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THE SAN LUIS OBISPO SYMPHONY IS INVITED TO TEST NEW EDITION OF GERSHWIN’S CONCERTO IN F BY U-M GERSHWIN INITIATIVE

By editor, 04/05/2017 - 09:30

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

THE SAN LUIS OBISPO SYMPHONY WELCOMES CATHERINE LANSDOWNE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

By editor, 03/22/2017 - 08:43

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. 

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GERMAN MASTERWORKS FILL HARMAN HALL FOR CLASSICS IN THE COHAN AT THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER MARCH 11TH

By editor, 02/22/2017 - 12:42

SAN LUIS OBISPO (CA) – Richard Wagner. Felix Mendelssohn. Johannes Brahms. Legendary German composers known for their prolific writing of operas, concertos, chamber music and symphonies and their featured masterworks will fill Harman Hall for Classics in the Cohan 4 on Saturday, March 11, 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Maestro David Handel, the fourth guest conductor auditioning for SLO Symphony Music Director position, leads the orchestra with Canadian violin virtuoso Timothy Chooi as the featured soloist. Tickets for the performance are now available at PACSLO.org.

Don't Miss Classics in the Cohan 4

By editor, 02/16/2017 - 12:25

Wagner. Mendelssohn. Brahms. German Masterworks will fill Harman Hall as your San Luis Obispo Symphony orchestra plays Classics in the Cohan on Saturday, March 11th, 8 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center. Come hear the romantic, final Symphony No. 4 by Brahms led by auditioning conductor David Handel.  Guest soloist is violin virtuoso Timothy Chooi will play Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Tickets are available at PACSLO.org.

Liz Wagner Summer Named "Citizen of the Year" by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

By editor, 01/23/2017 - 10:14

Liz Wagner Summer, a community leader dedicated to supporting the arts, healthcare and women’s causes, was named the 2016 Citizen of the Year during the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on Saturday January 21, 2017. Read More...

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Q & A with Classic 3 Conductor Nan Washburn

By editor, 01/17/2017 - 12:22

The San Luis Obispo Symphony is excited to welcome our third auditioning conductor Nan Washburn, Music Director of the Michigan Philharmonic. Maestro Washburn answered our questions we are posing to each conductor in order to get to know them a little better. Read more about Maestro Washburn on this blog post and her bio on SLOSymphony.org.

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