Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 T (714) 556-2121 F (714) 556-8984 SCFTA.org

SCHEDULE
MAY 2013

Performance Highlight
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Dance:
EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG (Exclusive West Coast Engagement)


May 3 – 5, 2013 | Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.



Segerstrom Hall. $29-$119.

Since 1977, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg has been exploring the depths of the human psyche through dance. Fueled by the artistic vision of choreographer-philosopher Boris Eifman, the company presents mesmerizing physical virtuosity while delving into the mysteries of creativity, torment and genius.
This season, Eifman Ballet showcases Rodin, an expedition set at the crossroads of passion and insanity, based on the turbulent relationship between famed French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his mistress, fellow artist and muse, Camille Claudel. Dancers inhabit the sensuality of shape and form as this tumultuous story unfolds, becoming sculpted works of art and masses of clay. The production is set to vibrant music by Rodin’s fellow Parisians, Ravel, Massenet and Saint-Saëns.

Calendar of Events
Pacific Symphony presents:
SAINT-SAЁNS’ ORGAN SYMPHONY

May 2 – 4, 2013 | Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $25-$185.
Saint-Saëns once said he had "given everything [he] was able to give" to his Organ Symphony. Sure enough, the astonishing work compiles virtuoso keyboard passages, brilliant orchestral writing and the sound of a cathedral-sized organ – in this case, the magnificent William J. Gillespie Concert Organ. Lalo’s "Symphonie Espagnole" and Chabrier’s "Espana" add an Iberian touch to the program.


 
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Dance:
EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG (Exclusive West Coast Engagement)


May 3 – 5, 2013 | Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.


Segerstrom Hall. $29-$119.

Since 1977, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg has been exploring the depths of the human psyche through dance. Fueled by the artistic vision of choreographer-philosopher Boris Eifman, the company presents mesmerizing physical virtuosity while delving into the mysteries of creativity, torment and genius.
This season, Eifman Ballet showcases Rodin, an expedition set at the crossroads of passion and insanity, based on the turbulent relationship between famed French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his mistress, fellow artist and muse, Camille Claudel. Dancers inhabit the sensuality of shape and form as this tumultuous story unfolds, becoming sculpted works of art and masses of clay. The production is set to vibrant music by Rodin’s fellow Parisians, Ravel, Massenet and Saint-Saëns.

Pacific Symphony presents:
UNDER THE SEA
May 4, 2013 | Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $19-$39.
Voyage beneath the sea to explore familiar tunes including Disney’s beloved theme to The Little Mermaid and Claude Debussy’s La Mer, his groundbreaking piece that captures the moods and colors of the ocean using the orchestra as a versatile paintbrush.


Under the Sea is part of Pacific Symphony’s Family Music Mornings which consist of fun and fascinating 45-minute concerts especially designed for children 5 – 11. Enjoy family fun time together while enhancing your child’s (or grandchild’s) love of music. Free hands-on activities related to the underwater theme are available during the Musical Carnival; 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.

Pacific Symphony presents: 

PACIFIC SYMPHONY YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE 2012-13 SEASON FINALE  
May 5, 2013 | Sunday at 3 p.m.

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. FREE.

PSYWE salutes our soldiers in a joint performance with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West! Join the two as they close the season with an array of melodies and marches, from Berlioz’s "An American Elegie" to Sousa’s beloved "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Pacific Symphony presents:
PAUL JACOBS: Music from Paris
May 5, 2013 | Sunday at 7:30 p.m.


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $10-$54.
Grammy Award winner Paul Jacobs returns to Orange County with a delightful program including works by Boulanger, Durufle, Guilmant, Messiaen and Vierne. Projected images all allow a unique, up-close look at the master organist and the incredible instrument. May 2013 3 of 5


 Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Broadway:
FLASHDANCE (Center Premiere)


May 7 – 19, 2013 | Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Segerstrom Hall. $20-$92.50.

FLASHDANCE tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works as a steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer at night, while aspiring to be accepted into a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss, Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. FLASHDANCE features 16 original songs created by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary and takes hit songs from the smash hit movie’s Grammy® Award-winning soundtrack, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance – What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt" and "I Love Rock & Roll" for a performance of a lifetime.

