Poway Symphony Orchestra

John LoPiccolo, Music Director and Conductor

Welcome to the Poway Symphony Orchestra

We’re excited to let you know that tickets are now on sale for “Classical Gems,” the final concert of our 20th Anniversary season. We hope you can join us on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. at the Poway Center for Performing Arts.

The concert offers a program of musical “gems,” with moods ranging from dark and dramatic to brilliant and joyous.

We’re thrilled to feature noted pianist Ching-Ming Cheng as soloist for the delightful Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54 by Robert Schumann. Dr. Cheng, an award-winning music professor at California State University San Marcos, has performed as soloist with numerous ensembles nationally and internationally.

The concert, under the direction of John LoPiccolo, music director and conductor for PSO, will also include the witty and upbeat Overture to “Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Symphony 104 in D major, known as “The London Symphony,” by Franz Joseph Haydn.

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Celebrating our 20th Anniversary Concert Season


Join us for a season-long musical celebration!

The Poway Symphony Orchestra is thankful for you continued patronage and support. 

Formed in 2004, the Poway Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is celebrating its 20th anniversary season in 2023-2024. The semi-professional Orchestra presents classical music concerts at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Three times each season, the group brings live symphonic music to Poway for audiences who come from all over North County Inland.  About 65 musicians under the baton of our seasoned Music Director John LoPiccolo, perform the music at the high artistic level that our patrons have come to expect.  Read more about our history!

The Poway Symphony Orchestra Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated  in Poway, was established in 2015 with the sole purpose of supporting the orchestra.

Tickets for our concerts are available online at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts website at powaycenter.com, and at the box office by calling 858-748-0505 or visiting at 15498 Espola Rd in Poway.

The Orchestra Invites Musicians to Join

The Poway Symphony Orchestra provides great opportunities for qualified musicians to perform in concerts at the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and walks of life to enjoy the experience of making music. Our literature ranges from Classical, Romantic to Contemporary music. The orchestra is looking to expand in numbers and we are especially interested in strengthening the orchestra with additional string players in all string sections. 

The orchestra has rehearsal on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 PM. Performances are usually on Sundays at 4:00PM with dress rehearsals on Saturdays at 10:00AM.

For more information contact Music Director John LoPiccolo at (208) 757-1980