Virtual Events to Check Out This Month in O.C.

"Ellis Island" performance by Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, Irvine
Favorite past performances are broadcast every Sunday at 7 p.m. on KUSC 91.5 FM, including “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Aaron Diehl (July 12) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 with pianist Vadym Kholodenko. The symphony’s 2017 performance at Segerstrom Hall of “Ellis Island” will show on PBS’s “Great Performances” on July 3 at 9 p.m.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
In addition to upcoming drive-in movie nights and concerts, the center is creating a sculpture garden on its 8.5-acre grounds to allow visitors to enjoy art with social distancing. The first piece to be installed was “Godot” by local artist Bret Price, a contemporary sculptor who works in steel. His work is in the collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
“Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana,” one of the museum’s favorite exhibits from its permanent collection, is now showing online. Visitors to the website can see the poster art, view photos of the artists, and read about the history behind the posters while listening to a playlist created specifically for the exhibit.

Chance Theater, Anaheim
In their regular series of “Chance Cyber Chats,” actors, directors, producers, and dramaturges who have worked with the theater lead panel discussions about Broadway shows streaming on Broadway HD. The show for July 10 is “The Lion,” and the chat on July 24 will focus on “If I Forget.”

Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
Playhouse regulars Erika and Brent Schindele team to sing favorite songs from popular musicals such as “Brigadoon” and “Merrily We Roll Along,” and musician Jason Feddy performs songs from Shakespeare plays, in “Play at Home” videos regularly posted to the playhouse’s YouTube channel.

OCMA, Santa Ana
The museum posts new visual, audio, and video programming about art and artists under four categories—listen, learn, watch, relax—along with live programming with local artists every Thursday. Videos include interviews with artists Brice Bischoff and Sean Duffy, and audio offerings include a guided meditation with artist Kathryn Garcia and a playlist curated by painter and installation artist Dave Muller.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
“Center at Home” offers a slate of virtual acting, music, and dance classes, as well as performance highlights from shows.

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