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									MARCH 2010
Performance Highlight
March 23 - 28, 2010 · Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 & 6:30
p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents Special Event
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
This multi-media, multi-dimensional experience is an unbelievable fusion of historical footage and live
concert experience that chronicles major milestones in the Fab Four's amazing journey. From their 1964
appearance on the Ed Sullivan show through the Sgt. Pepper era and on to the Abbey Road years, Rain
captures it all perfectly.
$20 - $65
Segerstrom Hall

Calendar of Events
March 2 - 7, 2010 · Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Few companies can electrify an audience like the Ailey dancers, whose captivating energy makes every
performance a life-affirming experience. The always-astonishing Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
returns to the Center with an array of Ailey classics and new works by today’s most inventive
choreographers.
$16 - $78
Segerstrom Hall


March 5 - 7, 2010 · Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents Family
King Cole Theatricals presents Stellaluna
When baby bat Stellaluna is separated from her mother, she lands in a nest of birds and her whole world
is turned upside down. This adaptation of Janell Cannon's beloved book tells the story of Stellaluna's
journey to behave like a good bird should and find her true self amongst friends of a different feather.
$18
Samueli Theater


March 6, 2010 · Saturday at 8 p.m.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents
Irish Guard
Upholding the fine traditions of British Army Bands, the Band of the Irish Guards makes its U.S. debut
performance with the Philharmonic Society. The Band was given the honor of performing in Japan at the
Imperial Palace in the presence of the Empress and the two Crown Princesses.
$30 - $195

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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 10, 2010 · Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents
Moscow State Radio Orchestra
Red Square, caviar, vodka and great music! Celebrate the music of Russia’s cherished composers
Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff. You’ll not want to miss Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic masterpiece
Scheherzade.
$30 - $250
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 11- 13, 2010 · Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Pacific Symphony presents Pops
A Salute to John Williams
John Williams’ score for “Star Wars” transformed the landscape of Hollywood film music and became an
icon of American culture. Now, 30 years (and 80 films) later, his melodies remain the soundtrack of a
generation. Movie Maestro Richard Kaufman and Pacific Symphony celebrate the man and his music,
including favorites from “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Harry Potter” and “E.T.”
$25 - $185
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 13, 2010 · Saturday at 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Pacific Symphony presents Family
The Little Red Hen
The little red hen works so hard all day to make a tasty treat, but will any of her friends help her? At
Musical Storytime, sing and play along with the instruments of the orchestra while telling this celebrated
folk story.
$15
Studio Performance Space in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 15, 2010 · Monday at 9 a.m.
Dan Pink
The author of the groundbreaking bestseller, “A Whole New Mind” returns to Orange County with the
release of his latest paradigm changing book – “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.”
Daniel Pink’s research connects creativity to all aspects of how we run our businesses, our schools and
our lives.
$35
Segerstrom Hall


March 18 – 20, 2010 · Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Pacific Symphony presents Classics
Gershwin & All That Jazz
A concert of American music that reveals the profound influence of jazz on composers throughout the
20th and 21st centuries. The pieces range from the work of icons like Leonard Bernstein and Duke
Ellington to lesser-known composers who may influence future music.
$25 - $185
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall




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March 19 - 21, 2010 · Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents Family
Big Wooden Horse Theater Company presents Pigeon Party
Mo Willem's Pigeon is back by popular demand and ready to party! Will he share the hot dog? Will you let
him stay up late?? Squeezing all the fun from Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! and The Pigeon Finds a
Hot Dog! into one raucous production, this lively show is full of feathers, laughter, and excitement –
featuring original music and lots of audience participation.
$18
Samueli Theater


March 20, 2010 · Saturday at 10 & 11:30 a.m.
Pacific Symphony presents Family
Firebird Fairy Tale
Igor Stravinsky’s famous work tells of Prince Ivan’s adventure in a magical realm as he falls in love with a
beautiful princess and is helped by an enchanted and mysterious Firebird to defeat the evil Kashchei. See
talented young members of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra take the stage during our annual side-by-
side concert.
$19 - $36
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 20, 2010 · Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents
Keali`i Reichel
Hawaii’s superstar entertainer Keali`i Reichel makes his Center debut in a program that celebrates the
best of Hawaiian culture with traditional and contemporary music and dance. Featuring a company of 30
performers, musicians and dancers.
$35 - $85
Segerstrom Hall


