This webpage contains a list of Southern California Orchestras Concerts and also a list of Southern California Orchestras that have come to our attention.  While every attempt is made to provide an accurate listing, make sure that you confirm all relevant information before getting on the road for an event.  Please contact Michael Cleary if you know of a concert or orchestra that should be listed here, or have any corrections for existing information.  Concerts for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony are not listed here due to their sheer quantity, so please refer to their respective websites for concert information.

 

ADDITIONAL SUMMER FUN

* Concerts in the Park - Free concerts on Sundays June 22 thru August 31
  at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach, founded 1978
  http://tinyurl.com/ov44s52

* Concerts on the Green - Free concerts on Sundays June 1 thru August 24
  at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills founded 1975 
  http://www.valleycultural.org/concerts-movies/concert-schedule-2014/

* Culver City Public Theatre (CCPT) - Free plays on Saturdays/Sundays July 12 thru August 17
  at Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park in Culver City founded 1998
  http://www.ccpt.org/

* Jazz at LACMA - Free Jazz concerts on Friday evenings April thru November at LACMA in Los Angeles 
  http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma

* Marina del Rey Summer Concerts -   Free Pop/Symphonic concerts various evenings July 10 thru August 30
  at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey
  http://file.lacounty.gov/dbh/docs/cms1_146017.pdf (.pdf)

* Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival - Free eclectic events on various evenings June 27 thru August 22
  at Redlands Bowl in Redlands, founded 1923
  http://tinyurl.com/p9ecmoo (.pdf)

* Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) - Free Shakespeare plays on various evenings June 12 thru August 16
  at twenty-two locations, founded 1998
  http://www.shakespearebythesea.org/

* Summer Concert Series - Free concerts on various days June 15 thru August 23
  at Levitt Pavilion Memorial Park in Pasadena founded 2003 
  http://tinyurl.com/peom8lg

Southern California Orchestra Concerts

 

Date

City

Orchestra/Venue/Address

Cost

Program

Thursday,

Jul 10, 2014

7:00PM

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Summer Symphony

Burton W. Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Free

Opera at the Shore

Sunday,

Jul 13, 2014

6:00PM

Pomona

Claremont Symphony Orchestra

G. Stanton Shelby Band Shell

1575 N. White Ave

Free

60th Anniversary Summer Concert

Join us for our Family Picnic and Pops Concert!

Ganesha Park, G. Stanton Shelby Band Shell

1575 No. White Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

(south of the Fairplex)

*Bring a picnic or enjoy refreshments that will be on sale 

*Bring a lawn chair or blanket or sit in the concrete amphitheater

*Easy handicapped access and a wheelchair seating section

6:00-6:25 p.m.:  "Try Out Music Instruments" display for children

6:30 p.m.:  Concert program of audience favorites including the Overture from "Die Fledermaus," medleys from "Oklahoma" and "My Fair Lady" as well as patriotic music and other light classics, conducted by Maestro Robert Sage

Saturday,

Jul 19, 2014

5:30PM

Arcadia

Pasadena POPS

The Arboretum

301 North Baldwin Avenue

$50-$20

Michael Feinstein SINGS Gershwin!

gates open @ 5:30pm | concert @ 7:30pm at the LA County Arboretum

Michael Feinstein, vocalist

Five-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum-selling recording artist Michael Feinstein puts the baton down for one night only to SING a full concert celebrating the Gershwin Songbook. Hear ‘S Wonderful, Shall We Dance, I’ve Got a Crush on You, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Fascinating Rhythm, Embraceable You, Rialto Ripples  and  Someone to Watch Over Me along with An American in Paris Overture, a tribute to Fred Astaire and a cross-section of the finest Gershwin songs with a few surprises thrown in… because after all, he is Michael Feinstein.

Thursday,

Jul 24, 2014

7:00PM

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Summer Symphony

Burton W. Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Free

Symphonic Celebrations

William Hagen, Violin

Friday,

Jul 25, 2014

8:15PM

Redlands

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

Redlands Bowl

25 Grant Street

Free

SHAKESPEARE AND FRIENDS AT THE OPERA

Bravo to the Bard and to the composers who transformed some of his plays into operas. Combined with many more of the most captivating arias composed by the great masters, this unique concert offers eloquence, drama and lightheartedness delivered by the beautiful voices of the singers

Thursday,

Aug 7, 2014

7:00PM

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Summer Symphony

Burton W. Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Free

Lights! Camera! Movie Music!

