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Holiday concerts: 17 shows to spread some cheer
Holiday concerts: 17 shows to spread some cheer

The season delivers many reminders of why music matters. Here's a sampling of holiday concerts across Southern California. It's impossible to list them all of course, but this will get you going. PACIFIC SYMPHONY (www.pacificsymphony.org) Beethoven & Rachmaninoff: The exuberant joy of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (one of the composer's favorite works) is paired with Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, which helped to establish him as a concerto composer. 8 p.m. Dec. 11 to 13. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets starting at $39. (714) 755-5799 Holiday Organ Spectacular: Listen to a $3.1-million organ as it...