Pacific Symphony inspires, engages and serves Orange County through exceptional music performances, and education and community programming.
Pacific Symphony is an organization that aims to inspire, engage, and serve Orange County through exceptional music performances, education, and community programming. We lead a renaissance in the appreciation, accessibility, and impact of classical music in Orange County and the region, through creativity, responsiveness, and innovation. Led by Musical Director Carl St. Clair and founded in 1978 as a collaboration between California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and North Orange County community leaders, led by Marcy Mulville, Pacific Symphony is the largest orchestra formed in the United States in the last 50 years. It is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scenes, as well as in its own community of Orange County California. Presenting more than 100 concerts annually, and a rich array of award-winning education and community programs, Pacific Symphony reaches more than 300,000 people each year, from school children to senior citizens.