2016-2017 Season

All of the concerts will be at the Alexandra Nechita Center for the Arts at the Lutheran High School of Orange County

Saturday, October 8th

Saturday, December 12th


Openings in the orchestra are currently available for:
strings and percussion.

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Hi Everyone - one more piece of news to share with you.  After serving as our Concert Master for the past several years, Joanna Alpizar has stepped down for the upcoming season.  I think you are all aware that Joanna's husband is studying music in Arizona and that Joanna has been coming back to OC every weekend to teach her students and play with us.  If you or your significant other has every experienced a long distance commute for work, you know that it is really tough to juggle everything when you are living two places and have that kind of a commute to do on a weekly basis.  While it was a difficult decision for Joanna, I know she's made the right choice and that we will see her again - either back playing with us, or sending us some of her students for the Young Artist Competition!  I hope you will join me in wishing her well!

Auditions were held earlier this month, and I'm pleased to announce that Jessica Haddy will be joining us as the SCP concert master.  Jessica's bio is below to give you some background on her, and I've attached her picture.  Please join me in welcoming Jessica - and here's to a great 2016-17 season!!!

Jessica Haddy's profile photoJessica Haddy is very grateful and excited to work with the Southern  California  Philharmonic as the new concert master.   

Jessica got her degree at California  State University Long Beach in violin performance.  She is constantly refining her sound through the study of violin technique and works under the mentorship of violinist and conductor, Branden Muresan.  She has toured with professional and youth orchestras to Taiwan and throughout Europe.   Jessica plays regularly with pianist Golnaz Lessani. Together they have performed solo recitals in Orange and Los Angeles counties.  In 2015, they were featured performers on the Mission Viejo TV station.  They are set to perform more solo recitals during the 2016- 2017 season.   This performer is highly reviewed and was featured in Riviera Magazinesí Best of OC 2014. 

During the summer, Jessica performed with the Emerald String quartet for a concert series in Fullerton. The city of Laguna Beach invites Jessica to perform at their summer concert series, Sunset Serenades in Heisler Park.  Freelancing throughout Southern California, she has performed in the Segerstrom concert hall in Orange County and Walt Disney Concert hall in Los Angeles, working with guest conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, and assistant conductor to the L.A. Phil, Joana Carneiro. She performed at the opening of the Reagan Library Air Force One Pavilion with the Debut Symphony for former president George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Jessica has appeared in music videos with Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Il Divo, and Randy Travis. She has made television appearances performing with Burt Bacharach for the Hollywood Tree Lighting Ceremony and performing with the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Jessica was also the violinist for the first musical stage production of Quadrophenia written by Pete Townsend of The Who.

Jessica performs with her husband Ryan.  Using vocals, violin and guitar, they formed the group, The Haddys.  They  have been featured several times on KX93.5FM and the Laguna Beach FM station, for their Pearl Street sessions. They are set to perform for the Sunset Sereande concert series in Laguna Beach in May  2017.   Jessica is also the owner of event music company, Haddy Music. 

Jessica would like to thank her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Ravelle, for all of their love and support. 

New concert recordings are now available!

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