The Moscow State Symphony of the U.S.S.R. conducted by Mark Ermler and the East Berlin Symphony led by Claus Peter Flor will be among 23 events presented by the Orange County Philharmonic Society in 1988-89 at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
Both orchestras will be making Orange County debuts, as will the Israel Philharmonic directed by Zubin Mehta, the St. Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, the Sydney Symphony led by Stuart Challender, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra led by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the National Symphony conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, the Bavarian Radio Symphony led by Sir Colin Davis and the Orchestre de Paris directed by Daniel Barenboim.
Violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Oleg Kagan and pianists Cecile Licad and Jeffrey Kahane are among the scheduled soloists.
Recitals also will be given by soprano Leontyne Price and pianist Ivo Pogorelich.
Repertory will be announced.
Four series of programs will be offered. Tickets will be available to society subscribers in March and will go on sale to the general public in May. For information, call (714) 642-8232.
Sept. 28, 1988: St. Louis Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conductor.
Oct. 16: Sydney Symphony, Stuart Challender, conductor; mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Campbell.