Pacific Symphony inspires, engages, and serves Orange County through exceptional music performances, and education and community programming. We aim to 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. The Symphony’s innovative approaches to new works received the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming in 2005 and 2010. In 2010, Pacific Symphony was exemplified as one of five orchestras profiled by the League of American Orchestras in a study on innovation. Most recently, through a highly prized invitation by Carnegie hall, Pacific Symphony will make its Carnegie Hall debut on Saturday, April 21, 2018 as the finale to Carnegie’s year-long celebration of Philip Glass’s 80th birthday.