The California Center for the Arts’ extremely popular monthly event, First Wednesdays is bigger than ever before as the 70-members of MiraCosta College’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir take the stage to present Dueling Nutcracker, selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker & Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites!
Founded in 2010, the Orchestra has grown in numbers and notoriety earning rave reviews for their performances of The Planets, Carmina Burana, and many more. Their annual holiday concert is one of their many highlights, and a favorite amongst families all over the county.
For this year’s special holiday performance, the orchestra and choirs led by MiraCosta College’s founding Conductor Branden Muresan and directed by Dr. Arlie Langager, will present an evening of holiday classics, music from Handel’s Messiah, and so much more!
You won’t want to miss this incredible evening that hits all the right notes and is fun for the entire family.
Although this event is free, we strongly recommend making reservations in advance. Reserved seats are $12 ($10 for CCAE members) and can be purchased online artcenter.org or by calling 1-800-988-4253.
Adding to the evening’s enjoyment will be Dang Brother Pizza from 5:00-7:00pm. It is an amazing food truck offering up wood-fired pizza to order.
About California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.