Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pixar in Concert Discount Tickets: Music of Toy Story, Up and More

Orange County's Pacific Symphony brings to life cherished musical moments from some of Pixar's most beloved films in this family-friendly musical evening at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. From Toy Story to Cars, Finding Nemo to The Incredibles, enjoy scenes from Pixar's memorable movies projected on the big screen as selections from the films' scores are played live by Pacific Symphony under the baton of conductor Sarah Hicks.

To turn this concert into even more of a special summertime treat, opt for the VIP Meadows package, which includes a Bristol Farms buffet dinner before the show in a private dining area, with coffee and dessert -- plus an orchestra seat for the show, or choose from one of the Bristol Farms gourmet picnic box packages, featuring your choice of sandwiches and salad boxes. Please see the full event description for more information.

Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
When: August 17, 2013, Saturday
Time: 8:00PM
Cost: regular price $64-$188, discount price $32-$113 through Goldstar, click here
More info: Visit event's website

Shuttle service from the main gate to the amphitheater is provided for mobility-impaired patrons from 5:30 to 7:15pm and back again after the concert. Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking.

Food and beverages are allowed in the amphitheater.

Please bring a jacket or blanket, as evenings can get chilly.

VIP Meadows buffet menu:
Black Bean Empanadas with sour cream and salsa
Mixed Baby Greens with cranberry vinaigrette
Lemon Rosemary Chicken with mashed potatoes and assorted vegetables
Blood Orange Mascarpone Mousse

Enjoy a private dining area tucked beside the circle at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater beneath the shade of an old willow tree. A comfortable table and chairs are always waiting for you, without the mad rush to find the perfect picnic spot. Live music creates a stylish, festive atmosphere as you enjoy an extraordinary served buffet catered by Bristol Farms; plus, coffee and desserts.

Arrive early -- the buffet closes at 7:30pm. Menu is current at time of publication, but subject to change.

Or add on a delicious gourmet picnic meal from Bristol Farms, official caterer of Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2012, during the check-out process. Picnic boxes are available for convenient pick-up just inside the amphitheater gates.

Picnic Box Menu:
Sandwich Box: Gourmet sandwich with your choice of rare roast beef, Black Forest ham, smoked turkey or fresh veggie. Served with fresh fruit salad, spinach pasta salad and two cookies.

Chicken Caesar Salad Box: Bristol Farms' version of the famous Caesar Salad with tender grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, lemon, croutons and Caesar dressing. Served with a fresh seeded demi-baguette and two cookies.

Chinese Chicken Salad Box: Bristol Farm's version of the delicious Chinese chicken salad with mixed Asian greens with cilantro, shredded rotisserie chicken, crispy wontons, mandarin oranges, and sliced almonds tossed with sesame ginger dressing. Served with a honey-wheat demi baguette and two cookies.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney/Pixar

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 34th season in 2012-13, is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. The largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 40 years, the Symphony is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own burgeoning community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts a year and a rich array of education and community programs, the Symphony reaches more than 275,000 residents -- from schoolchildren to senior citizens.

The Symphony offers a popular Pops season led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman. The Pops series stars some of the world's leading entertainers, and is enhanced by state-of-the-art video and sound. Each Pacific Symphony season also includes Café Ludwig, a three-concert chamber music series, and "Classical Connections," an orchestral series on Sunday afternoons offering rich explorations of selected works led by St.Clair. Assistant Conductor Maxim Eshkenazy brings a passionate commitment to building the next generation of audience and performer through his leadership of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as the highly regarded Family Musical Mornings series.

The Symphony offers moving musical experiences with repertoire ranging from the great orchestral masterworks to music from today's most prominent composers, highlighted by the annual American Composers Festival. The Wall Street Journal said, "Carl St.Clair, the Pacific Symphony's dynamic music director, has devoted 19 years to building not only the orchestra's skills but also the audience's trust and musical sophistication so successfully that they can now present some of the most innovative programming in American classical music to its fast-growing, rapidly diversifying community."

In addition to its winter home, the Symphony presents a summer outdoor series at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the organization's summer residence since 1987.

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