San Luis Obispo, CA – David Hamilton, President of the San Luis Obispo Symphony Board of Directors, was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award at the Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ (ACSO) Conference in Los Angeles on July 20, 2017. The awards presentation was part of ACSO's Annual Conference, which took place July 20– July 22, 2017, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
JULY 1 EVENT OFFERS LIVE MUSIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AND FIREWORKS!
Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic-themed concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 1 at the Paso Robles Horse Park. The 2017 “Pops” program has been announced, with an important reminder to those planning to attend that the deadline for ticket purchases is June 29 – unless the event sells out earlier. No day-of tickets will be sold.
Global Search Yields Symphony’s Ninth Conductor
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA --The San Luis Obispo Symphony has a new music director - Maestro Andrew Sewell. This internationally renowned native of New Zealand ushers in a new era for the Symphony. Sewell’s rehearsal work and commanding direction of the orchestra, conducting the popular Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Overture to The Barber of Seville, delighted the audience to standing ovations on Classics Opening Night in October 2016.
Come hear our talented youth musicians at the Performing Arts Center as they wrap up their year of music and discovery on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Because of an injury to his hand, our featured soloist Ji is not able to perform at the Classics in the Cohan season finale tomorrow. We are happy to announce that virtuoso Charlie Albright, who is flying in from Seattle this morning, will be joining the orchestra to play Gershwin's Concerto in F.
In our last Q & A session with our auditioning conductors, we are proud to introduce you to Rei Hotoda, Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Hotoda will conduct our season finale on Saturday, May 6th.
In collaboration with the University of Michigan Gershwin Initiative, The San Luis Obispo Symphony has been invited to participate in a test performance of the new edition of George Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Already scheduled as a highlight of the Symphony’s Classics in the Cohan season finale on Saturday, May 6th, the new edition will be played by virtuoso pianist and rising star Ji (known widely for his recent Android commercial), accompanied by the Symphony and conducted by Maestro Rei Hotoda. The orchestra will play from a freshly printed score and parts edited by Timothy Freeze (bio available) and completed and tested by the U-M Gershwin Initiative. Tickets for the performance are available at PACSLO.org.
Lansdowne comes from the Abilene Philharmonic where she oversaw restructuring and growth of the organization. The San Luis Obispo Symphony welcomes Catherine Lansdowne as its new Executive Director starting April 3, 2017.
Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Chamber Music on Sunday April 2nd, 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Tickets are available now at SLOSymphony.org.
The San Luis Obispo Symphony is excited to welcome our fourth auditioning conductor David Handel, Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow City Symphony - Russian Phiharmonic. . Maestro Handel answered our questions we are posing to each conductor in order to get to know them a little better.