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Best Places To Hear Classical Music In OC

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To fulfill your love or interest in the classical music genre, explore some of these great shows in OC. Enjoy an evening under the stars with some of the best musicians in the OC or watch an intimate show with some of the area's local artists. You can even meet the musicians at some of the shows and learn what inspires them in their artistic journey. Whatever your preference, Orange County has several venues that will satisfy your classical music fix.

Segerstrom Concert Hall

Segerstrom Center For The Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2121

Home to a wide array of theatre's and performance halls on its campus, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts some of the most acclaimed shows in Orange County including many Pacific Symphony performances. From the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, The Samueli Theater and Segerstrom Hall to the Judy Morr Theater, and others, this beautiful campus is the epicenter for classical performances in Orange County. In fact, all of the venues are the perfect accompaniment to exquisite classical music. The Pacific Symphony, which is known to be one of the finest orchestra's in the world plays on campus here at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Whether out on a date or a nice evening out with the family, be sure to treat your senses to some of the best classical music concerts in Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The venues and the live music will create a refined experience.

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Orange County Classical Music Society
Multiple Venues

Classical Music Encounters of Orange County is an organization that dedicates itself to supporting the classical music movement by bringing some of the world's most talented musicians and letting them perform to local audiences at various venues throughout the year. Founded and managed by music lovers in 2001, Classical Music Encounters of Orange County promotes these small-scale concerts in Orange County monthly or semimonthly. All proceeds go to the performers as well, and fundraisers are also held one or twice per year to help bring attention to the importance of classical music.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4646

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is rich with performances throughout the year. Opening its doors in 1990, the theatre has become one not only Orange County's, but California's most renowned performing arts venues. As a collaborative venture with the City of Irvine and the University of California at Irvine, the theatre has a reputation for putting on a wide range of performances, including theatre arts. All performances take place inside the 750 "jewel box" theatre as well.

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Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400

One might think the Honda Center is all about hockey games, and concerts, but it's also home to many classical performances from talented and accomplished musicians. Past performances have seen the classical music star Andrea Bocelli play the huge arena. The legendary musician, who is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, toured the country and played the Honda Center. Make sure to check their calendar of events for upcoming classical performances.

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South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-5555

Costa Mesa's South Coast Repertory is undoubtedly one of the best places to see Tony-Award winning performances, as well as all types of classical music performances. From classics to modern performances, it features something for everyone.

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