This Year’s Dates and Repertoire

PCO Performance Dates – 2020-21 season

Except where noted, performances of the Pomona College Orchestra are held in Bridges Hall of Music, otherwise known as “Little Bridges,” on the Pomona College campus at 150 East Fourth Street. Admission is always free of charge, and more information about directions or parking can be obtained by calling (909) 621-8155 or online.

In a normal academic year, the Pomona College Orchestra has four performance weekends, each featuring concerts on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. In Fall 2020, the PCO will not be performing as a live ensemble. We are optimistic that live performances of the PCO will resume in Spring 2021, and more information about that possibility will be shared as it becomes available. To provide an example of what a typical PCO season looks like, the dates and repertoire for last season are given below.

First programJack Sanders

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
with Jack Sanders, guitar

  • Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant
  • Corigliano: Elegy (Oliver Dubon ’20, conductor)
  • Takemitsu: To the Edge of Dream
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome

Second programHana Burgess Concerto Competition co-winner 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

with Hana Burges (violin), co-winner of the 2019 PCO Concerto Competition

  • Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D

Third programAndrew Acs

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at 2020 3:00 p.m.
with Andrew Acs (euphonium), co-winner of the 2019 PCO Concerto Competition

CANCELED: Fourth program

Friday, April 17 at 2020 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19 at 2020 3:00 p.m.

with the Pomona College Choir, Donna M. Di Grazia, director, and vocal soloists tba

  • Brahms: Schicksalslied “Song of Destiny”
  • Mozart: Requiem