Please note: This show contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences and is recommended for ages 13 and over.
Pacific Symphony presents:
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
May 9 – 11, 2013 | Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $25-$185.

A symphonic night at the movies! On the big screen, a beautifully restored print of the 1952 classical musical "Singin’ in the Rain" starring the greats Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds provides a visual spectacle while the gifted musicians of Pacific Symphony offer a live soundtrack to the concert hall stage.
Pacific Symphony presents:
PACIFIC SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2012-13 SEASON FINALE May 12, 2013 | Sunday at 3 p.m.


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $12.

PSYO welcomes to the podium Assistant Conductor Alejandro Guitiérrez, Pacific Symphony’s newest family member. Join us as Maestro Guitiérrez leads PSYO in a rousing performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and features an electrifying solo by the 2012-13 Concerto Competition winner! Tickets to this performance are general seating.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Cabaret:
BETTY BUCKLEY
May 16 – 18, 2013 | Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


Samueli Theater. $72.
From roles in blockbuster hit musicals such as Cats, Pippin and 1776 to celebrated turns as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and Mama Rose in Gypsy, Tony Award-winning Betty Buckley is a performer whose name has become synonymous with the best of Broadway. Through acclaimed concert appearances around the world, Buckley remains a quintessential leading lady of American musical theater. May 2013 4 of 5

Pacific Symphony presents:
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA
May 16 – 18, 2013 | Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $25-$185.
No celebration of American composers is complete without mention of Duke Ellington, whose works inspired many composers and musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year, Pacific Symphony will not only perform Ellington’s work but will also present the ensemble that carries his name and has been playing together in one form or another for eight dazzling decades.

A shortened 90-minute version of the engagement is offered as Duke Ellington Revealed on Sunday May 19th at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $25-$95 for this performance.

Pacific Symphony presents:
FAUST

May 19, 2013 | Sunday at 7 p.m.

Samueli Theater. $30.
Inspired by Faust (1926), Friedrich Murnau’s iconic silent movie classic, composer and saxophonist Daniel Schnyder will present music that depicts the seduction and unfortunate destruction of the human soul. Schnyder and his trio, Words Within Music, will accompany selected key scenes from the film with fully composed pieces and play musical improvisations during connecting film sequences to illustrate the protagonists’ actions and streams of consciousness.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents:
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC WITH GUSTAVO DUDAMEL
May 24, 2013 | Friday at 8 p.m.


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $50-$350.
After a sold-out Orange County performance in 2011, Gramophone Magazine’s 2011 Artist of the Year Gustavo Dudamel returns with Los Angeles Philharmonic for its annual Orange County visit. This year’s program will regale with Penderecki, Mozart and Mendelssohn, sharing the breadth of PSOC’s prowess.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Family:
THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS
May 31 & June 2, 2013 | Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12 and 4 p.m.


Samueli Theater. $20.
The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with Ben Wilcott, a mysterious librarian from Arizona, to embark on an epic journey of danger, adventure and thrill. Together, they travel from Romania to Scotland, the Alps, Tunis, the Robot Planet and finally to Imperial Zygon to defeat a terrible threat to the future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians. Join Molly, Timmy and Ben on an exhilarating ride in The Intergalactic Nemesis and save the world from the Zygonians. May 2013 5 of 5

600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 T (714) 556-2121 F (714) 556-8984 SCFTA.org

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its own world-class performing arts venue.

As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ ongoing Free for All series.

The Center presents a broad range of programming each season for audiences of all ages from throughout Orange County and beyond, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. It offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. These programs reach hundreds of thousands of students of all ages with vital arts-in-education programs, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.
In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony® Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Free Public Tours
Segerstrom Center offers tours of Southern California's award-winning home for the performing arts and its expanded facilities. The tours take visitors through the three venues, making this a perfect outing for groups or anyone who wants to know more about the performing arts. The tour is conducted by Center Docents. Public tours are conducted Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Private group tours are by reservation only.
Please note: Private and public tours of all Segerstrom Center halls are now available.
Please call (714) 556-2122, ext. 4246 for more information on either the private or the public tours.
For information about individual programs and ticket prices, call:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – (714) 556-2787 Pacific Chorale – (714) 662-2345

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County – (949) 553-2422 Pacific Symphony – (714) 755-5799
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.

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