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About the Philharmonic Society's Orange County Youth Symphony
Founded in 1970, the Orange County Youth Symphony is the official youth orchestra of Orange County. Our diverse roster represents student musicians from nearly 50 high school and college programs from San Clemente to Fullerton and beyond.
The Orange County Youth Symphony community of young musicians and their families is particularly committed to advancing and sharing the intercultural love of orchestral music. We serve as music ambassadors to each other and our local schools, districts, and cities.
With the support of a small staff and board, the orchestra is energetically led by our music director and conductor, Johannes Müller Stosch.
Just in time for the celebration of its 50th season, in 2019 -20, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County announced both the appointment of Johannes Müller Stosch as the new Music Director and Conductor of OCYS and the premiere of the Orange County Youth String Ensemble (OCYSE), a new performance group under the direction of Cathy Olinger.
The mission of the Orange County Youth Symphony and the Orange County Youth String Ensemble is to provide pre-professional training to Orange County’s most talented young musicians through varied performance opportunities by establishing an environment that develops the creative ability, self-expression, and the desire for perfection.
Philharmonic Society’s Orange County Youth Symphony and String Ensemble
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
1124 Main Street, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 553-2422 ext. 232