Pacific Symphony Just Announced : Orange County Summer Fest 2023. Experience Vibrant Musics From Patriotic Tunes to Iconic Movie melodies & Classical Favorites!SUMMERFEST 2023 Just Announced!


Pacific Symphony has once again put together an entertaining SummerFest program for 2023. For this summer’s programming, all three concerts will be held in the beautiful setting of FivePoint Amphitheatre (located in the heart of Orange County) in Irvine. This attractive venue offers ticket buyers an opportunity to sit at tables directly in front of the stage, along with grandstand seating for a panoramic view. Prior to concerts, gourmet food trucks with a diverse array of offerings are available for picnicking. Sip some champagne, kick back, relax, and enjoy the perfect soundtrack for summer evenings under the stars.

The season opens with the July 4 Spectacular: Classical Mystery Tour Performs the Music of The Beatles. The show features favorites from The Fab Four, and the evening finishes with a stunning fireworks display. Next up, the orchestra will perform live-to-film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark™ Live in Concert. Don’t miss the classic film backed by the “Hollywood Sound” of Pacific Symphony (Aug. 13). And finally, a summer favorite returns: the triumphant Tchaikovsky Spectacular (Sept. 9), complete with cannons and fireworks! Plus, critically acclaimed pianist Claire Huangci returns to Pacific Symphony to perform Rachmaninoff’s sweeping Piano Concerto No. 2, and the program also holds Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 5.

City of Hope Orange County is the lead sponsor of the series. President and CEO John Forsyte commented, “City of Hope has built a comprehensive campus of the future in Irvine intentionally built around the needs of patients and their families. Pacific Symphony applauds City of Hope’s commitment to Orange County and we are proud to partner on the concert offerings this summer.” Annette Walker, president of City of Hope Orange County, added, “A healthy community needs advanced medicine to heal the body and the arts to replenish the soul. City of Hope Orange County is delighted to sponsor SummerFest and looks forward to seeing Orange County residents coming together to enjoy beautiful music.”

Tickets for SummerFest 2023 are now on sale. Subscriptions for the three-concert series range from $149-$349, with boxes and front-row packages available. Single ticket sales begin Sunday, May 21 starting at just $39. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. Concessions are diverse and bountiful including food trucks selling Mediterranean, Korean, and Mexican food. A wide variety of wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase. Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. For more information or to purchase tickets call Pacific Symphony Patron Services at (714) 755-5799, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit us online at

SummerFest 2023 Season is generously presented by City of Hope Orange County. Additional sponsors include PBS SoCal, K-Earth 101, and LAist.

Programs, artists, prices, and dates subject to change



Tuesday • July 4, 2023 • 8 p.m.

Fivepoint Amphitheatre | Irvine

Richard Kaufman conductor

Classical Mystery Tour

Celebrate Independence Day with an epic outdoor concert featuring Classical Mystery Tour and a stunning fireworks display. Rock out to the timeless classics of the Fab Four, and then watch the sky light up! Sing, dance and enjoy an unforgettable night of music, memories, and magic.


Live-to-Film Event

Sunday • Aug. 13, 2023 • 8 p.m.

Fivepoint Amphitheatre | Irvine

Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

Back to where it all began: Experience the thrill of Indiana Jones’ epic adventure like never before! The beloved film’s iconic score will be performed by Pacific Symphony as the movie plays on the big screen. Motion Picture & Artwork © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. Concert performed under license from Disney Concerts. Disney Concerts under license from Lucasfilm Ltd. And Paramount Pictures.


Saturday • Sept. 9, 2023 • 8 p.m.

Fivepoint Amphitheatre | Irvine

Carl St.Clair, conductor

Claire Huangci, piano

Three iconic works of classical music on one program! A popular symphony: The most famous four notes in music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5! A popular concerto: Rachmaninoff’s sweeping masterpiece, Piano Concerto No. 2. And the popular traditional finale to Pacific Symphony’s SummerFest: Tchaikovsky’s explosive “1812” Overture, complete with fireworks and cannons!

Pacific Symphony Just Announced : Orange County Summer Fest 2023. Experience Vibrant Musics From Patriotic Tunes to Iconic Movie melodies & Classical Favorites!SUMMERFEST 2023 Just Announced!

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