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“PASO POPS” ANNOUNCES PATRIOTIC PROGRAM

By editor, 06/20/2017 - 11:53

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.

MAESTRO ANDREW SEWELL NAMED SAN LUIS OBISPO SYMPHONY’S MUSIC DIRECTOR

By editor, 06/13/2017 - 11:25

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.

 

Charlie Albright Replaces Ji as Classics in the Cohan 5 Featured Soloist

By editor, 05/05/2017 - 11:17

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.

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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.

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