Classical music lovers from coastal Orange County homes should check out the Laguna Beach Music Festival. It will start on Wednesday, February 5th and run through Saturday, February 8th. Ray Chen is an internationally acclaimed violinist. Not only is he a stunning player, he’s also revolutionizing the way people interact with classical music with his online media presence. Plan to come to the Festival Prelude to hear Chen’s vision for the festival and enjoy a special performance by Chen and other festival artists at 6 p.m. on February 5th. The reception afterwards will be a special time for people living in coastal Orange County and is a great time to meet the musicians.
Classical Music Fans from Coastal Orange County Homes Meet Up and Coming Performers
The festival will officially begin with the opening recital on Thursday, February 6th at 8 p.m. Ray Chen will play, accompanied by Julio Elizalde on piano. The recital includes pieces by Ravel, Bach, and Saint-Saëns and will be held at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Elizalde is an acclaimed pianist and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician. He is also a dedicated musical educator and gives masterclasses throughout the United States.
On Friday, February 7th, Ray Chen, the Dover Quartet, and the Academy Virtuosi will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists Theatre. The program will include Warlock’s Capriol Suite and Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47. The Dover Quartet has achieved international acclaim since the group took every prize at the Banff Competition in 2013. The quartet’s members are first violinist Joel Link, violinist Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and cellist Camden Shaw. In addition to performing, the group works with Music for Food, which works to raise funds for the fight against hunger. The Academy Virtuosi is a select string ensemble, made up of student performers and soloists from Colburn Music Academy.
The festival concludes on Saturday, February 8th with a concert at 7 p.m. at Laguna Beach Artists Theatre. Ray Chen, Julio Elizalde, and the Dover Quartet will perform Ravel’s String Quartet in F-Major and Chausson’s Concert for violin, piano, and string quartet in D major, Op. 21.
Concert-goers from coastal Orange County homes can get a 10% discount on a meal at Nirvana Grille on the day of the concert. Just show your server your tickets or electronic confirmation.
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