Message From La Mirada Symphony Association President David Derks

We are coming back to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts this February! We’ve been looking forward to the day we’d be back on stage to welcome all guests to reopen our doors to a new season.

The La Mirada Symphony Orchestra strives to continue maintaining its policy of offering free quality classical concerts to the residents of Southern California. Your commitment is key to enriching the Symphony with the opportunity to continue assisting us with providing free classical concerts to the local population and opening up possibilities.

Did you know the actual cost of each concert is seventeen thousand dollars ($17,000)?

We encourage everyone to continue or become a member by giving any amount to our program so that we can continue to build the jewel of La Mirada. In an age where so many people are surrounded by hardships, the La Mirada Symphony offers an opportunity for everyone to escape their challenges for a few hours and enjoy the beauty of music.

Give while shopping online at Amazon Smile
When you’re shopping online at Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to La Mirada Symphony Association. To do this, sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Select La Mirada Symphony Association.

This is the perfect way to give to the give to the Symphony while shopping at the same time, and at no additional cost to you.

If you would like send us your tax-deductible donation to us via check, please make it payable to La Mirada Symphony Association and mail it to: La Mirada Symphony Association, P.O. Box 117, La Mirada, CA 90637-0117.

Tax-Deductible Donations
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. Tax deductible 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.

For more information on giving, be sure to visit the Support page. We also encourage you to become a member.

A gift to the La Mirada Symphony Association is an investment in the potential for the musical arts to create a better world.

The 2022 Season

The February 20 and May 22 classical concerts will be part of the organization’s homecoming season and are free to the public. Tickets for both free concerts will be available at approximately eight weeks before the concerts. The organization has also started a unique partnership with the La Mirada Theatre that will include two concerts celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra and John Denver.

February 20, 2022: West Coast Premiere of ‘Our Rights and Nothing Less’ Featuring Maria Newman (free concert) 
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. To honor the historic milestone, the La Mirada Symphony will perform the West Coast premiere of Maria Newman’s “Our Rights, and Nothing Less,” written in honor of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday. The program will feature “Lyric for Strings” by George Walker, who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

April 8, 2022: Symphonic Sinatra with Matt Dusk
Take a journey with award-winning, multi-platinum selling crooner Matt Dusk as he whisks you away to Las Vegas in 1966 where he’ll pay homage to his hero Frank Sinatra. With new arrangements by Grammy Award-winning arrangers Pat Williams and Sammy Nestico, Dusk will transport you back in time to one of music’s most elegant eras. A time when “Come Fly With Me,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” and “One For My Baby” dominated the charts.

May 22, 2022: Shostakovich, Bernstein, and Student Soloists (free concert)
Student soloists will dazzle the audience when they perform the first movements of both a Bach Piano Concerto #1 in D Minor, and Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor. The La Mirada Symphony will fill the venue with the powerful music of Leonard Bernstein and Dmitri Shostakovich.

May 27, 2022: The Symphony Tribute to the Music of John Denver 
Jim Curry will perform with the La Mirada Symphony using the original orchestrations written for John Denver by Grammy award-winning composer Lee Holdridge, who will also join us as the guest conductor for this unforgettable concert!

The health and safety of all who enter the theatre is a top priority of the La Mirada Theatre and the Symphony. Information on safety is included on the theatre’s official website.

We thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you this coming season!


David Derks,
President, La Mirada Symphony Association
Tax ID #94-3223735