Orchestra Pops Concert at Dusk. Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. Chapman University Office of the President & Musco Center Present Pacific Symphony's Symphony in the Cities conducted by Carl St. Clair. Free. Aitken Arts Plaza. Sunday, August 22, 7 p.m. 5:30pm pre-concert activities. Reservations required. muscocenter.org

Chapman University Office of the President & Musco Center present:

Pacific Symphony Orchestra: 
Symphony in the Cities
Conducted by Carl St. Clair


Sunday, August 22, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
Doors Open: 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Concert Children's Activities: 5:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Chapman University policy requires face coverings be worn during outdoor events that exceed 1,000 people to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Please bring a face covering to be worn throughout the event, only to be removed while actively eating or drinking.

“This concert experience is ideal for children, families, and anyone who just wants a casual concert experience.” -Carl St.Clair 

Swap the evening jacket for a picnic blanket and join us out on the Aitken Arts Plaza lawn for a celebration of music, summer, and the long-awaited return to live performance at Musco Center for the Arts! 

This outdoor concert experience on the Bette and Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza with Pacific Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2021-2022 Musco Center Presents Season with the perfect end-of-summer event for the whole family. 

Every year, Pacific Symphony, which has local roots and international acclaim, brings a casual concert experience to various cities in Orange County, promising a night of well-known music, sing-alongs, family-friendly activities from the Symphony on the Go! mobile stage starting at 5:30 p.m. This year's Symphony in the Cities’ series, will feature guest artist Fiona Shea on violin and baritone John Buffett. 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI: Finale from Overture to William Tell
GEORGES BIZET: Farandole from L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
MAX BRUCH: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin & Orchestra III. Allegro energico
ENNIO MORRICONE / Arr. Robert Longfield: Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission: Danza Finale from Estancia, Op.8a
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: Hands Across the Sea March
AARON COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs
VARIOUS / Arr. Bob Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
SAMUEL WARD / Arr. Greg Prechel: "America the Beautiful"
IRVING BERLIN / Arr. Bruce Healey: "God Bless America"
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever

About the Pacific Symphony:
Pacific Symphony has been the resident orchestra of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for more than ten years and is the largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 50 years. For the past 30 years, the symphony has been led by Music Director Carl St.Clair and has become recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for its musically diverse performances as well as its education and community engagement programs. They are known for performing both pieces from great orchestral masterworks and songs by modern-day composers.

Parking is free. Vehicle registration is NOT necessary for this event. 


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