Pasadena Community Orchestra fills a unique artistic need in our area. PCO not only offers free orchestral concerts to the public, they also provide a setting where amateur musicians can perform classical music. The orchestra sponsors an annual competition in which young musicians may audition to win a stipend and have an incredible opportunity to to perform as a soloist with PCO. For information on the 2016 competition, click here.
This year, Pasadena Community Foundation provided PCO with a grant that made an impact in both the practical and artistic realms. The Orchestra purchased a new database and computer to help with the organization’s day-to-day operations. They also purchased a new xylophone, as well as a variety of sheet music ranging from the dramatic Brahms’ Tragic Overture to the rousing marches of John Philip Sousa.
Be sure to take in a PCO concert this season! Their first concert is coming up on November 13th, and features the music of Bizet and Berlioz.
(Photo: Conductor Bethany Pflueger leads members of the Pasadena Community Orchestra. Photo by Marina Chen Fine Art Photography.)