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The Dana Point Symphony 2013 Destiny Season

Post Date:10/30/2012 7:00 AM

This spring will mark the Second Season of the Dana Point Symphony (DPSO).

Highlights of the 2013 season include:

-Opening night with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto performed by American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn on the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720.

-A new collaboration with the Festival of Whales will bring an Opera and the Ocean concert featuring a new commission from young composer Athena Adamopoulos and a new video art commission from director of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Rex Bruce. The program will also see the return of soprano Victoria Robertson and violinist Mira Khomik, as well as new tenor Joshua Guerrero and baritone Gregorio Gonzalez in opera aria favorites.

-April will bring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to Dana Point in collaboration with conductor John Elg and his choir from Mission Viejo.

-As an exciting end to the season, the audience will participate in the “choose your finale” event, offering the audience a chance to vote on what they would like to hear in the final concert. Audience members for the first three performances will be asked to cast their vote on one of three masterworks they want to hear the DPSO perform.

In addition to presenting high caliber music, the Dana Point Symphony features a visual artist exhibition at the meet-the-artist receptions. The 2013 roster of artists include Rick Delanty, Sally Strand and Ingrid Wolters. The March 8th event will also see a presentation of surfboard art with Paul Carter, Michael Brindley and Heather Ritts.

The mission of the Dana Point Symphony is to provide world-class classical music to Dana Point and surrounding communities and make it accessible to everyone. The DPSO is comprised of talented members from all over southern California, including musicians from Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties. Each member of the orchestra holds a unique wealth of expertise and experience on their chosen instruments. Full-time professionals in the music industry and those currently pursuing degrees in music join together to share their passion for classical symphonic music presented with the highest standards of excellence.


PROGRAM 1 - Feb 8, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Rossini Overture to Cinderella

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony

Ingrid Wolters, visual artist

PROGRAM 2 - March 8, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Athena Adamopoulos New Commission

Ponchielli’s Cielo e mar’ from La Gioconda - Joshua Guerrer, tenor

Gioacbino Rossini “Largo al factotum” from Le barbier de Seville - Gregorio Gonzalez, baritone

Puccini O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi

Verdi Un bel di vedermo from Madam Butterfly - Victoria Robertson, soprano

Bizet Au fond du temple saint" from Les Pêcheurs de perles - Joshua Guererro, tenor, Gregorio Gonzalez, baritone

Massenet Meditation from Thais for violin and orchestra - Mira Khomik, violin

Britten Sea Preludes - Rex Bruce, digital artist

Paul Carter, Michael Brindley and Heather Ritts, surf board visual art

PROGRAM 3 - April 5, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Choir from Church of the Master, John Elg, Director, Mission Viejo

Sally Strand, visual artist

PROGRAM 4 - May 31, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Sibelius Finlandia

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2

Audience Choose Your Finale!

Rick Delantey, visual artist


  • $45 SEASON PASS for all 4 concerts
  • $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and military.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at:


All performances are at

St. Edward’s Church

33926 Calle La Primavera

Dana Point, CA 92629

St. Edward’s Church is the magnificent setting for all performances. The Dana Point Symphony is grateful to St. Edward’s for opening its doors to the community. Matching incredible acoustics with the floor to ceiling backdrop of the ocean behind the stage , there is no better way to enjoy a live symphony orchestra. With state of the art theater seating and comfortable handicap and elderly access as well as ample parking, it is a gem in the City of Dana Point.

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