March 21, 2010 · Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pacific Symphony presents Classics
Gershwin’s Piano Concerto
Perhaps the first “crossover” composer, George Gershwin wrote music heavily influenced by his Tin Pan
Alley roots. His Piano Concerto has been criticized by some as lacking structure, while being praised by
others for freshness and innovation. Decide for yourself as Music Director Carl St.Clair and the orchestra
examine this work, along with Canadian pianist Alain Lefevre.
$25 - $91
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 23 - 28, 2010 · Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 & 6:30
p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents Special Event
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
This multi-media, multi-dimensional experience is an unbelievable fusion of historical footage and live
concert experience that chronicles major milestones in the Fab Four's amazing journey. From their 1964
appearance on the Ed Sullivan show through the Sgt. Pepper era and on to the Abbey Road years, Rain
captures it all perfectly.
$20 - $65
Segerstrom Hall




    600 Town Center Drive    Costa Mesa, CA 92626      T 714.556.2121    F 714.556.8984     OCPAC.org
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March 24, 2010 · Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents
Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Conductor Valery Gergiev returns with the oldest musical institution in Russia—the Mariinsky Orchestra of
St. Petersburg. Formerly known as the Kirov Orchestra, the Orchestra has the reputation of what one
journalist referred to as “the world’s first global orchestra.” They will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in
C-sharp minor.
$30 - $250
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 27, 2010 · Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents
Off Center Bash: Come Together
The evening will start with a VIP Reception, followed by the performance of Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
and close with the After Party. You will enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, music,
dancing, interactive games and you can help judge a Beatles music video contest!
$50 - $2,500
Segerstrom Hall and Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


March 27, 2010 · Saturday at 8 p.m.
Orange County Performing Arts Center presents Concert
Wu Han, Philip Setzer and David Finckel: The Schubert Piano Trios
Pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel pay tribute to the genius of Schubert as
they take audiences on an unforgettable journey through his magnificent piano trios. Program includes
Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99, D898 and Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100, D929.
$60
Samueli Theater


March 28, 2010 · Sunday at 3 p.m.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Returning for its annual O.C. appearance, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by assistant conductor
Lionel Bringuier will feature Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with superstar pianist Emanuel Ax as well as
Berlioz’ Le corsaire, Op. 21 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54.
$40 - $250
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Marcy 31, 2010 · Wednesday at 5 and 8 p.m.
Orange County Mormon Choral Organization presents
Bring The World His Truth
The program features the world premiere of Messiah in America, an oratorio composed and conducted by
Brett Stewart, as well as the children's and youth choruses singing all new music composed and arranged
for the occasion.
$16 - $42
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall




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Orange County Performing Arts Center

          The Orange County Performing Arts Center presents a wide variety of the most significant
national and international productions of music, dance and theater to the people of Southern California. It
is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages and offering unsurpassed experiences,
engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance
and an array of inspiring programs.
          As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, the Center 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, and the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance space and Boeing
Education Lab. These state-of-the-art facilities are united by a community arts plaza.
          The Center’s Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and community plaza, along with
facilities of the adjacent Tony® Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the new
home of the Orange County Museum of Art, are located at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
          The Orange County Performing Arts 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.
          The Orange County Performing Arts Center is proud to serve as the artistic home to the region’s
major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and
the Pacific Chorale.
          For more information, visit OCPAC.org. The Center can also be found online at Blogger,
YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Flickr.

Free Public Tours
The 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 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:
Performing Arts Center - 714.556.2787      Pacific Chorale – 714.662.2345
Pacific Symphony – 714.755.5799            The Philharmonic Society of Orange County – 949.553.2422
                       All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.




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