In it’s 13th year, the Laguna Beach Music Festival, is another unique artistic expression of this great art colony. It was founded as a way to blend together classical and contemporary music that appeals to the dedicated fan, the new listener, the artist and the student. The Festival is a collaboration of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, who work bringing chamber music, indie-classical and post-genre worlds together for a truly unique musical experience.
For the first time the festival is adding a multi-media performance on Sunday, February 15th. Actor Phil Proctor, known for his voice overs in films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo, comes together with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) to bring the story of Don Quixote to life. With images and lighting, accompanied by LAGQ's brilliant arrangements of music from Spain's Golden Age and flamenco dance this performance makes for an impressive visual and auditory story.
NEED TO KNOW
Where: All performances are at The Laguna Playhouse
When: February 12-15, 2015
Tickets: Information Available
Free Events: There are several free events during the week. We recommend the panel discussion featuring actor Phil Proctor well known for his voice overs in discussing how Don Quixote was brought to musical and visual life; Saturday Feb. 14th from 2:00pm to 2:50pm at The Laguna Playhouse.
Don’t Miss: Opening night will feature a new work commissioned for the festival called 'Ymir'. Jeffrey Holmes, the composer, was inspired by his Scandinavian heritage and Nordic religion and has composed a piece inspired by the Frost Giant, who formed the Earth and Universe. Before the opening concert, don’t miss the Opening Gala at The Playhouse.
Make a day of it: Walk downtown before the concert and discover treasures at Stephen Frank Garden & Home. Stop in for a bite at Lumberyard Restaurant or a craft cocktail at Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink.
Make a weekend of it: Stay at Inn at Laguna Beach and enjoy the stunning sunset from your ocean view room.