Fall 2021

Epic Tales from the Heart

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra emerges from its Heart2Heart online season with a LIVE concert of music that speaks to our shared humanity. Bizet’s opera, Carmen, explores the darker side of ecstatic love and hate, while Copland’s suite from “Our Town” celebrates the simple joys of family and community. A world premiere orchestration of Bob Weller’s gentle and exquisite “Uncle Russ” reminds us of the sweetness of memory. Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) transports us from its stormy first movement into a sunny and peaceful second movement – then stops! Finally, Stravinsky’s Berceuse and Finale from the Firebird will leave you breathless with the magic and power of live orchestral performance!

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Palomar Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Dr. Molly Faulkner, Director

Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m. Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College 1150 West Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069

Zoom conferencing media

Five Mystical Songs - CANCELLED due to Covid-19

Spring 2021

Fall 2020-Spring 2021 marked an interesting time for Palomar Symphony Orchestra, since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the orchestra to shift to an all online format. It was a rough transition at first in trying to learn how to use new technology, equipment and digital platforms but our players continued to grow and blossom, creating beautiful music in ways we may not have thought possible before the pandemic.

 

We may not have met face-2-face, but we were certainly meeting heart-2-heart. 

Emergency and Emergence

Join the Palomar Chamber Singers, Chorale, and Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate the completion of the 2020-2021 season: Not Face 2 Face but Heart 2 Heart! This program travels between the extremes of emotions with music that includes the tumultuous first movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, Antonio Estevez' evocative "Mata del Anima Sola," and two excerpts from Haydn's uplifting oratorio, The Creation. Haydn, 'Chaos' from The Creation

Palomar Chorale and Palomar Chamber Singers, Dr. John Russell, Director

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Zoom conferencing media

April Virtual Concert

Palomar Symphony Orchestra holds its second ever virtual concert with J.C. Bach's Sinfonia in Bb Major, Mvt 1 and Anna Amalia's Divertimento in Bb Major, arranged by John "Nico" Villarin. 

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Fall 2020

December Virtual Concert

Palomar Symphony Orchestra holds its first ever virtual concert with Handel's Water Music Suite, mvt 6 arranged by Hamilton Harty.

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Zoom conferencing media

Spring 2020

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ haunting settings of poems by 16th century Welsh poet George Herbert for baritone soloist, choir and orchestra anchor our final concert of the season. The program features music that moves from darkness to light, from meditation to unbridled joy, and from despair to triumph, including Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, part of our continued celebration of all things Beethoven.

Palomar Chorale and Palomar Chamber Singers, Dr. John Russell, Director

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College 1150 West Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

We are celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with Beethoven on every 2020 concert, starting with the mighty and iconic 9th Symphony. A remarkable coalition of musical forces including the Mira Costa Masterworks Chorale, the Palomar Chorale, the Palomar Chamber Singers will join with instrumentalists from several local orchestras, magnificent vocal soloists and the Palomar Symphony Orchestra onstage at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. This will be a transcendent and unforgettable performance!

Mira Costa Masterworks Chorale, Dr. Arlie Langager, Director

Palomar Chorale and Palomar Chamber Singers, Dr. John Russell, Director

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

California Center for the Arts, Escondido  340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025

Fall 2019

The Uncommon

The Palomar Chorale, Chamber Singers and Palomar Symphony Orchestra present a program full of wonderful surprises including Carols and Lullabies (Christmas in the Southwest) by Conrad Susa, Dvorak’s brilliant Symphony No. 8 in G Major, and Joan Tower’s Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

Palomar Chorale and Palomar Chamber Singers, Dr. John Russell, Director

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College 1150 West Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069

Dreaming of music : Palomar Music Performers – Past, present and future!

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra welcomes back Palomar alumna Emily Harrington to perform a movement from Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major in this musical celebration of Palomar’s Music Majors. Current student Shawn Jerge will dive into Gershwins’ Piano Concerto in F major, and our future students in the Cadencia ensemble of College for Kid’s Fortissimo program lead by director Anna Piland. The PSO will delight you selections from Mendelssohn’s fantastical imagining of Shakespeare’s masterwork,

A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Ellen Weller, Director

Cadencia ensemble of College for Kid's Fortissimo program, Anna Piland, Director

Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College 1150 West Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069

Additional videos 

2014, Flow of Ideas

Handel, Suite from Water Music

Mendelssohn, Overture, the Hebrides

Haydn, Symphony No. 104 ("London")

2018
Whitehead, Arutunian

2014, Look to the Future
 

2018
Rossinni, Overture to the Barber of Seville

2018
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Overture - Fantasy