Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra begins its 70th Season


It’s always great to see a group of people do something that they are passionate about. The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra is a great example. This group of talented musicians provides high quality classical music performances completely free of charge!


The Symphony Orchestra will begin its 70th concert season with a premiere concert on Saturday October 18th at 7:30pm. The show will take place at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall and is free and open to the public.


History of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra was first organized in 1945 by a group of studio musicians. From then on the Orchestra has become a great resource for the community, adhering to the mission of  “provid(ing) free quality classical music concerts to the residents of Santa Monica…”


Don’t be fooled by the fact that the Orchestra’s concerts are free though. This is not a case of getting what you pay for, they’ve actually been recognized, and earned grants from a number of prestigious organizations. Here are some of the accolades the Orchestra has received over the years:

  • Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The James Irvine Foundation as well as the Herb Alpert Foundation.
  • One of sixty Orchestra’s in the US to receive a grant from American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
  • They were also the First orchestra in the United States to record the First and Second Symphonies of Tchaikovsky!

Additional upcoming concerts:

If you’d like to attend more performances by the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra they currently have two more shows currently scheduled:

  • December 7th 2014 – Holiday Concert, will take place at 7pm at Barnum Hall
  • January 17th 2015- Martin Luther King Day Concert 2:30pm at the SGI Auditorium

Like all of their performances these shows are free. So be sure to mark your calendar!

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Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Season Premiere Concert

Date: October 18th 7:30pm

Location: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School,

Admission: Free



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