April 15, 2022
Each week, Arts Orange County and Voice of OC are excited to deliver to you this look at the stories and events happening in our arts and cultural community.
Local Arts Spotlight
One of the crowning annual events of UCI Claire Trevor School's Dance Department, this concert features the cutting-edge choreography of the department's MFA students MORE
♦ Music ♦
REVIEW: Tenor Carl Tanner reprises the title role that he sang at the Metropolitan Opera in a commanding performance.

It was time once again for the Pacific Symphony’s annual opera performance, Thursday night in Segerstrom Concert Hall. This was the 10th anniversary of the orchestra’s opera initiative, undertaken (in part) to fill a need for grand opera in Orange County after the closing of Opera Pacific. Thursday’s effort (scheduled for repeat Saturday and Tuesday) was ambitiously devoted to Verdi’s penultimate opera, “Otello.”
♦ Culture ♦
No matter where you’re located in Orange County, there is an Easter event in your vicinity with people hiding eggs in bushes for squirming children to find.
♦ Visual Arts ♦
Both museums boast multi-million dollar California art collections.
Each week, we recommend a variety of events and experiences from the listings at SparkOC.com, our free website for Orange County's arts and cultural community. We always suggest you be mindful of the most recent health and safety guidelines in California, Orange County, and the venue for the listing.
♦ Re-Opening ♦
The Frida Cinema's free outdoor screening series, hosted with Community Engagement, Inc., continues with a showing of one of the most beloved Hollywood films of all-time MORE
♦ Virtual Visit ♦
Enjoy the free collection of Shakespeare readings and other materials from the summer Shakespeare showcase before its triumphant return to in-person performances this summer MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
All ages are welcome and all materials are included at these Muckenthaler Center classes designed to give you your first lessons in creating art - this week you have the chance to try abstract painting MORE
♦ Extra ♦
This unique visual art exhibition at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art presents works by artists who are blood relations; probing the role of nature in the creation of style and temperament MORE
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- Dr. Stephen Barker, Dean,
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
Voice of OC is Orange County's nonprofit newsroom with a mission to consistently deliver fair, focused and thorough journalism on critical quality of life and local issues for Orange County communities.
Arts Orange County builds appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Event information provided by SparkOC, an Arts OC program.