Arts Journalism is Making a Comeback

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In case you haven’t heard, Voice of OC started publishing Arts & Culture stories this fall!  With the decline in local arts coverage at The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, and OC Weekly, we are thrilled that there is a new player in town willing to take up the mantle.

Long-time Register theater critic Paul Hodgins and former Varsity Arts editor Heide Janssen have teamed up to produce arts stories worthy of Orange County. And they bring with them a stable of writers that you may recognize: Tim Mangan, Richard Chang, Eric Marchese, Kaitin Wright, Larry Christon, and Peter LeFevre. They will also be introducing new, diverse voices to help them cover the wide array of arts and culture found in communities throughout the county.

We love that they are able to produce high-quality stories by knowledgeable writers on a website that is advertising free!

Please join us in supporting their work by:

  1. Liking their Facebook page
  2. Subscribing to their free newsletter that will send all of the weeks arts headlines to your email
  3. Donating to their matching fund drive. Voice of OC is a non-profit news outlet. Every dollar donated by individuals up to $1000 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 will be matched dollar-for dollar

Don’t Miss Sundays @ SOKA

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These 70-minute, informal concerts by Pacific Symphony have proved to be popular both for newcomers and longtime aficionados of classical music. An audience favorite (having sold out all three concerts last season), this series has become a wonderful tradition, showcasing Orange County’s own professional symphony orchestra in the acoustically brilliant Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. This season will introduce Pacific Symphony’s new concertmaster and showcases works by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin. 

“Haydn & Mozart,” the first concert of the series takes place on November 18 at 3 p.m.
Principal Trumpeter Barry Perkins takes center stage in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Then, Pacific Symphony’s new concertmaster, Dennis Kim, and Principal Violist Meredith Crawford are featured soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Considered “one of the most successful concertmasters in the world today,” (Royal Conservatory of Music) Kim was most recently concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic. 

Tickets start at $56 ($46 for students, seniors and active military families). Subscription packages are available at a 25% discount.

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