Yana Reznik, Piano

Friday,

Aug 8, 2014

8:15PM

Redlands

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

Redlands Bowl

25 Grant Street

Free

REDLANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Virtuosity Plus

Acclaimed violinist Roberto Cani performs Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E minor

(Op. 64).  Also on the program are Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 (Op. 25) (Classical Symphony)

Saturday,

Aug 16, 2014

5:30PM

Arcadia

Pasadena POPS

The Arboretum

301 North Baldwin Avenue

$50-$20

Hooray for Hollywood

gates open @ 5:30pm | concert @ 7:30pm at the LA County Arboretum

Maureen McGovern, vocalist

Kevin Earley, vocalist

Debby Boone, special guest

Alan Bergman, special guest

 

Classic Hollywood comes to life from the archives of Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Disney with 42nd Street, The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Mary Poppins and gems from composers Erich Korngold, David Raksin, Elmer Bernstein and more. Composers Bruce Broughton, Michael Giacchino, and Paul Williams celebrate ASCAP’s 100th anniversary plus special guests Debby Boone (You Light up My Life) and Alan Bergman join powerhouse singers Maureen McGovern and Kevin Earley as we relive Hollywood as only Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS can.

Thursday,

Aug 21, 2014

7:00PM

Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey Summer Symphonic Thursdays

Burton W. Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Free

Bernadette Peters

appearing with her own 10-piece orchestra

Friday,

Aug 22, 2014

8:15PM

Redlands

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

Redlands Bowl

25 Grant Street

Free

REDLANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Classical Favorites

Renowned pianist Rufus Choi returns to the Bowl to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.  The concert and the 2014 season conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and fireworks.

Saturday,

Sep 6, 2014

5:30PM

Arcadia

Pasadena POPS

The Arboretum

301 North Baldwin Avenue

$50-$20

New York! New York!

gates open @ 5:30pm | concert @ 7:30pm at the LA County Arboretum

Patti Austin, vocalist

Liz Callaway, vocalist

 

There is a snap, a swagger and an energy in New York that captured Gershwin, Bernstein, Porter, Sondheim and thousands of other songwriters through the years – a celebration of the best music America has to offer. Grammy Award winner Patti Austin, and Liz Callaway (Anastasia and Aladdin) deliver hit songs from New York musicals such as West Side Story and On the Town, along with music from Street Scene, Harlem Nocturne, Lullaby of Broadway, Here’s to Life and so much more!

 

Southern California Orchestras

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Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra (AACMSO) -

American Youth Symphony - Alexander Treger conducts free concerts at UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday evenings founded 1964

APU Symphony Orchestra - Christopher Russell conducts free concerts at APU Munson Chapel Recital Hall in Azusa on Friday evenings founded xxxx

Asian American Symphony -

Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra - Barry Brisk conducts free concerts at ECC Marsee Auditorium in Torrance on Friday evenings founded 1949

Bellflower Symphony Orchestra - Joseph Taylor conducts $12/$10 concerts at Jane and William Bristol Civic Auditorium in Bellflower on Saturday evenings founded 1968

Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra (BWSO) - Alvin Mills conducts free concerts at University Synagogue in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoons founded 1953

Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra - Steven Kerstein conducts free concerts at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Hall of Liberty in Los Angeles on Saturday evenings founded 1991

Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony Orchestra - Hector Salazar conducts free concerts at CSU University Theatre in Dominguez Hills on Sunday evenings founded 1976

California Philharmonic -

Caltech-Occidental Symphony Orchestra - Allen Robert Gross conducts free concerts at Caltech Ramo Auditorium and Occidental  College Thorne Hall on Saturday,/Sunday, founded xxxx

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay - Frances Steiner conducts $40 concerts at Norris Theatre in Rolling Hills Estates on Sunday evenings founded 1983

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra - Kuan-Fen Liu conducts $20 concerts at First United Methodist Church in Ventura on Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

Clap and Tap Chamber Orchestra -

Claremont Concert Orchestra - David Cubek conducts free concerts at Scripps College Garrison Theater in Claremont on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

Claremont Symphony Orchestra - Dr. Robert Sage conducts free concerts at Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont on Sunday afternoons founded 1953

Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra - Suzanne Edwards and Lucas Critchfield conduct free concerts at Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont on Saturdays founded 1983

Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra - Roger Samuel conducts free concerts at Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont founded xxxx

Colburn Chamber Orchestra - Ronald Leonard conducts free concerts at various venues founded 1983

Colburn Orchestra - Yehuda Gilad conducts free concerts at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday evenings founded 2003
Colburn Orchestra Da Camera - Richard Rintoul conducts free concerts at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday evenings founded 1983

Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra  - Johannes Müller-Stosch conducts $15 concerts at CSULB Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach founded xxxx

Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California (CYOSC) -

Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra (CVYO) - Bill Benson conducts $$$ concerts at Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks founded 1961

