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Classical Pick of the Week: Pacific Symphony at the OC Fair

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Gil Shaham is a world famous violinist who loves making an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl regularly. Here he is performing the Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate, not to be confused by the Carmen Fantasy by Waxman (which might be more difficult). He is accompanied by Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic. If you haven't been tothe OC Fair yet, try going on Wednesday, July 29th! The Pacific Symphony, led by Richard Kaufman, will perform music from the beloved Disney classics. Sing along to the tunes of Beauty and the Beast, the Lion King, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and more! You can get two tickets for 19.50 at www.ocfair.com when you purchase the super pass.

Marin Alsop returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct Mahler's 5th (Tuesday, 8 PM) and the Beethoven Violin Concerto (Thursday, 8 PM). Gil Shaham will be the soloist for the Beethoven, and you can probably get tickets on the day of at the box office (save yourself from Ticketmaster!).