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School Board Leaders Are Ready for Change

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Both outgoing Laguna Beach Unified School District board members leave feeling satisfied as well as some heart pangs after multiple terms of service. But neither is going far, they said. Betsy Jenkins was elected in 2002 and served three four-year...

Young Actor Scores Another Role

Makenna Pitz was honored with a certificate of recognition by the Rotary Club as the Laguna Beach High School student of the month for March in the performing arts department. She will also receive a scholarship at the Honors Convocation to be held in June. Makenna performed in...

Director Plans for Additional Position in Costa Rica

  Pacific Symphony Music Director and local resident Carl St.Clair, who celebrates his 25th anniversary with the orchestra next year, has accepted a one-year appointment in Costa Rico. St.Clair will serve as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica...

OC Can You Play With Us?

For the third consecutive year, Pacific Symphony invites community musicians from across Orange County to play with the orchestra onstage in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This year, the Symphony is again offering four sessions over two nights to allow up to 180...

Singing Praise for the Pacific Symphony

Enthusiasm spilled over for classical music and the start of Pacific Symphony’s 33rd season as more than 260 guests gathered for the opening night dinner and concert Thursday, Sept. 22. Violin virtuoso Sarah Chang performed Mendelssohn’s violin concerto.   The event netted...

Curtain Rises on a New Stage

Two years after breaking ground, Soka University will at last show off its new performing arts center, beginning with an inaugural concert Saturday, Sept. 17, by the Pacific Symphony, usually at home in the Henry and Renee Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The program...

The Winner Tips His Hat to the Hatter and Billy Joel

"Dan the Piano Man from Sunny Laguna" wins the Pacific Symphony's concert. See video below.

Piano Experiment Tunes up at Main Beach

No Square Theatre and Pacific Symphony invite the public to tickle the ivories during “OC Can You Play?” Sunday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 6. The three-week project features 20 colorfully painted pianos on display throughout Orange County for everyone to play and enjoy, including...

St.Clair Still Looking Forward

Anyone who has seen a Pacific Symphony concert in the past 20 years knows the passion and energy that music director Carl St.Clair brings to his job. St.Clair’s animated conducting – moving with the music, leaning into his orchestra to coax the sound forth, sometimes closing his...