Many Thanks For A Successful Fundraiser
The Fall Festival of Forks & Corks was a huge success for the Poway Symphony Orchestra Foundation. Thanks to our sponsors Cafe Merlot and Lifestyles Infocus.
Orchestra Ticket Sales Information
It has become necessary to abandon the policy of free concerts and it is sincerely hoped that you, our patrons, will understand the need for that change.
These concerts have been offered for free in the past. But like with all cultural and entertainment performances, the reality is that there are indeed expenses associated with organizing the concerts, from acquiring scores and paying soloists’ fees, to promotion materials and more.
While past free will donations, whether by mail or at concerts, have been deeply appreciated and helped defray some costs, sources of future revenue need to be found.
Tickets for general admission to each concert will be available for purchase at $10. Details on how to purchase will be found here and on concert announcements. A quick comparison with admission prices for other cultural or entertainment events will demonstrate that this is an extremely good value.
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Our mission is to make live classical symphonic music accessible to audiences and fellow performers of communities and towns in North County for their musical enjoyment and cultural and educational enrichment.
A Bit of History
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.