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.
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.
Michael Anderson, President, Barbee Heiny, First Vice President/Financial Officer,
Carol Latham, Recording Secretary, Kathy Shoemake, Corresponding Secretary
Greg Pate, Liaison to the Musicians
Dr. Phyllis Eichler, Director of Marketing and Development
Lawrence Rosenberg and Sarma Rosenberg
Shirley Moreira (Director Emeritus)
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)
Dr. David Rentz
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR: OCWS
Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR: OCPE
Ms. Pollyanna Gorman
President, Elsie Reed; Vice President, Brian Chuchua; Treasurer, Norma Leichtweis: Secretary, Mary Daniels.
This website was designed and constructed by Michael Buss.
Brad Pettigrew provided many of the pictures.