ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY 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 2013-2014 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,  
Carol Latham, Recording Secretary,  Kathy Shoemake, Corresponding Secretary

Greg Pate, Liaison to the Musicians


DIRECTORS:

Dr. Phyllis Eichler, Director of Marketing and Development
Lawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Rosenberg 
Shirley Moreira (Director Emeritus)


ADVISORY COUNCIL

Becky Arias, Hilgenfeld Mortuary 
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
Shirley McCracken, Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem, Retired 
Ann Robinson, Arts Advocate 
Terrance Tungseth, Attorney Fred Zago, Manager, Bank of the West


MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR : OCS (Principal)

Dr. David Rentz

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR: OCWS

Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Dorothy Rose

 

CONCERTO GUILD

Carol Bostwick, President, Elsie Reed, Vice President,
James McKown Treasurer, Ruth Vonderloh, Secretary


CREDITS

This website was designed and constructed by Michael Buss.

Brad Pettigrew provided many of the pictures.