IRVINE — Pianist Alain Lefevre, who recorded John Corigliano's Piano Concerto with the Pacific Symphony, will be featured this summer in the orchestra's ninth annual concert series at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
Lefevre will play the "Emperor" Concerto on July 20 as part of a Beethoven program conducted by Carl St.Clair, who will conduct two other concerts in the five-concert series, which begins July 4 with a pops program and ends Sept. 7 with a Tchaikovsky program.
All five concerts will begin at 8 p.m. Subscriptions will go on sale in March at prices ranging from $100 to $240. Tickets to individual concerts will be $13 to $51 and will go on sale June 1. Information: (714) 755-5799.
* July 4: David Bishop, conductor; Jubilant Sykes, baritone; Jason Graae, singer-dancer: Music by Copland, Bernstein, Gottschalk, Sousa, George M. Cohan, others. Fireworks.
* July 20: St.Clair, conductor; Lefevre, piano: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; "Emperor" Concerto.
* Aug. 10: St.Clair, conductor; Xiang-Dong Kong, piano: Mozart's "Impresario" Overture; "Coronation" Piano Concerto; Symphony No. 39.
* Aug. 24: St.Clair, conductor; Burnette Dillon, trumpet; John Reynolds, horn: Gabrieli's Fanfare; Shostakovich's "Festive Overture"; Tartini's Piccolo Trumpet Concerto; Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1; Respighi's "Pines of Rome."
* Sept. 7: Pascal Verrot, conductor; Levon Ambartsumian, violin; Huntington Beach Concert Band: Tchaikovsky's "Little Russian" Symphony; Violin Concerto; "1812" Overture. Fireworks.