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An Evening of the Arts


An Evening with MANCINI is a must attend benefit gala in support of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County on Saturday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Samueli Theater. Chaired by Marta Bhathal and Marsha Anderson,

An Evening with MANCINI is a musical tribute to legendary Academy Award-winning film composer Henry Mancini, best known for iconic works such as “Moon River” from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “Days of Wine and Roses” and the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series.

Party attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, followed by an elegant dinner catered by Patina, and will be treated to an exciting vocal performance by two-time Grammy-nominated recording and concert artist Monica Mancini. Monica, daughter of Henry Mancini, will perform a revue of her father’s best-known works, complemented by film highlights and a live band. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Philharmonic Society and its nationally recognized Youth Music
Education Programs. The gala is generously sponsored by Mikimoto, the originator of cultured pearls since 1893.

A brief live auction will take place immediately following the dinner, featuring a limited selection of items and one-of-a-kind experiences, as well as Fund a Need that will putting much-needed instruments in Orange County schools. Offered at no charge to parents, students or schools, the Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education Programs have supplemented music education in Orange County for more than 50 years.

Tickets start at $1,000 for the gala. For more information, visit

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