Dean Anderson, Artistic Director

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2020 - 2021 Season

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Needless to say, the 2020-21 season was like no other and Symphony Irvine was not able to hold regular in-person performance because of the pandemic. However, the orchestra did prepare three recorded performances (including a successful fundraising gala) and live-streamed them online along with commentary from Artistic Director Dean Anderson and interviews with guest soloists. Finally, with the pandemic easing in late spring, Symphony Irvine performed before a live audience at its new home, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach.

Please visit our YouTube site to see these and other recordings.

Saturday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m.  

Dean Anderson, conductor

Svetlana Smolina, piano

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 (string orchestra version)

Recorded at Lyceum Village, Tustin


Sunday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m.  

Dean Anderson, host and violin

Elizabeth Johnson, violin

Michelle Peng, piano

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in d minor

Mozart:  Violin Sonata in A major, K. 526, Movement 1

Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2, Movement 2 “Blues”

Gardel:  Tango por una Cabeza (arr. John Williams)

Shostakovich: Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano

Recorded at La Sierra University, Riverside


Sunday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m.  

Dean Anderson, conductor

Roberto Cani, violin

Schubert: Rondo in A major for Violin and Strings, D 438

Mozart: Serenade in D major (Serenata Notturna), K.239

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Recorded at Lyceum Village, Tustin


Sunday, June 6, at 4:00 p.m.  

Dean Anderson and Jeremy DelaCuadra, conductors

Elizabeth Johnson, violin

Dukas: Fanfare from La Péri

Vivaldi: "Summer" from The Four Seasons

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach


Recordings / Performances

Svetlana Smolina, pianist
Dean Anderson photo

Dean Anderson

Liz Johnson New Photo

Elizabeth Johnson

Michelle Peng photo

Michelle Peng

Svetlana Smolina

Roberto Cani Picture-2

Roberto Cani

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Jeremy DelaCuadra

Jeremy DelaCuadra