Crown City Symphony - Marvin Neumann conducts free concerts at various venues founded 2002

CSUF Symphony Orchestra -

CSULA University Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra - Fung Ho conducts free concerts at CSULA State Playhouse in Los Angeles on Monday evenings founded xxxx

CSUN Symphony - Dr. John Roscigno conducts $10-$5 concerts at Plaza del Sol Performance Hall in Northridge founded xxxx

CSUN Youth Orchestra -

Culver City Chamber Orchestra - Free concerts in Culver City founded xxxx

Culver City Symphony Orchestra - Frank Fetta conducts free/$$$$ concerts at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Culver City on Saturday evenings founded 1963

Dana Point Symphony (DPS) - Dean Anderson conducts $12-$8 concerts at St. Edward’s Church in Dana Point on Friday evenings founded 2011

Downey Symphony Orchestra - Sharon Lavery conducts $35-$10 concerts at Downey Civic Theater in Downey on Saturday evenings founded 1957

ECC Symphony Orchestra - Dr. Dane Teter conducts $10 concerts at ECC Marsee Auditorium in Torrance on Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

Glendale Philharmonic - Mikael Avetisyan conducts $50-15 concerts at First Baptist Church of Glendale in Glendale on Saturday evenings founded 2010

Glendale Youth Orchestra - Brad Keimach conducts free concerts at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Hall of Liberty in Los Angeles on Saturday evenings founded 1989

Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) - Steven Allen Fox conducts $40-$15 concerts at Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro in San Pedro on Saturday evenings founded 2002

Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra - Grant Sevdayan conducts $25-$20 concerts at various venues founded 2009

Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra -

Inland Valley Symphony -

iPalpiti Orchestra - Eduard Schmieder conducts $80-Free concerts at various venues founded 1991

Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra - Gary S. Greene conducts $50-$10 concerts at various venues founded 1937

Laguna Woods Village Symphony -

La Mirada Symphony - Robert Frelly conducts free concerts at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada founded 1963

LBCC Symphony Orchestra -

LMU Chamber Orchestra - xxxx conducts free concerts at LMU Murphy Recital Hall in Los Angeles founded xxxx

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra - Enrique Arturo Diemecke conducts $69-$18 concerts at Terrace Theater in Long Beach on Saturday evenings founded 1935 

Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra - Iryna Orlova conducts $31-$26 concerts at various venues Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons founded 1995

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Jeffrey Kahane conducts $100-$18 concerts at Alex Theatre in Glendale on Saturday evenings and UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday evenings founded 1935

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra - Dr. Ivan Shulman conducts free concerts at various locations on Sunday afternoons founded 1953

Los Angeles Dream Orchestra -

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony - Noreen Green conducts $$$$ concerts at various locations founded 1994

Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic - Gary S. Greene conducts $$$$ concerts at various locations founded 1994

Los Angeles Philharmonic - Gustavo Dudamel conducts $47-$160 concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl founded 1919

Los Angeles Symphony - Hyun Sang Joo conducts $???? concerts at various venues founded 2001

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra - Russell Steinberg conducts $20-$2 concerts at Robert Margolis Performing Arts Center and Zipper Hall in Los Angeles founded xxxx

LSU Orchestra - Daniel Cummings conducts free concerts at La Sierra University Hole Memorial Auditorium in Riverside founded xxxx

Malibu Coast Youth Symphony - Scott Hosfeld conducts free concerts at Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture in Malibu founded 2009

Marina del Rey Summer Symphony - Frank Fetta conducts free concerts at Chase Park in Marina del Rey on Thursday evenings founded xxxx

Mozart Classical Orchestra - Ami Porat conducts $???? concerts at UCI Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine on Sunday afternoons founded 1985

Musica Angelica - Martin Haselböck conducts $55-$49 concerts at various venues on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons founded 1993

New Valley Symphony Orchestra - A. Phoenix Delgado conducts free concerts at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Hall of Liberty in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

New West Symphony - Boris Brott conducts $78-$25 concerts in Oxnard/Thousand Oaks/Santa Monica on Friday,/Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

OC Symphony - Anthony Parnther conducts $20-$15 concerts at Servite High School Auditorium in Anaheim on Sunday evenings founded 1985

OC Wind Symphony - Anthony Parnther conducts $20-$15 concerts at Servite High School Auditorium in Anaheim on Sunday evenings founded 1985

OC Youth Symphony Orchestra - Daniel Alfred Wachs conducts $10-$5 concerts at Chapman University Memorial Hall in Orange on Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

Orchestra Santa Monica - Allen Robert Gross conducts $20 concerts at various venues in Santa Monica founded 2012

