Welcome to the Orchestra at California State University, Long Beach.
The 80-plus member Symphony Orchestra is recognized as one of the finest university ensembles in Southern California. A wide and varied repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to the 21st Century, is presented in three to four programs each semester. The scope of the program is growing exponentially. The aim is to prepare orchestral musicians for professional auditions, graduate schools or work in film studios.
Almost all performances are held at the 1200-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center adjacent to the Cole Conservatory. Frequent run-out concerts to Art High Schools in Southern California help to promote our orchestra's quality and bring students to Long Beach.