Segerstrom Center for the Arts Rings in the Holidays

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A thrilling roster of international music, dance and legendary recording artists makes for a most spectacular holiday season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It all begins December 9 when the “Voice of Christmas” Johnny Mathis returns to the Center, followed by the popular annual presentation of Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos (December 12), the return of American Ballet Theatre’s delightful The Nutcracker (December 14 – 23), the free Holidays Around the World festival on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, plus two additional seasonal concerts: “The Beautiful Day” – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas (December 15) and John Legend’s A Legendary Christmas Tour (December 29), and all culminating with the elegant Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (December 29).

To help take the stress out of year-round gift giving, the Center offers gift certificates that can be used for any of the many wonderful shows and performances. Gift certificates can be purchased through the Center’s website at www.SCFTA.org or by visiting or calling the Box Office.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings of 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

JOHNNY MATHIS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $79
Celebrating his 62nd year as a recording artist, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is a sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses fads and trends. From his first Christmas album in 1958 to the present, Johnny has solidified himself as the undisputed “Voice of Christmas.” He returns to the Center to perform his greatest holiday hits and personal favorites accompanied by renowned comedian and musician Gary Mule Deer who opens the show.

FIESTA NAVIDAD WITH MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29
The Center welcomes the world-renowned, Grammy® Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos for a celebratory evening of Mexican and American holiday songs, inspired choreography performed by Folklor Pasión Mexicana as well as audience sing-alongs. This colorful and beloved holiday concert also features the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas, the reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE: THE NUTCRACKER
December 14 – 23, 2018
Wednesday – Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $29
American Ballet Theatre’s sumptuous production is Orange County’s must-see Nutcracker and a beloved holiday tradition. Once again, audiences will be thrilled by ABT’s incomparable dancers and delighted with Alexei Ratmansky’s “cinematic creation” (Orange County Register) as the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. And the children in the ballet are Orange County’s most accomplished young dancers, most from Segerstrom Center’s American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD
December 14 – 23, 2018
Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Free
Sights and sounds of many cherished holiday traditions share the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza this year. While a magical Nutcracker comes to life inside Segerstrom Hall, outside, the Argyros Plaza will be alive with the beauty and spirit of the season. Enjoy festive holiday photo opportunities for friends and family, share your family’s holiday traditions and help us decorate our Path of Traditions through the Community Grove as we celebrate our community, professional, and school performing groups from throughout Orange County. Plus, on both Sunday, December 16 and 23, come board our Center Express Train on a magical ride around the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus!

“THE BEAUTIFUL DAY” – KURT ELLING SINGS CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Samueli Theater
Tickets start at $69
Declared by The New York Times as the “standout male jazz vocalist of our time,” Grammy® winner Kurt Elling headlines the Center for two performances singing a repertoire of songs from his new holiday album, The Beautiful Day. Inventive and fresh, this special program reimagines the sounds of Christmas, mixing traditional carols decked out in new arrangements with songs that are revelations and rediscovered treats.

JOHN LEGEND – A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS TOUR
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $85
Newly anointed EGOT winner and multi-platinum recording artist John Legend celebrates the release of his first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas with a 25-date holiday tour across North America. The acclaimed singer-songwriter headlines the Center in this festive return engagement with songs from the album, which features a blend of beloved Christmas classics and original tracks.

SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets start at $49
Ring in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. This year’s concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss Waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, the National Ballet of Hungary and the Strauss Symphony of America.

More Holiday Shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Nutcracker Fantasy
December 6 – 8, 2018 | Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Pacific Symphony
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25.

Nutcracker for Kids
December 8, 2018 | Saturday at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Pacific Symphony
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $35.

Handel’s Messiah
December 9, 2018 | Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pacific Symphony
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25.

Christmas with Jackie Evancho
December 14 – 15, 2018 | Friday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Pacific Symphony
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $45.

Holiday Organ Spectacular
December 18, 2018 | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Symphony
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $15.

Holidays with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
December 19, 2018 | Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $28.

Holidays with the Five Browns
December 20, 2018 | Thursday at 8 p.m.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $30.

Tis the Season!
December 22 & 23, 2018 | Saturday at 5 p.m. & Sunday at 3 p.m. Pacific Chorale
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29.

 

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