The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim

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Welcome to our new Conductor


Orange County Symphony Announces 

Appointment of Maestra Aline Sardão 

We welcome Maestra Aline Sardão as she joins the team of music directors of the Orange County Symphony orchestra ensembles. Maestra Sardão is a native of Brazil. At the age of eighteen she won the competition for young instrumentalists offered by Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, being awarded with an invitation to attend an instrument course at that institution.  

After earning her Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Conducting under the instruction of Maestro Abel Rocha, Aline started her professional conducting career directing youth orchestras, choirs and assisting professional orchestras in Brazil. Sardão holds a Masters on Music in Instrumental Conducting from Azusa Pacific University. 

Aline Sardão is emerging in today’s symphonic world as one of few women conductors and has conducted orchestras and ensembles in Europe, Brazil and United States. Similar to Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, she shares a vision and passion for music education for underserved youth and is excited to help plan and implement the formation of the Orange County Symphony Youth orchestra ensembles. Recently appointed music director at Northkirk Presbyterian Church , Maestra Sardão is also engaged in teaching and serves as conductor of the advanced orchestra and advanced string ensemble at the Saturday Conservatory of Music in San Gabriel, California.  

The Orange County Symphony is comprised of 3 orchestra ensembles. The Orange County Wind Symphony (OCWS) led by Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro, The Orange County Symphonic Pops (OCSPs) led by Pollyanna Gorman and the Orange County Symphony (OCS).  

Maestra Sardão will present 3 of the 9 scheduled concerts in the 2016-2017 season and will bring to our stage compelling, familiar repertoire and is pledged to re-introduce programming designed to create memorable concert experiences for OCS audiences. 

The Orange County Symphony, chartered 1985,  is a regional, semi-professional orchestra group serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCS 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. Most concerts are presented at the Anaheim Center for the Performing Arts at Servite which has been the performance home for OCS since 2011. 

For booking, interviews and complementary tickets for reviews please contact 

Dorothy A. Rose, Executive Director,  (714) 778-0314 

dorothy_rose@ocsymphony.org 

www.ocsymphony.org