2017-2018 Concert Schedule Announced

With the 2017-2018 Concert Season the Poway Symphony Orchestra introduces a Saturday evening concert at 7 PM on May 19, 2018. Join us for another exciting season of classical orchestral music.

     Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4 PM

     Sunday, March 18, 2018, 4 PM

     Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7 PM

The programs for these concert dates will be announced.

A Tasty Musical Idea

Why not make your next social event one that your guests will long remember – a post-concert cocktail hour or dinner party?

Buy a group of tickets for the May 21 concert, enjoy the glorious music of Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Bruch and then host a wonderful meal with your friends prepared by you in your home.

Your guests will love this out-of-the box entertainment idea. And the table talk is bound to be interesting.

Order your tickets here and await the accolades.

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
With the Poway Community Choir, Nancy Gray, DIrector

 Ludwig van Beethoven, "Hallelujah" from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85

Johannes Brahms, "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" from A German Requiem, Op. 45 IV

George Friedrich Händel, Water Music Suite - Selections, HWV 348-350

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



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

2017-2018 Concert Schedule


Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4 PM

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 4 PM

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7 PM

Programs will be announced.

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

Admission is $ 15, $ 12 for seniors (60+)  and $ 10 for students (12 - 24). Children under 12 are free. Click here for ticket information.

We Need Your Support

The Poway Symphony Orchestra invites your support.