eagles and culminating in a dazzling fireworks display.
Then, an evening of Broadway magic combines the cachet of “The Phantom of the Opera” with three extraordinary performers, and a night of Beethoven’s greatest hits. Then, get a bang out of summer at the annual, all-new program for “Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” with cannons and fireworks!
The series concludes with Disney Live in Concert, featuring the Symphony performing the soundtrack to “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”—as it is shown on the big screen.