Orange County's oldest and most recognized music organization.
Since its inception in 1954, the Society has presented the world's most acclaimed symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, soloists and international artists for the enjoyment and appreciation of Orange County audiences.
The Society's Youth Programs, one of the most extensive music education programs of its kind in the country, are offered free of charge to schools, students and parents, and each year reach over a quarter of a million children from first grade through high school.
The Committees of the Philharmonic Society are the Society's principal fund raising and volunteer force. More than 70,000 hours of in-kind service are provided each year by the 800 volunteer members in implementing and evaluating the music education programs. The Committees also present a wide variety of fundraising events, including the Philharmonic House of Design and the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights®.
The arts are essential for a civilized society, a creative and productive workforce, and the growth and vitality of the human spirit. To this end, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, a not-for-profit corporation, will foster and promote knowledge, enjoyment and appreciation of music and related arts through the presentation of performances of national and international stature, and will develop and implement a wide variety of educational outreach programs for the community.