Eugene Drucker

Ching-Ming Cheng

20th Anniversary Concert Season Schedule

All performances are at 4:00 p.m. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts,
15498 Espola Road, Poway CA 92064

May 26, 2024 - Classical Gems
The season will close with a return to classical gems, including the delightful Piano Concerto in A minor by Robert Schumann, featuring Ching-Ming Cheng as soloist. Dr. Cheng is a full professor of music at the California State University San Marcos and the chair of the Music Department at that university. She has been featured both as a soloist and collaborative pianist in performances around the world. The Orchestra will round out the concert with the Overture to “Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart and Variations on a Theme by Haydn by Brahms.


November 19, 2023 – 20th Anniversary Season Opener
The season’s opening concert will feature Eugene Drucker, violinist and founding member of the world-famous Emerson String Quartet. He will perform the sublime Concerto in G minor, No. 1 by Bruch, as well as Beethoven’s Romance in F Major, No. 2. In addition to his four decades with the Emerson String Quartet, Drucker is Music Director of the Bach at New Year’s concerts for the Berkshire Bach Society and has appeared as a solo violinist with renowned orchestras around the world. The Orchestra will also perform the Overture to “Hansel and Gretel” by Humperdinck and Symphonic Dances, Opus 64 by Grieg.

March 24, 2024 - 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Our celebration concert includes two orchestral masterpieces that will showcase the talent of the Orchestra. The ever-popular Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov is dazzling and dramatic, thrilling audiences with musical adventures based upon the tales from The Arabian Nights. Also on the program is the spectacular Sinfonia Sacra by Panufnik. The work, composed in 1963, begins with a trumpet fanfare and contains meditative sections for the strings that develop into astonishing full orchestra crescendos. It is recognized as one of Panufnik’s most popular works.

Purchase tickets online at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts website at, or at the box office by calling 858-748-0505 or visiting at 15498 Espola Rd in Poway. The box office is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00-6:00 p.m. and one hour before the concert.