January 7, 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
For the next two weeks, the acclaimed Lincoln Center revival of the legendary stage musical takes up residence at Segerstrom Center For the Arts MORE
At least three Orange County arts organizations have canceled or postponed performances this month due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus pandemic. And many more are considering cancellations, postponements and other adjustments due to the highly infectious nature of the latest variant.

Pacific Symphony has postponed concerts scheduled to take place this week, including “Mozart and Mahler” originally scheduled for Jan. 6-8, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 9. Ticket holders will be able to attend concerts featuring the same repertoire on June 23-26.

“In consultation with guest artists, musicians and health experts, and given the proximity of these concerts to the holiday travel season, we decided to postpone the program,” said John Forsyte, president and CEO of Pacific Symphony, in a statement.
The Orange County Museum of Art is announcing today the appointment of two new staff members who will join the museum’s leadership team as it transitions to a new home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The $93 million, 53,000-square-foot museum is scheduled to open Oct. 8, 2022.
A new year is upon us, with many Orange County institutions launching new seasons of events and opportunities to enliven and enrich your 2022. But many January offerings are exploring postponement or virtual options as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads - as always, watch for updates from any arts and culture offerings you hope to attend, and see the latest updates on SparkOC.com.
♦ Re-Opening ♦
The Laguna Art Museum kicks off its 2022 lineup of intimately-scaled concerts with the family-friendly songs of this multi-instrumentalist MORE
♦ Virtual Visit ♦
Sample past performances and a sneak peek of the upcoming documentary from this unique Orange County musical ensemble which performs with a set of eight custom-made string instruments MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
Face-painting, musical performances, and of course a number of tastings feature in this day-long celebration of chocolate from the Bowers Museum MORE
♦ Extra ♦
This Saturday will see the artist's opening reception for this exhibition of influential urban artwork - from paintings to skateboards to a custom hot rod - at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) MORE
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President, Board of Trustees,
Orange County Museum of Art
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