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Concerts & Events

Appearing regularly in the world's premiere concert halls, music festivals and opera houses, American tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling tenors performing today.

His many opera credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Frankfurt Opera. His growing repertoire includes the title roles in Acis and Galatea and Candide, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.

This year's Festival highlights include appearances by special guest artists, a world premiere multimedia event built around Leoš Janácek’s powerful The Diary of One Who Disappeared, and free outreach events for students, seniors and the community-at-large.

Special Events
Festival Prelude
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:30 | Seven Degrees
891 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach

The 2018 Laguna Beach Music Festival kicks off with the Festival Prelude, a special evening launching the impending week's showcase of outstanding musical talent. Prelude guests will be entertained by 2018 Festival Artistic Director Nicholas Phan and friends.

Seven Degrees is an award-winning venue framed by the sweeping canyons of Laguna Beach while hosting a distinctive space, both indoors and out, for this delightful evening.

Tickets: $200

For more information, contact Talayeh Hamidi
949.553.2422, ext. 301
Talayeh@PhilharmonicSociety.org

Concerts at Laguna Playhouse
Opening Night: Robert, Clara, and Johannes
Friday, February 9, 2018, 8pm

Festival Sponsors: Judith and Howard Jelinek & Lauren and Richard Packard

Opening night of the Laguna Beach Music Festival delves deep into one of the most fruitful musical relationships of all time, that between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The program features vocal and instrumental pieces by Bach and the Schumanns, as well as Brahms' irresistibly charming set of Liebeslieder Walzer ("Love-song Waltzes"), Op. 52, for vocal quartet and piano four-hands.

Purchase tickets through: Philharmonic Society | Laguna Playhouse

Diaries: The Art of the Confessional
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8pm

Festival Sponsors: Judith and Howard Jelinek & Lauren and Richard Packard

Many composers have turned to diaries for texts for some of their most profound and personal utterances. This evening explores that tradition, culminating in a world premiere multimedia event built around Leoš Janácek’s powerful Diary of One Who Disappeared, with its exploration of the enduring power of love.

Purchase tickets through: Philharmonic Society | Laguna Playhouse

The American Spirit
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3pm

Festival Sponsors: Judith and Howard Jelinek & Lauren and Richard Packard

In his final program, "The American Spirit," Nicholas Phan and special guests take listeners on a musical road trip through the great American songbook, with a few side excursions into songs influenced by our great musical traditions. The program features everything from Bernstein and Copland to Broadway, Joan Baez, and Lennon and McCartney.

Purchase tickets through: Philharmonic Society | Laguna Playhouse

Outreach
Outreach events to be announced.