Save the date for a fun-filled summer evening under the stars with the Pacific Symphony on Saturday, July 28 during the 8th annual free Target Symphony in the Cities concert. This “must-do” Mission Viejo ritual is the perfect setting for gathering with friends and family on lawn chairs and blankets while enjoying an array of classical favorites and pop tunes. In its 8th year, this signature special event is led by talented Musical Director Carl St. Clair.
The festivities kick off at 4:00 p.m. on the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way with a Parisian themed “Prelude to Paris.” Folks will enjoy strolling along the “Champs-Élysées”; fun family activities for all ages; a brass band; tasty home-style fare; gourmet food trucks; and a wine and beer garden. Bones West, a talented brass band, will begin performing around 4 p.m.
At 4:30 p.m., a pre-concert “musical playground” for kids begins that includes a “conducting” clinic with Maestro St. Clair. Children ages 3-12 will have the opportunity to meet a musician, play a variety of musical instruments and make their own drum. A new exciting event on tap this year is the Waiters’ Race beginning at 4:30 p.m. Local restaurant waiters will compete by balancing a fully loaded tray, including a wine bottle and two empty glasses while speed walking through a jam-packed crowd on the Village Green without dropping a thing.
Parking is a breeze with convenient shuttle service from the Civic Center complex or Newhart Middle School. Pedicab rides are also back by popular demand.
Volunteer opportunities are available for this exciting event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Stay tuned to the City’s website at www.cityofmissionviejo.org for up-to-date information on this popular event. To see footage from last year’s event, visit missionviejo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=12&clip_id=637.