Invitation to a Champagne Brunch

You are invited to celebrate the beginning of the Poway Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 concert series.

Enjoy sparkling wine and delicious bites of brunch. Meet our Maestro John LoPiccolo, other music lovers like yourself and make new friends.

Enjoy soft music to excite your soul and feel the energy of the coming spring.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:30PM at Café Merlot,
13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA  92128

$75 per person / $140 per couple

Reservations required. Purchase in advance required. Click here to order.

Please RSVP by February 28, 2017

All net proceeds benefit the Poway Symphony Orchestra

Annual Fund Drive

The Poway Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding cultural asset to the communities of North County Inland. It is the only full symphonic orchestra that regularly performs major works by the great composers in the beautiful Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

In order to ensure the continued growth and success of the orchestra, financial support from the community at large is essential to cover all the operating expenses associated with these performances. Such financial support from Foundations, Businesses and individual donors will help elevate the stature of the orchestra and allow it, under the leadership of Maestro John LoPiccolo to fulfill and enhance its mission of bringing engaging classical music to the audiences of the area as a cultural and educational benefit to all.

Click here to support the Poway Symphony Orchestra.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make live classical symphonic music accessible to audiences and fellow performers of nearby communities and towns of North County.

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.

2016-2017 Season

The schedule of concerts for the 11th season of the Poway Symphony Orchestra has been set.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 PM

"Orchestral Favorites"
Felix Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op. 26

Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D. 759

Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4 PM

Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26,
Soloist: Misha Vayman



All concerts are at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

2016-2017 Concert Schedule

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 PM

"Audience Favorites"

Felix Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op. 26

Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D. 759

Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4 PM

Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26,
Soloist: Misha Vayman


All concerts are held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway.

Admission is $ 15, $ 12 for seniors and $ 10 for students. Click here for ticket information.

We Need Your Support

The Poway Symphony Orchestra invites your support.