The La Mirada Symphony Orchestra strives to maintain its policy of offering FREE quality concerts to the residents of Southern California.

Did you know the actual cost of each concert is fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000)?

In 1961, creating a Symphony Orchestra for the community was the dream of Blanche Nissim, a La Mirada resident and concert pianist. She and a determined group of community advocates and local musicians united to make her dream a reality. Their Mission was to provide free concerts for residents who appreciated the cultural value of beautiful music in their lives and an opportunity for local musicians to share their talents.

Donations from the general public made events like Animaniacs Live! possible.

The make-up of the orchestra has changed from mainly hobbyist volunteer musicians to including the many professional musicians we enjoy hearing today. However, excellence comes with a price. In an age when support for the arts from public money is growing increasingly scarce, individual support is more vital than ever.

A gift to the La Mirada Symphony is an investment in the potential for the musical arts to create a better world. You have options. Make a choice.

Whichever you prefer, know that your commitment is key to enriching the symphony with the opportunity to continue assisting us with providing concerts to the local population and opening up possibilities.

You may direct your annual gift in one of two ways:

    • Donation: Donations help sustain our music programs that are renowned, highly respected and legendary for their rigor. Any amount has a positive impact on the symphony.
    • Gifts: At each concert, we host an opportunity drawing that includes donated gifts from local businesses and individuals. The funds made from these drawings helps the symphony continue providing free concerts.

The La Mirada Symphony Orchestra depends on donations from friends like you. Your tax-deductible gift helps the symphony deliver inspiring, free concerts to thousands of local residents in Southern California.

Thank you for your support!

Support the La Mirada Symphony with your generous tax deductible donations. Send checks to:
La Mirada Symphony, P.O. Box 117, La Mirada. CA 90637-0117

Donations may also be made via PayPal to If you have a gift you would like to donate to our opportunity drawings, please contact us at the same email address.







Thi Nguyen and the La Mirada Symphony came together in the 2014/2015 season to perform The Butterfly Lovers, a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, whose names form the title of the story.