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2018-19 Season Performances

Each season is carefully programmed with a commitment to new music and commissions alongside traditional repertory favorites.

Performances take place at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Musco Center for the Arts.

2018-19 season highlights include:
  • Gustav Holst's The Planets
  • John Williams' "The Imperial March" (Star Wars)
  • Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony


  • Concerts Open to the Public
    Holst's The Planets
    Sunday, December 2, 2018, 10:30am
    Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    Elena Schwarz, guest conductor
    Kristen Lawrence, organ

    GUSTAV HOLSTS: The Planets

    Family Concert: Professor Planethead's Symphonic Space Adventure
    Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2pm
    Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

    GUSTAV HOLSTS: The Planets (excerpts)
    JOHN WILLIAMS: "The Imperial March" (Star Wars)

    Season Finale: The 49th Year
    Sunday, April 28, 2019, 4pm
    Musco Center for the Arts

    Join the Philharmonic Society's Orange County Youth Symphony (OCYS) in its 49th season finale concert, celebrating 10 years under the musical direction of Maestro Daniel Alfred Wachs in his farewell performance with Orange County's official youth symphony. Featuring a combined performance by more than 150 musicians with special guests from Diamond Bar High School Orchestra, repertory includes Shostakovich's first cello concerto performed by 2019 concerto competition winner Campbell Gardiner and Rachmaninoff's masterful second symphony.

    SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 33 in E-flat major
    RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

    Tickets are $15 general admission / $10 students and seniors.


    Concerts for Fifth Graders
    Part of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's nationally recognized youth music education programs, Concerts for Fifth Graders take place at the Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

    Each performance date has two sessions (9:45 AM and 11:00 AM).

    Dates:
    Day #1: January 15, 2019
    Day #2: February 27, 2019
    Day #3: March 27, 2019
    Day #4: April 4, 2019

    Limited tickets available by invitation only.

    For additional information, please email ocys@philharmonicsociety.org.