Celebrate the holiday season with the GSPO and the GSPO Chorale for a festive performance of timeless holiday film music and traditional favorites. The GSPO Holiday Pops is December 17, 8:00, at the Warner Grand Theatre. Tickets available here.
With a driving mission to create, develop and present innovative and fresh orchestral concerts, the Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) is quickly becoming nationally known as a pioneer in providing quality ﬁlm music with a second life on the concert stage, in productions that absorb audiences from beginning to end.
GSPO’s ﬁrst notes were sounded in April of 2002 with the downbeat of the Star Wars Main Title. Beginning with this ﬁrst production, GSPO’s average audience has grown exponentially from one season to the next. In 2011, GSPO was honored by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce as the 2011 Business of the Year, a coup for an arts organization. In addition, GSPO has been honored with the opportunity to premiere more than 100 works independent of the original ﬁlms, often with the composer in attendance or conducting the orchestra.
The orchestra performs a wide variety of musical repertoire, including classical, Broadway, pop music and even video game soundtracks. However, the primary focus of the GSPO remains film music, a specialty of the orchestra since its founding in 2002. The orchestra is composed of professional freelance musicians from around the Los Angeles area and operates under a Metropolitan Agreement with the American Federation of Musicians, Local 47.
Maestro Steven Allen Fox is an innovative composer, conductor and concert creator who has a passion for dramatic music; particularly film, television, video game, Broadway and Romantic era works. This passion has led him to the podium and the sketch pad where he composes music for films and the concert stage. A piano and trombone student from an early age, Steven found inspiration to go into the music business at the age of 13 while watching Steven Spielberg’s “Hook;” he would forevermore hold John William’s brilliant score to this film responsible for drawing him into a career in music.