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Where We Are / Our Community

How to Reach Us

Map & Directions / MapQuest page for Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall/Samueli Theater:
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Directions from Los Angeles and Long Beach
Directions from San Diego and South Orange County
Directions from the Inland Empire and North Orange County

From L.A.:

To reach Segerstrom Center for the Arts from the Los Angeles/Long Beach area, take the 405 freeway south into Orange County. You will pass through Seal Beach, Westminster, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley before reaching Costa Mesa. As you pass the Harbor Blvd. exit, make sure you are far enough left to stay on the 405 freeway and not exit on the 73 toll road. The first exit off the 405 after the 73 is Bristol Street. Exit on Bristol and turn left at the top of the ramp.

Take the first right-hand turn from Bristol onto Anton Blvd. after crossing the freeway. From here, you can park either in the structure adjacent to the Westin Hotel (on your left, one block from Bristol at Park Center Drive), or in the structure behind TGI Fridays (on your right, two blocks from Bristol at Avenue of the Arts). Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located one block north of Anton, just east of South Coast Repertory on Town Center Drive. Parking here is a particularly good choice if you plan to eat at one of the restaurants along Anton Boulevard, such as Scott's Seafood, Pinot Provence, Mastro's Steakhouse, or TGI Fridays.

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From San Diego / South Orange County:

To reach Segerstrom Center for the Arts from the San Diego/South Orange County area, take the 5 freeway north to the 405 freeway. Follow the 405 freeway north through Irvine past the 55 freeway intersection. The first exit after the 55 is Anton/Avenue of the Arts. Exit here; this will bring you directly onto Avenue of the Arts. If you plan on eating at one of the restaurants along Anton Boulevard, such as Mastro's Steakhouse or TGI Fridays, make an immediate left-hand turn at the first traffic light into the parking structure across the street from the 24-Hour Fitness. Please be aware that this structure charges until late on Friday nights! Continuing on foot, you can cross Anton at either Park Center Drive or Avenue of the Arts to reach Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Town Center Drive. To go directly to Segerstrom Center, or if you are dining at Scott's Seafood or Pinot Provence, turn left on Anton and right on Park Center Drive to access the Westin Hotel parking structure.

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From Inland Empire / Pomona / North Orange County:

To reach Segerstrom Center for the Arts from the Inland Empire, the Pomona area, or north Orange County, take the 91 freeway to the 55 freeway southbound. Follow the 55 through Orange, Tustin and Santa Ana to the northbound 405 freeway. The first two exits from the 405 northbound interchange are Avenue of the Arts and Bristol Street. Exit on either of these streets and turn right. You can then proceed to the parking and dining options on Anton Blvd. discussed above.

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About Our Community

Over the 40-year history of Pacific Chorale, we have seen many dramatic changes occur to the Orange County and Southern California region that is our home. Tremendous growth, immigration, and changes to the economy have made this region a cauldron for competing ideas and a bellwether for changes that make their way across the country.

From this stimulating mix, arts here have thrived. John Alexander's adventurous programming—often including new, groundbreaking compositions or little known composers—has been embraced and supported throughout the years, allowing Pacific Chorale to infuse an Old World art form with California's hallmark innovation and cultural independence.

Below, find links to selected websites that can give you a sampling of background about the region that has nurtured Pacific Chorale as an arts organization and supported our mission to provide the highest quality choral performances.

Area History

History of Orange County, California — excellent page full of background and history

Arts

Arts Orange County — nonprofit countywide arts council
Newport Beach Film Festival —Film festival premiered the Oscar-winning film Crash in 2005.

Blogs

Classical Life — Tim Mangan's classical music blog
Spark-e's Place — Arts Orange County's Executive Director Rick Stein shares his thoughts and impressions about this community's rich cultural scene
A blog by Dean Corey — President and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Culture Monster — LA Times coverage of the Southern California arts scene

Cultural Calendars & Publications

Spark OC — Extensive listings of local music, theater, dance, film, literature and family activities in Orange County
OC Weekly — Regional local scene music and arts weekly.
PBS SoCal — PBS television station based in Orange County maintains a calendar for community events worth noting.
LA Times — Comprehensive online events calendar produced by Entertainment section of the LA Times.
OCRegister — Entertainment section of the OC Register.
PerformingArtsLive.com — An online calendar of live music, theater and dance events in Southern California.