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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.


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.


How do I register somebody who is not in the system?

First, have that person fill out an RSVP card with all of the information you will need, including credit card number.

Next, enter the person's information into the system as if you were that person, filling out the online form. You should have all of the information you need, with the exception of the user name and password. Use the convention of FirstnameLastname as the username and LastnameFirstname as the password. The user will be able to change the password at any time in the future.

What if the web site crashes or we lose Internet?

If you cannot connect to the web application, you are going to have to record purchases some other way, and process transactions when you are back online.

In the folder on your desktop is an export of your entire guest list, their seating preferences and meal choices. You can record information about the items purchased, and final bidding prices in this spreadsheet. Remember to save your spreadsheet frequently. When access to the application is restored, you may process the orders as you would normally do.

Can I Bring My Children?

Absolutely!  But please use your best judgment to determine if they are ready to enjoy the entire concert.  A quick talk with the little ones might be necessary about simple concert manners, including when and when not to clap, sitting quietly, and not rustling the program when the orchestra is playing.  We love seeing young people in the audience and we are thrilled to have them as new audience members. 

If a full concert isn't in the cards yet, then make sure to check out our Family Concert and our other music education programs like the Musical Petting Zoo!  

What is classical music?

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music. It encompasses a broad period from roughly the 11th century to the present day. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common practice period.


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