About Us

Classical Music Encounters Of Orange County

Where World Class Artists Are Heard Up-close And Personal  

About Us

CMEOC is a non-profit 501(c) organization dedicated to supporting classically trained musicians on their quest for a perfect audience - classical music lovers. In the intimate and inviting atmosphere of a smaller venue, the top notch musicians share their art, audiences enjoy ‘the best seats in the house’, and get a chance to chat with artists over lavish after-concert reception.

Eduardo Delgado,
David Lisker,

What We Do

Founded and managed by music enthusiasts in 2001, CMEOC aims to create memorable music experiences: the events hearten back to the days of the afternoon salon concerts and recitals of Europe, with an emphasis on bringing audiences ‘up-close and personal’ with the artists.


It is hard to overstate the importance of music in our lives.  But while mega outdoor stages offer mega stars shows to tens of thousands in the audience, and major concert halls – top notch musicians to hundreds and thousands, there is always a need for passion and beauty of the classical music in the warmth of a smaller venues.  This is where CMEOC steps in.  Be it a school age student listening and learnings from masters, a college student working on Music Appreciation project, or an audience enchanted by magical sounds of Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and likes – each and every one of them find something special and leave happier, enriched and ready for their next day.

Vassily Primakov,
Inessa Khurgel,


CMEOC concerts are usually held in a private residence, though in the past accommodations included a Music School hall, a Piano Showroom stage, and more.  Events are scheduled monthly or bi-monthly, pending venue and artist availability.

Proceeds benefit performers and fund future events.  Annual Fundraiser and Concert event YTOS (Young Talents On Stage) is a showcase of young promising artists who are awarded cash prizes, medals, and trophies after the concert.  To apply to be considered for the event, please fill send us an email at the Contact Us page.

General Concert Admission is $35 per person.  Recognizing the important role classical music plays in the child development, CMEOC offers one free child admission (13 and under) with one paid adult admission.