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 2018-2019 concert season.

Owing to poor health Dorothy Rose stepped aside from her long standing role in September, 2018. The Acting President is Ms. Pollyanna Gorman. Futher news of a renewed board will will be announced in due course.

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.