About the OC Symphony

Founded in 1985, the Orange County Symphony (OCS) is a 70-member orchestra serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The Orange County Symphony strives to enhance the image of its community by generating pride in a recognizable and noted entity - a regional symphony orchestra.

In May, 2002, OCS moved headquarters to the Anaheim Cultural Arts building. During this transition time, Dorothy Rose was appointed Executive Director in Spring 2004 to implement a revitalization of the orchestra. The first concert during this period was presented in September, 2004 at the Heritage Forum in Anaheim. OCS has performed a scheduled 9 concert season since 2005. Please visit the calendar section to preview the 2016-2017 concert season.

The OC Symphony is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and in July, 2011 was designated as the Resident Symphony Orchestra for the City of Anaheim. We look forward to many more performances of excellence in concert experiences and presentations.

OUR MISSION

The Orange County Symphony provides music education, funds and produces the events of the Orange County Symphony, as well as various other musical events in an effort to enhance the culture of the community and to expand musical exposure in children and parents, many of whom could not otherwise afford a live classical musical experience. Over the years, the symphony has entertained thousands in concerts at parks and various venues throughout Orange County.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Michael Anderson, President;  Barbee Heiny, First Vice President/Financial Officer; Kathy Shoemake, Recording Secretary; Greg Pate, Liaison to the Musicians

DIRECTORS:

Dr. Phyllis Eichler, Director of Marketing and Development
Lawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Rosenberg 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Bill Dalati, Farmer's Insurance
John Heiny, VP Engineering Fre-flo Water Systems 
Susan Faessel, Community Advocate
Stephen Faessel, Anaheim City Planning Commission
Frank Barry, Kiwanis 
Mary Jo Hesketh, Community Advocate 
Franz Kavan, Technology Information Expert 
Kevin Holloway, Manager, Anaheim Target Store 
Paul Meye, Financial Advisor/Tax Accountant
Ann Robinson, Arts Advocate 
Terrance Tungseth, Attorney
Ed O'Connell, Manager, Bank of the West

MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR : OCS (Principal)

Maestro Branden Muresan

MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR: OCWS

Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro

MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR: OCPE

Ms. Pollyanna Gorman

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dorothy Rose

CONCERTO GUILD

President, Vacant; Vice President, Brian Chuchua; Treasurer, Norma Leichtweis: Secretary, Mary Daniels.


CREDITS

This website was designed and constructed by Michael Buss.

Brad Pettigrew provided many of the pictures.