Poway Symphony Orchestra

John LoPiccolo, Music Director and Conductor

Season Announcement 2021-2022

We are pleased to announce our next season’s programs. The first performance of the new season will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 4:00PM in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts with a celebration of


The Music is Back”


Roman Carnival Overture, H. Berlioz

Capriccio Espagnol, N. Rimski Korsakov

Piano Concerto No. 1, P.I. Tchaikovsky

with Fred Moyer, returning guest artist


Tickets are now for sale on-line at www.powaycenter.com or at the box office (858) 748-0505


More information on the entire season is shown under “News.”

Welcome to the Poway Symphony Orchestra


The Poway Symphony Orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra that performs classical concerts at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.


The Poway Symphony Orchestra brings symphonic music to the North County Inland area. The concert programs include the music of the great composers, from the classical to the contemporary. Sometimes the orchestra invites nationally renowned guest artists for the performance of major concertos.


Our purpose is to offer audiences the experience of live symphonic concerts for their cultural and educational benefit, and hence to enrich the communities in the area.


The orchestra presents three concerts each season, typically in November, March and May. Planning is underway to add an additional concert in the near future.


In commemoration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the Poway Symphony Orchestra presented his Symphony No.9 on November 24, 2019. A community chorus joined the Orchestra as well as four soloists.The performance hall was sold out. It was a tremendous success.


The year 2019 saw other highlights, including the unforgettable concert in March with Fred Moyer as guest artist performing the piano concerto No.2 by Rachmaninoff. In that same concert the Orchestra played the sparkling Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky to great acclaim. This time also the concert hall was nearly sold out. Then in May there was the Symphony No.7 by Beethoven and his Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano performed by the Benefic Trio of Los Angeles. The trio offered as an encore, the last movement of a work by Shostakovich which was so thoughtful and sincere that an intense silence filled the hall, before a thundering applause.


In summary, the year 2019 represented a milestone in the growth path of the orchestra. Unfortunately, the arrival of Covid-19 in early 2020 caused several subsequent concerts to be cancelled, as the PCPA, our venue, has remained closed.


Our goal is to return to music making as soon as the situation permits. Our promise is to present future performances with new vitality and enthralling programs.

We are looking forward to the day, hopefully soon, that we can resume celebrating together the joy of music.

"We are your Orchestra!"

The Poway Symphony Orchestra brings symphonic music to the North County Inland area. We present full orchestra concerts, performing music of the great composers of history and with nationally renowned guest artists. Our purpose is to enrich the community by offering audiences to experience classical music in exciting live symphonic performances. Three concerts are presented in November, March and May at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

The Orchestra Invites Musicians to Join


The Poway Symphony Orchestra is a semi-professional community orchestra providing 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

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