Inside and Out: “Fire & Water” Plazacast and Community Celebration is a FREE community event, presented in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Pacific Symphony presents its fourth Plazacast and Community Celebration, a free party on the Arts Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, with food trucks and performances by community ensembles, followed by a live simulcast of the multimedia “Fire & Water” concert projected onto the wall of the plaza. Come early, bring your own chair, blanket and picnic with friends on the plaza while enjoying the music – no ticket required!

The first 100 people to arrive receive a free pair of tickets to select concerts at Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2015!

Schedule of Events: Saturday, June 13, 2015

5:00 p.m.     Food trucks open

5–7 p.m.      Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels

Make sure to check out this mobile tide-pool exhibit, where you have the opportunity to feel a spiny sea star, touch a slippery sea cucumber or experience the rough textured skin of a shark. Dedicated to developing an appreciation for the wonders of the ocean environment, Aquarium on Wheels delivers a memorable experience for all ages!

5:00 p.m.     Golden West Pops

Led by Conductor Pollyanna Gorman, the Golden West Pops consists of volunteers from all walks of life who come together for the sheer love of playing music. Today’s selections range from superheroes to rock-and-roll legends, from travels to the west to marching with the soldiers.

5:30 p.m.     Color Choreography with Alan Burner and Bei Bei He

The theme of “Fire and Water” is interpreted and presented in a choreographed expression of music and color. Alan and Bei Bei come together to present a collaborative work involving color and music, and demonstrate how the sounds of music are interpreted into pure-color emotion.

6:10 p.m.     Huntington Beach Concert Band Brass Ensemble

Ten members of the Huntington Beach Concert Band brass section perform favorite melodies of various genres including classical, swing, musicals and pops. Tunes include “Honey Bun” from South Pacific, “Yesterday” by The Beatles and “Little Brown Jug” by J.E. Winner, along with a few others!

6:45 p.m.     Helix Collective

Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, out-of-the-box mix of world, classical and rock n’ roll. Made up of three talented musicians, Sarah Robinson on flute, Phil Popham on oboe and Jason Lo on piano, Helix “has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal” (Audiophile Audition Magazine). Performing The Pharmacy: 6 Medications for Flute, Oboe and Piano by Popham.

7:30 p.m.     Outdoor Preview Talk with Rich Capparela

8:00 p.m.     Plazacast of “Fire & Water” concert begins:

Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, “La Tempesta di Mare” – Benjamin Smolen, flute
Laura Karpman: Siren Songs (World premiere – with video) – Gregory MacGillivray and Tempe Hale, video artists
— Intermission Interviews on the Plaza with host Rich Capparela —
Wagner: Selections from Götterdammerung (“Twilight of the Gods”) – Deborah Voigt, soprano

  • When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Where: Segrestrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Cost: FREE

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