The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim


Press Release

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Servite High School
1952 W. LaPalma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

6:30 PM concert  6:00 PM pre-concert lecture

$20/general admission; $15/seniors and students   Free parking on site

Saint-Saens: Hail California!
Camphouse: Yosemite Autumn
Nixon: Monterey Holidays
Nixon: Fiesta Del Pacifico
Reed: El Camino Real
Williams: March from “1941”

The Orange County Wind Symphony (OCWS) will present their first concert of its 2016-17 season on Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Orange County Wind Symphony will present a concert featuring compositions representing both the geography and history of California. The concert will open with Saint-Saens finale to Hail California!, composed for the Pan-American Exposition in 1915 held in San Francisco. Next, we travel to Yosemite National Park where composer Mark Camphouse was on a vacation. The stunning majesty of Yosemite inspired him to compose Yosemite Autumn. Roger Nixon, a California native, was always struck by the beauty and history of the Golden State. Today two works represent him: The Monterey Holidays, and the Fiesta del Pacifico.

Alfred Reed composed the El Camino Real as a tribute to the Franciscan Monks who blazed a trail through California. The concert will close with the March from 1941 by John Williams. The movie depicts hysterical Californians preparing for a Japanese attack on the coast just after December 7, 1941.

The Orange County Wind Symphony is a regional semi-professional Wind Ensemble serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCWS is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and in July 2011 was designated, along with the OCS as the Resident Wind Symphony for the City of Anaheim. The Wind Symphony is led by Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro, an accomplished Wind Band & Orchestral conductor, who currently serves on the faculties of the music departments of Fullerton College, and Irvine Valley College.

For booking, interviews and complimentary tickets for reviews, please contact:

Dorothy Rose, (714) 778-0314