Poway Symphony Orchestra
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Our mission is to make live classical symphonic music accessible to audiences and fellow performers in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Sabre Springs, Rancho Penasquitos, Santa Luz, Del Sur, Torrey Highland, and nearby communities in the North County area.
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 in the fall of 2009. 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 Tchaikovsky'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. The Poway Symphony Orchestra celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014-15.
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