May 13, 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.
Thursdays through mid-June, Fullerton's Muckenthaler Cultural Center features a series of contemprary jazz masters in outdoor concerts MORE
♦ Music ♦
Grammy-nominated classical violinist Philippe Quint was enjoying a successful if conventional career before the seductive sounds of tango music pulled him in unexpected directions. “The bulk of my season was and still is playing concertos with orchestras. A few years ago I never would have predicted my interests would take me here,” Quint said.

Quint’s career shift started with an unexpected invitation. “I was asked to join a chamber music series in New York, and it was a program focusing on Latin American composers.” One of them was Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla. “At that time, of course I knew of his music but had never played it,” Quint recalled. “I was put together with a funky group: bandoneon (the classic tango instrument, it sounds much like an accordion), electric guitar, piano and stand-up bass. I just fell in love with the sound that the group produced.”

The experience lit a creative fire under Quint. “After we completed the concert, I Googled ‘bandoneon’ and ‘New York’ and ‘best Argentina tango players.’ Within a month I started working with most of the people that you will be seeing soon in Orange County.”
♦ Theater ♦
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Each week, we recommend a variety of events and experiences from the listings at, 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.
♦ Local Spotlight ♦
Over 100 artists will have their wares on display, plus five stages' worth of live music will encourage visitors to walk the length of beautiful Balboa Island in this annual festival MORE
♦ Wallet Friendly ♦
Saturday sees the opening reception for this annual exhibit featuring the works of over 70 Orange County artists working in a great variety of 2D and 3D media MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
A live, outdoor theatrical performance of the children's classic is included with Casa Romantica admission at midday on Saturday MORE
♦ Wildcard ♦
Music lovers of any age should enjoy this fast-paced and informative dive into global traditions and legends presented by Lyric Opera of Orange County MORE
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- Andrew Brown,
President & CEO
Pacific Chorale
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.