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Volume 7, Issue 41  |  May 24, 2022


Pacific Symphony’s 2022-23 Pops Season adds The Righteous Brothers 

Pacific Symphony just added a special Valentine’s Day show with blue-eyed soul pioneers, The Righteous Brothers (Feb. 10-11, 2023), to the 2022-23 Pops Season led by Principal Pops Conductor Laureate Richard Kaufman and underwritten by the Sharon and Tom Malloy Family. 

The Righteous Brothers enjoyed a string of Top 10 hits, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, originally from Orange County, topped the charts for four decades. After Hatfield’s death in 2003, Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Medley said, “No one could ever take Bobby’s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard’s show it all came together – I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic.” 

Pacific Symphony Heard and Medley

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(L-R) Bucky Heard and Bill Medley will appear in The Righteous Brothers concert experience on February 10-11, 2023, as part of the upcoming Pops Season

The Righteous Brothers concert experience features their biggest hits –“Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme “The Time of My Life” and much more, all backed by the lush Hollywood sound of Pacific Symphony.

The Bill Medley/Bucky Heard pairing came as something of a happy accident. Medley said it just seemed right: “I’d been friends with Bucky for years, but when I caught his show he just killed me! The next day it hit me. That’s the guy, someone I could sing hard with, laugh hard with, love and respect – on and off stage. He fits The Righteous Brothers live performance show perfectly. And, we’ve even recorded some new material together.”

Pacific Symphony Gloria Gaynor

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Gloria Gaynor – The Queen of Disco takes the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall Stage on April 14-15, 2023, as part of the upcoming Pops Season 

The addition of The Righteous Brothers to Pacific Symphony’s Pops Season completes this series of seven singular sensations, which also present the Season Special Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert (October 28 at 8 p.m. and October 29 at 3 and 8 p.m.). The 2022-23 Pops Season officially begins November 4-5 with a tribute to legendary film composer Maestro John Williams in honor of his 90th birthday. Five other blockbuster shows in the Pops series include renowned artists across jazz, pop, disco, Broadway and rock: The Manhattan Transfer (December 16-17), Kristin Chenoweth (March 10-11, 2023), Gloria Gaynor – The Queen of Disco (April 14-15, 2023), The Music of The Rolling Stones (May 5-6, 2023) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (June 9-10, 2023). Goldsberry, a Hamilton: An American Musical alumna and Girls5eva star, closes the 2022-23 Pops Season.

Pacific Symphony Goldsberry

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Renée Elise Goldsberry with a collection of showstoppers and Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman close out the Pops Season on June 9-10, 2023

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. (unless noted) and take place at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Subscriptions for the seven-concert series are now available and start at $245. Single ticket sales begin in August and start at $35.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Patron Services at 714.755.5799, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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