Like many organizations worldwide, PCO faces an unprecedented year of adjustments to their usual music-making schedules due to Covid-19. However, as restrictions are lifted, they stand ready to perform, within all health guidelines. The Pasadena Community Orchestra’s 2020 – 2021 season features a variety of free concert events for patrons in every age group.
The new season virtually opens Friday, November 6, with social media and website video postings of great performances from the past, as well as current chamber music performances by PCO members. Visit the website and social media to view the online video performances as they are published.
Contingent on how Covid-19 develops next year, the orchestra plans to return to the First Church of the Nazarene stage on January 15th, 2021 as Music Director, Bethany Pflueger leads PCO in a performance of Scarlatti’s Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F Major, Warlock’s Capriol Suite, Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 3 in e minor, and Higdon’s To the Point. March 5, 2021, the orchestra performs Vivaldi’s Concerto RV 151, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b and Brahm’s Violin Concerto No. 1—featuring the 2020 Young Artist Competition Winner, Audrey Park. May 7, 2021, the orchestra plans to perform Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra Overture, Zwilich’s Upbeat, Dvorak’s Humoresque, Smetena’s Moldau and the 2021 Y.A.C. Winner will perform as well. To close the season, the Annual Concert in the Park date will be announced closer to June 2021. In light of the constantly changing pandemic safety procedures, be sure to check the website and social media for the exact dates and location of all planned concerts.
The musicians of the Pasadena Community Orchestra graciously donate their services for every concert. PCO is supported through generous benefactor sponsorship, board members and volunteers. During live performances, audience members usually meet the Music Director and other musicians at a reception following the concert. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary.
Concerts after November may or may not take place in the sanctuary of First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena (depending on how Covid-19 develops). Check the website and social media for the exact dates and location of all planned concerts.