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.