Pacific Symphony to move summer concerts to OC Fairgrounds

COSTA MESA The Pacific Symphony is expected to bring its summer concert series to the OC Fair & Event Center after a run of almost three decades at the now-closed Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

The partnership between the symphony and the Fair and Event Center is for at least four concerts this year with the option to add four more years, Michele Richards, vice president of business development at the Fair & Event Center said Friday.

“We see it as a coming together of two great community assets,” Richards said. “The arts are very important to the community, so being able to bring the symphony … we see as a very positive thing.”

The symphony is working on a possible fifth date, said symphony president John Forsyte.

The organizations have been in talks for more than a year about bringing the concerts to the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. The orchestra held…

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