Pacific Symphony - Carl St.Clair conducts $47-$160 concerts at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine founded 1978

Palisades Symphony - Joel Lish conducts free concerts at Pacific Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades on Sunday evenings founded 1966

Pasadena Community Orchestra - Alan Reinecke conducts free concerts at First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena on Friday evenings founded 1983

Pasadena Pops - Rachael Worby conducts $90-$10 concerts at Rose Bowl Adjacent Lawn in Pasadena on Saturday evenings founded xxxx

Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra -

Pasadena Symphony - $105-$35 concerts at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on Saturday afternoons and evenings founded 1928

Pepperdine University Orchestra - Tony Cason conducts $10 concerts at Pepperdine Smothers Theatre in Malibu founded xxxx

Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra - Jack Taylor conducts free concerts at various venues founded 1972

Peninsula Symphony - Gary Berkson conducts free concerts at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills Estates on Sunday evenings founded 1967

Philharmonic Society - Sponsors events at various venues in Orange County founded 1954

Pomona College Orchestra - Eric Lindholm conducts free concerts at Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music and Scripps College Garrison Theater in Claremont on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival - Frank Fetta conducts free concerts at Redlands Bowl in Redlands founded xxxx

Redlands Symphony - Jon Robertson conducts $60-$15 concerts at University of Redlands Memorial Chapel in Redlands on Saturday evenings founded 1950

Rio Hondo Symphony - Kimo Furumoto conducts free concerts at Whittier High School Vic Lopez Auditorium in Whittier on Sunday afternoons founded 1932

Riverside County Philharmonic - Tomasz Golka conducts $78-$18 concerts at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons founded 1959

Saddleback Symphony Orchestra - Carmen Dominguez conducts $18-$15 concerts at Saddleback College McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo founded 1974

San Bernardino Symphony - Frank Fetta conducts $55-$20 concerts at California Theater in San Bernardino founded 1929

San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra -

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (SBCO) - Heiichiro Ohyama conducts $44-$39 concerts at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Tuesday evenings founded 1978

Santa Cecilia Orchestra - Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega conducts $26-$7 concerts at Occidental College Thorne Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoons founded 1992

Santa Clarita Symphony - Temporarily dark

SMC Symphony Orchestra - James Martin conducts $10 concerts at Broad Stage in Santa Monica founded xxxx

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra - Guido Lamell conducts free concerts at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica on Sunday evenings founded 1944

Southern California Philharmonic - Dr. Robert Frelly conducts $15 concerts at Fullerton College Campus Theatre in Fullerton on Sunday afternoons founded xxx

Southeast Symphony - Charles Dickerson conducts free concerts at various venues Sunday afternoons founded 1948

Southland Symphony Orchestra - Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann conducts free concerts at various venues founded 2011

St. Matthew's Chamber Orchestra - Thomas Neenan conducts $35 concerts at St. Matthew's Church in Pacific Palisades on Friday evenings founded 1985

Symphony In The Glen - Free concerts at Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoons founded 1994

Symphony Irvine - Dean Anderson conducts $10 concerts at Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine Sunday afternoons founded 2012

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic - Richard Rintoul conducts $25-$5 concerts at various venues founded 2000

Topanga Symphony - Jerome Kessler conducts free concerts at Topanga Community House in Topanga on Sunday afternoons founded 1982

Torrance Symphony - Frank Fetta conducts $12.50 concerts at James R. Armstrong Theatre in Torrance on Saturday evenings founded 1985

Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra - Ali Helnwein conducts free concerts at various venues founded 2006

UCI Symphony Orchestra - Stephen Tucker conducts $14-$9 concerts at UCI Claire Trevor and UCI Irvine Barclay Theatres in Irvine on Friday,/Saturday evenings founded 1977

UCLA Philharmonia - Neal Stulberg conducts $12-$5 concerts at UCLA Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday evenings founded 1936

UCR Orchestra - Ruth Charloff conduct $10-$8 concerts at UCR University Theatre in Riverside on founded xxxx

USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra - Sharon Lavery conducts $18-$12 concerts at USC Alfred Newman Recital Hall in Santa Monica founded xxxx

USC Thornton Symphony - Sharon Lavery conducts $75-$45 concerts at various venues founded xxxx 

Valley Symphony Orchestra - Michael H. Arshagouni conducts $25-$15 concerts at LAVC Mainstage Theatre in Van Nuys on Saturday evenings founded xxxx

West Covina Symphony Orchestra (WCSO) - Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann conducts $30-$5 concerts at Citrus College Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora on Sunday afternoons founded xxxx

Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra - Case Scaglione conducts free concerts at Broad Stage in Santa Monica founded 1955

 

 

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