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SoCal Symphony Society

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra started in 1963 as the Westchester String Orchestra in the Los Angeles suburb of Westchester, George Berres was the founder. It expanded into a symphony orchestra within a few years, and has performed in various sizes-from approximately 35-70 musicians. The SoCal Symphony Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the parent organization. In 2000, upon invitation by members of the Culver City Council we moved to Culver City.


We have found a home in Culver City, and contribute to the cultural fabric of this dynamic city. We sponsor the Parness Concerto Competition to foster the development of young musicians. The orchestra is devoted to past masterworks and works of today, and have presented concerts dedicated American composers, and notably Latin American, Black American and American Women composers. The orchestra is the parent orchestra of the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, performing in Burton Chace Park. Frank Fetta is the long-time conductor/music director for both orchestras.

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