Hundreds of IUSD’s outstanding musicians took center stage during the 36th annual Donald Bren Honors Concert at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, located at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Approximately 625 top IUSD vocalists and instrumentalists in grades five through 12 participated in the musical showcase. This annual event is presented by IUSD with support from the Irvine Company and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.
“The Bren Honors Concert has become an important IUSD tradition and has given our exceptionally talented students the opportunity to showcase their music and vocals in a world-class venue,” said Brad Van Patten, IUSD’s coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts. He also thanked the Irvine Company and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation for their generous support of the District’s visual and performing arts programming, which benefits thousands of students each year.
The concert is named in recognition of the generosity of philanthropist Donald Bren. Under his leadership, the Donald Bren Foundation and the Irvine Company have provided more than $200 million to support education, including more than $45 million to preserve art, music and science programs in IUSD over a 20 years.
Congratulations to our student performers who worked so hard to be a part of the prestigious concert. To view the program, which provides information about the conductors, performers and music, click here.