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Memorial show planned for slain student Blaze Bernstein

The public is invited to pay tribute to slain Orange County resident Blaze Bernstein on Feb. 25 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The #BlazeItForward movement will present musical and spoken performances by students from the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) themed around acts of kindness...

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Dec. 17-24: 'Fiesta Navidad,' 'The Nutcracker' and more

The Nutcracker American Ballet Theatre performs the holiday favorite accompanied by Pacific Symphony. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Ends Sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787. The Nutcracker Ballet Repertory Theatre performs....

Misty Copeland and other ABT stars honor Judy Morr

Dance lovers in Southern California are well aware of the unique relationship between American Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. That partnership blossomed 31 years ago with performances in Costa Mesa of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Then, as now, standing central to the ABT-OC connection is Judy Morr, Segerstrom Center executive […]

ABT dancers Stella Abrera and Gillian Murphy share memories of ‘The Nutcracker’

Principal ballerinas remember their first "Nutcracker" experiences and give a preview of the production before it opens on Dec. 7 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Misty Copeland on diversity in dance, her 'Nutcracker' princess and coming home for the holidays

America's most famous ballet dancer returns to Southern California to dance the role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She recalls her first time dancing the holiday classic, her childhood shyness and her upcoming movie.

How to kick start your holiday party plan

Special events director at Segerstrom Center for the Arts shares advice on event planning.

Crowds celebrate Veterans Day with music, stories and salutes at Segerstrom Center

Crowds at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts saluted America’s warriors on Saturday, Nov. 12 during an afternoon of tributes, arts, music camaraderie. The newly-finished Julianne and George Argyros Plaza hosted a Veterans Day celebration that featured performances by the All American Boys Chorus, Patriot Brass Ensemble and Saddleback High School. Show More Summary

Segerstrom Center’s Next Act

The evolution of Segerstrom Center for the Arts took a grand jeté forward with the opening of the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, Center for Dance and Innovation and The Center Without Boundaries. On Friday, Oct. 27, supporters and friends celebrated this triple threat under the plaza’s shimmering new lighting, dancing spotlights and a warm […]

‘Something Rotten!’ blasts Shakespeare with a Broadway musical sensibility

U.S. tour of the hit 2015 musical comedy comes to Segerstrom Center for a two-week run.

Passion personified: ‘The Spirit of Argentina’ brings tango to Segerstrom Center

A man stands alone on stage. He’s devastatingly handsome–jet black hair, beautifully cut suit. He’s refined looking, elegant, but there’s a melancholy about him, a feeling of loneliness, like he’s missing something­–or someone. A few moments later, a woman appears. Gorgeous. She’s wearing a slip dress that clings to her lithe body, her feet are […]

Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrates opening of new arts plaza

The grand opening celebration was a full-day event that involved a dedication ceremony, performances and family-friendly activities.

Segerstrom Center’s new plaza is taking shape

The Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, set to open Oct. 28, will feature regular free concerts on an outdoor stage.

Argyros Plaza arrives in grand style

Argyros Plaza arrives in grand style Just as New York City’s Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Music Center have their grand plazas and fountains, Orange County’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts will soon have its own grand plaza and a most dramatic fountain. On Oct. 28, the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza will be […]

Pacifica Quartet will perform West Coast premiere of commissioned composition

The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet will join cellist Johannes Moser for a concert to launch Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2017-18 Chamber Series. Pacifica Quartet will present the West Coast premiere of “Splendid Hopes” Monday with a program featuring two cello works — one contemporary,...

Russia's renowned Mariinsky Ballet company will open Segerstrom dance season

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will open its 2017-18 dance season Oct. 12 to 15 with the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra. The Russian ballet company, which was founded in the 18th century, will return for its ninth center visit and perform a special program with four ballets choreographed by Michel...

Divas bring songs, stories and skits to kick off cabaret season in Costa Mesa

Divas Amanda McBroom and Ann Hampton Callaway – both notable for their distinctive vocals and songwriting legacies – will concertize as friends and performers in “Divalicious” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The concert will kick off the Center’s cabaret season for three performances Thursday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 7. Callaway said she […]

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Sept. 17-24: Joshua Bell, Los Angeles Master Chorale and more

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Beethoven’s Fifth Revealed Pacific Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 plus the final scene from Wagner’s “Die Walküre” featuring bass-baritone Greer Grimsley. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sun., 3 p.m. $25...

New Segerstrom Center Plaza opening will feature free concerts, trick-or-treat candy, death-defying wall dancing

The Oct. 28 inauguration of a new performance-oriented public plaza at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts will be an all-day extravaganza of free concerts that spills into the night.

Anticipation runs high for 44th Annual Candlelight Concert

It’s that time of year again—patrons kicked off the run-up to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 44th Annual Candlelight Concert at The Ranch in Laguna Beach on Aug. 25. Supporters say the annual event, slated for Dec. 1 and featuring the music of Grammy-winning singer Michael Bolton and classic rock band Chicago, will be […]

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