History & Mission

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphonythe Unstuffy Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The Symphony is beginning its 21st Season here in Orange County. The 70 member Symphony’s mission is to provide South Orange County’s fifteen diverse communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. Ticket prices range from $10 to $45. The Symphony’s subscription series venues are at Soka University’s Performing Arts Center and Coast Hills Auditorium, both centrally located for all of South County in Aliso Viejo. The South Coast Symphony Alliance and Junior Alliance, our support groups, include over 50 members who are instrumental in providing numerous volunteer and support services to The Symphony.