The Poway Symphony Orchestra sincerely thanks the following donors for their contributions of $ 100 or more during the 2014-2015 Season:
Alfred and Andrea Giachino
Richard and Toni Kraft
J. and A.Markin
And we would like to recognize our Sponsor, Café Merlot, for its important contribution. Thank You.
The schedule of concerts for the 11th season of the Poway Symphony Orchestra has been set.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015, 4 pm
Sunday, March 20th, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday, May 15th, 2016, 4 pm
All concerts are at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
Admission is free but donations to help defray the orchestra's expenses are appreciated.
Our mission is to make live classical symphonic music accessible to audiences and fellow performers of nearby communities and towns of North County.
The Poway Symphony Orchestra was formed in the summer of 2004 by Ulli Reiner, its concertmaster and manager, through the Poway Unified School District Adult Education Department. The orchestra consists of community members, high school and college students, music educators, and professional musicians. These musicians register for the Orchestra class each term with the Poway Adult School.
Randall Brinton led the orchestra through 2006, Branden Muresan through 2009, and Warren Torns assumed the baton from 2009 to 2014. John LoPiccolo was appoined the Conductor and Music Director in September 2014.
Performance highlights have included Mozart's Concerto for Clarinet (Bob Barnhart, soloist); Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez (Fred Benedetti, guitar); Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (Steve Baker, piano); J. S. Bach's Concerto for Two Violins (Ulli Reiner and Roger Pine, violin); Haydn's Trumpet Concerto (Calvin Price, soloist); Rutter's Magnificat for Orchestra and Choir (combined choirs of Mt. Carmel and Rancho Bernardo High Schools); and Tchiakovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 (Chetan Tierra, piano).
In 2009 the Poway Community Symphonette was created, a smaller ensemble that performs music from the baroque and classical periods.