Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association

P.O. Box 1986
Glendale, CA 91209

818-500-8720
About the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association:

The Emmy-award winning Glendale Symphony is one of the oldest, continuously operating arts organizations in Southern California.

Mission:

The mission is to bring music to and help stimulate an active cultural life in our community and to expand the musical horizons of this and the next generation.

History:

J. Arthur Myers and community leaders founded The Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association in 1924. Early on, the orchestra participated in a great concert at the Hollywood Bowl that brought together all the community choruses of Southern California. This auspicious beginning set the stage for many decades of acclaim.

The Emmy-award winning Glendale Symphony is one of the oldest, continuously operating arts organizations in Southern California, performing great music. Since becoming a professional organization in 1957, the GSO has been led by a series of famed conductors including John Williams, Carmen Dragon, Henry Mancini, Andre Previn, Bill Conti, Lalo Schifrin, Sidney Weiss, and currently Norman Henry Mamey. The orchestra was a resident company of the Music Center of Los Angeles County for 30 years, until its move in 1995 to the beautifully restored and acoustically excellent Alex Theatre in Glendale. In the year 2000, the orchestra accompanied the Three Tenors at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and Luciano Pavarotti in Los Angeles and Palm Desert performances.

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