The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim


Preconcert Letter

May 2013

Message to subscribers, friends and supporters,

Our 8th concert of the 2012-2013 subscription season will be presented on Sunday, May 19th by the Orange County Wind Symphony ensemble. The press release is included with this mailing. In addition we are delighted to announce the dates and programming for the 2013-2014 subscription season included in the new brochure designed by Michael Buss, President of the Anaheim Arts Council. (also included herewith and at the May concert).

Both Dr. Tony Mazzaferro and Dr. David Rentz have given great time and careful consideration to planning this exciting new season. The Piano Concerto Competition  will be done by collaboration with the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) and will feature the top three winners as soloists on the August 25, 2013 program with the OCS ensemble. In November, 2013 we will feature  Guest conductor, David Cubek bringing the compelling and beautiful music of Venezuela as well as favorites from other Latin American Countries. Please take a look at the diverse cornucopia of fabulous literature in store for our concert patrons as we fulfill our pledge to provide an annual concert season right here in Anaheim.

There are two locations to be determined: one in February 2014 and the other in May, 2014. We will also have one change of dates in the previously announced listing. The concert date in March will be on Sunday March 16, 2014. Attention will be called to this in all press releases, from the concert podium and on the web site announcements.

Part of our ongoing mission is to enhance awareness in the community about the symphony, thus increasing concert attendance. This month we will again welcome guests from our Outreach Programs  as the numbers continue to grow each concert. Please let us know if you know of a group of underserved people in our community that might benefit from a concert experience. Our President, Mike Anderson is the Outreach Program Chair.

I continue to speak regularly during the public comments segment of Anaheim City Council meetings, and welcome invitations to any group you may know of where I might find a platform to visit and  further spread the message that we bring beautiful music of the highest performance standard to local concert audiences on a regularly scheduled basis at affordable cost….and free parking..   Needless to say…the tried and true word of mouth proves again and again to be the very most effective form of marketing ever known. Every subscriber will continue to have 4 tickets to each concert. As those tickets are all used, we will see significant increases in concert attendance. Your ongoing support makes it possible. We are all part of a team.

The Anaheim Arts Council Champion for the Arts project produced significant winners with local arts organizations. These are the organizations who have submitted grant application who will share not only in 50% of the ballot funds generated but in the critically needed grant awards to be announced in June. We all win in having the AAC advocating for the Arts in Anaheim. Together we make it happen!

Rich Blessings,

Dorothy A. Rose, Executive Director
714 778-0314  E-mail:

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