Every February, Laguna Beach Live brings quality music to local residents, including the liveliest monthly chamber concerts! The Orange County Philharmonic Association hosts the Laguna Beach Music Festival, which brings outstanding classical and modern music to Laguna Beach during Orange County events.
In 2015, Laguna Beach Music Festival was named one of the top five music events in Orange County by the Riviera Luxury Magazine. Several free activities are usually happening in different locations during the week.
The 18th annual music festival is happening at Laguna Beach from February 5 to 8, 2020, and violinist Ray Chen and the festival’s artistic director will collaborate with other artists.
2020 Laguna Beach Music Festival Event Schedule
LBMF Music Festival Prelude
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6 pm – location to be determined
The opening ceremony of Orange County musical events is called Festival Prelude, an exclusive preview of the festival, where director Ray Chen will perform an exceptional show with friends. He will share his vision and inspiration behind the festival. Reserve your tickets today, because seats are limited.
LBMF Opening Night: Ray Chen Solo Concert
Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 6 pm in Laguna Presbyterian Church
This event will have solo and collaborative performances by the festival’s artistic director and internationally renowned violinist Ray Chen.
Ray Chen has enhanced and stimulated the interest of classical audiences through the presence of media and reached millions through his unprecedented online attention. He redefines what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century.
Chen’s interactions with the world’s most prominent orchestras and concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, reflect his ability to deliver outstanding musicians to a global audience.
Tickets: $38- $58
LBMF: Ray Chen and friends
Friday, February 7, 2020, at 8 pm at the Laguna Beach Artist Theatre
As always, this festival is centered on emerging artists. This year, special guests will join festival artistic director, Ray Chen, for Bach’s expressive double violin concerto and Ástor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.”
Tickets: $ 38- $ 58
LBMF: Ray Chen and Dover Quartet
Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 7 pm at the Laguna Beach Artists Theatre
Ray Chen, who signed with Decca Classics in 2017, created an album with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the successor to his three previous critically acclaimed albums, the first of which (Virtuoso) earned the ECHO Klassik Award.
The amazing Dover Quartet quickly gained international fame after sweeping the globe at the 2013 Banff Competition. Dover, recently winning the Cleveland Quartet award and the coveted Avery Fisher Career medal, is now one of the most famous choirs in the world.
Ticket price: $38- $58
On the way back from the Laguna Beach Music Festival, make sure to stop by Toyota of Orange, the sponsor of this blog and the dealership that has used cars serving Santa Ana.