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Five Orange County arts presenters and organizations have have announced an Eclectic Orange Festival 1999 series, beginning Oct. 2 at various concert sites. Some series events have been announced in separate schedules of the collaborators--the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Pacific Symphony, the Laguna Chamber Music Society and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Prices and sponsorship are indicated. Information: (949) 553-2422.
January 6, 2000
Famed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has the flu and has postponed her U.S. tour, which was to include a recital Jan. 12 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. No new date has been set, according to a spokesperson for the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which was sponsoring the Irvine stop. Patrons who bought their tickets (all seats were $250) through Ticketmaster outlets should return them to point of purchase for a refund.
June 17, 2012
Simone Dinnerstein recital Where: Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa When: 8 p.m. Monday Tickets: $15 to $45 Information: (949) 553-2422 or
September 19, 1992
Looking at the record, it's fair to ask by what criterion the California Arts Council decided to reduce significantly its award this year to the Orange County Philharmonic Society. The organization has just received an 18% reduction in its grant from last year. The answer, on the surface at least, is that an advisory panel found fault with the Philharmonic Society's efforts to reach out to the community through various programs, and the council agreed with that finding.
November 20, 2002 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County lost $434,000 on its recent Eclectic Orange Festival but was able to tap some of its regular donors to make up the shortfall, executive director Dean Corey said. In its fourth season, Eclectic Orange spent $2.2 million -- two-thirds of the festival's $3.3-million budget -- to become only the second U.S. presenter of the French equestrian troupe Theatre Zingaro.
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are teaming up to present the Hilliard Ensemble on Oct. 29 at the museum and to promote events already on their schedules to the Latino community. "We both simultaneously, without knowing it, planned events surrounding Mexico," said Peter Keller, the Bowers' executive director. "When we realized that, we thought of combining our efforts where possible."
February 22, 1993 | Randy Lewis
What's really going on behind the increasingly contentious relationship between the Orange County Performing Arts Center and one of its most important tenants, the Orange County Philharmonic Society? The center claims a right to have a say in what the Philharmonic Society books because it wants "to carefully balance the programming needs of all presenters."
July 17, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Dean Corey's victory lap as one of Southern California's top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he's led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a concert hall, in a museum gallery, in a sound-art installation, on a film festival screen, and in the pages of a book Corey is hastening to finish for publication early next year. His final bow as president and artistic director at the end of the 2013-14 season coincides with the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Philharmonic Society, Orange County's longest-running major classical music organization.
January 4, 1990 | PAMELA MARIN, Pamela Marin is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Into the '90s. That's what they called their party that began Sunday night--at the end of the '80s. And they arrived-- into the '90s --with Strauss waltzes and show tunes, fancy food and camaraderie. In a joint New Year's Eve party, the Pacific Symphony and the Orange County Philharmonic Society invited friends and supporters to a black-tie bash at the Westin South Coast Plaza.
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