A New kind of orchestra

Upcoming concerts

2022/23 Season

Young Musicians Concerto Competition Winners

Sun, Oct 2

Featuring the winners of the joint California Association of Professional Music Teachers (District VIII) and Junior Chamber Music Young Musicians Concerto Competition. With middle- and high-school student soloists hailing from Orange and Los Angeles Counties, it promises to be a stunning evening of music.

Dancing the Night Away

Nov 5–6

20th-century classics that will have you tapping your toes, if not dancing in the aisles… Featuring George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, and works by Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland. Come hear OCofOC jitterbug, dip and glide, stomp – maybe you’ll even be moved to do some dancing yourself!

A Romantic Evening

Thu, Jan 19

We’ll present chamber music in the round at San Clemente’s beautiful Casa Romantica, in a concert that is sure to be a feast for the ears and the eyes. The program will include works by Brahms, Coleridge-Taylor, (Mendelssohn) Hensel, Vaughan Williams, and Dotzauer.

Romantic Reveries

Apr 29–30

Experience three remarkable Romantic masterworks, each painting a unique picture of a character or moment in time: Jean Sibelius’s immortal Finlandia, the majestic Hiawatha Overture of Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and Cécile Chaminade’s magical Callirhoë Suite. The concert will be capped off by a performance of the Cello Concerto of Edward Elgar, featuring internationally-renowned cellist László Mező.

Outdoor Summer Chamber Music

Sat, Jun 3

Food, Drink, and Chamber Music. For something a little different, each summer we have a pop-up extravaganza. It will be a multi-course, multi-movement Summer evening of musical and culinary delight!

Coming Up

Next Concert

Young Musicians Concerto Competition Winners

Oct 2, 2022

You’ll have a chance to hear seven (!) young soloists playing works by Barber, Beethoven, Bruch, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and more. Plus the famous OCofOC bake sale is back!

about us

A New Kind of Orchestra

We are a collectively-run symphony orchestra based in Orange County, California. Founded in 2016 by veterans of the Southern California classical music scene, we believe that collaboration and self-governance can and will yield amazing results, both artistically and otherwise! A group that embodies and embraces diversity of all kinds, we strive to produce one-of- a-kind musical events that will thrill both longtime concert-goers and complete musical newcomers… Please join us on this exciting journey!

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