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Press Release


Jean Oelrich
Director of Marketing & Communications
(714) 876-2380

Pacific Symphony’s Health and Wellness initiative continues when musicians perform for families at The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Orange County, Calif. — September 24, 2014

WHO: Pacific Symphony partners with The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders to provide “A Night with Pacific Symphony.” Due to the nature of these events and limited space, attendance is closed to the public but open to media interested in observing. RSVP to

WHAT: These events are a unique opportunity for The Center for Autism’s families to experience and enjoy a live musical performance featuring a quintet composed of Pacific Symphony musicians. Taking place in a safe, comfortable and intimate setting designed just for families affected by autism, these interactive events are intended to be both entertaining and educational and include a discussion about the music.

WHEN: The first performance/discussion takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m.; the second on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Both events takes place at The Center for Autism, located at 2500 Red Hill Ave., in Santa Ana.

WHY: Inspired by recent scientific research and studies offering evidence that music can have a profound impact on a person’s health, Pacific Symphony has embraced the power music on wellness by collaborating on new projects with three partners. These include, in addition to The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Age Well Senior Services and Orange County Rescue Mission. For more information on these programs, contact Symphony Director of Community Engagement Mary Hawkes at (714) 876-2339 or For more information about The Center for Autism & Neurological Disorders, visit: or contact Wellness Director Kelly McKinnon at (949) 267-0400 or