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Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrates 25 years

The center will celebrate the anniversary with a weekend of events and performances.

By Karly BarkerPublished: September 29, 2011 12:12 PM

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The center, which is the county’s largest non-profit arts organization, will celebrate the milestone with a weekend full of events and performances.

“We have much to celebrate,” said Terrence Dwyer, president of the center. “We look forward to welcoming the entire community to the center throughout the season, and especially during this celebratory kick-off."

Representatives from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts say this weekend’s celebration is a taste of what audiences can look forward to during this milestone season. Organizers say they hope this season will expand audiences while remaining applicable to the ever-growing diversity in Orange County.

This weekend the center is offering free performances by Grammy winning band Ozomatli and Polyglot Theater’s We Built this City in the Arts Plaza. The center is also offering a free recital by superstar organist Cameron Carpenter in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

In addition to the free concerts this weekend, the Segerstrom Center is launching an Access for All initiative. The program will provide more than 10,000 tickets priced at $10 each to select performances throughout the 2011-2012 season. Organizers hope the 25th anniversary year program will make performances accessible to every member of the community.  

 “Orange County has so generously supported and encouraged us through the years, so it is a particular pleasure to offer many free events and specially priced $10 tickets through our Access for All initiative,” said Dwyer. “We want to be sure that everyone has an opportunity to join in the celebration and participate in a season that also celebrates the very best in the performing arts.”

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