Symphony in the Cities: An OC Summertime Tradition


Every year, we bring the Symphony to a local park or outside venue near you, in cities all across Orange County. This year, we had the pleasure of expanding to four cities: Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, Orange and Irvine!

This summer marked 15 years of Symphony in the Cities – 15 years of orchestral pops, Broadway classics and wonderful guest artists joining the Symphony for a night of music with the whole city. This year, a special addition to the series was Chapman University’s own Musco Center for the Arts, a new venue that’s as beautiful inside as it is outside.

Masterpieces by Bizet and Barber were performed this summer, along with a selection from Meredith Willson’s timeless “The Music Man,” performed by talented vocalists Alexandria Burdick and Jose V. Zamarripa.
Families gathered around activity tables for arts-and-crafts and the Musical Playground to “test-drive” instruments.
It’s finally time for “Carl’s Conducting Clinic” (trademark pending) where he teaches young audience members to conduct John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea!”
We’re glad that Chapman University’s 13th President Danielle Struppa could join in on the conducting fun!
Guest vocalists Alexandria Burdick and Jose V. Zamarripa perform selections from Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway production “The Music Man.”
Musco Center for the Art’s Plaza was absolutely packed for this special first Symphony in the Cities at Chapman University!
The sun sets in the distance, and the show goes on.
Thank you to all who came and supported us for this very special Symphony in the Cities! We’ll see you next Summer.


Symphony in the Cities: An OC Summertime Tradition

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