Bring The Family For A Night Of Disney Fun With Pacific Symphony


Disney’s classic film Fantasia joins the Pacific Symphony at Verizon Amphitheater Aug. 9

Continuing the Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival fun, Disney’s “Fantasia” live in concert comes to Irvine for a night of an incredible blend of music and animation. Principal Pops Conductor, Richard Kaufman is leading the Pacific Symphony in recreating the classic music from this famous Disney production. So grab a picnic basket and enjoy this magical night under the stars on Aug. 9 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Maestro Kaufman will feature the iconic Mickey Mouse as he was in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and will include various other Disney characters like Donald and Daisy Duck. All the iconic music from the film is being performed as well, which according to Kaufman, “(the film) contains some of history’s most beloved pieces.”

The Pacific Symphony will also perform selections from Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth symphonies that includes “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Carnival of the Animals,” “Firebird,” “Pines of Rome,” “Claire de Lune” and “Dance of the Hours.” Along with that there will be amazing visuals matching the music, almost like you’re watching the film unfold in front of you.

The American Film Institute considers Disney’s “Fantasia” the fifth greatest animated movie of all time. The music in the film was recorded by the Philadelphia Orchestra – who were personally picked by Walt Disney himself. The show will also feature music from “Fantasia 2000” which was created by Disney’s nephew as a sequel.

Maestro Kaufman has received two Emmy nominations for his work on the series “The Pink Panther” and “All Dogs Go To Heaven” – but his music has also been featured in “Jaws,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Animal House” and more.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this and other Pacific Symphony’s Concerts Under The Stars series check the symphony’s website at or call (714) 755-5799.