OUR 2017-2018 SEASON

About Us

Welcome to The Desert Symphony!

We are dedicated to providing a live, professional orchestra to enhance culture and desert entertainment in and around the Desert Cities. We offer a series of concerts, recitals, special events, and school programming of musical and artistic excellence that entertain, educate, and engage.

The Music

The Desert Symphony specializes in “pops” orchestra music. Audiences enjoy a mixture of the latest hits, favorite standards from the past, and popular tunes from Broadway and the Silver Screen. Guest artists perform in concert with our orchestra as part of our five regular concerts and one gala concert each season.

Visit our Events page for more details about our upcoming concerts and events in the desert!

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The Musicians

Our musicians are hand-picked from Southern California’s major orchestras, skilled in both solo and ensemble performances, and led by Gary Berkson, Music Director and Conductor. All of our musicians are professionals and members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 in Los Angeles.

Audiences are treated to some of the best desert entertainment around by musicians who are dedicated to their craft and advancing the profession through beautiful, moving performances in a setting that all can enjoy.

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The Venue

Our concerts are presented at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, a state-of-the-art performing arts center renowned by performers and audiences alike as one of the country’s finest performance venues.

We would love you to join The Desert Symphony and experience one of our concerts for yourself! Tickets for our upcoming 2017-2018 Season are on sale now!

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Support Us

We offer numerous opportunities for music lovers to show their support for The Desert Symphony, pops concerts, orchestra music, performers, and musicians. In addition to our regular season performances, we have an Anniversary Gala each year, our Children’s Music Discovery Series, Symphony Sammy’s Friends, The Symphonettes, Sponsorship and Supporter opportunities.

The Desert Symphony is a  501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization where 100% of your tax-deductible donation remains within the Desert Cities.

We appreciate our supporters and look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming events!

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Our Music Director

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