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The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Robin Gray
The Dana Point Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Robin Gray

On Friday, February 8, the Dana Point Symphony Orchestra will return for their 2013 season with a Tchaikovsky violin concerto, featuring violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn. Pitcairn will be performing on a nearly 300-year-old violin made by Antonio Stradivari called the Red Mendelssohn.

The instrument, purchased at a 1990 Christie’s auction in London for $1.7 million, is said to be the inspiration for the Canadian film The Red Violin.

This symphony season will include performances, on March 8, Opera and the Ocean with the Festival of Whales, on April 5, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and on May 31, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 and a finale chosen by the audience.

Symphony performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera. Season Passes are available for all four concerts for $45. Individual tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, children and members of the military. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or online at



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