Symphony in the Cities Returns to Orange County: Mission Viejo, Irvine and Orange

Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun! Now a long-standing summer tradition, Symphony in the Cities (SITC) brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year. With a potpourri of popular classics, pop tunes and patriotic tunes, this year’s concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair and the audience is invited to participate in a sing-along of patriotic favorites.

And—back by popular demand—kids have the chance to learn how to conduct with Maestro St.Clair and later help lead the orchestra in Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea” during the concert.


2021 Symphony in the Cities Dates and Locations

Mission Viejo • Saturday • August 14, 2021
“Prelude in the Park” begins at 4 p.m.
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green and
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA

Irvine • Sunday • Aug. 15, 2021
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge
20 Lake Road, Irvine, CA

Orange • Sunday • Aug. 22, 2021
Pacific Symphony concert starts at 7 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza at Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA


Artists
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Rich Capparela, host
Fiona Shea, violin
John Buffett, baritone
Pacific Symphony

Program
Giochina 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
Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2
Ennio Morricone / Arr. Robert Longfield: Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
Alberto Ginastera: 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 Berlina / Arr. Bruce Healey: “God Bless America”
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

3 thoughts on “Symphony in the Cities Returns to Orange County: Mission Viejo, Irvine and Orange

  1. Hello,
    You’ve listed a free concert on Saturday 8/22/21 in Orange at the Musco Center…but 8/22 is a Sunday. Is the concert on Sat. 8/21 or Sun. 8/22?

    Thank you so much for doing these concerts!

    Best regards,
    Christine Denny-Helvig

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  2. Loved the Symphony on the Go performance at St Kilian Church in Mission Viejo this past Friday evening – thank you – it was lovely !

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