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Plazacast: Inside & Out Community Festival


This is a guide to all the activities scheduled for the June 4th Plazacast Community Festival!
To read the complete Program Notes for tonight's concert, please click here.

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Saturday, June 4, at 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 4, at 5 p.m.

This year’s Community Festival activities are inspired by the themes and motifs in Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a musical wonder filled with vivid descriptions of obsession, dreams and altered reality.

Idée Fixe

5:00 p.m. Food trucks open

5:00-7:00 p.m. Mobile Mural Lab

What is your idée fixe? Berlioz used a special theme, which he called his idée fixe, to represent his muse, Harriet Smithson, throughout Symphonie Fantastique. Contribute to our public chalk mural and tell us about a central theme or inspiration in your life that keeps you doing what you do!


5:00-5:30 p.m. V&T Dance

Orange County’s premier classical ballet and dance academy kicks off the Community Festival with their highly-acclaimed “Unusual Proportions,” which sweeps the audience away into another reality.

The performance includes classical ballet and contemporary pieces that bring various forms of creativity and artistic expression to life. See how age-old themes of imagination, passion and movement, which can also be found in Berlioz’s composition, are interpreted by dancers today.

Dreams and Imagination

Dreams and Imagination

5:40-6:00 p.m. The Axe Duo

An electric guitar duo uses music to explore the themes of dreams and imagination—inspired by Symphonie Fantastique—through a wide array of familiar melodies and rhythmic tunes that will surely enchant the crowd!

Music To Life

Music To Life

6:10-6:30 p.m. The Story of Symphonie Fantastique

Actor David Prather brings the story of Symphonie Fantastique dramatically to life as he explores the themes and origins behind Berlioz’s creation of Symphonie Fantastique and what this work brought to the world when it was debuted in France in 1830.

French Influence

6:45-7:15 p.m. Shoreline Symphonic Winds

This fantastic community ensemble, led by Greg Flores, performs a wind arrangement of “March to the Scaffold” and “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath,” which are the fourth and fifth movements of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Closing with “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns, this group ties up the festival with another tune from a French composer.

Outdoor Preview Talk

7:30-8:00 p.m. Outdoor Preview Talk with Rich Capparela

8:00 p.m. “André Watts Plays Beethoven” concert begins

Click here for the Complete Program Notes!

Post-concert event, OBSESSION, in the concert hall lobby.