Live Music Roundup This Weekend

Chris Thile Laguna Beach Music Festival
Chris Thile

Music lovers in Orange County have plenty of options this weekend and next week to hear some amazing for live performances here. Of note:

The Laguna Beach Music Festival starts Monday and runs all next week with mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile as the artistic director. Guest artists include vocalist/flutist Nathalie Joachim, award-winning violinist Tessa Lark, and virtuoso bassist Michael Thurber.

Pianist Matthew Whitaker, who performed a decade ago at Stevie Wonder’s induction to the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame at age 10, will take the stage at Samueli Theater on Sunday.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will play classical favorites and more using just ukuleles and voices at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Sunday.

Orange County School of the Arts Foundation presents Symphony of Dreams, its 35th anniversary concert, conducted by OCSA alum Michael Repper on Saturday at Musco Center for the Arts.

The Grant Stewart Quintet will perform at Soka Performing Arts Center on Saturday. Stewart has played with many of the jazz greats, including Harry Connick Jr., Bucky Pizzarelli, and Renee Fleming.

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