Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra


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We give four free high quality classical music concerts a year at El Camino College in Torrance, California. We have been performing since 1949, so this is our 65th anniversary season. Thanks to its free concerts and pre-concert lectures, the Beach Cities Symphony has provided a learning experience for everybody in the South Bay community.

For more information about our Conductor and Music Director Barry Brisk, please [click here.]

Next Concert Program

The next concert of the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra will be given on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:15 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College Center for the Arts campus, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard at Redondo Beach Boulevard in Torrance, California 90506. You are also welcome to attend a pre-concert lecture in the main auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. This is the first concert of the 65th season year. Admission is always free and no reservations or tickets are ever required to a BCS concert! On campus parking rates have recently increased to $3.


A Much-Feted Evening


P. I. Tchaikovsky—Piano Concerto No. 1

 Carlos Gardels, soloist


Barry Brisk—Celebration!


Ferde Grofé—Grand Canyon Suite

Click here for the latest concert flyer.

Click here for the latest program notes.

Click here to hear Maestro Brisk be interviewed on the South Bay Show about the May concert.


Invitation to Musicians and Rehearsal Schedule

Musicians are always welcome to join our symphony, which has open rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Redondo Union High School music room, located at the southeast corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Diamond Street in Redondo Beach, California 90277. Some positions have waiting lists, but string players are always welcome. A call to (310) 379-9725 or (310) 539-4649 or e-mail to will provide answers to your questions. Weekly rehearsals for the 2014-2015 season will start on September TBD, 2014. Click here for last season's BCS rehearsal schedule and maps to the rehearsal locations.

History and Mission

For a brochure about the Beach Cities Symphony, its mission statement and history, [ click here. ]

For historical letters by President Robert Peterson about the Beach Cities Symphony, [ click here ].

For information about the Beach Cities Symphony Web Page history by Peter Landecker, [ click here. ]

For a list of Beach Cities Symphony Conductors, click here.

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This website was last revised on July 13, 2014

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